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Natural + Crafty Easter DIY

Natural + Crafty Easter DIY

Chic, sweet and simple is what we tend to go for when dreaming up Easter egg designs. That’s probably why we’re just as excited about this DIY today as we were when we originally shared it a couple of years ago. The results have swoon-worthy gentle tones, perfect for the start of spring.

There is something subtly swoony about the soft hue that naturally dyed Easter eggs achieve. Both eco-conscious and inexpensive, this homespun DIY approach to dying eggs uses natural ingredients like cabbage, beets and turmeric.

Natural + Crafty Easter DIY

I chose to offset these palest of pastel tones by using a super simple fine tip sharpie to draw directly onto the eggs. Get crafty with a variety of swirls or geometric shapes (arrows, x’s, dots, lines, circles, hearts, zig zag’s) in repetition. Have fun and get creative with these – you can even play with writing a loved ones name, a sweet message, or a baby face – skies the limit!

Natural + Crafty Easter DIY
Natural + Crafty Easter DIY
Natural + Crafty Easter DIY

Your little ones will adore these sweet little egg babies – all tucked away in bed dreaming of Peter Cottontail on Easter Morning!

Naturally Dyed

Easter Eggs

Yellow Natural Food Dye

3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

2 teaspoons turmeric or 2 pinches saffron threads

Bring 3 cups water to a boil; add vinegar and turmeric or saffron. Let steep for 10 minutes. Add eggs and let steep in solution for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours.

Pink Natural Food Dye

2 medium beets, coarsely grated

1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

Combine beets, vinegar, and 3 cups water. Simmer for 30 minutes, then strain into a large bowl. Let eggs steep in solution for 30 minutes for a delicate light pink, or up to 4 hours for a deeper red.

Purple / Blue Natural Food Dye

2 cups chopped red cabbage

1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

Combine cabbage, vinegar, and 1 qt. water. Simmer for 30 minutes; strain into a large bowl. Steep eggs in water for at least 30 minutes. Different cabbages will yield different shades.

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