April 4, 2015

All Natural Easter Eggs With Beets and Spinach


I've been inspired! I keep seeing friends post their awesome photos of adorable and creative Easter eggs. I'm running out of time, so I figured let's get to it!

I've always been the type of girl that takes the long way about doing things. I like to make sure things are done correct, with the steps going the way I want them to. With that being said, I did not run down to the craft store to buy some red dye number 6 or artificial something or other. There are so many great foods that do an incredible job at staining that are all natural! What I had lying around my kitchen today were beets and spinach (well, technically a frozen bag of spinach, kale, and chards).
Just so you know, homemade natural dyes do not work the same way as artificial dyes. They take longer for the color to soak in and the color is not always as vibrant or shiny. I love pale and muted colors so I am totally okay with this!
Once I boiled the eggs, made the dyes (by boiling the spinach and beets in separate saucepans with water for around 20 minutes each), and let the eggs cool and dry, I made vinyl stencils with my Cricut. These are too cute and super easy! You can find the stencils here. If you need some more stencil vinyl, head on over to the Cricut store.
I dyed each egg for about five minutes, let it dry, and then repeated until I achieved the desired color. Once completely dry I took of the vinyl stencils, and voila! Adorable Easter eggs!


Happy Easter! 




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