Onion Dyed Easter Eggs

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This article was submitted by my mother, Marie. Marie lives in the midwest, loves to garden, and is a first time writer for DIY and Dinosaurs!


Onion Dyed Easter Eggs

When I was in my forties I came across an article in a magazine that showed me how to dye eggs with onion skins. It looked like a neat idea so I tried it out for myself and the outcome was awesome! Here we are, quite a few years later and I found myself eager to try them again and share it with you, of course. The instructions are pretty simple – I think you’ll be impressed with these naturally dyed eggs too.

Onion Dyed Easter Eggs

You Will Need:

  • Eggs
  • Onion skins – brown or red
  • Old hosiery cut into 5-6 inch lengths
  • Pan
  • Water
  • 2 Tablespoons of vinegar

Wet your onion skins in a bowl of water so that they are easier to work with.

Onion Dyed Easter Eggs

Twist tie one end of the stocking; turn it inside out.

Onion Dyed Easter Eggs

Onion Dyed Easter Eggs

Wrap the egg in pieces of the wet onion skin so it is completely covered.

Onion Dyed Easter Eggs

Put your hand in the stocking, grab covered egg, and turn the stocking inside out as you hold the egg.

Onion Dyed Easter Eggs

Twist tie the open end to seal the stocking.

Onion Dyed Easter Eggs

Repeat with all of your eggs.

Put the eggs in the pan and add enough water to cover them. Add vinegar and bring to a boil; boil for 10 minutes. Cool and untie.

Onion Dyed Easter Eggs

Onion Dyed Easter Eggs

Take a stab at your own onion dyed Easter eggs and let us know how they turned out in the comments below. Each one is a unique surprise which makes them all the more fascinating! Add an optional shine to the cooled eggs with some vegetable oil and set out on display. These were wonderful when I made them way back when and they are just as great now, I’m sure you will love them too!

Looking for more Easter ideas? Check out what we did with plastic eggs, rope, succulents, and dirt cups!

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