20 Out Of The Box Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

The practice of decorating eggs is ancient but it became popular along with the Christian traditions. Painted eggs also mark the beginning of the spring in other cultures. But regardless of the reason why you chose to decorate eggs, it’s natural to want to make them look as beautiful and as special as possible. The following Easter egg decorating ideas will hopefully offer you some inspiration.

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Looking for a project that’s simple and also interesting? Then how about you make some ombre Easter eggs this year? It’s really easy. Put the eggs in the carton with the bottom facing up and give them a quick spray with your choice of colored spray paint.{found on thecraftedlife}.

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Making sprinkle Easter eggs is also easy. Use normal acrylic paint in any variety of colors you want. Then paint individual lines on the egg in a random pattern, using a thin brush. You could also use markers if you want.{found on letsmingleblog}.

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Instead of white eggs, you can use brown ones. Use white chalk marker to decorate them once they’re cooked, dried and cleaned. You can create all sorts of cute designs and patterns. Make polka dot eggs, striped eggs or write something cute on them.{found on wecanmakeanything}.

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Want your eggs to look extra natural this year? How about decorating them with moss? That’s right, you’ll be using actual moss as well as some glue and a paint brush. Just cut out all sorts of shapes such as dots, hearts, bunnies, etc. and then glue the moss to the eggs.{found on themerrythought}.

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If you have some patterned washi tape in the house, then put it to good use this Easter. Use washi tape to decorate the eggs. Cut the tape into different shapes and sizes, mix and match the patterns and come up with original and unique designs for your eggs.{found on lovelyindeed}.

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Naturally-dyed eggs may sound more appealing to some of you. In that case, you’ll need eggs (preferably white), containers, white vinegar, natural food and spices to make the dye and pans. You can use beets to make red dye, red cabbage to obtain blue, spinach for green, dill seeds for golden brown and turmeric for yellow.{found on boulderlocavore}.

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But if you want your eggs to be a bit more modern, then you can decorate them with temporary tattoos. You can also buy tattoo paper and print your own if you want. Apply the tattoo on the egg with a wet sponge just like you would on your skin. That’s about it.{found on littleinspiration}.

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Brighten your day and that of everyone else with these inspirational eggs. Use transfer paper and pick any words and phrases you want. You can also customize this project by picking a theme and also using doodles and images, not just words.{found on littleinspiration}.

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If you’re a fain of lettering then you’ll really like this project. You need a pencil, an eraser and a pigment ink pen. You can print out letters or texts for reference or, if you’re confident in your lettering skills, you can just do this without any reference. Lightly sketch the outline of the letter, refine and erase as needed and then trace the pencil lines lightly. Go over them a second time to make the letter bold.{found on simpleasthatblog}.

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Of course, you can opt for an easier way. Use tattoo paper and templates to make calligraphed eggs. It’s really easy and a really great way to personalize the eggs. You can pick any words and phrases you want.{found on ohhappyday}.

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Make your Easter eggs look extra elegant and stylish this year by using Liquid Gold. Start by painting the middle area of the egg. Watch as the paint color drips down the sides on its own. Let it dry and then do the other end as well.{found on linesacross}.

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This is a really interesting idea: to make constellation eggs. You need white eggs, blue egg dye and metallic sharpies. Dye the eggs blue according to the instructions and let them dry. Then use the sharpies to draw constellations on them. You can customize them with zodiac signs or any other designs you want.{found on kittenhood}.

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Want your Easter eggs to look cute and all dressed up for the holiday? Then knit them each cute little hats or bonnets. Draw a little face on each egg using watercolors and a water pen for the cheeks and a sharpie for the eyes and mouth.{found on melmariadesigns}.

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To make your eggs really stand out, dip them in neon dye. You need neon food coloring. Make a drying rack for the eggs using three pieces of cardboard stacked one on top of the other. Place T-pins 1” apart in a square shape. Dye the eggs and control how intense the color is by deciding for how long the eggs should rest in the dye bath.{found on ohjoy}.

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You can use lace to give your Easter eggs a chic and lovely look. Cut the lace intro strips and tie them very tightly around the eggs. You can also use rubber bands to secure the lace to the eggs. Then dye the eggs as usual. When you’ll remove the lace, the design will have been transferred onto the egg.{found on celebratingeverydaylife}.

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Another way in which you can use lace to decorate eggs is to wrap the lace around the egg tightly, twist and fasten with an elastic and then dip the egg into the dye. The entire egg will have a laced design. You can also experiment with other similar ideas.{found on diytilwedie}.

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Make faux Pantone Easter eggs. Place them vertically in small cups of dye and try to get the colors right. Then you can type up labels and print them on temporary tattoo paper and apply them onto the eggs.{found on howaboutorange}.

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With some cute little bunny stickers and some colored sharpies you can make some wonderful Easter eggs this year. Put the sticker on the egg and then start making little dots around the sticker. Start close together and then make them further and further apart. Remove the sticker.{found on sugarandcharm}.

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Another unusual idea is to make chalkboard Easter eggs. Basically, all you have to do is apply black chalkboard paint onto the eggs. Let them dry and then you can use chalk to decorate them however you want.{found on oleanderandpalm}.

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And if you’re looking for a chic way to display your lovely creations, here’s a gorgeous idea: make wooden bead egg holders. You just need wooden beads and leather straps. It’s really easy and also really stylish.{found on neuerstoff}.