How to Make All-Natural and Farmhouse Dyed Easter Eggs

3 Materials
1 Day
Whether you are into the farmhouse look or want a more natural way to dye your Easter eggs (especially if you are eating them), this is an easy to follow how-to. Traditional dyes for Easter eggs have harmful chemicals. They can be absorbed through your child’s skin, or even ingested if you eat the eggs. This version is designed to be more eco-friendly and all-natural. I’m giving you many different options for colors.
First, let’s start with what doesn’t work. I dove into this project researching the articles already out there, and tried to be as creative as I could on my own. Think = things that stain.  While these food products are the kings and queens of stubborn stains, shockingly, they did not work on the eggs: grape juice, wine or chlorella.

On a separate note, I didn’t have a chance to try tea bags, carrots, or cabbage.

Below are the colors that I tried that actually worked. My favorites are the cherries, onion skins, and turmeric.
Distilled white vinegar – use 1 TBSP per 2 cups water
4 Cup Glass Measuring Cup
Glass Jars – wide mouth Mason Jars are the best
Tongs – ones with soft ends are the best
Coloring food products
These instructions are for any food (think berries, onion skins, etc) and powders (paprika, turmeric, etc).
  1. Gather several saucepans (you will probably want several going at once) and place them on the stove.
  2. Add 2.5 cups of water to the saucepan.
  3. Add 1 cup of food or 2 TBSP powder into the saucepan.
  4. Bring to just a boil and then lower the heat to low.
  5. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Place a strainer over a large glass measuring cup. For powders, skip this step.
  8. Pour the liquid into the strainer into the cup.
  9. Once the liquid is in the measuring cup, pour it into your mason jar.
  10. Add 1 TBSP vinegar
  11. Let the liquid come to room temperature.
  12. With tongs, gently place 2 eggs into the mason jar.
  13. Let the eggs sit in the liquid for a minimum of 2 hours. You can even let them sit overnight.
  14. You can reuse the liquid for the next 2 eggs.
  15. With tongs, gently remove the eggs and place on paper towels to dry off.
Store in the refrigerator.
That’s it my friend! Have an Easter egg hunt, set them out for decoration, add them to your child’s Easter basket, or consider them breakfast.
Want to see the entire tutorial, and all of the color options? Click on the link below and head over to the blog article!
Suggested materials:
  • Food
  • Saucepan
  • Vinegar
Holly Bertone | Pink Fortitude
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Frequently asked questions
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  2 questions
  • Mary lu Mary lu on Apr 07, 2020

    why not just add the spice or whatever to the water that you boil the eggs in? wouldn't that save a step? I know it works for onions, not sure about the others, haven't tried them yet.

  • Jaqiscute Jaqiscute on Apr 07, 2020

    Can you explain number #3 in detail please.

    im not quite understanding.

    Thank You


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