Brown Homemade Egg Dye

Give eggs an earthy shade with this easy dye recipe.

Brown homemade easter egg dye recipe
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Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins

It may not be a typical Easter egg color, but if you're going for unexpected Easter egg ideas, a rich brown can help set your eggs apart—particularly if you're working with white eggs.

For more homemade egg dyes, check out our recipes for blue dye, yellow dye, orange dye, pink dye, and green dye.


  • 1/4 cup instant coffee granules

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


  1. In a cup or bowl, stir coffee granules and boiling water together.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar.

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