DIY Natural Dye Robin Blue Eggs

Spring Centerpiece- RobinEggs

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Easter baskets and table centerpieces filled with Robin Blue Eggs will delight everyone who receives them. Fresh red cabbage, white vinegar and hard boiled eggs make the Robin Blue color.



1 medium head of red cabbage

8 cups water

1214 hard boiled white eggs

6 Tablespoons white vinegar

Decorate: Edible Gold Paint for Flecking

Tested Gold Sheen Amerimist-Confectionery


Hard boil 12-14 white eggs, set aside.

Bring to a boil 8 cups water in large stock pan or saucepan.

Chop head of cabbage into large and small pieces, place in boiling water.

Boil the cabbage until cabbage turns somewhat gray in color, then turn off heat.

Allow mixture to cool to lukewarm. Drain cabbage from saucepan, reserve dyed water.

Water will be reddish pink.

Add white vinegar, stir to combine.

Add hard boiled eggs, do not allow eggs to touch.

Make sure dye covers the eggs entirely in saucepan.

After 20 minutes gently stir eggs to turnover to dye evenly.

Dye eggs the desired color, one hour up to 24.

Remove eggs with slotted spoon onto paper towel, do not rub eggs.

Allow eggs to dry naturally before picking up and using.

To Speckle Eggs:
Pour small amount of gold edible paint into a custard cup, with toothbrush or small firm paint brush,

Dip brush in paint and run your index finger in the brush to cause the specks.

Allow to dry then repeat on other side of egg for even coverage.

Allow eggs to dry before using.


Be careful eating hard boiled dyed eggs, especially if they have been cracked ,damaged or longer than 1 day outside the refrigerator. I use dyed eggs for decorating purposes only and not for eating.

The longer you let the eggs sit in the dye, the darker the blue.

The red cabbage with the white vinegar makes the dye turn turn the eggs blue. you will think you made a mistake because the dye is red, but they will turn blue. Have fun!

Idea inspired by Honestly Yum blog site.