There were so many lovely Easter egg dying ideas that were shared this year, it was hard to decide which one to try first! I loved the natural look of these that I found at the blog Savour Fare, so I took a walk around my garden and found a few crocus and dwarf iris blooms and also cut some fronds of Italian parsley and then collected all the red and yellow onion skins I could find.
I held the bits of flower or parsley in place on each egg and carefully placed onion skins around each one. I wasn't too careful to make sure the entire egg was covered. Then I wrapped each 'package' with old nylon stocking pieces and died with kitchen string. (Next time I would use white muslin or cheese cloth as the netting from the nylons died onto the eggs too!).
I filled a large pan with water, just to cover the eggs, added a large splash of vinegar (maybe 1/4 cup) to the pot to help the colors set.
I was delighted with the result!
Each member of the family will have a small glass basket of eggs at their place setting today :)