If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned way to dye Easter eggs, instead of using chemical dyes and complicated, time-consuming decorating techniques, this organic coloring technique is the right thing for you.
is a Christian holiday, however, some of its most interesting customs are linked to ancient pagan traditions.
Did you know that the art of painting eggs
originated from Ukraine and is called pysanka
? And the Easter bunny
was reportedly introduced to America by German immigrants who shared their stories of an egg-laying hare.
Today, Easter is celebrated by many different people for many different reasons, with one common reason shared by all: the family gathering in a warm and fun atmosphere.
With Easter fast approaching, we all think of the creative ways to dye Easter eggs and make the beautiful Easter tables that will put a smile on everyone’s face.
Dye Easter eggs in a traditional, organic way
What you need:
Flowers and Leaves (of your choice)
1-Slice the cabbage into smaller pieces.
2-Cut the hosiery into 5 inch wide pieces.
1-Place either a flower, a leaf or dill over an egg.
2-Wrap the hosiery around the egg, pull it over and tie it tightly so it holds the flower/leaf/dill in place.
3- Repeat these two steps for the rest of the eggs.
4- Put the onion skins and cabbage leaves into separate pots.
5- Place the eggs deep into the cabbage (for blue colored eggs) or onion skins (for golden).
6- Fill up the pot with water.
7- Bring water to a boil, using medium heat.
8- Turn off the heat and cover the pots with lids and allow them to cool down.
9- Keep the pot in the refrigerator for 5 hours or overnight.
10-Remove the pots from the refrigerator. Cut the hosieries off the eggs and clean them up with a napkin.
Watch the lovely how-to video here