Today I'm warming up for the Easter and dying eggs in coffee. Never done it before, so it's kind of a test run.
I'm using the coffee grounds from my coffee machine and adding some fresh coffee as well to make sure I get enough colour out of it. Bought a cheaper brand especially for this occasion. The pot with water and coffee is on the stove and I'm letting it boil for a while.
While the coffee is boiling (the scent!), let's wrap the eggs. This time I'm using strips of an old sheet and different corns. Would have used some leaves and grass too, but the spring is late this year, so no green stuff around yet.
These beauties are ready for a dive in the hot coffee! After boiling for some 12 minutes the eggs are ready.
I've taken them out of the coffee and put into cold water for some 15 minutes. It looks like they have changed the colour indeed! Yay! It works! Ready to unwrap?
I'm using just a little olive oil to make the hues deeper. Just look at the patterns!
On the Easter morning I'm going to dye the eggs in onion skins again - the tutorial from the last year is here. If you trying something of this out, please, share the result. Or if you know some other natural dyes for Easter eggs, let me know - I might try them out :)
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