Poppy’s Pagan Planning Ostara (3)

we have sad news on our front. Our traditional Egg day has been postponed. Mom started the tradition years ago with her dear friend J who happens to be Ukrainian. Sadly J had to fly to the east coast to take care of her mother whose health was not well. Her Mother does seem to be doing better which is great news and so postponing Egg day, doesn’t seem so bad. 

On the other hand I thought I still might invite a few people over and we can try dying eggs in non Ukraine ways. So I have been looking around at other ways to dye eggs.

There is the tie option

Source: ourbestbites.com via Poppy on Pinterest

Or one that I think looks very fun the leaf/ plant option.

Source: duitang.com via Poppy on Pinterest

of course those can be made to be any color.

Source: ecocrazymom.com via Kristen Jill on Pinterest

By the way all of those colors were made with natural dyes. I followed the link through to Eco Crazy Mom and she has a fantastic list of how to make all the colors.

There are always doodle eggs

Source: alisaburke.blogspot.com via Poppy on Pinterest

Or watercolor

Source: alisaburke.blogspot.com via Poppy on Pinterest

or marbleized eggs.

Source: marthastewart.com via Poppy on Pinterest

So many choices. Which one is your favorite?

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9 thoughts on “Poppy’s Pagan Planning Ostara (3)

  1. I love marbelizing the eggs but you have to be so careful it doesn’t turn into mud coloured eggs.

  2. Reblogged this on Adventures and Musings of a Hedgewitch and commented:
    I want to try the tie and leaf

  3. I did the leaf one last year for Easter (I like to have as many holidays as possible, so I do my egg dying for Easter) and they turned out super awesome.

    By the way, for the dyes, the best I tried were red cabbage or beets. Blueberries make a muddy blue colour, tumeric gives a pretty neat yellow, red onions make a bit of a weird blue as well, and I know we made green eggs, but I forget how.

    That marbling idea is really neat – if you want to dye the EGG itself (which totally grosses ME out) boil the egg in regular water first, crack it’s shell like if you were gonna peel it, and pop it into a vat of dye (natural, of course). Then when you peel the shell, the egg itself is marbled. Some people might be alright with it, but it turned my stomach, lol.

    I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them, Sam I Am.

    • lol I saw those and I probably will post them next week so watch out. I don’t want to say I made people ill from reading my blog. any tips on the leaf ones that we should know?

      • Hmm, just that to use either a nylon or some cheesecloth and wrap them REALLY tightly. I had a couple come loose, and the pattern doesn’t work as well then.

        Also, cilantro leaves worked awesomely.

  4. Today it is my turn for the spooky clairvoyant friend moment! I began dying eggs with tea and black walnut hulls for a celebration this weekend! pics soon,
    Meanwhile, this is totally inspiring. Thank-a-rooney!

  5. Tara Janisch

    I”m really interested in the leaf one – but I can’t seem to find the directions for it! Can you help?

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