Pretty No-Dye Easter Eggs

Making pretty Easter eggs doesn't have to be difficult or messy -- in fact, you don't even need dye! These cute eggs are mess free and fun to make.

By Elizabeth Jensen


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Fabric Covered Easter Eggs
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Fabric-Covered Eggs

    Add springtime flair to your home with these delightful fabric-covered eggs. Attach bright fabric remnants to a double-sided adhesive sheet. Make sure to smooth out air bubbles. Cut the sheet into strips, remove the backing, and attach to eggs. Repeat until you have your desired look.

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Polka Dot Glitter Eggs

    Using a crafts punch, punch circles from double-sided adhesive. Attach them to the eggs. Pour different colors of glitter into separate bowls. Roll each egg in glitter; remove excess with a clean paintbrush. For a multicolor egg, place a few stickers on an egg at a time. Roll in glitter, remove excess, adhere more circles, and repeat with a different color glitter.

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Pretty Taped Eggs

    The patterns are a cinch to create using Japanese washi tape. The fabriclike tape comes in a variety of colors, sizes, and patterns. This project works best with tape at least 1/2 inch wide. Tear small pieces of your favorite patterns and cover egg, making sure to smooth out air bubbles.

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Glitter Striped Easter Eggs

    Create vibrant bands of color by attaching 1/8-inch-wide double-sided adhesive strips to an egg. Pour different colors of glitter into separate bowls. Remove the backing from one strip of adhesive and, starting with the darkest color first, firmly roll the egg in glitter. Remove excess glitter with a clean paintbrush. Repeat for each color.

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Floral Glitter Eggs

    These pretty, glittery eggs make a dazzling addition to your Easter decor. Punch shapes from double-sided adhesive; attach to eggs. Pour different colors of glitter into separate bowls. Firmly roll egg in glitter and remove excess with a paintbrush. Repeat until you have the desired look.

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Vellum-and-Tape Egg

    To decorate this adorable egg, tear a piece of 1/2-inch-wide washi tape lengthwise. Lightly affix tape across the edge of a sheet of vellum paper. Using a decorative-edge crafts punch, cut designs into the tape. Carefully remove the tape from vellum and attach to egg. Tear a thin piece of tape lengthwise and adhere to egg. Repeat process until egg is decorated as desired.

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Sponged Glitter Eggs

    Coat eggs with a light layer of glue using a damp sponge. Pour different colors of glitter into separate bowls. Firmly roll the eggs in the glitter, using a spoon to cover any exposed spots. Allow the glue and glitter to dry before displaying the eggs.

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Sticker Eggs

    Scrapbooking supplies are a simple way to create cute, dye-free eggs. Thicker stickers work best because they cling to the shape of the egg. Place decorated eggs in mini pots for a seasonal display.

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Patterned-Paper Easter Eggs

    Decorative paper delights on these sophisticated eggs. Attach patterned-paper pieces to double-sided adhesive, remove backing, and attach to egg. To decorate eggs with ribbon, use 1/8-inch double-sided crafts tape to make designs. Stick ribbons onto tape, then adhere to egg as desired.

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Collage Easter Egg

    Create this cool collage pattern by ripping pieces of washi tape and attaching them to the egg as desired, making sure to smooth out air bubbles.

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Pastel Striped Eggs

    To create this look, cut a variety of colors of Japanese washi tape into thin lengthwise strips. Attach strips to the egg, allowing the tape to overlap at the top and bottom.

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Ribbon- and Rickrack-Wrapped Eggs

    Narrow ribbons and rickrack make instant egg decorations (just adhere with glue). For even easier decorating, look for self-adhesive fabric tape in pretty colors and fun patterns.

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Scrapbook Supply Eggs

    These cute and crafty eggs are decorated with scrapbooking leftovers. Cover eggs in stickers, trims, rub-ons, and gems. Nestle a group together in a straw bowl for a festive centerpiece.

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