12 Pretty Egg-Decorating Ideas for Easter

Whether you prefer traditional egg dying for a tasty treat or want some cute Easter egg decorating ideas, we have compiled a list of Easter Egg decor trends and tutorials that will make spring sparkle this year. From pretty and soft, to bright and fun…it’s time to get crafty!

(Note: be sure to check out the tutorials for an easy walkthrough and to see which eggs are edible and which are just for decoration!)

1. Galaxy

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 11.31.13 AMThese deep colored eggs are completely out of this world. Grab some plastic eggs, chalkboard paint, acrylic paint, sponges and brushes and create a galaxy of your own.
Tutorial: Dream A Little Bigger

2. Shaving Cream:

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 11.41.14 AMAdding food coloring to shaving cream (or whipped cream if you prefer) is a great way to bring softness to your Easter eggs, and it’s a fun way to get the whole family involved.
Tutorial: Crafty Morning 

3. Robin Egg Blue

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 11.42.09 AMThese eggs use red cabbage and vinegar as a dye giving the eggs a naturally blue-hue. Add flecks of edible gold paint with a paintbrush for a speckled effect.
Tutorial: Honestly Yum

4. Sprinkles:

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 11.53.48 AMThese pastel-sprinkled eggs are a great glitter subsitute, and are bright and cheery to welcome in Spring. Pastel nonpariels, tacky glue and a paintbrush are all you need to acheive this look.
Tutorial: Studio DIY 

5. Marbled:

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 11.58.38 AMMarbling may be on the messier side of egg decorating, but the finished product is stunning! Adding a few drops of nail polish into room temperature water creates a marbled paint to dip faux eggs into.
Tutorial: Alice and Lois 

6. Metallic:

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 12.00.21 PMThis faux-egg decorating project uses a variety of spray paints and white chalk marker to create down to earth, metallic eggs. This is great for an Easter centerpiece!
Tutorial: Delineate Your Dwelling 

7. Botanical:

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 12.02.22 PMThese eggs may test your crafting skills, but what an incredible result! You can trace floral patterns inspired by vintage wallpapers, or sketch designs freehand with acrylic paints.
Tutorial: The House That Lars Built

8. Abstract:

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 12.21.51 PMAcrylic paint and gold leaf combine to make these bright, abstract Easter eggs. The eggs can be dyed before the gold leaf is applied, or simply add layers of paint and leafing as you see fit.
Tutorial: Dream a Little Bigger 

9. Natural:

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 12.23.23 PMUsing natural dyes doesn’t have to be boring! Red cabbage, spinach, carrots, onion skins, blackberries, blueberries, paprika, and turmeric are household items that create gorgeous dyes when added to white vinegar. Dip eggs with herbs and foliage to make your own prints!
Tutorial: Better Housekeeper 

10. Gold Leaf:

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 12.29.57 PMGold leaf can be added to eggs in a mulitude of ways. Here, using pastel egg dyes as a base and adding fragments of gold leaf creates a simple yet beauiful egg arrangement.
Tutorial: A Pumpkin and A Princess 

11. Glitter:

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 12.31.17 PMThese glittered, blown-out eggs use the natural shell as a base, with glittered designs layered on top with white glue.
Tutorial: The Girl Inspired

12. Cactus:

Screen Shot 2017-03-02 at 12.33.54 PMLet egg decorating be an opportunity for you and your family to get creative. Green egg dye, black marker, and creativity are the key to making these charming cactus eggs!
Tutorial: Delia Creates

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