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Botanical Eggs

Rafaella SargiComment
Botanical Eggs

Decorating easter eggs with a natural pattern is easier than I thought…
Choose white eggs for dying… the color will catch better on a white egg than on a brown one.
Pick herb leaves like rosemary, mint, thyme, tarragon, or even flower… let your creativity guide you :))
Moisten each egg with a little bit of water, place the flower or leaf face down on the egg. Fix the leaf on the egg with a piece of panty hose. Stretch the square of panty hose as much as you can and secure it with a rubber band. That way, everything will be “locked in” and ready for boiling and coloring. You can dye the eggs by boiling them in a pot with hot water (of course) adding a little bit of food safe coloring and a tablespoon of vinegar. The vinegar helps the dying process of the egg shell.
Once cooked, remove the piece of panty hose, and peel off the leaf... 

You can also use spinach, onion skins and other natural ingredients as coloring agents.

 

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