14 Offbeat Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Abigail Sawyer | 24 Mar 2015 | DIY Projects

Whether you have kids, or just want to re-connect with your inner child, dyeing eggs is a wonderful way to celebrate with friends and family. Mix up your typical food coloring dyeing technique with more advanced easter egg ideas.


Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

If you want to take a more natural route with this year’s Easter egg decorating or just don’t want to run to the store for food coloring – you can use spices and vegetables to dye your eggs. Via Kaley Ann.

natural easter egg dye

Brown + White Easter Eggs

Give natural brown eggs pretty patterns with white paint pens. How easy is that! Via Kaley Ann.

Brown Easter Eggs

Floral Crowned Easter Eggs

Why wouldn’t you want to give your eggs mini-flower headdresses?! Make these adorable crowns with baby’s breath, draw on a face and perch them in an egg cup. Via Flax and Twine.

floral crowned eggs

Golden Easter Eggs

This tutorial is easy as pie. Just blow out your eggs and spray with gold spray paint. Pile these shiny beauties in a pretty bowl or back in the egg carton. Make a mini vase by cracking open the top. Via 79 Ideas.

Golden Easter Eggs

Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

Give eggs a rustic gilded look with imperfectly applied gold leaf. Dye your eggs pastel colors and then add the leaf. Via A Pumpkin and A Princess.

Want to try another project? Use the rest of your gold leaf to make our Chalkboard Gold Leaf Chargers.


Glitter Easter Eggs

Give your eggs a bronze accent with pretty glitter. Mark off sections with washi tape to create stripes or a dip-dyed look. Via The Girl Inspired.


Ombre Dyed Easter Eggs

Make 6 dye mixtures with more and more dye in each for this graduated color look. Via Country Living.

Ombre blue Easter Eggs

Inspirational Easter Eggs

Use a traditional dye technique to create pastel colors, and then jazz them up with inspirational messages in black and metallic sharpie. Via Shop Walk in Love.

Inspirational Easter Eggs

Heart Silhouette Easter Eggs

If you don’t have heart stickers, just cut masking tape into the shape you’d like. Dye the eggs as normal, and when you peel away the tape, a white silhouette will be left behind!

Via The Sweetest Occasion.

Heart Dyed Eggs

Nail Polish Marbled Easter Eggs

Add a few drops of nail polish in varying colors to a glass of water until the surface is covered. Swirl a bit with a toothpick. Dip your egg in the polish and when you pull it out, the nail polish will cling to the surface. Via Little Inspiration.

Marbled Eggs Made with Nail Polish

Watercolor Sprayed Eggs

Fill a few spray bottles with liquid watercolors and spray on eggs for a pretty splattered look. Via For The Love Of.


Decoupage Eggs

Carefully cut out botanical prints and apply to eggs with mod podge. The larger eggs shown here are emu and ostrich eggs. These larger eggs give you even more surface area to decorate! Via Honestly Yum.

Decoupage Eggs

Marbled Easter Eggs

A simple 2 step dying process will give you this two tone marbled look. Dye eggs one color and then create a second shallow dye bath with some olive oil on the top. The oil breaks up the second color for a marbled effect. Via Make Life Lovely.

Marbled Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs Dyed with Silk Ties

Who knew you could dye eggs with silk? Cut up an old tie or scrap of colorful silk fabric, wrap around eggs, boil, and the color transfers to the egg! Via Relish.

Easter Eggs dyed with Silk Ties

Want More Easter Fun?

Try our 10 Decor Ideas for Easter + Spring.


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14 Offbeat Ways to decorate easter eggs

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is the Manager of Social Media Marketing for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw