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natural dyed eggs
Its a family tradition that me and my dad dye the eggs for Easter this way.My dads mother used to do this,so when she passed away me and my dad are carrying the tradition on.
Its very easy,cheap and looks beautiful.

Posted by violetta from Temerin, Vojvodina, Serbia • Published See violetta's 207 projects »
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  • How to make a decorative egg. Natural Easter Eggs - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather the things you will need.The leafs we collect around the house.Its more fun with different shapes and sizes of leafs.
    Cut the legs of the nylons.You will only need the leg parts.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Natural Easter Eggs - Step 2
    Step 2

    put a leaf on the egg.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Natural Easter Eggs - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut a square from the nylon and wrap it around the egg to cover it up.Pull it to be tight and tie a knob on the end with floss.
    Like my dad shows.:)

  • How to make a decorative egg. Natural Easter Eggs - Step 4
    Step 4

    Do this with all the eggs.
    We made 4O.:)

  • How to make a decorative egg. Natural Easter Eggs - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now put the onionskin in a large pot.
    We used the skin of half kilos of onions.But you need less if you dye less eggs.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Natural Easter Eggs - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now put the eggs on the onionskin and fill the pot with water,just until it covers the eggs.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Natural Easter Eggs - Step 7
    Step 7

    After the water boils cook the eggs for 8-1O minutes.
    Get the eggs out and cut the nylons off.Be sure to do that when they are still hot so the leafs will come off easy.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Natural Easter Eggs - Step 8
    Step 8

    To make your eggs pretty and shiny,grease your hands (you can use oil too) and rub the eggs.

    Your done.Hope you like it!:)

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Dragoness
Dragoness · 28 projects
that's so amazing! do you know if anything else can be used to give different colours?
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Alenka L.
Alenka L.
we used to make this kind of eggs for Easter when I was little Happy
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bethany t.
bethany t. · Dublin, Georgia, US · 20 projects
Beautiful!
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Janie R.
Janie R. · Eastern, Kentucky, US · 25 projects
GREAT!! I love traditions that keep going, too!
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Abi
Abi · San Antonio, Texas, US · 27 projects
this is so great I absolutely love it!
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violetta
violetta · Temerin, Vojvodina, RS · 208 projects
Thanks Emmilou!Happy
Yes,we eat these eggs every Easter.They taste the same as the non colored ones.Happy
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emmilou w.
emmilou w. · Wallasey, England, GB · 12 projects
these are beautiful, violetta, and that's a lovely tradition to carry on...just one thing, as they are total natural, can you eat the eggs? sorry to sound dozy but i know you can't eat the eggs with the un-natural egg paints... :s
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Melissa K.
Melissa K. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 51 projects
So pretty, what a great tradition!
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Sugarlishes
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
oh wow this is beautiful!
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aneniine
aneniine · 58 projects
Our family also use this tradition every year.=]
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