Easter is coming up this month, and with that, it usually means a little relaxing, maybe some cooking, and quality time with loved ones. During that time, you may decide to decorate some Easter eggs to get in the spirit of the holiday.
There are so many options when it comes to decorating eggs for Easter, how will you decide? Well, to make that decision a little easier, we have gathered four exciting and fun ways to decorate your Easter eggs this year! All you will need is a few simple household ingredients, a few choices of colored dyes, and of course, some eggs.
- Chalkboard Eggs: Chalkboards not only look great around the home as decor, but they also make an excellent finish for eggs. So if you want to keep up the trend and chalkboard paint your eggs, it won’t take much effort to decorate your eggs with chalkboard paint. Let the eggs dry entirely and pre-treat them by rubbing chalk over the whole surface and wipe with a dry cloth. Once you have prepared your eggs, it’s time to design! Use chalk pens and real chalk to decorate, and if you end up being unhappy, wipe off your design and start again.
- Ombre Eggs: Ombre is a color trend that has never really gone out of style. So to celebrate this fabulous trend, why not make design your eggs with an ombre finish! Prepare the color dye that you are wanting to color your egg with and start dipping. You will want to start by dipping just the bottom section of your egg in the dye and let it rest between colors. Once you’re happy with the shade, you can move up a level, but you want to make sure to leave the egg in the dye for less time to achieve the Ombre effect. Continue this until your egg is covered and looking beautiful.
- Speckled Eggs: If you want your eggs to be a more rustic decoration or maybe a centerpiece, try making speckled eggs. Dip dye the eggs the color of your choice and let them dry. Once dry, take a toothbrush or a small spray bottle and spray small amounts of acrylic paint on to your eggs in a white, brown or black color. Do this in different patterns so the speckling looks authentic. Let the eggs fully dry before displaying.
- Masking Tape Eggs: Last but certainly not least, if you have a pattern or shape in mind for your egg dye design try using masking tape! Cut the tape out in the way or pattern that you prefer and stick it smoothly on to your egg surface. Dye the eggs in any color you prefer, even multiple colors on one egg. Once the eggs are almost dry, remove the tape to reveal your custom design!