How to make Easter eggs
The first egg I decorated was the animal print egg. For this one I used a base dye of blue & green to create a teal egg. I then used Hoch by Julep (a creme turqoise) to paint spots on the egg. I let the polish dry for about 15 minutes then I used black polish to paint incomplete circles around the edges of the spots to create the look.
The next Easter egg idea also utilises nail polish; specifically a matte polish (black) and a crackle polish (hot pink). I realised after that it would have looked better had I taped off the stripe so in the future I would do that before painting the stripe. The key to a good crackle effect is to get a few good coats of the base on first. Then you want to paint the crackle on as thick as you can while the base is still tacky.
The third egg is an alternative to etching wax onto an egg prior to dying. To achieve this look I used clear polish and painted where I wanted the egg to stay white and then dyed the egg. A third way to achieve this look is to wrap your egg with rubber bands then dye the egg ensuring the dye is completely dry before removing. If you are doing this one with kids, try white crayons rather than the other options. It’s a little easier and way more kid friendly.
To decorate the fourth egg, after removing it initially from the dye, I added more dye to create a darker purple and added a tbsp of oil and swirled it around. I then rolled the egg around in it and then added a drop more of red food colouring and blue food colouring to create the splatters. I then carefully patted it dry with a paper towel.
Easy to make and so pretty & unique!
Do you decorate Eggs for Easter?
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!