I am back today with our Easter table and a quick tutorial on how to dye eggs naturally. As much as I enjoy looking at Easter table inspiration filled with the newest plates, napkins, table runners, and bunny decorations, it is not viable for us to splurge on new stuff every season and every holiday. I still aim for mixing things up every year and enjoy getting creative, but the older I get, the more frugal and intentional I have become about deciding what is coming into our home. We are hosting Easter brunch every year and when I was thinking about this year's table, instead of thinking of what I would like to purchase, I thought of what we already have in abundance. One thing that is overflowing on our homestead is chicken eggs. We currently have 17 hens and 3 roosters, and the hens lay about 10 eggs a day. Our 7 year son has a little business of his own and sells the eggs at our local coop but we still have lots of eggs to share and use for crafts. Here is a quick tutorial on how to dye eggs naturally with ingredients from the kitchen.
To dye the eggs blue, simply bring to a boil 1 cup of crushed blueberries and 3 cups of water. Remove from heat, strain blueberry mixture in a fine wire mesh sieve and let it cool. Add 6 tablespoons of vinegar and submerge the eggs (I let mine sit overnight) until desired color is reached.
To dye the eggs yellow, bring to a boil 2 tablespoons of turmeric and 3 cups of water. Remove from heat and let it cool. Add 6 tablespoons of vinegar and submerge the eggs (I let mine sit overnight) until desired color is reached.
After I let all the eggs dry for a few hours, I nestled them in some bunny rabbit ears made out of folded ticking napkins. For the dishware, I simply used flea market ironstone plates and utensils that I already owned and mixed them with beautiful bee glasses I bought 2 years ago.
For the table centerpiece, I put some daffodils, ironstone tureens, and beeswax candles on a blue ticking table runner.
I also had fun printing our Easter brunch menu on a bunny cutout I made in less than 10 minutes.
Voilà! A simple, quick, and inexpensive Easter table that set me back only $7.00, which was the cost of the daffodils at our local grocery store. I will enjoy the flowers for a week or two and then I will plant the bulbs in our landscape and enjoy these daffodils again next year.
I hope you enjoyed a little bit of Easter inspiration today… I wish you all a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter!
With love and gratitude,