8 Easter egg design and decoration tips

Published: Saturday, April 7 2012 12:02 a.m. MDT

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How to achieve naturally dyed Easter eggs:

Bright Yellow Dye
1-2 tsp ground turmeric
⅔ cup boiling water
1 tsp white vinegar

Place turmeric in glass measuring cup. Add boiling water and stir to combine. Stir in vinegar.

Blue-Green Dye
3 T chopped red cabbage
⅔ cup boiling water
1 tsp white vinegar

Place cabbage in glass measuring cup. Add boiling water and stir to combine. Stir in vinegar. Let sit overnight for maximum color saturation.

Blue Dye
¼ cup blueberries
⅔ cup boiling water
1 tsp white vinegar

Place cabbage in glass measuring cup. Add boiling water and stir to combine. Stir in vinegar. Blend with an immersion blender.

Peach or Light Orange Dye
Skins of 2 yellow onions
2 cups water
1 tsp vinegar

Simmer onion skins in water, covered, for 20 minutes. Stir in vinegar.

Magenta Dye
4 T grated beets
⅔ cup boiling water
1 tsp white vinegar

Place beets in glass measuring cup. Add boiling water and stir to combine. Stir in vinegar. Variation: use golden beets to achieve a saffron hue.

Purple Dye
2 T grated beets
2 T chopped red cabbage
⅔ cup boiling water
1 tsp white vinegar

Place beets and cabbage in glass measuring cup. Add boiling water and stir to combine. Stir in vinegar.
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