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10 DIY Ways to Decorate Your Easter Eggs

Easter is almost here and if you're tired of simple rainbow colored eggs but don't have the skills to turn your own eggs into works of art, then you're in luck. We've rounded up some of the coolest DIY Easter egg directions so you can make something truly unique this holiday no matter what your skill level.

Simple Patterns

These beautiful eggs look like they took forever to color, but in actuality, they just took a short bath in boiling water and vinegar while wrapped up in a silk tie. The tie releases an array of colors that make your eggs look like works of art. Our Best Bites has the full tutorial.

Felted Easter Eggs

Felting eggs isn't particularly easy, but this tutorial by MakeZine shows it is much easier than it looks. In fact, you'll be amazed how quickly you can master the skill and create beautiful decorations you can use year after year.

Shabby Chic

This tutorial on Sylwia Serwin isn't in English, but it has so many images that you could probably replicate the process without even turning on Google translate. Essentially, you use a dremel, 3D paint, sandpaper and Mod Podge to make a simple egg look like an antique Easter decoration.

Chalkboard Eggs

Skip to My Lou used acrylic paint mixed with non-sanded grout to create her own colorful chalkboard eggs. You could also try using commercially sold chalkboard paint although many sellers only offer a few colors. You can even make your own Easter chalk to go with them as mentioned on Homes and Hues.

Embroidered Eggs

Love needlepoint? Then grab your basic tools and a dremel and get stitching. The secret is to cut a small hole in the back of the egg that can't be seen when you put the eggs in a bowl or basket. Design Sponge can show you how.


Primary colors, a steady hand and a few paint brushes are all you need to transform your eggs to look like creations from the famous Roy Lichtenstein. Art Club Blog has the details.

Dragon Eggs

You might not be able to actually buy dragon eggs at your local market, but you can at least put your chicken eggs in costume to look like them. As Dzniennik BJ demonstrates, doing so is surprisingly easy as it just takes metal thumbtacks and a little glue. With a little transparent paint you could even make all three colors of Dragon eggs.

LED Eggs

Here's another crafty idea to make incredible-looking eggs with minimal effort. You can find the full Instructable here, but essentially you just need to blow out the filling from your eggs and then drop in a colored LED light.

Adventure Time & Eggvengers

Love Adventure Time but worried you don't have the skills to paint the characters on your own eggs? Then check out the free downloadables from that let you simply and easily turn your dyed eggs into Adventure Time characters.

The site also has printouts to make your own team of Avengers which are particularly great for lazy people as you don't even have to dye most of the eggs as long as you buy brown eggs to start. On the other hand, if you want to do Hulk right you'll need to get your hands on an Ostrich egg.

Tattoo Eggs

If Adventure Time and the Avengers aren't your thing and you just happen to have temporary tattoos of your favorite characters, then you won't want to miss this tutorial by Brit.Co, which can show you how to add a temporary tattoo to your eggs. It's a great shortcut to add picture-perfect characters onto your Easter eggs even if you have no real art skills at all.

Looking for ideas that are a little more artistic? Then don't miss our past list of great geeky Easter eggs.

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