8 Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

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If you haven’t started brainstorming how to decorate this year’s batch of Easter eggs, why not try something a little different from the traditional? There are plenty of out-of-the-shell ways to add color and patterns to your eggs, but here are a few that will really excite your kids and WOW your guests. Take a look — you might already have the materials for some of these creative ideas in your pantry or craft closet!

1. Galaxy Design

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Project via Zakkiya @Inkstruck Studio

Turn your mini eggs into entire galaxies, by trying this fun painting method when you’re decorating. This design idea is perfect for adding a little magic to your baskets or tablescape.

2. Melted Crayon Method

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Project via Jenna @SAS Interiors

Jump back into preschool mode and break out a pack of colorful crayons, to add whatever patterns or pictures you can dream up. For the full effect, make sure your eggs are still hot while you draw.

3. Carrot Patch Disguise

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Project via Paula @Sweet Pea

Disguise your eggs as tasty carrots and then nestle them into a garden display, for the perfect Easter basket theme or holiday table centerpiece.

4. Sharpie Pen Technique

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Project via Tasha @Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

It’s easy to add patterns and pictures to your eggs using Sharpie pens. Just arrange your stickers, dot your pen until you like the look, and then remove the sticker to create a negative space image!

5. Decoupaged Decoration

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Project via Debbie @Confessions of a Plate Addict

Turn your Easter egg into a canvas without any paint at all! Simply choose your favorite fabric, napkins, or scrapbooking paper, and give your eggs a full body makeover.

6. Dip Dyed Trick

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Project via Jenna @SAS Interiors

Get a two-toned look with bold spring colors, by dip-dying your eggs in every shade you can create. Try giving some shells an ombre finish and others a bold contrasting coat.

7. Twine Wrapped Craft

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Project via Maryann @Domestically Speaking

Give your Easter celebrations a rustic appeal, with these sweet twine wrapped eggs. Perfect for creating that country vibe, these neutral toned beauties are an easy DIY.

8. Striped with String

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Project via Paula @Sweet Pea

Grab your favorite hues of multicolored string and start this adorable DIY, for fun striped Easter eggs to add to your mantel or basket. Arrange eggs altogether, for a rainbow of holiday celebration.

Looking for more fun ways to get ready for Easter? Check out our Easter Decorations page on Hometalk, for more ideas, inspirations, and how-to’s!

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