Every year my mum and I dye our Easter eggs together. We have tried several different techniques to do so but the one we love most is a completely natural one - and that is the one I’d like to share with you here.
What you need:
A big bowl of onion peel
Eggs (not boiled yet)
Little ferns, single flowers, leaves or whatever else you’d like to use
A big saucepan (with boiling water)
Optional: vegetable fat
1) If you haven’t already, collect little flowers, ferns, leaves or other plants that could adorn your eggs.
2) Cut the stockings into pieces (they should be big enough so that you can wrap them around the individual eggs)
3) Place one leaf or flower on one egg and tightly wrap a piece of stocking around it (we use string to hold the stocking together)
4) Once all eggs are covered in stockings, add the onion peel to the saucepan with boiling water.
5) Once the water takes on colours, put the eggs in. Leave them in the boiling water for about 10 min.
6) Let the eggs cool down. Cut the stocking and remove the leaves/flowers/plants.
7) For extra shine, roll the eggs in vegetable fat.
Images & words: Katharina Geissler-Evans, heiter magazine