8 Simple Easter Egg Decorating Hacks

You don't need an advanced degree in fine arts to achieve Pinterest-worthy Easter eggs. You'll be amazed at what you can create with things you've already got lying around the house.

1. Make Your Own Easter Egg Dye

Save yourself a few dollars and create your own bold Easter egg colors with three simple ingredients: 1 cup hot water, 1 tsp. vinegar, and food coloring. Whether you prefer pastel shades or bright primary colors, making your own Easter egg dye allows you to create the exact color you crave. 

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2. Apply Temporary Tattoos

A temporaray tattoo doesn't care if it's being applied to your hand or an egg -- simply push the image onto your egg with a damp sponge and press for 30 seconds. Voila! Instant egg art.

3. Wrap with String and Then Dye

String's the thing to take your egg-dyeing up a notch. The cheap supply (and some food coloring and vinegar) are all you need to fill your Easter basket with a array of pretty pastel eggs.

4. Doodle Your Design

Swirl it. Swoop it. Dot it. Doodle it. Grab the permanent markers (the good ones that you hide from the kids) and draw geometric shapes or curvaceous designs on Easter eggs. Fill in the patterns with color or stick with a mod black-and-white appearance. If you're hosting an Easter party, consider prepping a few designs and have guests fill them in with color. 

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5. Use Rubber Cement to Dye Eggs

A little dab of rubber cement and a quick dunk in a homemade egg dye makes for gorgeous speckled Easter eggs. Here's our super-simple formula! Editor'€™s note: Rubber cement is not food-safe so these eggs should not be consumed.

6. Paint Easter Eggs with Fingernail Polish

For Easter eggs with a clean manicured look, pull out the fingernail polish! There are seemingly endless color options when it comes to fingernail polish. And the smooth, glossy finish creates a shine you don't get from dyeing Easter eggs. If you opt for a solid color, you might want to apply a second coat to create a consistent, even tone. The real fun comes from creating your own unique Easter eggs designs. Just be sure to allow each color to dry before painting over it. Use wooden eggs if you want to keep your Easter Egg designs for next year.

7. Dunk for an Ombré Effect

From fashion to hairstyles to home design, ombré colors are all the rage. To get the look for your eggs, dip the entire egg into your selected color for 5-10 seconds. Use a slotted spoon to pull it out and then lower it 7/8 of the way back into the dye for 20-30 seconds. Continue the process, gradually reducing the amount of the egg dipped in dye until you are coloring just the very bottom of the egg. Allow egg to dry upright so the darker colors don't run the wrong direction. For a crisper look, let the egg dry entirely between each trip back into the dye.

Creative Ways to Dye Easter eggs.

8. Repurpose Tissue Paper on Easter Eggs

Like to save tissue paper? Use it to decorate Easter eggs. Use a hole punch to make paper dots, then use a glue stick to adhere them to hard-cooked eggs. You can also cut strips or other shapes from the paper to create stripes or cover the entire egg. This is a great easy-clean option for decorating Easter eggs with small children. 

 

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