Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday Find: 5 Easy DIY Easter Eggs

Spring is here! and that means that Easter is just around the bend, here are some ways to spice up your Easter egg decorating, whether it's a fun craft to do with your kids, or are just letting your inner child come out to play, these 5 ideas are sure to put a spring in your step this Easter.

1. Foliage Easter Eggs
Using mostly items grown in your own garden, you yourself can create these elegant looking Easter eggs. You can use different color vegetables in a mixture of vinegar in order to give your Easter eggs an earthy hue, combined with some flowers found in your garden or yard to give them some flare.

Credit to Country Living

2. Dye Easter Eggs with an Old Tie!
Got some funky old ties lying around, or maybe you've just been dye-ing to get rid of that ugly tie your husband likes to wear? Either way, an easy way to get some cool looking easter eggs is to cut up a tie (preferably silk) and wrap it around the egg, then wrap in another piece of fabric from an old sheet or pillow case and boil in some vinegar and water. it's as simple as that!

Credit to Our Best Bites for these awesome looking eggs!

3. Graphic Pattern Eggs
In order to make these sleek looking eggs courtesy of Martha Stewart. You just need to add different layers of electrical tape each time you dye the egg, slightly shifting them to create the effect.

4. Tattooed Eggs
Another simple yet cool way to get some creative eggs is to transfer temporary tattoos to them. You can either make your own by printing on tattoo paper, or you can finally have an excuse to be a kid again by visiting your local grocery store and getting some from those 50 cent machines after the check-out. Come on, you know you want to!

Credit to Country Living and CL contributor Jodi Kahn.

5. I also couldn't resist these mustache eggs from No.2 Pencil!

What about you? Have any creative DIY ideas for creating fun and funky Easter eggs? Let us know in the comments, and share a picture with us!

Happy Easter!
~ James
Garden Media Group