DIY wall calendar ideas for the New Year
Easter is coming soon, it’s time for painting eggs. Let’s use natural dyes instead of artificial paints available in shops. Several vegetables and fruits contain easy dissolving and intensive pigments.
Add water and the required natural pain in a cooking pot. Boil it for 30 minutes then remove it from the heat. Add salt and 20% vinegar. When it is room-temperature, put boiled eggs in it. It’s practical to choose eggs with white shell, hues will be much clearer. The intensity of the color can be a bit affected by the time the eggs soaking in the coloring water. If they are ready, take them out and let them dry on a grill. The process above has to be done every time a new color is desired.
Since natural dyes are more unpredictable than chemicals, prepare ourselves that we won’t get exactly the expected result. Colors of the eggs in the same dying are not always similar also. Here are some natural dying materials and the effect colors, without limitation:
Spinach, parsley – light green
Coffee – light brown
Peel of onion – light orange
Red cabbage – light blue
Blueberry – blue
Beetroot, peel of red onion – soft pink
Saffron, turmeric, carrot – yellow
Red vine – light purple
Colors achieved this way are less intensive than those by artificial paints to which we might be accustomed. These pastel shades will look good in interiors with almost any style.