Our Pinterest feed has been jam-packed with Easter egg decorating ideas lately. Some look doable, and then some use GOLD LEAF to make a MAP OF THE WORLD on an EGG. Pinterest, you cray.
So, we decided to try out a few of them to see which were normal-people friendly, and which you don't have to be Frida Kahlo to perform successfully. Ready? It's gonna be real EGGciting! (Yes, there will be egg puns riddled throughout the post. Buckle up.) Here are some of our faves that we tried, and you should too (detailed posts are linked below the photos)!
Tattooed Watercolor Easter Eggs
You are going to wow everyone with these beautiful eggs and NO ONE has to know how easy it is to do! And to add a little extra fun, we even made some little egg cup stands to display them proudly and adorably. See the tutorial here!
This looked harder than it actually was, which is our favorite thing. We love looking fancy without actually being fancy. All it took was some cute napkins from Target, a little mod podge, and these pretty little eggs were born. You could also use tissue paper to do this, so the design possibilities are endless! This method we recommend. Find the original pin and the tutorial here.
The pin that inspired this one was so cute, but when we tried their method my eggs looked nothing like their precious hand-painted eggs, it looked more like blobs of paint on eggs. So, we took their idea of hand painting the eggs, and changed the technique, cutting up painter's tape to make some fool-proof geometric shapes then painting them in. Doing it this way turned out to be a piece of cake, and is perfect for you if the thought of trying to paint a circle with a paintbrush breaks your brain. Find the pin we used for inspiration here.
Favorite Foods Easter Eggs
These Favorite Foods Easter Eggs combine two of our fave things – food and Easter – using the most delicious spring colored vinyl and making some eggs that are as cute as can be. Learn how to make them here!
Bleed Tissue Dye Easter Eggs
On the post for this one there is a picture of a toddler helping to make them. This gave us confidence. As a result we got over confident and didn't read the directions fully and used normal tissue paper on the first batch instead of bleeding tissue paper. It didn't work. However, the second batch with the right supplies was a cinch, and we showed that toddler who's boss. Super cute and beyond easy. Here is the original pin and tutorial.
Gold Foil Tattoo Easter Eggs
These Gold Foil Tattoo Easter Eggs are easy and gorgeous and take less than 2 minutes to make. Think of all the egg-dye messes you will avoid by decorating eggs this way! If you can apply a temporary tattoo, you can make these. And how cute would it be to use tattoos of your kiddos’ favorite characters and get them in on this simply craft? So many possibilities! Find the tutorial here.
The original inspiration for these eggs were eggs with butterfly temporary tattoos on the eggs. They looked awesome. We got excited. Then we read the instructions, which included ordering temporary tattoo paper, finding images of vintage butterflies, etc., etc. So instead, we found these adorbs butterfly stickers at Michael's (Martha Stewart aisle, the mecca of all craft store aisles), dyed the eggs with normal dollar store egg dye, then stuck those suckers on. Do it our way unless you've got temporary tattoo paper just lying around, that is. Find the pin we used for inspiration here.
This method isn't new to us, as Liz's husband's family actually dyes eggs with onion skins every year and it is super cool. And, although it might seem complicated, it is surprisingly easy, and just takes some preparation and patience. For ours, we pick flowers and weeds from outside, attach them to raw eggs by wrapping them with string, and then boil them in the onion dye to make the designs on the outside. If you have older kids in your family this is a fun method that produces a really different kind of Easter egg. We recommend! Find the tutorial here.
Told ya. Major EGGstravanza!
Now, go get your easter egg decorating on and be sure you report back! We'd love to hear your successes, and how many eggs you blow up in the microwave trying to save time (we only did this once, but let me tell you, the sound scared me so bad we thought we were being bombed and prepared to meet my maker).
Have an EGGcellent day!!