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dyingsockgirl
« on: April 23, 2006 08:00:01 PM »

Alright this is by no means something new, but I figured I would post it here incase some of you wanted to try. My great-grandmother makes most of her easter eggs this way, they end up with pretty earthy patches all over. I'm sorry that I don't have any pictures, I haven't done it in a while Tongue (not that it matters, I don;t have a digital camera haha).

So for a while before you want to do this, start gathering onion peels while you cook. Hopefully you'll have plenty saved up if you start early enough. Take the foot of some pantyhose, or the leg if you tie off the bottom end, and make a nest of the onion peels all around the edges. Nestle one egg in there and make sure it's completely covered. Tie the top of the stocking shut. Boil egg as usual.
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ilovepaper
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006 05:26:40 PM »

I've heard of using onion skins to dye silk but not eggs. I bet they are beautiful.
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sunnyday
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007 10:34:09 AM »

We used to do something similar when I was a kid. We placed a pretty leaf or flower on a blown egg, covered it with a piece of stocking and secured it with a rubber band so that the leaf was pressed flat against the egg and the scrunched stocking was on the opposite side. Then boil with onion skins for several minutes and you have a lovely brown egg with a leaf pattern on it.

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Kity
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2007 10:39:40 AM »

My neighbor used to do this, such beautiful eggs.
I recently ran across a instructable of how to do it. then while looking for it so I could link it (Plenty of lovely pictures) I ran across another, with ferns and onion skins, so
http://www.instructables.com/id/ETZZGFEGJTEP286WR7/ the first
http://www.instructables.com/id/E3OKVI31B0EP2873G1/ second, with plants and stuff.  Smiley Again, very lovely eggs.. I should do something like that for easter...
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Marj
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007 05:06:34 AM »

I tried dying eggs with onion skins this year and they turned out great.  I used the skins of 3 yellow onions and 2 red onions and boiled them in water.  Then I removed the skins from the water and put a small leaf against the shell and then inserted the egg into a knee-high hose, twisted the end and put a rubber band around the end.  I love the look of the eggs and even though they were in the water for the same amount of time, some of the eggs turned out darker than others.  Some people blow out the eggs and just dye the shells so they can be used year after year, but I just boiled my eggs in the onion water.  I don't know how to post a picture or I would show you how my eggs turned out.  Marj
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