Decorating easter eggs the Seezeitlodge way

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Decorating easter eggs the Seezeitlodge way

Decorating easter eggs the Seezeitlodge way
Natural ingredients mean your Easter eggs will radiate healthy colours. We love the softer colours of these eggs. They don’t glare as brightly as they would with chemical dyes, and that’s something we’re happy about!

Our 5 tips

– Colours from natural ingredients are not as strong, so white eggs will show the colours better than brown ones.
– A dash of potash in the dye bath makes the colours brighter. Potash is usually used to make traditional German Christmas cakes and cookies. You can find it in pharmacies year-round.

– Before placing the eggs in the dye bath, wash them and let them soak in a lukewarm water and vinegar solution for half an hour.
– Dyes can stain, so wear gloves!
– To make the eggs shiny, polish them with some sunflower oil once they’re dry

Our 5 favourite colours
Elderberry or fresh red cabbagefor a soft blue or violet
Dry chamomile blossomsfor soft yellow
Parsley or ivy leavesfor light green
Beetrootfor natural red
Onion skinsfor a strong golden brown

 

Instructions


For all colours, start by making a dye from the ingredient before dying the eggs in the cold dye.

Vegetables:
Boil 500g fresh vegetable, finely chopped, in a litre of water for 30 – 40 minutes. Strain the dye through a towel.

Leaves, blossoms, peels and berries:
Approx. 30 – 100 g. Soak for 2 hours. After that, boil for approx. 30 – 60 minutes, then strain through a towel.

Dying:
Place eggs in a pot with tepid water, boil for 10 minutes and rinse with cold water. Dye in deep bowls. Place the eggs in the bowls and pour in the dye you made earlier, making sure the eggs are fully covered. Allow to steep for around 30 minutes to let the dye take effect. For more intense colours, let the eggs steep for up to 3 hours (e.g. for deep blue, steep overnight in red cabbage dye). When the eggs have turned the colour you want, dry them on a kitchen towel.

Have fun!

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