Sustainable Easter in the Name of Mother Nature
- Red - red onion skins, red beetroot, red pepper, almond leaves, chilly powder.
- Yellow - yellow onion skins, lemon peels, birch leaves.
- Orange - orange peels, carrot tops, carrot juice.
- Green - spinach, parsley.
- Blue - red cabbage, cranberries, red wine.
- Brown - walnut shells, black tea.
Apply duct tape shapes on the egg, dye it, remove the tape and repeat. Keep the egg in the dye depending on how dark you want the color to be.
Press a leaf by your choice on the egg and wrap with a piece of stocking. Tie it in the back, boil the egg. You will be amazed how many different shapes you will make once you start with this technique, it`s quite addictive :)
Wax drawingBoil the eggs, draw on them with wax (candle or stick) and after that color the eggs.
TiesThis is a true sustainable idea, as it allows reusing old ties, instead of just dumping them in the trash. Only silk ties will work, so check the label carefully. Cut the selected ties in pieces big enough to cover an egg, wrap around it, cover with a cotton piece, tie. Then boil the eggs and let simmer for about 20 minutes. The ties` prints are transferred onto the eggs!
For the really creative ones, you can try something a bit more advanced, washi paper eggs. With it you will create not just an egg for this year, but decoration for the holiday that can even be passed from generation to generation. So it`s worth the effort :)