DIY Designer Easter Eggs
One of my favorite bloggers, Melissa, from The Inspired Room posted today about the above Easter Eggs which she found on Southern Living's website. They are so easy to do and look so professional that I can't wait to try them this week. Check out Melissa's terrific blog and stop over at Southern Living to learn how to do these eggs.
These terrific eggs brought to mind an egg dying technique that I've used for years using onion skins and boiling water. I originally found out how to do this from a Martha Stewart Living magazine back in the early 90's. I love the way the eggs look like old marble. And if you use red onions the eggs turn out a bit purplish. So cool.
Onion Skin Dyed Easter Eggs Instructions:
Peel a couple of onions - use either yellow or red onions
In a medium saucepan, put the onion skins and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil.
Put eggs in saucepan and simmer on low for about 1/2 hour or until you get the depth of colour you desire.
I love placing these in a natural basket, just like in the photo above. It gives your Easter table a subtle sophistication that works well in an earth-toned dining room. I can see the table dressed with a burlap tablecloth with white ironstone plates and a centerpiece with a natural willow basket, some pussy willows and pale yellow or cream crocuses with the eggs peaking through. Hmmmm, think I know what I'm doing for my table.