Easter eggs - natural egg dyes
Natural egg dyes is somtehing known for amny years. They are methods known for generations, as there were no other options in the past - so home remedies were the best solution. In fact, such egg decorating ideas are used nowadays as well. They are particularly popular among those who like eco-friendly solutions.
Are you wondering what you could use to create beautiful, colorful Easter eggs? The following items might come in handy:
- red cabbage
- onion skins.
Egg dyeing looks the same in every case. Just throw the main ingredient into a pot, add some water and boil it until the liquid gains color. Strain it into a glass or a jar, add a tablespoon vinegar and throw in an egg. Dyeing usually takes 20-30 minutes. After this time, you get a beautiful, intense color. Next, take out the eggs, apply some olive oil on them and put them on a platter.
Red cabbage dyes eggs blue, turmeric - yellow, beetroots - red, and onion skins - orange or brown - depending on the time they remain in the colorful liquid.
Scratched Easter eggs - traditional Polish Easter egg decoration
Scratched Easter eggs is a tradition passed along from generation to generation in many regions of Poland. Furthermore, they have different designs, depending on where they’re made. The Easter egg patterns are connected to the culture of a particular region.
The patterns on such Easter eggs are scratched with a sharp tool. It can be a thick needle but also e.g. a scalpel. Eggs have to be dyed beforehand. Originally, patterns were scratched on eggs dyed brown with onion skins. But currently, it’s not that important. But the darker the base, the more distinct the pattern.
You don’t have a thick needle or a scalpel at home? You can use a nail drill as well. Thanks to it, you can create beautiful and precise patterns. If you need help, make a pencil sketch of a pattern on the egg’s surface. This way, you don’t have to think how to scratch your Easter egg.
Egg decorating ideas - make floral patterns using a stocking
Making Easter eggs with plant pattern using stockings or sheer pantyhose is another traditional method. You don’t need a lot to decorate eggs, in this case. Prepare a few twigs of parsley, coriander or fern and the mentioned stockings or pantyhose.
Press the plant to the eggshell and put a stocking on the egg. Then, throw it into a container with dissolved egg dye or a naturally prepared egg dyeing liquid. Take out the egg after 15-20 minutes, take off the previously mentioned elements and wipe its surface dry. You can also wipe the egg with some oil to make it shiny.
Colorful Easter eggs with rubber band patterns
If you have no time to prepare Easter eggs, you can use the quick method - a store bought dye and some rubber bands. The latter can be equal or different in size - it depends on the result you want to achieve.
Put the rubber band over the eggs just like you want it. Then, dissolve the dye in hot water. Put the egg with rubber bands in the water and leave it for 10-20 minutes (read the instruction on the dye’s packaging).
Take out the egg and wipe it with a piece of paper towel. Then, carefully take off the rubber bands - you can use your decorated Easter eggs as ornaments around the house, or put them in your Easter centerpiece.
Easter eggs decoration - dyeing eggs with shaving cream
Have you ever heard that you can dye eggs with shaving cream? Although it seems weird - this method really works, and produces surprising results. Everything is simpler than you think.
You need the following items to decorate the Easter eggs:
- a wide and at least 10 cm deep container,
- shaving cream,
- a colorful ink or dye,
- a wooden stick,
Spread the shaving cream all over the dish, about 5 cm high. Then add the ink or dye in the colors of your choice, making a dot every 2 centimeters. Using the wooden stick, mix the colors together, creating fabulous patterns. Put the eggs in the container and roll them around in the colored foam. You can leave them like this or take them out and put on a plate. Remove the foam after several minutes using a paper towel - you made beautiful Easter eggs!
Shiny Easter eggs with glitter
Do you love everything that shines? You can quickly create beautiful glitter Easter eggs to decorate your home. To make them, you need the following elements:
- universal glue,
- glitter in colors of your liking,
- a pad, to prevent mess in your house,
- a small bowl.
Start decorating an egg from covering its part with glue. Then, pour some glitter into the bowl. Coat the egg in glitter - that’s it. You can use many colors and repeat the mentioned actions as many times as needed.
Easter eggs decorated with dried flowers
Are you dreaming of interesting looking Easter eggs that will fit into your home’s style? Perhaps decorating the eggs with dried flowers is a good solution for you. All you need is universal glue and dried plants - using them, you can achieve a magical result.
You can stick dried flowers directly onto the eggs, or dye them in various colors beforehand. This way, they look even better. What’s worth noting, every handmade Easter egg like this looks unique.
Decoupage Easter eggs for patient creators
Decoupage is a quite time-consuming and difficult way of decorating various surfaces and elements. As it turns out, it can be used for Easter eggs decoration as well. How do it? A thin layer of a napkin with a printed pattern is glued with a transparent glue to an eggshell. With enough precision, one can achieve an effect of a hand-painted egg.
Colorful Easter eggs designs with Easter animals
Easter animal eggs are a perfect option for the youngest members of the family. They will surely be delighted with such decorated eggs. You can paint certain elements on the eggs, indicating particular animals. It’s a much simpler method, and anybody should be able to do it.
Alternatively, you can attach certain elements to create one of the following animals:
You can also make Easter eggs with cute animals completely unrelated to Easter, for instance bears, deer and unicorns.
Easter eggs decoration with newspapers
Are you thinking of retro-style Easter eggs? Do you find colorful eggs too messy? Decorate your Easter eggs using newspaper scraps. It’s an impressive looking decor, and it’s also quick and easy to make.
You should prepare universal glue and black and white newspapers to cut some scraps from. Cover an egg with glue and press the paper to its surface. Make sure nothing sticks out.
Do you want to add some gloss? You can cover the egg with transparent varnish. Thanks to this, the Easter eggs look beautiful.
Simple Easter eggs with feathers
Everyone will find something for themselves among the many egg decorating ideas - including Boho style fans. Eggs decorated with feathers is something they should like. They are easy to make - you only need some glue… and just feathers.
Cover the eggs with glue, press the feathers to them - and your Boho Easter eggs are good to go. Easy, right? You can make them yourself or with your child.
Easter egg decoration with embroidery floss
Easter eggs decorated with colorful strings or embroider floss - it’s an idea to try for patient ones, as it requires precision and take some time. An Easter egg created with this method can have a single color. But you can also use a few different floss types - in a few shades of the same color or in many colors.
Cover a part of an egg with glue and wrap the string around the egg - each next line should be touching the previous one.
Don’t cover the whole egg with glue at once. Wrapping the egg with layers of floss takes some time - the glue would dry anyway. Instead, cover only small areas as you work.
Egg painting ideas - decorating with bubble wrap
Are you looking for quick and original Easter egg decorating ideas? It’s obvious - use bubble wrap and paint. You need a small piece of bubble wrap - 30x30 cm will do. If you want to create Easter eggs in many colors, prepare several such pieces. You also need paint and, of course, eggs.
Spread the wrap on a surface and pour some paint onto it - or spread it using a brush. Put an egg on it and wrap the foil - this way, you imprint interesting patterns on the egg’s shell.
You can also dye the egg in a color of your choice beforehand - then repeat the steps described above. This way, your Easter eggs will be exceptionally colorful.
Galactic Easter eggs
Do you want to make truly impressive Easter eggs? If you have some time, you can create galactic Easter eggs. They are easy to make, but require some effort.
First, you have to dye the eggs blue. After they dry, prepare purple color and make some shading using e.g. a dish washing sponge. Black is another important color - you can put it on the egg using a toothbrush.
As the last step, decorate the Easter eggs with white paint - make tiny dots looking like stars. Leave the eggs to dry and be careful not to smudge them. Then, you can use them to decorate your home.
Easter egg painting ideas - nail polish
Painting eggs with nail polish is a quick and simple solution both adults and children can use. In fact, you need no more than 3 ingredients:
- nail polish,
- your creativity.
Easter eggs for children decorated with marker pens
Does your child want to make their Easter eggs? Let them unfold their passion and creativity. Just give them eggs for decorating and colorful waterproof marker pens. Using them, your child can create beautiful Easter eggs and be proud they could help you with preparations for Easter.
Double-color Easter eggs - minimalistic faces
Do you like minimalism and want your Easter eggs to reflect that? Easy! You can use simple methods to create beautiful Easter eggs looking like humans. What do you need? Prepare the following elements:
- a tall glass,
- a black marker pen,
Dissolve the dye in water - in the glass. Dip the lower part of the egg in it - the one that is going to be the “clothing.” Then, draw a face and elements of clothing - you’ve just made a beautiful Easter egg!
Easter eggs with store bought wraps - quick and easy
Is Easter just around the corner and you have forgotten to make Easter eggs? No problem. Just use special wraps. You can purchase such decorations in almost every supermarket - especially before Easter. You can also buy them online.
How to decorate Easter eggs with this method? Put the wraps on eggs, and boil the eggs in hot water. The wrap shrinks and adheres to the egg. It takes just a few seconds.
Easter eggs patterns made with wax and dye
Preparing Easter eggs with wax and dyes (natural or store bought) has been known for years, especially in Eastern Europe. It’s not difficult, but requires some focus.
- Melt some wax and using a wooden stick or a metal element paint some patterns on an egg.
- After the wax solidifies, put the egg in dyed water.
After taking the eggs out of the dye, you will notice the eggs are darker in places uncovered with wax. The patterns remain light, and the wax has dissolved thanks to temperature. Just wipe the egg and enjoy its original looks.
Creative Easter eggs with a mosaic
You can use egg shells as an interesting way to decorate Easter eggs. This method has a drawback - you have to sacrifice one or a few eggs to get the shells. But you can always use the eggs to make yourself scrambled eggs - they will give you energy to carry out your creative projects.
Crush the egg shells into smaller pices. You can dye the egg you want to decorate in a bright color, e.g. beige or dusty pink. Then, cover the egg with glue and use tweezers to create a eggshell mosaic. The result will surely surprise you.
Golden Easter eggs - simple and elegant
Do you have no time to decorate Easter eggs? There is a simple and proven solution which will take you only a few minutes. You can make interesting, and, more importantly, elegant Easter eggs using gold spray paint. All you have to do is clean an egg, spray it with golden paint and leave it to dry. It’s a perfect method you can use literally minutes before Easter.
Pastel Easter egg designs with black patterns
Do you want delicate, not too colorful and easy to make Easter eggs? Coloring them in pastel colors and drawing some patterns with a black marker is all it takes. SImple eyes and a smile will make your Easter eggs look really cute. Everything depends on your creativity.
Egg painting ideas for children - minions and emotes
Are your children crazy about minions? Or perhaps they like emotes? In both cases, you can surprise them and make themed Easter eggs. You just need to dye the eggs yellow. Then just add some decorations.
Are you making emote Easter eggs? Simply paint some faces on the eggs or create them using cardboard.
If you decided to make minions, you need to put some more work. Paint the lower parts of the eggs blue - it’s the minions’ clothes. Then, draw a smile on the creature’s face, along with the characteristic band on its head (on the upper part of the egg). You can use googly eyes for the glasses. Such elements can be purchased in dry goods stores or in supermarkets.
Minimalistic - black and white Easter eggs
Do you love minimalism? Your Easter eggs can have patterns in the same style - simple, minimalistic and without unnecessary colors. Paint the eggs white and add some black decorations.
To make it even easier - you can paint the egg white using spray paint. When it dries, you can prepare the rest. Use a permanent marker to draw black pattern matching your style. That’s it!
📍 How to make Easter eggs?
Making your own Easter eggs is nothing complicated. The easiest method involves dyeing them using natural dyes based on onion skins, red cabbage or beetroots. You can add more decorations to such dyed eggs using a marker pen, nail polish or stickers.
📍 How to paint Easter eggs?
You can use paint, crayons, marker pens or a spray to paint your Easter eggs. All you need is a good idea. Natural dyeing or painting eggs with shaving cream and ink are some interesting methods.
📍 How to decorate eggs with wax?
Easter eggs decorated with wax are among the oldest methods used by generations. To make them, you need a special brush and melted wax. Paint some patterns on the eggs. After they dry, put them in a warm water with dye. The result is truly impressive.
📍 How to decorate styrofoam eggs?
Styrofoam eggs look great with various ornaments pinned to them. You can use fabric elements, sequins and ribbons. Alternatively, you can use decoupage method.