Natural + Crafty Easter DIY


There is something subtly swoony about the soft hue that naturally dyed Easter eggs achieve.  Both eco-conscious and inexpensive, this homespun DIY approach to dying eggs uses natural ingredients like cabbage, beets and turmeric.


I chose to offset these palest of pastel tones by using a super simple fine tip sharpie to draw directly onto the eggs. Get crafty with a variety of swirls or geometric shapes (arrows, x’s, dots, lines, circles, hearts, zig zag’s) in repetition. Have fun and get creative with these – you can even play with writing a loved ones name, a sweet message, or a baby face  – skies the limit!


Your little ones will adore these sweet little egg babies – all tucked away in bed dreaming of Peter Cottontail on Easter Morning!

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Naturally Dyed

Easter Eggs

  • Yellow Natural Food Dye

    3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

    2 teaspoons turmeric or 2 pinches saffron threads

    Bring 3 cups water to a boil; add vinegar and turmeric or saffron. Let steep for 10 minutes. Add eggs and let steep in solution for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours.

  • Pink Natural Food Dye

    2 medium beets, coarsely grated

    1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

    Combine beets, vinegar, and 3 cups water. Simmer for 30 minutes, then strain into a large bowl. Let eggs steep in solution for 30 minutes for a delicate light pink, or up to 4 hours for a deeper red.

  • Purple / Blue Natural Food Dye

    2 cups chopped red cabbage

    1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

    Combine cabbage, vinegar, and 1 qt. water. Simmer for 30 minutes; strain into a large bowl. Steep eggs in water for at least 30 minutes. Different cabbages will yield different shades.

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