3 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind

This Easter is all about keeping things fresh, and that means thinking way beyond basic dyed eggs. These beauties take cues from some of our favorite crafts — think painting, paper crafting and gardening — for totally original designs that are way too cool to hide.

DIY Easter Eggs: 3 Ways

Galaxy Eggs

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Eggs
  • Fluid acrylic craft paint in black, orange, white, gold and blue
  • Flat paint brush
  • Thick round paint brush
  • Toothbrush

Instructions

1. Paint It Black

Paint a black coat onto your eggs, making sure to cover the entire surface.

2. Brush on Colors

Using a thick paintbrush with a flat, rounded head, dry brush the gold, orange and blue onto the eggs. Play around with the colors and create cool clusters of light, just like an actual galaxy.

3. Splatter the Stars

Dip a toothbrush in white paint and use your finger to splatter paint all around the egg.

Abstract Eggs

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Eggs
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Washi tape in various colors and patterns
  • Mod Podge
  • Flat paint brush

Instructions

1. Cut and Stick

Cut the tissue paper into little pieces and set them aside.

Cut off pieces of washi tape and stick them randomly around each egg. There are no rules here, so just go with what you like.

2. Paste on Tissue Paper

Use Mod Podge to brush on the scraps of tissue paper to the eggs, still keeping that random, abstract pattern.

Botanical Eggs

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Eggs
  • Herbs and plant clippings
  • Mod Podge
  • Flat paint brush
  • Egg dye in various shades of green

Instructions

1. Dye the Eggs

Dye your eggs various shades of green, then set 'em aside to dry.

2. Add Pretty Plants

Paint an area of your egg with Mod Podge and stick on some herb and plant trimmings. This can be anything, from some dill you have in your kitchen to little leaves and flowers from your garden.

Once you place each embellishment, brush more Mod Podge onto the plants to make sure they stick to the egg's surface.

Note: all of these egg tutorials are decorative. Not all of the supplies used are food-safe.


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