Eggs are staples when it comes to decorating for Easter. Why you may ask? In many cultures, eggs symbolize new life and rebirth. For Christians, the Easter egg is a symbol of Christ’s resurrection and our new life through Christ. I mean isn’t that what Easter is all about? Today’s post focuses on five ways to decorate Easter eggs.
1. Colorful Canvas Easter Eggs
Seriously, how many plastic Easter eggs do you have stored away somewhere? I know that I have somehow ended up with a truckload! Why not dress them up with a little canvas and paint by following Alisa’s tutorial for colorful canvas Easter eggs? I mean look at these bright beauties…
2. Pearl Cross Easter Egg
I love this pearl cross Easter egg that Jeanne Winters made with papier mache eggs, a little acrylic paint, and pearls. They are simple, classic, and honor the reason we celebrate Easter in the first place. The added touch of the ribbon and pewter vase makes for a beautiful display!
3. Decoupaged Easter Eggs
Jen from Tater Tots and Jello made these gorgeous decoupaged eggs using papier mache eggs, patterned scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge (of course)! I love the combination of colors and patterns. What a fun way to liven up your space for Easter!
4. Silk Tie Easter Eggs
Would you have ever guessed these eggs were dyed using silk ties?!? If you’re wondering how, check out Heather’s tutorial at Dollar Store Crafts. These eggs won’t cost you much to outfit if you have some silk ties or blouses on hand. Hmmm… it may be time to raid Grandpa and Grandma’s closet!
5. Whitewashed Concrete Eggs
I LOVE these vintage inspired whitewashed concrete eggs that K at Vintage Skye made. Yes, she literally made these things out of concrete! I love the rustic look and soft tone. It is an added bonus that they are versatile enough to remain out after Easter.
So how can you adorn your home this Easter season with symbols of new life?
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Jasey @ Crazy Daisy
These are great! Two more ways that are fun and easy for kids – wrap dental floss tightly around the egg and tie in a knot before you dip in dye (source – Family Circle magazine, I think); and put a little bit of vegetable oil in with your dye, swirl it around and dip in egg for a marbled effect (source – Martha Stewart show)!! I plan on trying these this year with my 4 year old 🙂
Apparently my first comment didn’t appear, so I’m posting again!
These are great ideas! I have two more that seem very fun and kid-friendly – 1) wrap waxed dental floss tightly around an egg and tie in a knot, then dip in dye and remove the floss (source – Family Circle magazine, I think); and 2) put a little bit of vegetable oil in prepared dye and swirl around with a fork, then dip egg in for a marbled look (source – Martha Stewart show). I plan on trying these this year with my 4 year old! 🙂
totally love the deco-podge eggs. Those are beautiful and the girls would love to make them.
I can’t decide which ones I like the best! 🙂 I think I’d probably go with the decoupaged ones, because I know I could do those! 😉
The stone eggs are beautiful and so original…I’m checking out her tutorial right now. Thank you!:)
Oh those are awesome. Thanks for sharing them with me!