6 Simple Easter Egg Decorating Hacks
You don’t need an advanced degree in fine arts to achieve Pinterest-worthy Easter eggs. You’ll be amazed at what you can create with things you’ve already got lying around the house. These beautiful eggs, decorated with watercolours, are the perfect way to add some understated Easter decor to your home. Mix and match contrasting egg and paint colors to create a bright, speckled collection with one of these many Easter egg ideas from Meaghan Mountford. Dye eggs desired colors and let dry completely. Pour a small amount of acrylic craft paint on a piece of wax paper. So many fun ways to decorate Easter eggs! | See more ideas about Easter, Easter bunny andDecorating easter eggs.
1. Make Your Own Easter Egg Dye
Save yourself a few dollars and create your own bold Easter egg colors with three simple ingredients: 1 cup hot water, 1 tsp. vinegar, and food coloring. Whether you prefer pastel shades or bright primary colors, making your own Easter egg dye allows you to create the exact color you crave. For best results, soak these naturally dyed eggs in the refrigerator overnight. Worried about the flavor of the finished eggs? According to our Test Kitchen, unless the eggs are cracked they shouldn’t absorb the flavors of the natural dyes. Keep the eggs in the refrigerator until you’re ready to display.
2. Apply Temporary Tattoos
A temporary tattoo doesn’t care if it’s being applied to your hand or an egg — simply push the image onto your egg with a damp sponge and press for 30 seconds. Voila! Instant egg art.
3. Wrap with String and Then Dye
String’s the thing to take your egg-dyeing up a notch. The cheap supply (and some food coloring and vinegar) are all you need to fill your Easter basket with a array of pretty pastel eggs.
4. Doodle Your Design
Swirl it. Swoop it. Dot it. Doodle it. Grab the permanent markers (the good ones that you hide from the kids) and draw geometric shapes or curvaceous designs on Easter eggs. Fill in the patterns with color or stick with a mod black-and-white appearance. If you’re hosting an Easter party, consider prepping a few designs and have guests fill them in with color. Making pretty Easter eggs doesn’t have to be difficult or messy — in fact, you don’t even need dye! These no-dye Easter eggs are both fun to make and absolutely adorable. Even the kids will love these creative Easter egg ideas!
5. Paint Easter Eggs with Fingernail Polish
For Easter eggs with a clean manicured look, pull out the fingernail polish! There are seemingly endless color options when it comes to fingernail polish. And the smooth, glossy finish creates a shine you don’t get from dyeing Easter eggs. If you opt for a solid color, you might want to apply a second coat to create a consistent, even tone. The real fun comes from creating your own unique Easter eggs designs. Just be sure to allow each color to dry before painting over it. Use wooden eggs if you want to keep your Easter Egg designs for next year.
6. Dunk for an Ombré Effect
From fashion to hairstyles to home design, ombré colors are all the rage. To get the look for your eggs, dip the entire egg into your selected color for 5-10 seconds. Use a slotted spoon to pull it out and then lower it 7/8 of the way back into the dye for 20-30 seconds. Continue the process, gradually reducing the amount of the egg dipped in dye until you are coloring just the very bottom of the egg. Allow egg to dry upright so the darker colors don’t run the wrong direction. For a crisper look, let the egg dry entirely between each trip back into the dye.Hop to it! These fun Easter egg dyeing techniques are perfect for the kid in you. Check out our dyeing and decorating ideas, including clever ideas for coloring Easter eggs and easy embellishments made with crafts supplies.
Like to save tissue paper? Use it to decorate Easter eggs. Use a hole punch to make paper dots, then use a glue stick to adhere them to hard-cooked eggs. You can also cut strips or other shapes from the paper to create stripes or cover the entire egg. This is a great easy-clean option for decorating Easter eggs with small children.
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