How to Dye Easter Eggs the Natural Way

This year I made natural dye eggs using onions skin but I will show you next days. If you haven’t prepared the Easter eggs yet, here are some great ideas for naturally dyed eggs:

naturally dyed eggs

 Before heading out to the store to purchase the typical Easter egg dyes take a look in your pantry and refrigerator. You’d be surprised at the number of items you may already have on hand that will easily and naturally dye your Easter eggs. A variety of spices, vegetables and fruits will transform your eggs into hues of pinks, blues, purples, browns and yellows: turmeric, purple cabbage, yellow onion skins, blueberries, coffee and tea. {text and photo source: toscareno.com}

naturally dyed Easter eggsphoto credit: Toni Senory

What you’ll need:

  • White eggs. (Brown eggs don’t absorb dye as readily.)
  • An array of leaves and flowers. (Thin materials, like many flower petals, won’t leave a distinct outline, but the result is lovely anyway.)
  • Old stalkings, cheesecloth or coffee filters.
  • Rubber bands or string.
  • An array of natural materials for dying, like papery onion skins (raid your grocery store’s onion bin, or inquire with its produce manager), blueberries (fresh or frozen), red cabbage, beets and their tops, coffee, hibiscus tea, spices (turmeric, saffron, chili powder, etc.), pomegranate juice, citrus peels and the like.
  • Lots of pots, bowls and towels.

Read for Tips and Guidelines here.

blue dyed eggs yellow dyed eggsphoto credit: apartmenttherapy.com

naturally pink dyed eggsphoto credit: indulgy.com

easter eggsphoto credit: Megan

  • Pink/red: 1 beet (peeled and diced) or 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Yellow: 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Browns: Tea, coffee, or onion skins
  • Purple/blue: 1 cup Blueberries or blackberries (red cabbage can work also)
  • Green: Torn spinach, 1-2 bags green tea, or mix the blue and yellow dyes
  • Read the method here.

easter eggs (2)photo credit: colourmehappy.typepad.com

oua vopsite naturalphoto credit: decostyle.mayra.ro

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2 responses to “How to Dye Easter Eggs the Natural Way

  1. Oh, they are so pretty! I love natural dyes! I used them last year and this evening we’ll be coloring the eggs naturally again :)

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