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Natural Dye Easter Egg DIY

One of my favorite things to do around Easter is dye Easter eggs. Who couldn’t love the bright colors and designs? Every year Zach and I pick up a dye kit from the store and each year we get a collection of very vibrant eggs. But this year I wanted to try something different. Thanks to a late night Pinterest binge, I stumbled upon this blog post from Style Me Pretty, which caught my eye immediately. I loved the more pastel look, and the eggs sort of reminded me of robin’s eggs. I decided to give it a try.

I followed the directions that the blog gave me. I used red cabbage, grapes and blueberries. I started chopping up the cabbage and was pleased to find that cabbage is actually really pretty! I love the way the colors swirl together as it grows. Once I finished staring at the cabbage I put each fruit/veggie in its own pot of water and let them boil for about 30 minutes. While they were boiling, I selected some greenery from my clearance bouquet in the living room and raided my herbs in the kitchen and carefully pressed the leaves, sage and flowers to eggs using cheesecloth. By the time I was done wrapping them, the dyes were ready! I added a splash of vinegar and added the carefully wrapped eggs. It took about 48 hours to really see the color start to take over and sadly the grape dye did not adhere to the eggs and my leaves weren’t as pronounced as I had hoped. However the cabbage and the blueberries worked great! I ended up with some lovely eggs in various shades of blue. Overall? Not bad. 

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