Naturally Dyeing Eggs for Ostara or Easter

Hello everyone! Today I’m going to be sharing another YouTube gem.

This video will show you how to dye eggs using natural dyes in the three primary colors.

With Ostara and Easter approaching, I thought this would be very appropriate, and really fun whether you have little ones or not.

I personally prefer this method to the artificial dye kits that sell by the thousands around this time of year. I always felt uncomfortable eating the eggs after having soaked them in those bright artificial dyes; especially when they leeched through the shell and into the egg itself.

With this method I don’t have to worry about anything harmful being ingested, although I do not enjoy beets whatsoever. I highly doubt that the flavors of the dye will reach the egg whites; and if they do, I doubt it will be very strong.

If you enjoyed this video check out the lovely Emmy’s channel on YouTube at emmymadeinjapan. She has fun videos where she tries food from all over the world, showcases Japanese candies, and even shows off her cooking skills with recipe videos.

Most of all enjoy your holiday and have fun finding eggs!

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Teardrop Luminaries Made of Wax

These plain, yet elegant luminaries are simply fantastic. They are simple to make, easy on the environment, not sharp if broken, and if one doesn’t turn out right you can simply remelt it and try again.

Wax Luminaries in Different ColorsIn addition to all of those wonderful attributes, they will fit into almost any decor; and are one of those little touches that can make a room come alive.

If you want to customize them up try adding some pressed flowers, ribbons, or other small decorations in-between the layers of wax as you’re coating the balloon.Experiment with other shades and tones of wax as well; you might just find something that fits perfectly into your decor.

Adding essential oils or scents are also a fun option if added right before dipping -especially if you plan to use real candles inside of them. I would hold off on adding a lot of scent however, as the oils might affect the hardness of the wax.

Glowing Wax LuminariesThe creator of the video suggests using tea lights, votives in votive holders, or battery powered candles withing these luminaries as they can be melted by too much heat, but if you want to release scents you’ve added a little heat is fine.

They also recommend using regular balloons instead of water balloons if you’re worried about the balloons popping before reaching the size you desire.

Happy crafting everyone!