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Make some gorgeous Easter eggs dyed with blackberries by soaking them in this all-natural color. It’s easy, fun, and a little different. And check out other cool natural dyes for eggs too!
Many foods are full of bright colors that stain. Think about cutting beets and how the color doesn’t come off of your hands for days. What else has bright colors like this? There are many spices, vegetables, and fruits that can naturally dye Easter eggs including onion skins, blueberries, greens, and more. Check out our ideas below!
Natural dye from blackberries
Blackberries are a gorgeous color and make really fun colored desserts when they are cooked. So it makes sense that they would make gorgeous eggs dyed with blackberries.
So just gather up a bunch (you can even find them wild!) and boil them up until you have your own natural Easter egg dye. No chemicals. Great for the environment. And they even smell wonderful!
It’s so much fun to be creative with dyeing eggs and making something beautiful with your hands. Creating art is such good therapy for your mind and soul. And it’s good to know you aren’t using chemicals to do it. Just good old-fashioned healthy ingredients that you won’t feel bad about using in your food later. A basket of these would make a gorgeous gift as well.
What you need:
- 1 Quart Water
- 4 Cups Blackberries
- 1 Cup White Vinegar
- 1 Dozen Boiled Eggs
Check here for how to perfectly boil eggs every time.
What you do:
- Place water and blackberries in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Let simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Smash the blackberries.
- Stir and boil another 5 minutes.
- Strain and then add vinegar to the remaining liquid.
- Add the eggs to the liquid and let them set in the dye until they reach the color you desire. We did 8 hours.
- Remove eggs from the dye.
- Allow to dry.
That’s all it takes to make Easter eggs dyed with blackberries. I can’t wait to do this project again. I love Easter, it’s my favorite and I have always loved dyeing Easter eggs. But I love doing DIY Easter egg dye even more.
More to know:
- Use enough vinegar in your mixture for good color.
- We left our eggs in the dye for about 8 hours. You will get varying shades of color with different lengths of time.
- This dye turns out to be a gorgeous mottled color of bluish purples. So gorgeous!
- You can use fresh eggs and boil them in the blackberry mixture as you prepare it. You’ll want to cook them with the blackberries for 30 minutes. The color will be darker, but it’s less hands on for the kids.
For more natural Easter egg dyeing ideas, check these out:
- Easter eggs dyed with turmeric
- Easter eggs dyed with black tea
- Easter eggs dyed with beets
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And here are ideas to decorate Easter eggs without dye! Such fun ideas!