Egg Dying Tricks for Ostara

I’m ready to dye some eggs this year and I want to step up my game from the basic egg dyeing kit. Here’s some tips and tricks I’ve found.

Natural Dyes

Not crazy about chemicals? Here are a couple of videos talking about natural dyes:

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Ukranian Eggs

Want to take on more elaborate degigns? Give Ukranian egg decorating a try!

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About Star Foster

Polytheistic Wiccan initiated into the Ravenwood tradition, she has many opinions. Some of them are actually useful.

  • Atheris

    You were talking about dying eggs blood red.  I like that idea, but how exactly so you so that?

  • Ywendragoneye

    Not able to access Youtube, so I don’t know if I will be repeating what is already available, but here goes. I use red cabbage each year to dye eggs. Slice the red cabbage and put it in a big pot, fill with water and add a couple of tablespoons of white vinegar. Nestle the eggs in the cabbage, submerging completely. Bring to a boil and boil for ten minutes. Put the whole pot in the fridge over night. The next morning, you will have beautiful robin-egg blue eggs with white mottling where the cabbage was touching each egg. Not red eggs - but these are the most gorgeous dyed eggs I have ever seen!  

  • Vader was Framed

    I use silk ties and shirts to dye eggs for Ostara.

  • lesley

    Take your eggshell, wrap it in a pure silk square with a chosen pattern .  Wrap the whole egg and silk in another plain white piece of cotton.  Imerse in vinegar and water and boil for 10 mins.  When cool unwrap egg and wyou will have a beautiful patterned egg!