This year Kyle and I are hosting our first holiday family dinner with Easter. I haven't dyed Easter Eggs in years, and decided that this was the year! I love the look of sunprints (cyanotypes), and they are so much fun to make. I was inspired by the use of botanicals as stencils here, and found a great recipe for making natural blue dye from scratch here. The ingredients couldn't be simpler and recipe easier to make.
I scouted our backyard and refrigerator for herbs and botanicals that had a variety of shapes and textures. Then I rubbed a little vinegar on the eggs, carefully placed the botanicals on the egg, and tied them inside nylons so the leaves and petals were tight against the eggs.
I boiled the eggs for ten minutes in the dye, then placed them in the refrigerator (still soaking in the dye pan) at about 5:30pm. When I jumped out of bed the next morning at 6:00am these beautiful eggs appeared!
Almost too pretty to eat.....almost! Nom! Nom! Nom!