Laurie Tuchto from Art in Bloem shares her beautiful (and fabulously simple!) Amber Easter Egg colouring tradition.

DIY Amber Easter Eggs

Tools….you will require lots of yellow onion skins , white eggs, paper towel, twine or thread, scissors and a pot of water to boil your eggs in.

tip: Laurie starts collecting onion skins at Christmas. She places the skins in a paper bag and by Easter she has plenty to work with. (I am going to peel and roast a bunch of onions this weekend, just to get the skins!)

DIY Amber Easter Eggs

Lay two full sheets of paper towel, one on top of the other for strength, on your work surface. Next, take the onion skins and make a cradle to hold the egg. Use bigger pieces of onion skin as a vessel and place smaller shards of skin inside. The more texture of the onion skins will create a more textured and interesting design on your finished eggs.

DIY Amber Easter Eggs

Place an uncooked white egg in the center of your onion skin cradle. Cover the top and sides of the egg with smaller pieces of the onion skin. Then find a big piece of onion peel and cover the whole thing holding everything together. None of the egg should be showing.

DIY Amber Easter Eggs

Gently but firmly hold the egg covered in onion peel in one hand and start to roll the paper towel with the other. The paper towel should be rolled tightly around the onion egg. If the paper towel is firm around the egg, the end result will show a mosaic of textures and colours of amber and yellow. If the paper towel is not firm holding the onion skins against the egg, the end result will be less dramatic.

DIY Amber Easter Eggs

With twine or heavy thread, begin to wrap the egg. Leave the beginning strand longer so you can easily tie a not in the end. Wrap the egg completely with twine. (Wrap the twine up, down, sideways and diagonally) This also helps to to hold the onion skins against the egg while cooking and create a more dramatic egg. Tie a knot so the twine won’t unravel while cooking.

DIY Amber Easter Eggs

Place all of your eggs in luke warm water. Bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to a gentle boil and let the eggs simmer for 15 minutes.  The water will turn an amber colour. Drain the water and let the eggs sit for about half an hour.

DIY Amber Easter Eggs

The eggs will be very hot from the steam. Be careful when opening. You can also let the eggs sit in luke warm water for half an hour to help the eggs cool. With scissors, cut the twine and gently open your packages. Peel away the onion skin an enjoy each individual little piece of art.

DIY Amber Easter Eggs
DIY Amber Easter Eggs

Beautiful Amber Easter eggs!

Photography: Luca Ragogna

Vintage carnival glass in feature photo found at Castle & Park .

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