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How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

It’s almost Easter, my spring Christmas but without the presents.

This year I’m having a go at dyeing eggs naturally using spices and vegetable juices for a pre-Easter kiddie party. I’ve been walking around with red and purple hands and for the love of all things shiny I couldn’t get my eggs pink. There was supposed to be at least one pink egg in the photos but alas. I’m going to try radishes and raspberries over the next few days because I will have a pink egg eventually!

The principals are quite simple. You mix water, vinegar and salt with either spices or vegetable juices and you let your white (hard boiled) eggs soak in it. If you want darker blue or purple eggs you should use brown eggs and you’ll have to soak the eggs for a longer period. For example turmeric with brown eggs will give you green eggs. It’s so much fun!

I got to lay the table with all these cute new Dille & Kamille goodies especially for kids. I absolutely love the colouring placemats and the crocheted egg cosies. There’s a ton more to pick from to lay a beautiful table.

This post is sponsored by Dille & Kamille a brand I use and love. All words and images are my own.


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  • D. Suiter
    06/04/2017 at 11:51

    Hello. Martha Stewart posted an article on dyeing eggs naturally (Martha Stewart Living, April 1998). The article contained the following recipe for pink: place 4 cups chopped beets, 1 quart water, 2 tablespoons white vinegar in a pot, bring to a boil, reduce the heat, simmer for 30 minutes, strain, soak eggs in room temperature solution for thirty minutes. In addition recipes for other colours are also given. Hope that this helps.

    • yvestown
      06/04/2017 at 12:33

      Thanks for the feedback!! I’ve tried Martha’s version as you described but it’s not working!!! I’ll keep trying 😉

      • D. Suiter
        06/04/2017 at 14:50

        So sorry to hear it’s not working. Better Homes and Gardens offers another recipe for pink using either amaranth flowers or the skins of avocados. Go to Another site suggested using full strength cranberry juice. Best of luck.

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