Dyeing Easter Eggs

Use herbs and spices to dye elegant, garden-inspired eggs for Easter.

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey ©pcmc2000@msn.com

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

A Silhouette of Thyme

Source herbs like thyme from your garden to create an artistic design on the eggs.

White Eggs

Start off with uncooked white eggs.

Spice Things Up

Both dried spices and fresh herbs help to craft these eggs.

Too Pretty to Eat

To preserve your eggs for more than one season, try blowing out the eggs first before dyeing them.

Wrap Them Tightly

Wrap the eggs in small snippets of herbs and tie them off tightly in six inch sections of panty hose. Add the spices, vinegar and water to the pot and whisk to combine. Add the eggs and simmer on low heat for approximately 20 minutes. Remove the eggs with tongs and set aside to cool. Cut the pantyhose off and rinse under water.

A Cilantro Egg

Delicate cilantro leaves were placed around the shell of this egg.

The Prettiest Hard Boiled Eggs

Always keep your hard boiled eggs refrigerated until they are ready for use.