Dazzling Easter Egg-Decorating Ideas

Create beautiful Easter eggs with basic supplies from your local crafts store.

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Craft Supplies Check List

  • Glue gun and glue
  • Glitter, glitter pens
  • Small seashells
  • Stickers
  • Sequins and beads
  • Felt and fabric scraps
  • Raffia
  • Buttons
  • Ribbons
  • Silk flowers
  • Coloring gels
  • Novelty items from a craft or fabric store

Use wood, paper, or Styrofoam eggs from a craft store. Or blow the insides out of raw eggs.

To make blown eggshells for decorating, poke small holes in the top and bottom of a raw egg with a needle. Poke a long needle or thin skewer inside to break the yolk. Hold the egg over a bowl and blow gently on the top hole until the raw egg drains into the bowl. Let the shells dry, and then decorate.

These gorgeous Easter eggs will be with you year after year. Get creative, and have a ball!

Chick Egg

Broken eggshell? Don’t throw it away: dye the entire shell. With a hot glue gun, affix fuzzy chick figurine inside.

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Word Egg

Die-cut stickers come in many different word themes. Mix and match words and themes to cover a plain egg.

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Space Egg

Wipe egg with vegetable oil and dye in two colors (see marbleized egg instructions under “Special Effects” in our Dyeing Easter Eggs article). Dry egg and brush with gold luster dust. Adorn with stars and space décor novelties.

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Related: How To Make An Easter Egg Tree

Bedazzled Egg

Beads aren’t just for clothes anymore! Dye egg in a bright color; glue faceted bedazzle beads in rows on half of the egg.

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Bumpy Egg

Using a hot glue gun, place glue dots all over egg. Let dry, then dye.

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Flower Vase Egg

Use a blown egg; dye desired shade. Gently expand opening at the top of the egg; glue a small flat rock to the bottom as a base. Hide glue seam with ribbon or beaded chain. Use hot glue to affix silk flower into eggshell–flower should just peeking out the top of the egg.

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Charm Egg

Dye egg desired shade; glue ribbon around its middle. Insert small tag or charm in blow hole and affix with hot glue gun. (The charm in this egg says, “Thank You!”)

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Disco Egg

Dye and dry a blown egg. Dilute craft glue with an equal amount of water and paint on egg. Roll in superfine glitter and let dry.

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Royal Egg

Dye egg. With glue gun, attach large and small necklace fasteners to add a royal touch.

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Flower Power Egg

Dye egg. Use glue gun to attach flower sequins in a matching color (red on red, blue on blue).

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Dot Egg

As simple as it gets: pick your dot color and place tiny dot stickers on a white or dyed egg.

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Here’s How to Hang Your Easter Eggs

Blown Eggs: String needle with thread or fishing line and draw through a bead. Secure with a knot and draw needle through egg from bottom to top. Glue bead to bottom of egg. Draw needle through a second bead , create a hanging knot and glue top bead to egg.

Blown or Artificial Eggs: Hot glue ribbon loop to top of egg and let dry. Glue a small decoration to top of egg to hide the glue point.


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