Intro: Most of us grew up learning how to dye Easter eggs. Who can forget the smell of the vinegar, the technicolor dyes and those little wire egg spoons? Those are still good methods for dying Easter eggs, but sometimes you just want some cool Easter egg ideas to jazz things up a bit, and for those of you already thinking about decorating Easter eggs, you might want to add marbling techniques to your egg ideas. You make them with onion skins, and they're super easy and very, very pretty.
How to Dye Easter Eggs With Onion Skins
I got this idea from the Divine Miss M herself, Martha Stewart. To really be successful with this dying Easter eggs this way, you'll want to start saving your dried onion skins now.
You can use red, yellow and white onion skins to implement these cool easter egg ideas. It's an easy way of decorating Easter eggs that doesn't require the little wire egg spoons nor does it require food coloring.
These are beautiful if you're using Easter eggs as your Easter centerpieces if you put them into a fancy bowl or platter.
Or glue ribbon around them to make them part of your Easter egg tree.
Here's a List of Stuff for the Marbling Techniques:
- A dozen eggs (uncooked)
- Cheese cloth, cut into 6-inch squares
- Twist ties
- Onion skins
- White vinegar
- Cotton Balls
- Pan of boiling water
Instructions ~ How to Dye Easter Eggs With Onion Skins
- Start your pan of water to boiling. You'll be dying the Easter eggs in the pan. You'll see in a bit how to implement these Easter egg design ideas.
- Wipe the eggs off with the vinegar. Just dab the cotton balls into the vinegar and rub all over the shell of the egg.
- Set the clean eggs aside.
- Cut the cheese cloth so you have 6-inch squares.
- Line the cheese cloth with the onions. You can try one color of onion skin or experiment with different colors when dying your Easter eggs. Make enough cheese cloths for the dozen eggs.
- Wrap the eggs (make sure they're raw) in the onion skin and cheese cloth. Secure the top of the cheese cloth with the twist tie.
- You should have a little knot on top.
- Gently, put the eggs into the boiling water by holding the top knot.
- Allow the eggs to boil for 30 minutes. You won't eat them. You can use them for egg centerpieces.
- Take them out of the water and allow to cool.
- Cut the twist tie off and unwrap the eggs. You'll have a marbled design on the eggs from the onion skins. Decorating Easter eggs might have never been so easy.
Tips for How to Dye Easter Eggs Using Onion Skins:
The video that accompanies this article shows a demonstration of how to do this if you need a visual.