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Polish-Inspired Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Designs

by Ryan

Colorful & Natural Easter Egg Designs


The Polish have many different styles of Easter egg designs. One type is the kraszanki (sometimes called malowanki or byczki). They are made by boiling an egg in a decoction of plants or other natural products. The color of kraszanka depends on the kind of product used.

Here are some suggestion I found online for natural dye colors:

    • brown: onion peels;
    • black: oak or alder bark or the nutshell of walnut;
    • golden: the bark of young apple tree or the marigold flower;
    • violet: petals of the mallow flower;
    • green: shoots of young rye or leaves of periwinkle;
    • pink: the juice of beet.

We tried out this idea and added some touches with Egg Coloring Kit in your Tinselbox. I tried three different types of natural herbs and veggies.

Easter Egg Designs

Rosemary – I hoped it would turn the eggs red. When I boiled it in the past it turned the water – blood red. I added some vinegar to the water and the rosemary and eggs as well. The end result was far from red – it was a light olive with very pretty spotting.

Easter Egg Designs

Easter Egg Designs

Red Cabbage – This I thought would create a red dyed Easter egg design as well. The water was purple and the eggs were not changing a bit. I then added vinegar – the water turned a blue color and the eggs did nothing. But once I pulled out the eggs – they then dried with the water on them and created come beautiful blue rings.

Easter Egg Designs

Beets – well the online suggestion were right – it was pink. I took the beets after cooking and set them on the eggs on a plate so that the juices would drip and dry on the eggs – and a beautiful pink appeared.

Easter Egg Designs

To fill in the space between the dripped dried colors, I used the gold and black makers to created a one-of-a-kind design.

Easter Egg Designs

For more Easter egg designs, see our Mexican Confetti Egg Craft.

Easter Egg Designs

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STEPHANIE February 18, 2017 - 5:52 pm

So pretty. I’d want to keep them year round. 🙂

Cate February 20, 2017 - 4:43 pm

These are gorgeous! You’ve made me want to decorate Easter Eggs this year. Bookmarked. 🙂

Amanda @ The Kolb Corner February 24, 2017 - 6:46 am

Very pretty! The blue rings are probably my favorite–also love the one that looks cracked. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

Leslie February 25, 2017 - 6:08 am

Hi! I’m one of the co-hosts from the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Up. This idea is so pretty! My son is a teenager now and he’s far passed wanting to dye eggs with me so this year I think i’ll try these gorgeous eggs myself! I love them so much. Thank you for sharing!

Angie ~ ambient wares February 25, 2017 - 10:48 am

Those are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us at Funtastic Friday! Pinning

Beverly February 25, 2017 - 6:38 pm

These eggs are so lovely. You did a great job.
Thanks for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope you come back next week so I can stop by again.

Karee February 25, 2017 - 9:14 pm

I always love new egg dying techniques. I’ll have to try some of these!

BonBon February 26, 2017 - 7:31 pm

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Maria February 27, 2017 - 2:18 pm

We are so excited. Thank you so much for choosing us.

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