I hope this is worthy of the Grand Finale of Eggs ~
inspired by Martha Stewart.
We tried her natural dye technique using boiled red cabbage.
And man, did my house STINK last night!
Just imagine the smells of boiled cabbage, boiled eggs, and vinegar~all in one! My kids about died! :)
Just so you know, I did try some of the boiled red cabbage, and with salt- it really isn't that bad!
It's worth the stink...because the color of the eggs is fantastic! Way more beautiful than any artificial dye!
We placed our blown out cabbage dyed eggs into a glass dome with a little scenery we made ~ that was inspired by Williams and Sonoma. We saw their glass jars on their website and we knew we wanted to try making them!
To dye the eggs, first cut and boil the cabbage in two quarts of water for about 30 minutes.
After draining and removing the boiled cabbage, you are left with the most beautiful bluish/purple color!
Martha said to add 4 TB. salt and 4 TB. vinegar. Add your eggs. I dyed both boiled and blown eggs. To get the rich dark blue color, you have to soak overnight!
We used an 8" grapevine wreath for the nest.
We went into my backyard to gather most of the twigs. All of my shrubs are budding and are so pretty! I know that after a week the buds will wither away, but hey- we can enjoy it now!
We added a few fake flowers
one blue butterfly.
We twisted and wrapped, and wove. I think I know how a bird feels after making this! :)
I also splurged on this glass dome!
Hobby Lobby had all glassware 50% off, I couldn't resist!
And there you go....5 Days of Inspired by Martha... Eggs!
we are tired!
I think it's time for a very long vacation from EGGS!!!