My sister and I are heading to volunteer at our local library’s annual egg hunt this weekend. This got me thinking of our own Easter celebration. Can you believe Easter is just around the corner?
To save money on our Easter egg decorations I’m going au naturel. I’m skipping the fizzy tablets and using spices and other items that are already in my pantry and fridge. Bobbi wrote about Easter egg decorating a while back and said this method was more expensive, but I’ve found it to be cheaper and less wasteful.
I’m using egg dye recipes I found in Bon Appetit magazine. To keep cost down, I’m using items that would otherwise go in the trash. These are some of the items:
- Old spices (They lose their potency after a year.)
- Onion skins
- Lemon and lime rinds
- Carrot tops or peels
I’m also asking my local grocery store for veggie scraps of cabbage. Hopefully they have the purple kind. Fingers crossed. Check out the video below for more egg dyeing ideas. We’re also going to be enjoying eggs for a while till we have enough shells. I’m blowing out the raw eggs. Do you boil or blow out your eggs? What are your Easter plans?