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Easter Egg Decorating

Updated on March 26, 2013

The Easter Egg Decorating Resource!

As everyone knows, Easter is all about eggs. Whether that be Chocolate and candy eggs, polished wooden eggs or highly decorated and incredible detailed ornaments.

Decorated, hand painted easter eggs, dyed and adorned, covered in glitter or part of a larger easter home decorating scheme, creating your own decorative easter eggs, for yourself, or to give as a gift is fun and rewarding.

Image from Flickr - Bright Easter Eggs by Molly Stevens

Easter Egg Decorating Kit

You can buy a variety of Easter Egg Decorating Kits, these vary from Star Wars Themed to more traditional ideas based on Ukrainian Pysanky and other European traditions.

These easter egg coloring kits are easy and fun to use and make fantastic easter decorations for kids and adults to make alike.

Egg Wraps

Probably the quickest and simplest way to decorate eggs for easter, simply pop the egg inside a sleeve and lower into cold water, bring to the boil and hey presto!

Egg Dyeing - Recipe & Instructions - Use readily available and simple ingredients to make fantastic colored eggs!

Naturally Dyed Eggs by Somewhereintheworldtoday
Naturally Dyed Eggs by Somewhereintheworldtoday

Image from Flickr - Naturally Dyed Eggs by Somewhereintheworldtoday

Kitchen Cupboard Egg Dyeing

You don't need to buy an egg coloring, decorating or dye kit, simply open the cupboard and you'll probably find all you need.


10 Drops of Food Coloring

1 Teaspoon of white vinegar

Hot Water

Mix the ingredients in a cup or glass large enough for an egg to be submerged into it, so generally speaking only fill the cup half full.

Leave the egg in the dye mixture for several minutes, then remove the egg with a spoon and place in a plastic egg carton, egg cup or similar to dry.

Use wax, crayons or even a white candle to reduce or even completely stop the dye marking the egg, if you do this on top of one colour you can build up some lovely patterns and effects, just remember to start with a lighter color and work up to darker colors.

Natural Dyes to color eggs

By using vegetables, spices and other store cupboard items you can create all sorts of magical colors and effects, below is a list of possible dye sources, feel free to experiment and add your own to the comments below, remember though to only use things that are edible if you are going to use it on boiled eggs for eating!

Simply add your eggs (white works best) to a pan of cold water, along with a teaspoon or two of vinegar, and the dyeing ingredients of your choice (why not experiment with various combinations?) and boil for fifteen minutes, then remove the eggs and leave to dry.

Onion skins = oranges and yellows

Red cabbage = blues

Beetroot = browns and purples

Spinach = pale green

Carrots = yellow

Blueberries = rich dark blue

Raspberries = light pink

Blackberries = plum

Coffee = chocolate brown

Black tea = Red tan

Cinnamon = pale teak

Paprika = orange

Turmeric bright orange

What household ingredients have you successfully used to dye eggs? - Which is the best egg dye?

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      Aibrean82 4 years ago

      I find that red cabbage and beetroots give the most beautiful colours (mostly because I love purple and purplish blues. I haven't yet tried turmeric, but I will - it bet it gives a lovely orange colour!

    Ukrainian Egg Decorating

    The Ukrainians and their neighbours have a long standing tradition of decorating eggs, get a Ukrainain egg kit and follow in their footsteps!

    Easter Eggs by Avelino Maestas
    Easter Eggs by Avelino Maestas

    Image from Flickr - Easter Eggs by Avelino Maestas

    Are you just exploring this fascinating annual tradition or do you have many years of practive, prehaps even with some experience of one of the Slavic traditions?

    Are you new to Egg Decorating?

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    Show off your eggs with this Nifty Easter Egg Carousel - Make your eggs part of your Decor for Easter

    Nifty Easter Egg Carousel, White
    Nifty Easter Egg Carousel, White

    A fantastic place to display your decorated eggs, keep the safe and at the same time on show as part of your Easter Decorations!


    Ukrainian PYSANKY: An Eight Step Process

    Ukrainian Kistka - Hot Wax Pen for Egg Decorating

    Eggs as Decoration or to Eat?

    What sort of Egg Decorating do you prefer? Those that are arranged beautifully as Easter Decor, or Eggs you can enjoy looking at and brighten up your fridge but are just as great to eat?

    Which kind of egg decorating do you like?

    I like to work with empty shells

    I like to work with empty shells

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    • Aibrean82 4 years ago

      We have always used empty shells. It is a Norwegian spring tradition to bring some branches with fresh shoots on them into the house for Easter. We put them in a vase filled with water, hang decorated Easter eggs (and often colourful feathers, too) from them and watch the branches grow green leaves during our Easter holiday. It smells so fresh and looks really good, too :)

    I still want my eggs for breakfast please!

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        FancyThatUK 4 years ago

        Ive never docorated eggs, but they always look so pretty