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An easy guide on dying eggs with onion skins, flowers and herbs! Botanical Easter art! 

Basket of Homemade Easter Eggs Naturally Dyed with Onion Skins, Flowers and Herbs

Easter Eggs Naturally Dyed with Onion Skins and Herbs

How to Dye Easter Eggs

The beauty of homemade Easter Eggs with onion skins wrapped in nylon stockings. The creativity and nostalgia of the good old days.

I honestly can’t even think of a better organic egg color than this. Beautiful, cool and healthy, onion skin dye takes the cake. Since this is an organic wholesome food bog I just can’t let you use the chemical filled egg dye kit from the drug store. At least not if you plan on actually eating the eggs.

Do you want to make the coolest Easter Eggs ever? Just color them with onion dye and use fun herbs and flowers as stencils to create unique and pretty botanical design. No two eggs will be exactly the same!

Carton of Homemade Easter Eggs Naturally Dyed with Onion Skins and FlowersMoss Basket with Naturally Colored Easter Eggs

You can actually use all kinds of cool stuff from nature to dye your eggs in different colors:

  • RED EGGS – I did red eggs by using both red beets + red onion skins.
  • GOLDEN MARBLED EGGS – I made this design by wrapping each egg in yellow onion skins as shown in the image below. You can also mix red and yellow onion skins for a golden red color.

White Basket with Homemade Easter Eggs in Onion Skins and Herbs

The Herb Stencils

To create different botanical designs you can use anything from chervil leaves, parsley, dill to flower petals, whole flowers or grasses. The possibilities are endless. Ferns, dill and lucky charms are my favorites, especially because with the lucky charms you can make hearts and even butterflies! Magical!

Eggs Wrapped in Yellow Onion Skins

Success Tip

Remember to soak the onion skins for a few hours or overnight to obtain that beautiful rich color. You can choose to also soak the prepared eggs with them to jumpstart the natural staining process, or just wait to add them to the boiling colored water. As you experiment with homemade Easter egg making, you will figure out your favorite process to accomplish your favorite colors.

Easter Eggs Wrapped in Nylon Stocking Boiling with Onion Skins

 How to Dye Easter Eggs

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Easter Eggs Naturally Dyed with Onion Skins

How to dye eggs with onion skins, flowers and herbs.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes


  • 1 dozen organic eggs
  • 3 c yellow onion skins mixed with red skins (packed)
  • 1 red beet -sliced (optional)
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 qt water
  • 1 c herbs for decoration
  • 1 nylon stocking


  • Cut the nylon stocking into 5 inch squares.
    Stick a couple of leaves or flowers on each egg with a drop of water, then wrap it gently in the nylon stocking and tie it at each end.
  • Add the the onion skins (+ beets if using) and the vinegar to a big pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the eggs to the boiling water one by one and boil for 8 to 10 minutes to your liking.
  • Allow to cool completely.
    At this point you can remove the eggs from the hot water or you may refrigerate them in the liquid overnight for a  deeper color.
  • Once cool enough to handle transfer each egg to a plate and cut the stocking with a pair of scissors . Discard the herbs and pat them dry with a paper towel. For extra shine you may rub them with a little olive or coconut oil.



For the marbled eggs design, wrap each egg in a few yellow onion skins, then wrap tightly in a nylon stalking. Boil in yellow onion dye following the above instructions, only just using yellow onion skins.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: European
Servings: 12
Author: Florentina

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  1. 5 stars
    Im from Latvia and we usualy color eggs naturally. Im glad that somewere else someone is coloring them the same, not using all the chemicals… You Made soo beutifull eggs! Happy easter! ❤