Three Easter Egg Decorating Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind

We’re all about keeping it fresh this Easter, and that means thinking WAY beyond basic dyed eggs. These beauties take cues from some of our fave crafts (painting, paper crafting and gardening) for totally original designs that are way too cool to hide.

Keep in mind: these eggs are decorative! Not all of the supplies used are food-safe.

Decked-Out Easter Eggs

Level: Easy

DIY Easter Eggs: 3 Ways

What You Need

  • Eggs
  • Fluid acrylic craft paint in black, orange, white, gold and blue
  • Mod Podge
  • Flat paint brush
  • Thick round paint brush
  • Toothbrush
  • Tissue paper
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors
  • Herbs and plant clippings
  • Egg Dye

Galaxy Eggs

Bring the far, far away galaxy to your home this Easter with just a few steps!

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

Are these Easter eggs, or works of modern art? Collage your way to the coolest design!

1. Cut + Stick

Cut the tissue paper into little pieces and set 'em aside. Then cut off pieces of washi tape and stick them to the eggs.

Use washi tape in a few different colors and patterns, placing them randomly around each egg. There are no rules here, so just go with what you like.

2. Paste On the Tissue Paper

Now grab your scraps of tissue paper and use Mod Podge to adhere them to the egg, still keeping that random, abstract pattern.

Botanical Eggs

These eggs are gorgeous and scream "spring." And if you're a traditionalist, you'll love that they start with the old-school dye method.

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 something plant-y. 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.

Find Your Next Project

Your Easter is looking so much more awesome already! Keep that momentum going and hop on these projects.

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Get hoppin' and string up a colorful, festive garland before that Easter Bunny arrives! This project is easier than dying eggs, and is a great way to get the whole fam in on the decorating.
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It doesn’t get much sweeter than pretty pastels and lace. Unless, of course, you go and put them both on a cookie! These Easter treats, decorated with royal icing, are as fun to make as they are to eat.

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