Marbled Easter Eggs Made With Natural Onion Peel Dye

9 Materials
1 Hour

See the complete Tutorial (link below)

Learn how easy it is to make an All Natural Easter Egg Dye using only Onion Skins and Vinegar.

Simply simmering your eggs in the onion dyebath gives you a lovely, warm brown shade.

However, I am going to take this tutorial a step further and show you how to make awesome and unique Marbled Easter Eggs. So, start saving your Onion Skins! You will need quite a few.


– Raw Eggs (White)

– Onion Skins (lots)

– Scrap Fabric

– Thread

– Scissors

– Small Pot

– Water

– White Vinegar

– Stove

Wrap the Eggs for Dyeing

To begin, cut the fabric into squares, one piece of fabric per egg.

Lay a piece of fabric on one hand. Add a bunch of onion peels then place an egg in the center. Add more onion peels and carefully wrap the fabric around the egg.

Tie it in a bundle making sure there is good contact between the egg and the peels.

Place onion skins on the fabric

Lay the egg on the onion skins

Wrap the fabric around the egg

Secure the bundle with thread

Now, repeat the entire wrapping process with the rest of your eggs.

Carefully, place your wrapped eggs in the water, making sure they are completely covered.

Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the eggs to cool completely.

Simmer the onion skin Easter Eggs for about 15 minutes

Unwrap the Dyed Easter Eggs

Now comes the fun part … unwrapping your marbled eggs!

Aren’t they beautiful? What’s more, you can even make your onion skin Easter Eggs shiny by rubbing them with a bit of oil.

Also, since you are using an all natural dye, the eggs are perfectly edible. Just make sure to store them in the refrigerator.

These colorful eggs also make beautiful Easter table decorations.

Enjoy 🙂


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Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • S
    on Mar 18, 2021

    How much vinegar? What are the instructions for using the vinegar? Sounds like a really fun project. Thx!

    • S
      on Mar 24, 2021

      Thanks to all for taking the time to answer.

  • S
    on Mar 19, 2021

    How much water does the 1/2 cup of white vinegar require...ratio of water to vinegar?

    Thx again, Sandy

    • Sandra L Warren
      Sandra L Warren
      on Mar 24, 2021

      I have been doing these for 30+ years and have only done them with water.

  • Katina Crystal Johnson
    Katina Crystal Johnson
    on Mar 24, 2021

    Would you get a red color, using red onions?

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  • Dawn
    on Apr 8, 2021

    Hi, just wanted to say that this has been a family tradition for decades in my family, as this is a Latvian way of making Easter eggs, with a more involved process, and it never ceases to amaze me with the designs!

  • Mavis
    7 days ago

    This has also been our family tradition for years and after we wrap them in pieces of nylon stockings remanents, we drop them into glasses of colour and then unwrap them, and they are like marbalized jewels. Everyone loves them.

    Any white areas are coloured between the onion colours.

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