It might feel a bit early to be talking about Easter, but since the March/April issue of Yankee just landed in my mailbox, I thought I would take a minute to share a bit about my contribution. I decided to play around with naturally dyed Easter eggs, which turned into an interesting experiment in kitchen science!
For the complete instructions, pick up the latest issue of Yankee– you’ll find that simply by using beets, turmeric, coffee, and cabbage, you can achieve gorgeously hued, all natural eggs.
But what to do with these gorgeous eggs once their dyed and dried? Here are a few ideas for how to decorate with dyed Easter eggs that I came across:
I love this pink-hued tree courtesy of The Purl Bee– wouldn’t it look lovely with the vibrant colors of naturally dyed eggs? Since our trees here in New England are still barren (or just starting to bud), now is the perfect time to collect some pretty, bare branches.
Or this gorgeous table setting from Epicurious.
Imagine a full bouquet of yellow tulips, and a single turmeric-dyed egg at each place setting. Simply stunning!
If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you might try hollowing out your dyed eggs, ala Martha Stewart.
This project is not for the faint of heart!
And finally- perhaps my favorite- this stunning nest, courtesy of Martha Stewart, with pretty, blue eggs tucked safely inside. Cabbage-dyed eggs will give you an equally stunning blue. Now to try my hand at weaving one of these beauties. Stay tuned- perhaps my attempt at nest-making will be next week’s craft!