Ideas for Natural Easter Egg Dye

by | Apr 2023

Red Easter eggs, dyed with onion, in a vintage ceramic bowl. Selective focus.


Contributor Kate Doubler shares her process for dying eggs with onion skins, a project she did with her family. “So much fun, and honestly, some of the most beautiful eggs we have ever created,” she says.

Onion Dyed Eggs
  • white eggs (You can either blow out the eggs’ whites and yolks or boil them as-is and get very hard-boiled eggs out of the process.)
  • red onion skins (Keep them as big as possible.)
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • rubber bands
  • cheesecloth

Peel the onion, and wrap each egg in onion skin, covering the entire egg. Wrap the covered egg in cheesecloth, and carefully secure it with a rubber band. Lower the wrapped egg into boiling water. Add 2 Tbsp. of vinegar to the water. Boil for 20 minutes. Remove the eggs, and let cool
completely. Unwrap, and enjoy.

Kate Doubler of Deephaven is a mom of five, a nurse and online health influencer. Find more at


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