Easter eggs are a thing of beauty, especially when done the old Swiss way. My mom's side of the family is from Switzerland. Her grandfather came across the plains in a handcart. She grew up coloring her Easter eggs in this way, as have we. Pas is for wimps. This method takes great skill and artistic skills.
Step 1: Gather interesting shaped weeds, plants and flowers. You will want a wide variety. You never know what is going to work the best. A couple of flowers that never fail are mums and daisies.
Step 2: Take a raw egg and tie your plants to the egg with thread. Make sure you secure the leaves well.
Step 3: Add as many leaves and flowers as desired, but leave some white parts showing and tie them securely (don't worry about using too much thread, the dye get under it). Wrap all the eggs you want colored and set aside.
Step 4: (you have actually started this step ahead of time) Have a large pot of brown onion skins boiling on the stove until the water is a dark brown. Carefully place your wrapped eggs deep into the pot, covering them with water and skins.
Step 5: Put a lid on the pot and bring to a boil and then boil the eggs for 20 mins. Then carefully find your eggs and remove them from the pot and place them in a sink filled with cold water.
Step 6: Carefully unwrap the thread and remove the plants and flowers.
Step 7: If you want to shine them up a bit, put a little vegetable oil on a paper towel and rub your eggs with it. Behold your eggs!