These beautifully decorated eggs look way too pretty to eat. These are not only beautiful, but very simple to make. This is a fun way of using Mother Nature’s beauty. No one will ever believe they are real eggs!
Find some sprigs from your own back yard.
- Raw eggs (amount is how many you wish)
- Sprigs from yard
- Pantyhose (2 pair for a dozen eggs)
- Onions (8 or 9)
- Easter Egg Dye
- Rubber Bands
- Find some tiny sprigs from your yard. Works best to use sprigs that are very delicate with thin leaves so they will press down on the eggs.
- Place the sprigs on the raw eggs. If the egg is damp the sprig will adhere better to the egg.
- Make a square (about 5×5) out of a pair of pantyhose big enough to stretch over the sprigs and eggs. If making a dozen eggs it is best to have two pairs of pantyhose.
- Bring the four corners together and tie up with a rubber band. Make sure you pull the pantyhose tight so the sprigs stay on the egg.
- In a large pot make a bed of outer skins from eight or nine yellow onions. Place all the eggs on the bed of skins, and cover with more skins. Add a few tablespoons of vinegar, and enough cold water to just cover the eggs. Bring to a boil then let simmer very gently without rumbling the eggs together for about 15 minutes. Take off the stove and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse them in cold water and unveil them.
- In addition to the steps above you can also make them by boiling your eggs first. When eggs have cooled down follow steps 1 through 4. Place each egg in Easter egg dye (following instructions on box). Be very gentle in handling the eggs so your springs don’t move. This will create different colors but not the natural coloring to eggs.
- When picking your sprigs you can find some that will have colored flowers; that will bring the color onto the egg. I love the blue that came through on the eggs above from the sprigs.