Decorative Easter Egg Trends

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by Angela Son, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Decorative Easter Egg Trends

Bring your Easter egg decorating out of its shell. Try a handful of these on-trend decorating techniques to quickly flip your Easter eggs from dyed to downright dapper.

Create your own, snap a few pictures, and share using #ACMooreInspired.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:half hour + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Shibori Eggs:
    Apply rubber cement to the egg wherever you don’t want to see the dye. Fill a disposable cup with paint, and dip one side of the egg in. Use a heat tool and let the paint move around the egg’s surface as it dries; this will create an authentic looking nice dye effect. Once dry, dip the other side of the egg into the paint and repeat as it dries. After the paint is completely dry, rub off all of the rubber cement.
  • 2
    Marbled Eggs:
    Fill a disposable cup with water and add a few drops of nail polish to it. As it spreads, continue to add more colors. Use a toothpick to stretch out the color at the edges and to swirl color around, but don’t let the nail polish sit too long in the water. Dip the egg into the water and as it is in there, move away any nail polish around the egg before taking it out of the water. Let dry completely.
  • 3
    Painted Flower Eggs:
    Paint egg a solid acrylic color and let dry. Paint the base shape of the flower. Add dimension by using a light or darker color to either shade or highlight. Create a cluster of flowers in varying shapes and sizes. Accent with stems and leaves.
  • 4
    Text Covered Eggs:
    Paint egg solid base color. For a more fun distinctive background, do a color block or simple pattern like polka dots. Once paint is completely dry, write text in calligraphy or other desired style. (Watch the video near the top of this page for some tips on fancifying your handwriting!) Start with pencil first as a guide, and then with the marker make bold downward strokes of each letter.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:half hour + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •All Projects:
  • Eggs (Hard-Boiled, Blown-Out, Wood or Artificial) and Liner Paintbrushes
  • •Shibori Eggs:
  • Rubber Cement, Disposable Cup, Heat Tool & Indigo Paint (we mixed a bit of Primary Blue and Black)
  • •Marbled Eggs:
  • Nail Polish in Colors of Your Choice, Disposable Cup & Toothpick
  • •Painted Flower Eggs:
  • Acrylic Paints in Favorite Colors
  • •Text Covered Eggs:
  • Opaque Paint Markers & Acrylic Paints in Desired Colors and Pencil