13 Ways to Bling Out Your Easter Eggs

Updated on April 1, 2020
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Rebecca is a retired special education teacher. She earned a master's degree at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.

This carton of Easter eggs has quite a lot going on! Learn how to create fanciful eggs like these using the ideas below.
This carton of Easter eggs has quite a lot going on! Learn how to create fanciful eggs like these using the ideas below.

13 Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

The tradition of decorating eggs for Easter celebrations has survived for centuries. Eggs have long been a symbol of new life, fertility, and hope. Ancient pagan worshipers attributed the warm, welcome weather and bountiful nature of spring to Eostre, a goddess associated with the season. They decorated eggs to please her so that she would be sure to return the next year.

Today, we dye eggs for the Easter Bunny to sneak in and hide. Easter eggs in pastel colors are pretty, but it’s fun to find new and creative ways to bling out your Easter eggs. Here are some general boiling and dyeing tips plus a baker's dozen creative ways to decorate your boiled eggs.

How to Boil Eggs for Dyeing

  1. Bring eggs to room temperature
  2. Cover eggs with adequate water (at least two inches over eggs)
  3. Start with cold water and a tablespoon of white vinegar
  4. Bring to a boil slowly
  5. After boiling intensively, turn off heat
  6. Let sit 12 minutes
  7. Remove eggs and place in cold water
  8. Cool for 10 minutes

An ice cream scoop can make a great egg-dipper.
An ice cream scoop can make a great egg-dipper.

Egg-Dyeing Tips

  • An ice cream scoop makes an "eggcellent" dipper.
  • Vibrant red, pink, blue, yellow, and green colors can be achieved with food coloring.
  • Add one cup boiling water to 6–8 drops of the food dye.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of white vinegar.
  • For orange and purple shades, it is best to use egg dye tablets.
  • Natural dyes can be made with onion peels, blueberries, and cranberries.

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Tie-Dyed EggProcess/Materials for Tie Dye Egg
Tie-Dyed Egg
Tie-Dyed Egg
Process/Materials for Tie Dye Egg
Process/Materials for Tie Dye Egg

1. Tie-Dyed Egg

Everyone loves the tie-dyed look. Use rubber bands just like you would on a tie-dyed t-shirt!

  1. Pick two colors—one dark and one light—like purple and yellow.
  2. Wrap the egg with rubber bands.
  3. Dye egg in the dark color first.
  4. Let it dry and then dip in a lighter color just long enough to get a light color.
  5. Let it dry and then snip away the rubber bands.

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Golden EggProcess/Materials for Golden Egg
Golden Egg
Golden Egg
Process/Materials for Golden Egg
Process/Materials for Golden Egg

2. The Proverbial Golden Egg

Gold paint and iridescent glitter make a fun egg. Use it for the grand prize in an egg hunt!

  1. Use an un-dyed hard-boiled egg.
  2. Spray with gold spray paint and let dry.
  3. Brush on a solution of white glue and water.
  4. Sprinkle with iridescent glitter.

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Baubles and Ribbons EggProcess/Materials for Baubles and Ribbons Egg
Baubles and Ribbons Egg
Baubles and Ribbons Egg
Process/Materials for Baubles and Ribbons Egg
Process/Materials for Baubles and Ribbons Egg

3. Baubles and Ribbons Egg

A pretty ribbon and some stick-on jewels give this egg plenty of bling.

  1. Choose a color and complimentary ribbon.
  2. Dye the egg a pastel shade.
  3. Dry. Add ribbon around the middle with a little hot glue.
  4. The jewels are stick-ons from the craft store.

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Egg With Appliqué
Egg With Appliqué
Egg With Appliqué

4. Egg With Appliqué

All it takes is a pretty sew-on appliqué and a dyed egg to create this pretty pastel egg.

  1. Look for sew-on appliqués in the sewing department
  2. Dye egg a color to compliment the appliqué.
  3. Attach with clear-drying glue when the egg is dry.

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Crayon Resist EggProcess/Materials for Crayon Resist Egg
Crayon Resist Egg
Crayon Resist Egg
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Process/Materials for Crayon Resist Egg

5. Crayon Resist Egg

The egg dye doesn’t adhere to the waxy crayon, which and creates an interesting effect.

  1. Before dying, draw flower, bird or another object on a hard-boiled egg with crayons.
  2. Dip in the desired color of the dye.

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Mosaic EggProcess/Materials for Mosaic Egg
Mosaic Egg
Mosaic Egg
Process/Materials for Mosaic Egg
Process/Materials for Mosaic Egg

6. Mosaic Egg

Bits of brightly colored tissue, Mod Podge, and a small brush give this egg a stained-glass look.

  1. Cut out tissue shapes.
  2. Brush on with a brush dipped in the Mod Podge.
  3. Fill in small spaces with small shapes to avoid too much over-lapping.

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Bejeweled EggProcess/Materials for Bejeweled Egg
Bejeweled Egg
Bejeweled Egg
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Process/Materials for Bejeweled Egg

7. Bejeweled Egg

Add some Hollywood bling with tiny stick-on “jewels.”

  1. Use a vivid, deeply-colored egg
  2. Attach tiny rhinestones stick-ons (from craft or sewing store).

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Easter Chick EggProcess/Materials for Easter Chick Egg
Easter Chick Egg
Easter Chick Egg
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Process/Materials for Easter Chick Egg | Source

8. Easter Chick Egg

Kids will get a kick out of the Easter egg chick.

  1. Use a soft yellow for the Easter chick egg.
  2. Cut feet from orange craft foam.
  3. Cut a triangle for the beak from orange paper.
  4. Make three orange tissue paper balls (wad them up) for the cockscomb(top of head).
  5. Attach feet, beak, cockscomb, and googly eggs with a hot glue gun.
  6. Draw on eyelashes with a black Sharpie.

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Marbled EggProcess/Materials for Marbled Egg
Marbled Egg
Marbled Egg
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Process/Materials for Marbled Egg

9. Marbled Egg

The marbled egg is so easy, and the effect is stunning.

  1. Dye hard-boiled egg a light color.
  2. Add a couple of tablespoons of cooking oil in a darker color of dye.
  3. Put the dye with oil in it in a shallow pan.
  4. Roll the egg around to get the desired amount of marbling.

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Natural Dye EggProcess/Materials for Natural Dye Egg
Natural Dye Egg
Natural Dye Egg
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Process/Materials for Natural Dye Egg

10. Natural Dye Egg

Onion peels steeped in boiling water and vinegar dye this egg. Put it on a sustainable nest. Wouldn’t a whole basket of these make a lovely centerpiece?

  1. Boil water. Add onion peels and 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  2. Steep for 20 minutes.
  3. Add a boiled, uncolored egg. (It takes a little longer to color than with other dyes.)
  4. Attach a little “nest” of Spanish moss or some other sustainable material with a hot glue gun.
  5. Rub the egg with a bit of olive oil.

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Decoupage EggProcess/Materials for Decoupage Egg
Decoupage Egg
Decoupage Egg
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Process/Materials for Decoupage Egg

11.Decoupage Egg

Use an old hobby to get a new look.

  1. Find a picture of small flowers in a magazine.
  2. Decide on a good egg color for its background.
  3. Cut out the flowers and apply with Mod Podge using a small brush.

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Two-Tone EggProcess/Materials for Two-Tone Egg
Two-Tone Egg
Two-Tone Egg
Process/Materials for Two-Tone Egg
Process/Materials for Two-Tone Egg

12. Two-Tone Egg

A bi-colored egg is created by covering one side with masking tape. The dye ran under the masking tape during the second dip. Not to worry. It created a neat marbled effect

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Polka Dot EggProcess/Materials for Polka Dot Egg
Polka Dot Egg
Polka Dot Egg
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Process/Materials for Polka Dot Egg

13. Polka Dot Egg

How to make a polka-dotted egg? Think sponge painting. Use the tip of a new pencil eraser and acrylic paint. The acrylic dries quickly, so you don’t have to lay the egg down and smear the spots before you are finished painting on the polka dots!

Which is your favorite type of Easter egg?

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    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Chitrangada!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 months ago from New Delhi, India

      These are so wonderful. Loved each of them. Very creative. All of them look so good, that it’s difficult to choose which one is the best.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, FlourishAnyway. I like that one too!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 months ago from USA

      What fabulous creativity you display here. My favorite is the golden egg but they are all pretty wonderful!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Linda. Happy spring and Easter!

    • lindacee profile image

      Linda Chechar 

      4 months ago from Arizona

      I really like these beautiful Easter eggs. I love the fancy blings!

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      4 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      You have presented a nice variety of them. Thanks

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