This is the third year I've experimented with dying Easter eggs using natural ingredients. You can see the results of my very first batch here.
This year I made the dye baths from some ingredients I haven't tried in the past. The top left corner is blueberries, bottom left is spinach, and the right is cranberries. Please pardon the messy stove - I have better things to do with my time than clean :)
After boiling down the ingredients, I let them cool, strained out the plant material, and added a couple tablespoons of vinegar. Clockwise from top left: spinach, cranberries, blueberries, and some pomegranate blueberry juice I had on hand.
I always use eggs that have been hollowed so I can give them as gifts and keep them from year to year. I had planned on using these eggs for another project, which is why they have extra large holes - but I never got around to making anymore so I just went with it.
I wrapped the eggs in bits of lace trim and also plant material that I secured by wrapping the entire egg in nylon.
Here are the results from left to right: Spinach, cranberries, pomegranate blueberry juice, blueberries, turmeric, blueberries, cranberries.
The blueberries definitely made the darkest and most vibrant dye, and the turmeric came out pretty nice as well.
I was surprised at how light the spinach dye turned out, but I found that you need heck of a lot of spinach to get a good green color.