Finding time to get creative is absolutely vital to my well-being. Sometimes, when things get busy it requires a little ingenuity to make some creative time.
So this week, while listening to a podcast, I had the kitchen to myself and proceeded to make a huge mess. If anyone ever tells you that they decorated easter eggs without making a mess, simply don’t believe them.
To decorate Easter eggs using natural ingredients, you need to chop onions, and red cabbage, use beetroot juice, and maybe cook some spinach. All of this requires multiple pans, lots of steam, and boiling water, and then of course in the middle of this you need space to allow your eggs to dry without rolling onto the floor or touching each other.
Untidy and a tad chaotic, yes, but I loved every minute.
Here is the result. About 20 coloured eggs, some prettier than others, but who sit happily side by side, and work well as Easter table decoration.
I can’t give you any precise instructions for decorating these eggs, but rather I encourage you to have fun, experiment, and be prepared for mixed results.
You may have an advantage over me because I couldn’t find any white eggs. All of these eggs are light brown, to begin with. I have discovered that if you boil brown eggs with onions, then you can generally ‘rub off’ the brown with a household sponge. Don’t ask me why…
To get the pretty leaf patterns, I used parsley leaves and carrot leaves, slightly moistened, and then held in place with nylon tight. This gives a lighter leaf pattern on a coloured egg, or – if you use brown eggs in onions, and scrub them down after boiling – a darker leaf on a light background.
I’d love to know how you are decorating your Easter table this year, and whether you also are happy to make a mess in the kitchen for the sake of getting creative.