Easter eggs, whether edible or purely decorative, give everyone a chance to show off their creativity. Here are a few tips for making your decorating extravaganza go smoothly and your eggs more beautiful than ever.
Get creative and crafty and repurpose bits and leftover pieces of material you already have and have a great time!
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We plant gardens for food, health, and beauty. But did you know that many plants yield natural dyes for yarn, fiber, and fabric as well? The truth is that humans have been borrowing nature’s colors for thousands of years. This concept is back in vogue as it opens up a whole new world for many – especially those who value organic practices.
Botanical dyes are earth-friendly, biodegradable renewable resources. Crafters are also drawn to them because natural plant dyes produce hues that are much more complex than their synthetic counterparts. Color doesn’t stop at flower petals. Depending on the species, it can also be found in other parts of the plant, such as leaves, stems, roots, and fruits.
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Natural pigments—those obtained from plants, animals, and minerals—have been used since prehistoric times. They’ve transcended history and even been used to create some of the most iconic paintings from the likes of Raphael, Matisse, and other prominent painters.
Though the use of these types of hues died down after the invention of synthetic and petroleum-based pigments were introduced, many artists still prefer to work with these naturally dyed colors as they’re environmentally-friendly and free of harmful toxins.
Invaluable created a fun, informative infographic that details some DIY projects you can create using natural pigments. Choose from painting, staining wood, or dying fabric below!
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