Easter is coming guys! And how better to decorate for Easter than to make some naturally dyed Easter eggs! To be honest, I haven’t blown or dyed eggs since I was a kid, and then we would use some dye you could buy at the supermarket. But dyeing naturally is in my opinion so much more eco-friendly, and the shades you get are so much more beautiful! Although I am using red cabbage for my naturally dyed Easter Eggs, you can use so many everyday ingredients. For example, turmeric turns your eggs yellow, while beet turns them pink. Awesome, right?
And speaking of awesome: Spring has fully arrived here in Cologne, and I have finished preparing my vegetable patches! If you follow me on Insta, you might have seen that they’re full of fertile soil and ready for my seedlings. I have grown zucchini, chard and broccoli along with tarragon, basil and thyme. Since this is my first time growing vegetables, I am more than excited if it will work! Maybe I can harvest my first crop this autumn!
One other thing I am more than excited about is my first honey harvest this year. Since the bees are rather busy already collecting pollen and nectar, I have put on the honey box. Now they can store the honey up there and I can collect the first harvest at the end of May. Isn’t this so exciting? I wonder how the honey will taste!
Here’s How You Make Red Cabbage Dyed Easter Eggs
- 1 red cabbage
- 10 white eggs
- Some vinegar
- Gold acrylic paint
- Piece of cardboard
- Here’s how you do it: Start by making a small hole at the top and a bit larger hole at the bottom of an egg. Then blow it out and repeat with the nine others. You can collect the content and make some nice scrambled eggs!
- Now chop your red cabbage and put it into a large pot, which you fill up with water. Then bring the cabbage to a boil and let it simmer for 30 minutes. Next, remove the cabbage from the now red water and add a splash of vinegar to the water.
- In a next step, out the eggs into the red water and add a plate and a weight on top of them to push them to the bottom. This way, they will get thoroughly dyed. Then wait for 1 hour to get a nice blue colour.
- Now remove the now blue eggs from the dye and carefully dry them. You can leave the eggs as beautiful as they are, but I wanted to add some more beauty. For this you simply sprinkle the eggs with some gold colour with the help of a paintbrush and a piece of cardboard. Let everything dry. That’s it!
Wooooow, they’re beautiful. Isn’t it amazing how a red cabbage, producing red water, can turn some simple eggs in such blue beauties? And I just love the golden details, I think it makes them look so precious. If you want to decorate your Easter bouquet with them, simply thread some wire through the holes and make a loop. Trust me, those dyed eggs will look amazing! And if you want some more Easter decoration, check out my Scandi Easter Eggs.