Decorating Easter eggs has always been a passion for me. I have never stopped enjoying decorating eggs. When I was small everyone in my family had their own favorite way to decorate the eggs…my mom had a steady hand and could do a great job creating stripes with the dye…those with less patience just threw the egg in the dye and left it while moving on to another activity.
Me, I always liked to try something different. And, over the years I have discovered that there are an infinite number of ways to decorate eggs. I usually plan one whole day before Easter to work on Ukranian egg dyeing and another to replicate the natural egg dyes my grandmother created (I will post these next week) from fruits and vegetables…that is in addition to a general egg dyeing session.
Today, I would like to share some of my favorite ways to decorate Easter eggs that I have used over the years. I hope they will create some inspiration for you as you create your own. Here are seven of my favorite ways to decorate Easter eggs:
Numbers or letters are always a motif I like on any home product so, of course, I also like to use them on eggs. These numbers were simply written on using a marker. Pick your favorite style of number and draw it right onto the egg.
Letters can be written on in the same way….or, you can use some self-adhering rhinestones from a craft store to add some bling.
I love to create eggs that look like eggs in nature and I have tried many different techniques. For example, splattering paint onto the egg with a toothbrush is great for creating speckled eggs. For a simple technique that creates a great result, simply apply gel stain to the surface of the egg by using an old rag. For these eggs, the color I used was called mahogany.
Okay, technically this is not an egg ‘decoration’, but more like an egg ‘creation’, but I had to include it as one of my favorites. This is a very easy technique and I love the way these eggs coordinate with my coastal style. Use whatever twine, ribbon, etc. you may like and apply it to a small balloon after coating the twine with ModPodge. Yes, it is messy, but very easy. Once the twine is wrapped around the balloon in a desired pattern and has dried, pop and remove the balloon, and you have a beautiful twine egg!
Using chalkboard paint is a favorite of mine because it makes a great Easter placecard. The chalkboard paint is applied directly to the egg. These days, chalkboard paint can be purchased or made in a variety of colors, so you don’t have to limit your choice to black. Here I wanted a black and white egg, but you are only limited by your imagination. You can dye the egg first if you prefer or want to dye the egg to match the color of your decor.
Seldom is anything decorated done in my house without some type of coastal influence. Here, I have dyed a batch of eggs and then used small rubber stamps to add some of my favorite coastal words…sand, sea, surf, sun. Inspirational words work really well also. Of course, names of guests or family members is another option.
Here are some more coastal inspired eggs. In this case, I used stickers to mask off a white area. I created the shape I wanted by cutting it out from Contact paper and stuck it onto the egg where I wanted the pattern to remain white. Then the egg was dyed. After it dried, I used a very thin permanent marker to outline the shape and add a few details.
I hope you enjoyed sharing some of my favorite ways to decorate Easter eggs. Use these easy techniques as inspiration to create some of your own decorated Easter eggs. Please pin your favorite! If you want to keep the eggs indefinitely, be sure to remove the contents of the egg before dyeing.
Thanks for sharing. Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie
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