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Title: More onion eggs
Post by: sunnyday on March 13, 2007 02:44:59 PM
Here are some easter eggs, dyed using a technique my mum taught me.
You place a pretty leaf or flower on a blown egg, cover it with a piece of stocking and secure it with a rubber band so that the leaf is pressed flat against the egg. I then suck some water into the egg so it doesn't float. Boil with onion skins for several minutes and you have a lovely brown egg with a leaf pattern on it. I rubbed the shells with olive oil to make them shiny but I'm thinking of washing it off and using spray lacquer instead.

I used the same technique with some blue egg dye too.





Edited by sweets4ever to include additional tutorial information/photos from later in the thread:


To answer a few questions:

I did the blue eggs with a packet of easter egg dye I found at a deli. I think it's Russian so I can't read the name. The packet is pictured with the eggs.

To blow the eggs you make a small hole at each end using a pin. I make my holes a few millimetres,or 1/8" to 1/4", in diameter. Start the hole by sticking the pin straight through the shell several times in a little circle, enlarge and neaten the hole by carefully chipping away at the edges. Blow out the contents then suck a little clean water into the egg from a glass as if the egg is a straw. Shake it around and blow the water out. Repeat a couple of times to clean the inside of the egg.

You don'd need to dry them before removing the stocking. Just wait for them to cool or run cold water into the pot.

The eggs are still pretty strong. If you are carefull with them and store them in an egg carton between Easters then you can keep them forever without breaking. My mum has a huge collection of dyed and painted eggs. She displays some in a bowl, some in egg cups and some hanging.

To hang the eggs, tie a piece of ribbon or thread around a piece of toothpick and insert it into one of the holes. I used scissors to score the toothpick in the middle so that the ribbon didn't slip off.

One other tip: You don't need to buy onions. There are usually plenty of loose skins around the onions at the supermarket.



Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peachcake on March 13, 2007 02:48:46 PM
I am really interested in trying this. What did you use for the blue color?


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: rafalkner on March 13, 2007 02:50:20 PM
These are lovely!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: CraftyCarrie on March 13, 2007 02:55:50 PM
WOW!  This is a great technique.  Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: cinnamon teal on March 13, 2007 02:55:57 PM
Holy moley!  These are gorgeous!  Thanks for the tutorial.  I think I'm going to have to try these. :)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: slb2724 on March 13, 2007 03:03:56 PM
wow! my grandma does these, but i never knew about the onion ones! great job!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: bubba*tink on March 13, 2007 03:06:50 PM
absolutely beautiful!!!  I've wanted to dye eggs every year (but never got around to it...) but this year I think I'm definitely going to try this!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: thriftjunkie on March 13, 2007 04:18:19 PM
those are so incredibly stunning. do you let them dry after boiling with the stockings on? i wonder how you could get them so that they don't break? maybe fill them with something? hmmm...


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Altered Angel on March 13, 2007 04:19:48 PM
Oh WOW they are beautiful, I'll definately have to try this.

What are the blue ones done with?

They must be delicate, how do you display yours?

I really like them alot, Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: luvcraft on March 13, 2007 04:27:34 PM
These are lovely!! Thanks for sharing how to do them too, I might give it a try.
I was thinking that if you blew the eggs middles out - you could hang these as a mobile.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: RubyPurl on March 13, 2007 04:35:17 PM
Those are the prettiest eggs I have ever seen, wow, they should be in a magazine or something!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: thriftjunkie on March 13, 2007 04:41:51 PM
the more i think about these, the more inspired i get. i think i want to make a bunch for my mom for her christmas cactus and other indoor trees- little easter ornaments!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: SoonFamo-Artiste on March 13, 2007 04:43:42 PM
These are so pretty.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: MADness323 on March 13, 2007 05:37:59 PM
those are the most amazing eggs I've ever seen!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: lady4feet on March 13, 2007 05:54:46 PM
These are beautiful.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: aligator on March 13, 2007 07:05:20 PM
Beautiful!
Thanks so much for this post. I'm a religious "recent posts with pics" checker always looking for inspiration and this has totally sparked my imagination!

Ali


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: pibbgirl on March 13, 2007 07:08:25 PM
your eggs are so pretty.  They inspire me to dye some easter eggs this year!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: curlygirl on March 13, 2007 08:15:14 PM
wow, those are beautiful. The blue ones remind me of sun prints. Thanks so much for sharing.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Lady Llanalla on March 13, 2007 08:36:42 PM
These are just soo.... so.... GORGIOUS! I am inclined to go out and try this right now. Good thing I have a pallet of eggs from costco in the chiller right now!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: AGFH on March 13, 2007 10:13:19 PM
Color me impressed!
I always wondered how those were made.
Top notch!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: sunnyday on March 13, 2007 11:44:59 PM
Wow. What a response!

To answer a few questions:

I did the blue eggs with a packet of easter egg dye I found at a deli. I think it's Russian so I can't read the name. The packet is pictured with the eggs.

To blow the eggs you make a small hole at each end using a pin. I make my holes a few millimetres,or 1/8" to 1/4", in diameter. Start the hole by sticking the pin straight through the shell several times in a little circle, enlarge and neaten the hole by carefully chipping away at the edges. Blow out the contents then suck a little clean water into the egg from a glass as if the egg is a straw. Shake it around and blow the water out. Repeat a couple of times to clean the inside of the egg.

You don'd need to dry them before removing the stocking. Just wait for them to cool or run cold water into the pot.

The eggs are still pretty strong. If you are carefull with them and store them in an egg carton between Easters then you can keep them forever without breaking. My mum has a huge collection of dyed and painted eggs. She displays some in a bowl, some in egg cups and some hanging.

To hang the eggs, tie a piece of ribbon or thread around a piece of toothpick and insert it into one of the holes. I used scissors to score the toothpick in the middle so that the ribbon didn't slip off.

One other tip: You don't need to buy onions. There are usually plenty of loose skins around the onions at the supermarket.



Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: DragonRhapsody on March 14, 2007 12:28:55 AM
Genious. Absolutely genious!! I have never seen such beautiful easter eggs until thses ones! XD Just fantastic! <33 I think I will end up trying this!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Midnightoak on March 14, 2007 02:22:35 AM
Thank you for the tip, they are beautiful!

If only my boyfriend's family celebrated Easter, I would know just what to make his mum....ah well, I will make some for my mum instead. She'll adore them!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: MariskaLovesCrafts on March 14, 2007 02:58:58 AM
Wow those are very pretty! Definitely something to put in my bookmarks:)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: sweets4ever on March 14, 2007 05:36:43 AM
Thanks for sharing a beautiful project with a wonderful tutorial!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: inkberry on March 14, 2007 05:39:06 AM
Gorgeous!
Thank you so much for sharing this.
 :D


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: baby-bumblebee on March 14, 2007 06:10:54 AM
Those are so cool! WOW. I am going to try this soon!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: M_Hatter on March 14, 2007 06:26:41 AM
You know, my grandma used to do the same thing. And her eggs were just as beautiful als yours! Sadly, she never got a chance to tell me how she did it...thanks to your tut I can finally make some of my grandma's easter eggs this year!  :D


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: goatgoddess on March 14, 2007 06:46:11 AM
how very pretty! Thanks for posting!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: giantsquid on March 14, 2007 07:44:50 AM
My mom and I do the same thing every Easter, except we don't blow the eggs out and make them into ornaments we just eat them.  We also make ones where you cover each egg with onion skins and then wrap them with pantyhose.  The eggs come out really marbled and cool looking.  Its amazing how many different colors can come out of plain onion skins.  The people at the grocery store always think I'm crazy when I poke around the onion bin looking for loose skins until I explain to them what I'm using it for.  I never end up getting charged for the onion skins. 
Here is a picture of how the onion skin wrapped eggs turn out I found online.

One year I tried to make dye out of beets and it didn't work at all.  I hear red cabbage works well though for a purpleish color.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Mojo on March 14, 2007 07:53:41 AM
Pretty!  Do you add vinegar to the onion skin water?


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: saintlexi on March 14, 2007 08:00:50 AM
wow that is great!  :D so pretty!  it is such a dramatic effect! 


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: brideOFkniterstein on March 14, 2007 08:21:49 AM
wow!!!

i'm bookmarking this

great job


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: salexish on March 14, 2007 09:21:28 AM
These are gorgeous!  Easter isn't really celebrated in our household, but I certainly plan to make these eggs.  Thanks for posting!

giantsquid, you said you eat the eggs?  Does that mean you start with raw eggs and they get hardboiled during the process?  It would be great to not have to blow out the eggs.  I've never had a good experience doing that... I usually just manage to blow out my ears! ::)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: sweets4ever on March 14, 2007 09:45:18 AM
Make sure ya poke/break the yolk before ya blow. :D  Poke/break it and give it a good shake (scramble it in the shell, lol) and then it'll be much easier to blow out.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: giantsquid on March 14, 2007 09:54:48 AM
giantsquid, you said you eat the eggs?  Does that mean you start with raw eggs and they get hardboiled during the process?  It would be great to not have to blow out the eggs.  I've never had a good experience doing that... I usually just manage to blow out my ears! ::)
Yeah, when I make the ones wrapped in onion skins I just boil them for however long you would to make hard boiled eggs.  For the dyed ones with leaves or flowers we would make the dye first by boiling the onion skins, I don't remember for how long, and then hard boil the eggs wrapped in pantyhose and flowers in the dye.  Making the dye in advance may not be necessary but it probably makes the eggs a darker brown. 


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Jatoha on March 14, 2007 10:04:05 AM
I get tons of brown eggs from my SIL's farm, but I always buy white ones for easter because I didn't think the brown would dye very well.

How wrong I was!  Thanks for posting this!  Your eggs are gorgeous.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: goatgoddess on March 14, 2007 10:11:16 AM
Didn't even notice they were brown eggs to start with  ::)
just got some from a nice neighbor (we don't have chickens at the moment) So got to try this now. <g>


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: underthemountain on March 14, 2007 11:57:58 AM
These are really lovely and fun.  Can't wait to give it a try!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: cinnamon teal on March 14, 2007 12:54:46 PM
Yeah, when I make the ones wrapped in onion skins I just boil them for however long you would to make hard boiled eggs.  For the dyed ones with leaves or flowers we would make the dye first by boiling the onion skins, I don't remember for how long, and then hard boil the eggs wrapped in pantyhose and flowers in the dye.  Making the dye in advance may not be necessary but it probably makes the eggs a darker brown. 

If you're going to eat the eggs, do you have to use non toxic plants only?  Or does the egg shell protect the egg?


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: sunnyday on March 14, 2007 09:27:23 PM
Mojo, no need to use vinegar. Vinegar might make the colour darker though, I haven't tried it.

Salexish, if blowing the eggs is difficult, make your holes a bit bigger. You need a biggish hole to hang the egg anyway and they still look nice.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: poe poe on March 18, 2007 07:39:48 PM
Wow! Those are amazing! I was going to try a variety of natural dyes this year, but now I have a new technique to try as well. I cant wait thanks so much. Here is a websight I found with natural dyes for anyone who's interested.

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Eggs/EasterEggDye.htm


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: salexish on March 21, 2007 08:35:58 AM
Thanks sunnyday and sweets4ever for the egg-blowing tips.  I think I'm inspired to give it a go now!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: corzanna on March 22, 2007 01:38:32 PM
those are, bar none, the classiest easter eggs i have ever seen.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: riario on March 22, 2007 01:46:29 PM
I found this on Martha's site

dyeing eggs naturally (http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.3a0656639de62ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=546576ecfd22f010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&rsc=taxonomylist)

she says you can use red cabbage, turmeric, onion skins, beets, and coffee. can't wait to try


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: catpants on March 22, 2007 01:51:07 PM
those are so beautiful! i'll definitely be trying this -- thank goodness for my chickens  :D


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Girl on March 22, 2007 05:37:09 PM
How neat!  I've never seen this kind of thing before.  I'm totally going to make some for ornaments!  I love tree ornaments.  :)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: sweets4ever on March 22, 2007 06:54:03 PM
Congrats on being a featured project!!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Puppy_girl on March 22, 2007 06:59:48 PM
omg that is totally awesome!!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Sphinxy on March 22, 2007 10:52:31 PM
OMG! They are sooo beautiful.... We don't really celebrate easter like you ppl do... but my mom would loved them sooo much on her Xmas tree... I'll probably try one, and show it to her...I know she'll fall in love with them.... Thanx sooo much for the instructions...


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: spinelli320 on March 22, 2007 11:32:35 PM
Those are so pretty!!!  So delicate and lovely!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Amphigorey on March 23, 2007 08:36:58 AM
Those are beautiful! I'll definately have to try this, thank you for sharing.
Now I just have to start looking for intersting leaf and flower shapes!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Ruth/Ont on March 24, 2007 06:52:40 AM
 :D Thank you .They are so beautiful .I am going to make these with my grandchilden.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Saor on March 24, 2007 07:13:54 AM
Very cool. I must try these. I collect ornamental eggs.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: tiainspace on March 26, 2007 12:00:37 PM
My Great Grandmother from Estonia used to always dye her Easter eggs this way!!! Ahhhh... thanks for the memory recall


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: FairyWings on March 28, 2007 11:19:19 AM
wow i really want to try this! just need some stockings and dyes and pretty leaves hehe
  thanks so much for sharing!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Kiki870 on March 28, 2007 11:30:38 AM
They are gorgeous!  They did something similar on Martha Stewart today, wrapping them in old silk tie tips and boiling them.  It transfers the color and the patterns to the egg.  But I think I like the natural look of yours better!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: brideOFkniterstein on March 28, 2007 11:42:20 AM
They are gorgeous!  They did something similar on Martha Stewart today, wrapping them in old silk tie tips and boiling them.  It transfers the color and the patterns to the egg.  But I think I like the natural look of yours better!

that's a little disappointing. is she running out of ideas?! she did that last year.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Kiki870 on March 28, 2007 11:55:24 AM
Oops!  My bad, she was on the Today show with it, not her regular one.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: brideOFkniterstein on March 28, 2007 12:06:41 PM
Oops!  My bad, she was on the Today show with it, not her regular one.

oh, ok  :D


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: sewyouup on March 28, 2007 01:17:48 PM
These came out absolutly gorgeous.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: cupcakeguru on March 28, 2007 09:13:54 PM
Definitely submit this project to the Martha Stewart Show!  There is a link for "What can you teach Martha?" and you can be a guest on the show.  Martha would totally dig it.  I do!

http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.4af27a8e9e64e1611e3bf410b5900aa0/?vgnextoid=e54acd0fc8b40110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e54acd0fc8b40110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default&rsc=leftnav&lastnavigatedchannel=13d2dc5bfca40110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD (http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.4af27a8e9e64e1611e3bf410b5900aa0/?vgnextoid=e54acd0fc8b40110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e54acd0fc8b40110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default&rsc=leftnav&lastnavigatedchannel=13d2dc5bfca40110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: mirela on March 29, 2007 06:50:00 AM
Great project and perfect photos and instructions Emma! and such perfect leaves!
Next week I'm going to make mine and post back some pictures.

We make eggs the same way in Romania. Where was your grandmother from? I wonder how far back this method goes and how wide it is spread around the world.

If you have a moment, take a look at these painted eggs from the Romanian folks:
Painted Romanian Eggs (http://encarta.msn.com/media_121625235_761568507_-1_1/Basket_of_Easter_Eggs.html)
Search for Romanian painted eggs for more examples... (http://www.folk-art-center.com/painting_egg.html).

I was pleasantly surprised to find this method also in two Burda German sewing magazines.

I love the look of the onion leaves.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: poe poe on March 29, 2007 09:36:40 AM
Wow those romanian eggs were amazing. Thanks for sharing


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Rhapsodomancy on March 30, 2007 07:31:39 PM
Those are phenomenal!  Absolutely gorgeous!  Thank you for the great tutorial as well (hawt damn, even your photos are pretty!).  I'm planning to try this in time for Russian Orthodox Easter; ordinarily, you can't drag me into a church but I'll make an appearance just so I can deliver beauties like these!

Mojo, what kind of dog is that in your avatar?  Mine looks just like that (she's a Black Russian Terrier).


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peanut on March 31, 2007 01:11:18 PM
Those "Romanian" eggs in the first link above are not painted.  They are decorated with a wax-resist dying technique.  Wax is applied to the egg, sealing the covered portions from dyes.  The eggs starts white/brown and goes through successively darker colours, ending with black or another dark colour as a background.  The eggs shown are done by multiple Slavic cultures, primarily Ukrainians and Russians.

If I had more time before Easter, I was planning on doing a tutorial on this wax-resist technique.  I still might, but I have lots of eggs to finish decorating before next weekend!

I've found that the brine/juice from pickled beets works quite well to dye eggs a vibrant magenta colour.  Straw also gives a nice yellow colour.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: balkandina on March 31, 2007 02:07:49 PM
I lived in Bulgaria for some time and this leaf/pantyhose/dye is the way they do their eggs. The brown eggs take the red so well-it's the traditional Easter colour in most orthodox countries....I wonder what they used before pantyhose??? ???


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: M_Hatter on April 02, 2007 06:16:10 AM
I had the day off, so I decided to dye some eggs. :)



They're not as pretty as yours, or my grandmas, but they still turned out great. And I already dyed alot more!



My mom likes the spot where I put a knot in the pantyhose more than the spot that was left by the leafs.  :D


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: SuzukiBeane33 on April 02, 2007 08:44:31 AM
I lived in Bulgaria for some time and this leaf/pantyhose/dye is the way they do their eggs. The brown eggs take the red so well-it's the traditional Easter colour in most orthodox countries....I wonder what they used before pantyhose??? ???


I just bought some brown eggs, so thanks for the tip!  I bet before pantyhose they used cheesecloth...

Anyway, I just wanted to add on to the "Thanks for the inspiration!!!" comments.  I make 3-D collages with eggshells, and I can't wait to try this technique.  I'll definitely post when I do!!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Camellia_Ruth on April 02, 2007 08:23:47 PM
If I had more time before Easter, I was planning on doing a tutorial on this wax-resist technique.  I still might, but I have lots of eggs to finish decorating before next weekend!



I actually saw a kit that you could buy that came with the dye and wax crayon at CVS and walmart. I'm not sure how well it works, this sounds interesting as well.

Well I am defenately on the list for trying this out too this week. I can't wait to see all the colors everyone will come out with if they post pix of them... I'm a little scared to try anything but the onion skins at first because I am unaware with trying this out. 

Thank you for the inspiration.. I hope I don't look too silly at the store picking out onion skins and bringing them to the register as well!! ;D


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 04, 2007 07:35:47 AM
I just heard about this a few days ago, and then I saw this thread, so I decided to try it out myself :)

Here was my first shot at onion skins:


I didn't have any pantyhose, so I just cut up pieces of some really thin fabric, which worked okay, but I think it wasn't all that elastic so it didn't hold the plant pieces on as tightly, so the outlines aren't so clear.  It's all good though :)

I posted up more pictures on my flickr of the process... I also did blue (red cabbage leaves) and yellow (tumeric) but I'll upload those later.  And I made green by dying the yellow ones a second time in blue... very cool looking eggs! ;D


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: eMeN on April 05, 2007 12:29:17 AM
It's beautiful!
Is it empty eggs (hehe, howdo you call it?), or can I boil them the same way and eat them? Will the taste onion then?
Onioneggs... :)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: M_Hatter on April 05, 2007 05:15:37 AM
It's beautiful!
Is it empty eggs (hehe, howdo you call it?), or can I boil them the same way and eat them? Will the taste onion then?
Onioneggs... :)
I kept my eggs full and decided to eat one yesterday. You don't taste the onion at all! (But, the eggwhite did got a little red-ish.)  :)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 05, 2007 07:25:42 AM
I haven't tried to eat mine yet, but I heard they're fine.  I brought some in for my co-workers, so I guess we'll find out ;)

I'm going to try dyeing some blown eggshells today, so I can keep some too :)

Hehe mmm onioneggs...

Oh, here's a picture of the other ones I made with red cabbage (blue eggs) and tumeric (yellow eggs).  The green ones are yellow+blue.



Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: cinnamon teal on April 05, 2007 11:59:09 AM
They look great, peihan17!  I love those green ones.  They look like something from Dr. Seuss. :D 


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 05, 2007 01:14:04 PM
Hehe that's what I thought too :)

I read somewhere that if you put a spoonful of vegetable oil in the dye, you get these little spots and swirls, so I did, and I got something that look like dinosaur eggs!  :D


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Rhapsodomancy on April 05, 2007 01:29:49 PM
Those look awesome, peihan17!  Sorry if I missed it, but what did you use for the pink eggs?  The green ones with the oil spots do look a lot like dinosaur eggs  :D


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 05, 2007 02:43:00 PM
The pink ones were supposed to be more brown, not that it matters  :P  I just used the dry crunchy outside skins of regular brown onions.  I think if you use more skins and let them sit a little longer (I took them out after boiling, so only about 15min), they turn more brown.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: mytadhamilton on April 05, 2007 03:40:02 PM
Those are gorgeous!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: eMeN on April 06, 2007 11:06:41 AM
My eggs will not turn blue or green oranything... :-[ I havebeen boiling them for ever now, and the color don't wanna stick!
What am I doing wrong?


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 06, 2007 12:40:43 PM
Stop boiling them!

The eggs only need to be boiled for the normal amount of time to cook them, ~15min.

Then they need to just sit in the (cooling) dye for a long time.  I left mine in overnight (in the fridge).

The onion skins should turn the eggs at least a light brown by the end of 15min though.  If not, try adding more skins, or less water.

Hope that helps, though it sounds like your already-boiling eggs may be not be tasty anymore  :-\


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 06, 2007 12:42:23 PM
By the way, these are the directions I used... probably shoulda posted more specifics earlier  :-[

Hope your eggs turn out okay, eMeN!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: eMeN on April 06, 2007 12:53:20 PM
*Mohahaha*
I think I should throw these eggs out then.
I will try it one last time... Let the eggs be in the coloured water over night then?

hehe=D

I'm allready sick of eggs...


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 06, 2007 01:48:59 PM
Hehe  :)  Believe me, I was tired of eggs by the time I was done, and I gave *all* of mine (the good ones) away!  I'm still eating the ones that exploded while boiling, or the ones the bumped into the others and cracked, or were somehow unacceptable for giving away  :P  I'm really tired of egg salad!

But yeah, just have the eggs with plant stuff and water cooking for 15min, then let the whole pot cool for an hour, and stick it all in the fridge overnight.  I was really excited when I had pretty yellow and blue eggs in the morning (which then made me late for work)  :D

Oh oh, and put a spoonful of vinegar in too... I've heard it helps the color stick better.

Good luck, and post pictures!  ;)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Mishymishy on April 06, 2007 07:29:42 PM
Oh my gosh... I cant believe I just read nine pages about coloring eggs with onion peels without even realizing it  :D I love this! I so want to try this tomorrow! If I do, I will post pictures (and we are out of eggs so I have an excuse!)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: dmerk on April 07, 2007 01:26:36 AM
Your eggs are stunning.

I usually colour my eggs red at Easter (being from a Greek background)
but you  really inspired me with the onion skins. I tried it this afternoon and am  pleased with the results and had a lot of fun doing it.
Thanks.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 07, 2007 03:29:29 AM
Mishymishy-- I did the same thing while bored at work... Then I rushed home and proceeded to make a mess of the kitchen :)

Dmerk--  what do you usually color your eggs red with?  Food coloring or something else?  Just wondering because the only thing I can find that does red is beets, and I don't really like beets  :P  Glad you had fun using the onion skins though!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: riario on April 07, 2007 06:25:46 PM
I made some onion skin eggs a week or so ago but just now took pics :)


I think I need some practice though because they didn't turn out that well.  
There is also a turmeric (yellow) egg and a red tea (uh, it turned out grey) egg.

Happy Easter!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: cinnamon teal on April 07, 2007 06:35:27 PM
riario, I love the egg on the left with the stripes!  Did you use tape to do that one?


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Rhapsodomancy on April 07, 2007 06:50:12 PM
I agree-- the egg with the striped design looks really good, riario!  I like how the lines overlap.  They look almost 3-dimensional because of the tiny bit of leackage that got underneath the tape(?)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: dmerk on April 07, 2007 07:13:36 PM
peihan17_ _

I usually use red food colouring (which comes in powder form in little envelopes), and is non toxic. At Easter time our supermarket stocks red, blue and yellow.They can also be found at some specialist delies.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 07, 2007 07:41:42 PM
Riario... those eggs look awesome!  Where did you get flowers like that at this time of year?  I think I'm gonna raid the florist's next year because we didn't have much to choose from  :P

Dmerk... I've never used food coloring from packets before, I think I might go check on Monday at the international grocery though... just to try it :) 


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: balkandina on April 07, 2007 08:00:21 PM
I just wanted to say happy   Easter, Spring, whatever you celebrate to the people on this thread...it has brought back happy memories from my time in the Balkans. Unfortunately, my eggs didn't turn out as well as all of these this year-maybe for next year Easter ;D ;D ;D(Love those doofus bunny emoticons!!!)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Beccaboohoo on April 07, 2007 08:40:27 PM
I just tried this and it didn't work  :-[

Well anyhow you're look gorgeous!  I'm just not skilled enough to pull it off.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Ginamonster on April 07, 2007 08:40:42 PM
I just finished mine. I will probably post pictures, I'm proud of how they came out. My house smells like onions though.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: catpants on April 07, 2007 08:43:10 PM
I just finished mine. I will probably post pictures, I'm proud of how they came out. My house smells like onions though.

i made some with my mom a couple of weeks ago.  very fun (a good excuse for a tromp through the woods!) and definitely makes the house smell like onions, although when my dad came home he thought he were making stew ;)  i've been meaning to post pictures of the three i brought home -- the rest stayed with my parents.

for those of you who ate the eggs after dyeing them -- did they taste onion-y?


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 07, 2007 09:14:22 PM
All of mine tasted fine! :)

Funny that you guys say your houses smelled like onions... mine didn't smell like anything at all.  Hmm, maybe it's because I did the tumeric first, and tumeric is pretty strong  :P

Beccaboohoo-- sorry to hear yours didn't work out  :-\  Maybe you didn't put enough onion skins in?  (And you did put the papery outsides in, not the actual onion part, right?  Sorry if that's a dumb question =P)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: eMeN on April 08, 2007 12:20:51 AM
I made it I made it!

The apartment smells like old, boiled red cabbage.
All my kitchensupplies are yellow from the turmeric.
There is spots of variated colors all over and around the stove.

But goddammit! I MADE IT!
:D

*yeaaaaaaah*


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 08, 2007 05:56:05 AM
Hahahahaha... that sounds exactly like my kitchen!  I'm glad it worked :)  By the way, the yellow will wash off after a good soaking, just make sure you keep your hands away from it because it'll stain your hands too (if it hasn't already).  The cabbage didn't stain half as bad for some reason.

Let's see some pictures! :)

Happy Easter, everyone!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: arimethia on April 08, 2007 07:16:10 AM
I just tried this last night with just basic food coloring and vinegar dye. Some didn't turn out so well because I got impatient and took the nylon off too soon but other ones turned out beautifully.
Thanks for the idea! :)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: eMeN on April 08, 2007 10:37:09 AM
Hahahahaha... that sounds exactly like my kitchen!  I'm glad it worked :)  By the way, the yellow will wash off after a good soaking, just make sure you keep your hands away from it because it'll stain your hands too (if it hasn't already).  The cabbage didn't stain half as bad for some reason.

Let's see some pictures! :)

Happy Easter, everyone!

Hehehe! My hands did not get stained for som reason.
No pictures, we already eat them. I was too happy that i acutally worked i forgot to take a picture... Hmm.. :)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 08, 2007 10:50:09 AM
Hehe glad to hear it :)

I gave most of mine away... so now I want to make more ;)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: lemadrid on April 08, 2007 01:04:16 PM
i really love this idea! i tried it my self and mine didn't come out as nice... but they're still lovely


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Camellia_Ruth on April 08, 2007 03:51:17 PM
I finally did it. They turned out great. I used mostly parsley leaves though because I boiled my onion skins with my eggs at the same time. I think I remembered someone asking if you can use toxic plants for this project. I was going to eat my eggs and didn't if I was boiling them with the eggs and skins at the same time because I don't know if it would contaminate your eggs if they cracked some while boiling or whatever. (I also added vinegar to the water while boiling my eggs to with the skins) 

I used mainly herbs..parsley, something that starts with an F, and I tried basil but that didn't work too well it made just an oval blob like impression. I used a mixture of the brown skins and the purple onion skins. I used white eggs which gave me a good brown color.

My house didn't smell like onions afterward, the skins smelled different like to me sort of a pleasent scent of lemony cleaner or something... when dumping out the water it did stain my counter top and sink though (I let it sit on my top for a bit because I was more excited to get the panty hose off my eggs) but I used one of them freaky Mr. Clean scubing pad things that gets off almost anything, which worked well. 


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Rhapsodomancy on April 08, 2007 05:58:59 PM
I tried this and here are my results!


I rubbed the eggs with a little oil to make them shine.
I stuck tape on one of the eggs to get those lines; somebody else posted an egg like that a few pages back!

They didn't come out as well as they could have for reasons I'll state further down.  Here are the eggs' 'bad' sides  :-\
Bad Sides (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b223/spunkymonki87/P1010539-1.jpg)

The flora I used:
Leaves Used (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b223/spunkymonki87/P1010532-1.jpg)

What I learned:

-One of my eggs (not pictured as it was quickly eaten by my mum) exploded a little so next time I'll put a little salt in the pot just in case.  I also kept the eggs boiling for 15 minutes--maybe 10 is better and then salt won't be necessary.

-One of the eggs has a green leaf  ::)  In order to have light brown imprints, pick greenery that is a bit thicker--no thin leaves!  Pick things that can lay flat (see the random small dots in the 'bad' sides photo...)

-It may help to make the eggs in a smaller pot with less water so that the dye will be more concentrated (not sure about this one but Dad insists...)

-When you've got the egg in the nylon and the top is tied, pull on the top so that the nylon is very snug around the egg.  I think that this will ensure a better imprint and, because the fabric is stretched, the dye will be able to come through better.

-For the egg with the tape: It's better to either stick clear tape on an egg that's not wet and cold or just use the thicker bandage tape.

-Those damn pink expiration stamps!  Next time I think I'll either try washing them off or position the leaves so that they're not covering the stamps.  When done like this, the stamps are almost fully covered by the dye.  All you can see is a faint imprint.

I can't wait to do this next year!  But wait, who needs to wait 'till next year?  I can do this again right now!  :)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: craftADDchick on April 08, 2007 07:06:03 PM
As a practice run, I tried boiling the eggs without the nylons and flowers/leaves.

I found that the dark color from the onion skins rubbed off. Some of the color actually scraped off as I was taking them out of the pot. So, I scrubbed it off and it still left a nice lighter color underneath, but not as cool as the dark color was. Should I have done something to keep that from happening?

The turmeric also left a "film" on the eggs, which I washed off. They still came out a nice color yellow.

I did beets and purple cabbage, too, but they came out very pale.

I added vinegar to the water, but didn't let them sit overnight (I needed the space that the bowls were taking up, so I had to take them out after a couple of hours). I might try this again, but I'm not sure...if I can get better results, then it's a keeper.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: bubba*tink on April 08, 2007 07:38:18 PM
How beautiful everyone's eggs are!!  I tried too, but with an egg dyeing kit that my hubby and I bought five years ago.  I love the results!!  And it was so much fun!  We had a friend come over too, but I wasn't able to take pics of her eggs.





I made three more, but they kinda suck, so I left them out... ;D


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: sweets4ever on April 08, 2007 07:38:53 PM
Oooooh bubba!  THOSE are gorgeous!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 08, 2007 07:38:59 PM
Wow, those eggs are wonderful, rhapsodomancy!  I didn't try shining mine up with vegetable oil because I was giving them out at work and didn't know if they'd get greasy or something  :P

I had trouble with getting the fabric tight enough around the egg too... I just used thin fabric instead of pantyhose, which didn't help, haha.

craftADDchick, I noticed that the color can come off while the eggs are still wet too... I read somewhere that people use that to their advantage by sponging them right after to make them more texture-y.  I just took them out carefully with two big spoons *shrug*  Any uneveness I just chalked up to the charm of their naturalness ;)

The tumeric turns out okay after it dries, though I was worried about the film too.  I didn't try beets, but the red cabbage was definitely pale even after 4-5 hours, but after overnight, they came out a very pretty blue.  I had problems with finding enough bowls too  :P

I'm definitely going to try this again with all the tips and ideas that people have come up with... just as soon as I finish eating the broken ones  :-X


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 08, 2007 07:40:37 PM
Bubba, just saw your eggs, and they are amazing!  I love the color combinations!  Never thought of dying them, and THEN putting leaves on and dying them again.  So cool  :o


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: bubba*tink on April 08, 2007 07:49:54 PM
yey, thanks!! ;D  I haven't dyed eggs since I was a little girl, so it was quite the re-learning experience.  I emptied out the eggs first, coz we're not all that fond of hard boiled eggs...we just made scrambled eggs with cheese and ham!!  ooooh yea!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 08, 2007 08:17:56 PM
Yeah see I didn't think of doing that.  I didn't like boiled eggs that much in the first place, and like them even less now  :P

I scooped a few out so I could keep the shells though!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: balkandina on April 08, 2007 10:09:41 PM
Man, I love boiled eggs...and mine really "sucked"!!!!Lovely to see all of yours, though. That's what I like about Craftster...you live, learn and sometimes get REAL jealous ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: mirela on April 09, 2007 06:43:15 AM
This has also happened to me, with one egg...
Their shell needs to be washed well with dishwashing detergent to remove the oil from the surface that prevents the color from staying on.

As a practice run, I tried boiling the eggs without the nylons and flowers/leaves.

I found that the dark color from the onion skins rubbed off. Some of the color actually scraped off as I was taking them out of the pot. So, I scrubbed it off and it still left a nice lighter color underneath, but not as cool as the dark color was. Should I have done something to keep that from happening?

The turmeric also left a "film" on the eggs, which I washed off. They still came out a nice color yellow.

I did beets and purple cabbage, too, but they came out very pale.

I added vinegar to the water, but didn't let them sit overnight (I needed the space that the bowls were taking up, so I had to take them out after a couple of hours). I might try this again, but I'm not sure...if I can get better results, then it's a keeper.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: craftADDchick on April 09, 2007 08:30:19 AM
bubba*tink- Your eggs are fantastic! When I showed up to my mom's for Easter yesterday, she had dyed a few eggs and wrapped correction tape around them to get the patterns. She would definitely love your eggs. I might have to go home a day early next year so we can try out a bunch of different methods.

peihan17 and mirela- Thanks for the tips! Now I feel less discouraged and will be trying this again. I'm going to work with blown eggs, though because I feel like I wasted a whole bunch of boiled eggs, especially when they cracked (and I didn't want to eat eggs that had beet juice on them...beets= gross!).


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: mirela on April 10, 2007 09:10:14 AM
Here are mine:








In this last picture see how the color did not stick on the lighter eggs which I did not wash before...

The brown/red ones are dyed with yellow onion skins.
The denim blue eggs are dyed with red cabbage and blueberries.
I actually boiled them with the skins\leaves for 15-20 min.

The blue are blue only when they are dry. If the are a little wet or oily they are a dark gray-ish color, but I like them anyway.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: peihan17 on April 10, 2007 10:03:13 AM
Oh wow, Mirela... those are super pretty!  I wonder if I should put your eggs in my wists  :P

I love the deep brown/red color, and the blueberries gave the other ones a really interesting shade too.  As soon I saw them I started wondering how you did it.  I love blueberries too much to use them for dye though... mmm, blueberries :)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: BattyRabbit on April 10, 2007 11:53:08 AM
I made some of these with my mum and little sister...it was loads of fun and they turned out really nicely, other than a few pantyhose seams being apparent on the eggs. We used some really tiny, tiny eggs that my grandparents brought us from their farm...my mom has most of them because she used them to make a centerpiece, but I kept my favourite tiny one for myself :3
You can see a crappy picture of it here:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v213/deadlychipmunk/S4021365.jpg
Thank you for posting this, sunnyday! It made for a very fun evening and afternoon with my family.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: mirela on April 10, 2007 01:47:49 PM
BattyRabbit  - Really pretty little egg!
peihan17 - I think using white eggs instead of brown for the cabbage - blueberry dye would have been better...oh well, next year!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Ginamonster on April 10, 2007 03:01:08 PM
ok, here's mine.



Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: jessvict on April 12, 2007 09:47:53 AM
i really like these eggs, they would also work for christmas decorations too. just thinking about them hanging on a small tree with little bows attached makes me want to make them. ::)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Lava means love. on April 12, 2007 09:59:45 AM
Someone has probably said this already, but the blue ones remind me of Blue Willow china.  You did a very lovely job.  The brown ones look so ghost-like; antiqued-like.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: HenriettaPussyCat on April 15, 2007 06:17:53 PM
Beautiful, I can't wait for next easter.  I've also boiled eggs with onion skins but I wrapped the skins tightly around each egg using rubberbands: makes a tie-dyed sort of pattern.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Facesofyellow on April 20, 2007 03:39:55 PM
This is amazingly beautiful!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: merj08 on April 30, 2007 04:51:31 PM
Beautiful! I saw these for sale at a cute shop downtown for $34 EACH! They just came on a little string, and they look JUST like yours! They were also selling the "how-to" booklet for $14.95! So I am really grateful you shared the instructions here! They are great- thank you!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: rvladams on May 10, 2007 10:13:55 AM
These are absolutely gorgeous, and very 19th century looking--like something a by-gone naturalist would have displayed.  Good job!
 


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: yoonikim on May 23, 2007 01:34:01 AM
I keep looking at these and falling in love again.

One of my friends is a caterer, and she's in love with this idea.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: sweets4ever on January 04, 2008 03:51:42 PM
Congrats on being featured in Craftster Best of 2007!  https://www.craftster.org/bestof2007/


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: camilaustral on January 24, 2008 07:56:30 AM
they look like a million dollar eggs!! so pretty!!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: nadeaug on February 07, 2008 06:31:06 AM
Wow!  I can't wait to show these to my daughter....this is totally her.  Beautiful job.
Glenda in MS


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: missmoo on February 18, 2008 06:16:02 AM
WOW stunning, i might have to try this, i'll have to grab some onion skins when i next go shopping!

Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Yarn or Fabric on February 27, 2008 06:23:28 AM
those are beautiful - but I am now having nightmare flashbacks of my mother going through her blown egg time - and serving us scrambled eggs.  It always grossed me out  :D
Now that I am older I would love to blow out some eggs so I can have the shells.. I was just thinking about that the other day and decided I would just grow the egg gourds instead - I don't want my kids thinking the same thing when they see mommy blowing the guts out of an egg and then cooking it up for them - they are not too keen on eggs to begin with!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: dana42 on February 27, 2008 07:48:53 AM
I was cooking some black beans and found that if you drop an egg in the liquid, with or with out the beans, the eggs turn a deep purple, indigo color. The longer the better. Follow the dried beans directions and let the eggs go. Vinegar will keep the eggs from cracking.
Try other foods that color the water to see what you get. Refer to Native American dying materials for natural resources like your back yard, park or hikeing path.
Also try using old funky dried herbs. Glue the herbs to the egg. Stencil an area for a specific color or texture. Like you would do with glitter. Think of the rich reds of ground paprika, the browns of nutmeg and the greens of oregano, rosemary, or thyme. Go nutty!! Seal with a matte or if you prefer a gloss clear coat. They will last for many years. You could blow the eggs out and keep forever.
I have thoght to try using gorilla glue to fill the eggs with for weight and sturdiness. Haven't tried it. The point is that it foams up and fills the cavity. It will also break the egg if there is too much. Try a few before you get excited about decorating. The insulation is also an option,. but again I have not tried this stuff and it comes out in force.
Hope you enjoy my thoughts.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: _teacup_ on March 11, 2008 09:53:18 AM
We did ours today and this is how they turned out after just 15 minutes boiling. I thought the kid would have trouble with the lack of instant gratification, but I was the one who couldn't wait overnight.

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=2BZs2jJs2YsmI&notag=1


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: PurpleHeather on March 14, 2008 05:49:46 AM
Beautiful - I've never seen this with flowers/leaves pressed on.  Thanks for the tutorial.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: thefireninja on April 06, 2009 10:41:38 AM
you take the leaf off after boiling in onion water, right?

these are stunning.  i might have to make a few (dozen) of these ;D ;)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Annika_K on June 10, 2009 01:17:18 PM
BEAUTIFUL!!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: sweets4ever on April 20, 2011 01:42:30 PM
An oldie, but a goodie!  I adore these eggs!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: fugzilla on April 20, 2011 07:26:11 PM
these are amazing. I wonder why the onions do this.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: BadWolf on March 16, 2012 11:35:57 AM
Oooh, that is awesome! I'm going to show my husband, he likes nifty stuff like this.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: RapidEyeMvmt on March 21, 2012 01:37:16 PM
yea!!!! my hubby and i were just wondering how to do this last night!  i LOVE the blue ones especially.  this is going to be fun.

thank you!
warmest wishes -
ella


Title: Re: More onion eggs - other colors
Post by: Sewicked on March 21, 2012 01:57:22 PM
Do different colored onion skins give you a different color (I'm thinking of the purple onions).
Have you tried other natural dye stuffs, like walnut shells? :)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: missingastitch on March 21, 2012 02:36:44 PM
Is there something else besides eggs you can dye in this same manner?


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: cattyw on March 21, 2012 05:20:48 PM
I lOVE your Easter eggs - definitely going to try.  I made Easter eggs a couple of years ago using a different decorating method and the workshop presenter told us you don't have to blow out the eggs.    Just make sure they have absolutely no cracks and paint them as is.  Eventually the egg dries out  - when you shake the egg you can hear it .  I would think these eggs would be less fragile.
Kathy


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Nataly Stone on March 22, 2012 12:17:22 AM
I'am almost sure that technique came from Russia or another East Europe country because my mom (from Ukrane) every Easter paints eggs in that manner :) And all russian housewifes apply onion skin for that purpose!

Here are some another natural dyes for eggs:

dark brown - boil eggs in water with black tee or birch leaves.
red - add beet juice
bilberries and cowberries give lilac and pink color
dried (or fresh) spinach, parsley give green color


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: bumblebeekitty on March 25, 2012 07:26:25 PM
these are pretty, did you leave the panty hose on until it completely dried? any tips on how to make them turn out so pretty? :)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: pennyjo on March 28, 2012 03:00:19 PM
I would think the purple (red) onion skins would give them a lovely color and I would think that walnut hulls would make a beautiful chocolate color.  Going to make some for my grandkids and my church for next year


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Glassables on September 03, 2012 05:55:31 PM
Alright this thread is from 2007, but earlier in 2012 other people were posting, so why not?

I stumbled upon this and I love it to bits and pieces! I'm going to drive myself into the ground trying to figure out how to duplicate this on glass!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: mini_mum on March 27, 2013 03:25:34 PM
ok - so if this has already been answered I'm sorry!

Do food colourings work to dye the eggs? would love to try this with my boys.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Flip-floP on March 27, 2013 04:50:52 PM
I just heard of using onion shells the other day for egg dying and it's nice to see what the technique actually does. They're very pretty!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Hollie Hobbie on April 16, 2014 04:34:19 AM
Wow! This rocks :)


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: Mistress Jennie on March 20, 2017 10:55:20 AM
Beautifully done!


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: meleriffic on March 21, 2017 07:36:07 AM
I know this is a really old post, but these are awesome.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on March 21, 2017 08:00:16 AM
The onion eggs are lovely and that blue is so dark! Marvelous.


Title: Re: More onion eggs
Post by: sweets4ever on March 22, 2017 08:12:55 AM
So beautiful.