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Egg Dyeing Recipes & a quick giveaway

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Natural, speckled Easter eggs are so beautiful. You can make your own dyes from common household ingredients. So much prettier and more natural looking than the boxed dyes.

Use these all-natural dye recipes made from household ingredients to create Easter eggs in beautifully subdued shades. Leave eggs soaking in the dye in the refrigerator overnight for the richest colors.


1 cup pickled beet juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar


1 cup grape juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar


1 cup strong coffee and 1 tablespoon vinegar


Cut 1/4 head of red cabbage into chunks. Add cabbage to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove cabbage with a slotted spoon.


Mix 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 cup water. Bring to room temperature. Remove blueberries.

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Cut 1 medium beet into chunks. Add beet to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove beets.


Remove the peel from 1 orange. Add peel to 4 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 tablespoons vinegar. Let cool to room temperature. Remove orange peel.

 H-E-B grocery stores contacted me and asked if I wanted to give out a $20 gift card to one of my readers. Of course, I do! 
So —  If you would like to be entered to win, just leave me a comment on this post. I will pick a winner tomorrow night — Friday — at midnight, and you will have your gift card in time to shop for Easter dinner.
Check out their website – HEB has all sorts of great recipes and tips to help with your Easter celebration!
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And speaking of giveaways, if you would like a chance to win a $60 personalized soldered necklace from Sodderbug, click HERE. This giveaway also ends Friday night at midnight.
Have a great night!!


  1. Ann Marie | white house, black shutters says:

    Thanks again for this post, Jen! I just shared it with my readers. :)

    Have a blessed Easter!

  2. American Mum says:

    I tried out your recipes. Thanks! Here's how mine turned out: http://americanmum.blogspot.com/2010/04/you-actually-thought-i-would-eat-them.html

  3. Hmm, I just bought egg dye, but these are so pretty! I may give this a shot next week :)

  4. 3C Crafts says:

    What a great giveaway! I'm a follower now. Thanks!

  5. Beehive Cottage says:

    Hi, Great ideas. I tried using onion skins one year. They turned out very nature-looking (brown, beige, tan, yellow) & mottled.
    Love your blog!
    Smiles, Debbie

  6. Thanks for the egg dying ideas!! I like them – I definitely want to give them a shot – if not this year, then next year.

  7. Jenny Denbow says:

    Thanks for this post. I was just thinking of natural ways to dye eggs. And I love HEB!

  8. ~Lavender Dreamer~ says:

    How great! Thanks Jen! ♥

  9. Miss Anne says:

    i am in LOVE with these colors!

    guess what i'm doing this weekend???? beets and blueberries here i come!


  10. This came at a good time…my girls and I love to color eggs! Thanks, Jen!

  11. What a great idea! Way better than the chemicals seeping in from the boxed kits!

  12. AM from White House, Black Shutters says:

    Thanks for the recipes, I was wondering if there was a more natural alternative but haven't looked yet! Saved me some digging ;)

    -Ann Marie

  13. Christine says:

    I love HEB! I hope I win!

  14. samantha says:

    We will be trying these this year. Very fun!

  15. Thank you so much for the egg dye recipes. We have been looking for something different! Hope I have time to try them out!


  16. Mommy of Two 24/7 says:

    Jen- My kids are looking over my shoulder as I type this to you and can't wait to make both the fabric eggs *and* the dyed ones for Easter! :)

    I sent you a link to my giveaway via e-mail, but not sure if it worked. :/ Here it is again for you just in case. :)

    Thank you again for checking out my blog! :)



  17. Ana Paula@ Get Craftin says:

    Pick me! I love giveaways!!

  18. Great! You are a giveaway diva!

  19. I didn't realize HEB existed anywhere other than here in Texas. :o) Who doesn't love the meal deals??

  20. Miller Racing Family says:

    Great tips. I will have to try them when we dye eggs this week. I love the country living eggs that you showed.
    Hope you have a great day!

  21. Wow thanks for the info! I can't wait to try this!

  22. handbags*n*pigtails says:

    Ok that was supposed to say "Love THE DYE-ing techniques. Sometimes my hands write faster than my brain can think:)

  23. handbags*n*pigtails says:

    Love teh sye-ing ideas, thanks! And thanks for another giveaway chance:)

  24. Kristen Andrews says:

    love the pb eggs too!

  25. Randi Giddens says:

    Absolutely LOVE your website. I come by everyday to check for new ideas to bring in the wonderful Spring weather. Love that you do give- aways. Such a great idea.

  26. I'm starring these egg recipes for when we dye next week. Of course I'd love to win an HEB card! We're there a couple times a week and that would help!

  27. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    Some of those natural dyeing tips are way easier than I thought they would be! I may have to try out a few this year!

  28. Thanks for the egg dye tips. I love HEB, so hope I win!

  29. Great tips for egg dying Jen! I'll have to bookmark them for next year. Doubt we will be doing too much egg dying this year, but I could be wrong!

  30. heb! jackpot! :)

  31. Jennifer says:

    Love the natural dyed egg recipes!! Thanks for posting those!
    And of course I would love an HEB gift card :)

  32. Oh, we are going to be in a town with an HEB this summer! I am so excited.

  33. Oh, we are going to be in a town with an HEB this summer! I am so excited.

  34. Sweet. Thanks for the great giveaway!


    zekks at yahoo dot com

  35. Great natural dye ideas. Thanks for the tip!

  36. carlisle clan conversation... says:

    Love HEB, I currently have four family members who work there & four additional family members who previously worked there. My sister met her hubby there actually!

  37. Madry Family says:

    Thanks for the comments on my blog!! I never win anything but would love to win something from your cute blog:)

  38. Liz @ Sugarplum Creations says:

    Those eggs are gorgeous! We will have to try that :)

  39. the thrifty ba says:

    i never heard of natural dyes…cool!

  40. I am so going to use these dyes. Thank you. THank you!

  41. Ry and Ally says:

    I'd love to win! Love HEB thank you!!

  42. Bryan and Ashlan says:

    Love HEB!! That's where we do all our grocery shopping, would love to win. :)

  43. I think I will try these dyes, I don't really like the ones you buy…

  44. Mary Ellen says:

    Thanks for the recipes on the natural dyes! They are so pretty!

    Wish I could enter your giveaway but we don't have HEB stores here! :(

  45. This is a great one to win! Just in time for Easter:)

  46. Love, love, love the natural dye recipes – thank you so much!!!

  47. Love H-E-B and those eggs!!!! You are such an inspiration to me!! Hugs!!

  48. Thanks for the tips ~ I can't wait to dye our Easter eggs.


  49. Real Life Reslers says:

    I've never tried any natural dyes, Looks like fun!

  50. The Short Mom says:

    Those eggs are so pretty and I love HEB!

  51. i love HEB and i love those eggs! thanks for the great ideas!

  52. Those eggs are just beautiful.

  53. Wonderful reminder of colors we can dye naturally. Thanks….and I can ALWAYS use a gift card to HEB!!!

  54. I love all the cute ideas you come up with! Love your blog! I hope I win!

  55. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    I do love those PB eggs! Not buying them though. I had no idea you could dye eggs with these ingredients. Thanks for the info, Jen!

  56. Oh how I love HEB! That is a great giveaway!

  57. I am always up for a good contest =) THanks for the ideas on natural dies…I want to give that a try.

  58. HEB is my favorite grocery store! And I've just discovered your beautiful site – I'm having a lot of fun looking at all of your great ideas!

  59. Jen! That's assuming I would have pickled beet juice in my house!
    That means I'd have to get something healthy. NOT gonna happen. I have a fatness I have to keep up. LOL!

  60. I would like to win!!I really enjoy your blog. You do a great job!

  61. free food…I am all over that…thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Very cute things…I hope I win :)

  63. Jennifer Dawn says:

    This is such a great idea for dyeing eggs. I'm very excited to try this.

  64. Great ideas!!!! Can't wait to go to HEB!!!!

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  66. Kim @ Frostmeblog.blogspot.com says:

    Fun giveaway! I love the natural recipes, thanks! Can't wait to dye some!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

  67. Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!Love the dye and the tutorial with the plastic eggs!