WATCH: How to Make Naturally-Dyed Easter Eggs

This simple video results in a classic, gilded look

April 12, 2017

It's that time of year again! Time to decorate those eggs, and lucky for you we have one really creative, natural way to dye your Easter eggs. The trick is to "stain" your eggs with the oils from a yellow onion. Then, you dye the eggs as you would normally. The result is a classic, gilded look.


  1. Bring a pot of water to a gentle simmer.
  2. Submerge the onion skins in the simmering water for 10 seconds to soften.
  3. Wrap the onion skins around the raw eggs and secure them with the rubber bands. 
  4. Gently lower the soft-wrapped eggs into the simmering water and leave them there for 20 minutes to cook the eggs.
  5. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon. Drain and cool. 
  6. Carefully unwrap the eggs and set pat them dry.
  7. Dip the eggs into the prepared dye to add color. 


  • Yellow onions
  • Raw eggs
  • Small rubber bands
  • Large pot filled with water
  • Prepared dye