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Unique Ways to Decorate Your Easter Eggs
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Hip It Up
Funny mustaches are on everything these days, so why not your Easter eggs, too? Jillee at One Good Thing by Jillee uses printable tattoo paper (available on her site to download) to add designs and hip sayings to her eggs. Little kids will enjoy giving their eggs tattoos, while older kids and teens will love the hip designs.
Go Au Naturel
Your little ones will be inspired by nature this Easter with these all-natural egg decorating ideas from Parents. They used foods and spices, like turmeric, cabbage, yellow onions and beets, to dye the eggs, and then they decorated them with mother nature's own craft supplies, like blades of grass, petals, leaves and feathers.
These eggs are perfect for your little princess or simply to give your holiday decorations some pizazz. Stef at Girl Inspired started the process by removing the inside of her eggs by blowing them out. Then, she used glue, Mod Podge and glitter to add a little glitz and glamour to them.
These gorgeous decoupage Easter eggs have all the beauty and festivity without the mess of dye. Family Circle replaced traditional eggs and dye with plastic eggs and scrapbook paper patterns. These beauties will last for years to come. The best part is that your kids will love helping make these whimsical eggs with you and you'll love the easy clean-up.
Our Best Bites features the most luxurious way we've ever seen eggs dyed. You can turn dad's out-of-style silk ties or mom's blouses into the most unique Easter eggs around. If you don't have any silk fabric lying around the house, you may be able to snag some at a local thrift store to get the tie-dying party started.
Mix It Up with Mixed Media
These eggs from Better Homes and Gardens remind us of drawings by children's book illustrator Eric Carle. Even the toddler members of your family can join in on the decorating fun. Simply dye the eggs whatever colors you want and then decoupage the eggs using origami paper. Voila, spring is here!
The Not-So-Classic, Classic Look
Who says Easter eggs have to be pastel? The folks over at Obviously Sweet used Sharpie markers to create black and white eggs. The effect is clean and modern, but the less-than-perfect hand-drawn patterns still give them a bit of whimsy. If you blow them out instead of boiling them, they can be used to decorate your home way past the holiday.
Following a Pattern
Martha Stewart's simple but genius patterned eggs are created by applying vinyl letters or narrow strips of electrical tape to the eggs before dipping them in dye. Then you shift the letters and tape before dipping them into a different color to achieve the layered look.
Painterly & Pastel
These Painterly Pastel Eggs are perfect for the artistic type. What you'll need are hard boiled eggs, acrylic craft paint, a paint palette and a paintbrush. Brittni at Paper & Stitch used quick brushstrokes to add short lines of paint over the entire egg. She left space between the strokes to add more colors later. In a matter of minutes, you'll have some of the most aesthetically pleasing eggs around.
String Them Along
If you want to create unique masterpieces but don't have the artistic talent to create the Painterly Pastel Eggs, then these Embroidery Thread Eggs are for you. Lucy at Craftberry Bush simply hollowed out eggs and wrapped them with a variety of colors of embroidery thread. The results are vibrant eggs that can double as a gorgeous, colorful Easter centerpiece.