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Sienna Easter Eggs

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If you love the idea of coloring Easter Eggs, but want to create something a little more sophisticated than what the average store-bought kit can produce… GOOD NEWS! These chic sienna Easter eggs are gorgeous, easy and non toxic – and they don artsy botanical motifs that are decidedly grown up!


DIY DETAILS:

Collect vegetable skins of yellow and red onions (beet tops work great too) and place in a 8 qt stock pot with water and simmer about 15‐ 30 minutes – until water turns 
a gorgeous deep sienna brown color. Add 3 tsp of white wine vinegar.

Collect plant material like small leaves, grasses or anything that can act as a resist. Place the plant material on unboiled
eggs and then stretch a small 6” square piece of nylon stock {or tights} and secure with a rubber band or twine.

Once unboiled
eggs are all ready to go place them in the simmering vegetable dye for approximately 15 minutes. Leave the onion skins in the water so the eggs turn a deeper gorgeous chestnut color. 
After the eggs are finished cooking, remove from pan and cool for at 
least 10 minutes. Remove the nylon and plant
 material.


The effect is gorgeous, almost resembling an old fashioned sienna photograph. I love to polish the eggs with olive oil or
 vegetable and a dry cotton towel. For a gorgeous presentation of
 your beautiful eggs, display them on a pussy willow circular basket lined with fresh green moss.”


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