Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs


Are you planning on dyeing some Easter Eggs this year? I’ve found several sites that show how you can use natural ingredients as dyes for your eggs–fruits, veggies, herbs, and spices like blueberries, oranges, red and yellow onions, paprika, and much more! I haven’t tried any of these yet, but I thought I’d go ahead and share some helpful links with you! Above, the photo of these pretty pastel-colored eggs is from Better Homes and Gardens–see instructions here at


You need to check out these naturally dyed eggs at the blog Dreamy Whites–they are beautiful and so is the blog!


At Your Homebased Mom, you’ll find out how to create dyes that produce these soft earthy colors–such great shades! See instructions here at


Here’s a nice variety of soft colors from–visit her blog for how-to’s here.


If you’re wanting colors that are a little more vivid, you’ll find tips at A Few Short Cuts.

gt_dyeeegs01_m_xl also has instructions for dyeing eggs naturally–look at those rich colors!

Have you tried dyeing eggs with natural ingredients? Do you prefer using natural or regular dyes?


23 thoughts on “Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

    1. nancyc Post author

      You’re welcome, Shari! I want to try out the natural dyes, too–not sure if I’ll have time this year, but this post will help me remember to try it! 🙂


  1. Linda DuBos

    One year I dyed yellow onion skin eggs with my Camp Fire girls. The girls picked tiny ferns and we laid them on the egg and then slipped the egg on a portion of the leg of a cut up panty hose and secured the ends

    After dying the eggs were a gorgeous reddish brown. The place where the fern was turned a soft cream. Then we rubbed the eggs with vegetable oil. They remain my favorite dyed eggs of all time. I started taking the loose onion skins well before Easter so we’d have enough. The grocery store was happy I was cleaning up the onion bin. A win win for both of us.


    1. nancyc Post author

      Those eggs sound beautiful, Linda! Thanks for sharing how you and the girls made them! 🙂 It’s so nice to be able to use natural things like onion skins for dye!


  2. Nancy

    I’ve always wanted to try natural dyes…love the variety you’ve shared here, Nancy. Some of those colors are absolutely gorgeous!



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