A symbol of the spring season and, of course, Easter, decorated eggs are one of the most affordable ways to add a touch of spring to your home. Think of eggs as a blank canvas begging for a little customization and colour.
With so many innovative craft supplies available, we rounded-up a few of the freshest (and easiest!) ideas to modernize this annual tradition. It’s a fun project the whole family can get into – kids will love creating and adults will be reminded of Easter celebrations gone by.
If you love a pretty spring palette, choose two or three hues to decorate all of your eggs as Sweet Paul did for Good Housekeeping magazine. Use painter’s tape and elastic bands to mask off stripes of different sizes while dyeing, then add artful scrapbooking stickers to embellish eggs.
For a more natural look, use blue food colouring to create a true-to-life shade of robin’s egg blue and steep tea bags for a sepia tone. Dip an old toothbrush into brown craft paint and dab on egg shells to create a speckled effect. This variation would look wonderful as part of a rustic table setting.
Keep things contemporary with graphic patterns and bold colours, as shown on MarthaStewart.com. The trick here is to pair unlikely shades and layer them on the same egg.
More proof that it will be some time before chalkboard paint has overstayed its welcome: chalkboard easter eggs. These would be wonderful as place cards at a casual Easter brunch, especially at the kid’s table.
Check out the “Sourcing” section for instructions on how to re-create these (super easy) techniques. Plus, stay tuned as we share more Easter ideas in the coming weeks!
+ Speckled Eggs from Southern Living
+ Pretty Purple Eggs from Good Housekeeeping
+ Scrambled Lines and Letters Eggs from Martha Stewart
+ Chalkboard Eggs from Style At Home