I read about Onion -skin dyed eggs over at the Proactive Bridesmaid and was amazed! I’ve seen these somewhere before and thought that they were cool but never gave them much thought beyond that. Well now that I have my own chickens and enough eggs to warrant their own refrigerator, I am constantly looking at new ways to use eggs. Onion-skin dyed eggs are incredibly EASY and FUN and look AMAZING when they are done!
Here is what you will need:
Eggs – I used brown but white will work too.
Onion-skins – I used red and white/yellow onion skins
Flowers, grass, leaves etc. – I used violets, dandelions, grass, moss & leaves
Go outside and collect a bunch of leaves, flowers, grass, etc. Grab a piece of onion skin in your hand. Lay an egg and an assortment of things from you “nature mixture” onto the skin. Carefully roll the egg up as tightly as possible into the skin, adding more pieces as necessary. Carefully place the egg into the toe of a knee-high and tie it tightly. Repeat with another egg and slide it into the knee-high above the knot and tie it closed. Repeat. I was able to fit six eggs per knee-high, 1-dozen per pair. Place the eggs into a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat, cover and let sit for 17 minutes. Carefully pour out the hot water and refill the pot with cold water and allow the eggs to cool. Remove the eggs and use scissors to cut off the knee-highs. You will be amazed at the results. The different flowers, grasses and skins you use will result in a variety of colors and patterns! ENJOY!