Easter Egg Decorating for Grown-Ups Slideshow
April 11, 2017
Take your egg decorating to the next level
Just because you’re technically an adult doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate kitschy eggs. Turn your farm-fresh eggs into farm eggs by using foam board, construction paper, and googly eyes. From there, you can turn your eggs into chickens, cows, pigs, cats, or whatever creatures you desire.
Black and White Eggs
All you need to make these classy Easter eggs is a black permanent marker. After hard boiling your eggs and cooling them, simply draw on your eggs with your marker. You can do whatever sort of minimalist design tickles your fancy, from pointillism to bold geometric designs.
If you love the rustic look of a chalkboard, you can easily bring it to your Easter eggs. All you need to do is buy some chalkboard paint and coat your eggs thoroughly. Then, take standard chalk or chalkboard paint and doodle changeable, customized messages on your eggs.
Your grandma’s doilies can be used to decorate lacy eggs in two ways. First, you can use a hot glue gun to adhere the doilies to your eggs in scalloped layers, creating a tutu-like effect. If that doesn’t sound like your decorating sense, you can use the doilies as a stencil for blank space on your eggs by laying them against a white egg and painting over them. After the paint has dried, lift the doily, and you’ll be left with a lacy pattern on your eggs.
Glitter Dot Eggs
All you need to make speckled, sparkling eggs are some glue dots, glitter, and your hardboiled eggs. Stick the glue dots on your eggs in your desired pattern, then dip them into bowls of glitter. The glitter will stick to the glue dots and nowhere else. If you find straggling pieces of glitter, brush them off gently with a paintbrush or tissue.
Dyeing your Easter eggs with chili powder, beets, turmeric, or carrot tops doesn’t just help to save the earth — these pleasant pigments also give your eggs a rustic feel. These natural eggs will be perfect for any country-themed Easter décor.
Ombré everything (including eggs!) is the one style trend that refuses to die. You can incorporate this into your eggs in two ways. Using a standard egg-dyeing kit (or homemade dyes with food coloring and vinegar), dip all of your eggs in the same color dye mixture, but leave them in for different amounts of time, creating a monochromatic dozen. Or, with a steady hand, dip a single egg gradually and slowly into one cup of dye, creating a fade effect on each individual egg.
To make your chicken eggs look like gigantic robin’s eggs, the first step is to use a dye kit of food coloring mixture and dye your eggs a light shade of blue. Then, tear off bits of porous sponge (ideally a natural sponge) and dip it in a watered down, light brown paint. Dab the paint on the blue eggs for a speckled effect.
If you look at Easter eggs and decide they need sweaters, you can easily wrap them in yarn for a cozy look. Just apply crafting glue adhesive to a small section at one end of the egg and start wrapping the yarn around the egg. As you continue down the egg, work in small sections applying glue and wrapping the yarn until the egg is covered.