Spring has sprung and Easter egg season is here! Gone are the days of simply dropping tablets into water and vinegar and plastic-wrapping your eggs. Though there’s nothing wrong with the classic method, the sky is really the limit when it comes to egg decorating, and DIYing a dozen has never been easier or more beautiful. We’ve rounded up fifty of the best DIY egg-dyeing and decorating projects to inspire you!
1. Mudcloth Eggs: These eggs are modern, minimal, and so stunning.
2. Dyed Robin Eggs: Dyed with cabbage and flecked with edible gold dust, these eggs are safe to eat in addition to being gorgeous.
3. Tattooed Eggs: Ink those eggs! These easy egg tattoos go on in just thirty seconds, and look crisp as can be.
4. Watercolor Floral Eggs: Food coloring + Paintbrush + Sharpie + (Artistry) = These gorgeous eggs that make me think of Rifle Paper Co. flowers!
5. Gold Leaf Eggs: They’re delicate and timeless.
6. Botanical Eggs: Moody eggs so beautiful that I want to quit my day job and craft them for a living.
7. Typography Eggs: #springy #punny #eggs
8. Foliage Eggs: You can put all the spring flowers on your eggs!
9. Pineapple Egg: Transform your egg into fruit!
10. Indigo Eggs: These are my very favorite eggs on the list, and they’re easy to make! And guess what? You can marble with shaving cream too!
11. Pantone Eggs: Organize those eggs by color!
12. Southwestern Eggs: It doesn’t get much better than a blooming cactus.
13. Ombre Eggs: Easter eggs with just the right amount of color and shading.
14. Silk Tie Eggs: I just learned that you can color an egg using a silk tie! Mind exploded!
15. Black & White Eggs: Classic colors + classic design.
16. Eggs a Dozen Ways: Using a variety of everyday materials, you can create a special dozen.
17. Mosaic Eggs: A beautiful resolution to the Humpty Dumpty situation.
18. Star Sign Eggs: What’s your sign? Turn your Easter into a horological experience by hand-painting astrological signs onto those mini-orbs.
19. Dip Dyed Eggs: Half-egg, half-neon! All geometric fun.
20. Moss Eggs: Delicate spring grass glued on an egg. These are cool, and, for some reason, also slightly weird to me.
21. Paint Splatter Eggs: It doesn’t get much easier than splattering paint on an egg. Jackson Pollock would approve.
22. Galaxy Eggs: These eggs are out of this world.
23. Pink Moon Eggs: Nick Drake-style Easter eggs for the emo among us.
24. Easter Bunny Eggs: Sweet bunny eggs asleep in their cozy egg onesies.
25. Sprinkle Eggs: These confetti eggs are ready to party! Super easy to make, they bring lots of colorful fun.
26. Chalkboard Eggs: Create a new design every day with this clever idea. Now you just need to learn to draw those cute bunnies!
27. Artist Egg: Portrait of an artist as a young egg.
28. Washi Tape Eggs: Tiny taped shapes turn these plain white ovoids into funky fun.
29. His & Her Eggs: Lips and a moustache are the only disguise these eggs wear.
30. Monogrammed Eggs: Your initials or an Easter greeting on the incredible, edible egg. Happy typography for the win!
31. Tropical Leaf Eggs: A jungle of boho styling makes these botanical Easter Eggs extra special.
32. Pointillism Eggs: Dotty designs using any shape you choose.
33. Lace-Dipped Eggs: Tightly wrap eggs in lace before they take the dip-dye plunge.
34. Penned Eggs: White pen + Brown egg = Delicate designs.
35. Calligraphied Eggs: Beautiful script for all your Easter wishes.
36. Pink and Gold Mist Eggs: A hint of pink, a dash of gold.
37. Striped Eggs. A super-slick way to stripe your eggs.
38. Quilted Eggs: Patches of dye and painted stitches create eggs that are practically cozy.
39. Silly Face Eggs: Quirky, colorful eggs with abstract expressions.
40. Decoupage Eggs: Use these tropical images to deck those eggs.
41. Stenciled Eggs: Using tape and the shapes of your choosing, you can create patterns to your heart’s content.
42. Confetti Eggs: Bring the party to your ovoids.
43. Marbled Gold Eggs: Using grape juice and paint you can create a marbled dozen.
44. Nylon Floral Eggs: Beautiful designs using nature and netting.
45. Highlighter Pen Eggs: Achieve a watercolor look with a set of highlighter markers.
46. Fruit & Veggie Stamped Eggs: The tiniest produce on display.
47. Marker Colored Eggs: Use markers to make a set of colorful spring eggs.
48. Paper Napkin Eggs: These paper napkin eggs remind me of classic Scandinavian design and they are a piece of cake to make.
49. Gradient Eggs: Put your dozen in a row and gradually deepen the color.
50. Rubber Cement Eggs: You can make cool shapes and swirls using a double-dye process and rubber cement.
Whew! We made it! Fifty gorgeous, completely DIYable Easter eggs for you to decorate this spring. Now, hop to it!