Easter eggs have been around for thousands of years now, but each and every year people find new ways to decorate them. And while there are easily hundreds of designs to choose from, there are very few of them that really catch the eyes. Here are some unique and creative ways to decorate your Easter eggs for an interesting Easter.
Ombré Easter Eggs
We’ve definitely seen a lot of things in ombré this year, from hair to fabrics, from cakes to decorations. But it looks like we’re going to see a lot more in ombré this spring. Ombré Easter egg designs look hot and fashionable, but the best thing about them is that they’re very easy to make.
All you need are some blown out eggs, your dyeing materials, water and some vinegar. The first dye solution must be made with fourth of a cup of water, a teaspoon of vinegar and dye. This solution must have a dark shade. Put some dye solution in a medium-sized cup until it can cover a fourth of the height of the egg. Put in the egg, wait some minutes, and put some water until the solution covers at least half of the egg’s height. Repeat until the egg is fully covered.
If you want Easter eggs that are edible and authentic, you’d have to go with natural dyes. Take a look around the kitchen or pantry for some natural colors.
Tumeric, coffee and onion skins are perfect for creating dyes that are brownish and yellowish in color. Cranberry juice and beet juice can create different shades of pink. Go for grapes, blueberries or red wine for some varying shades from deep blue to lavender, but stay with red cabbage if you want blue in a lighter shade.
Since they aren’t very strong, these natural dyes may need a couple of hours to a full night before they give the eggs some shade. As soon as you get the hang of it, you can try your hand at mixing some ingredients to create different colors!
Rubber Band Resist Easter Eggs
People on the lookout for something easy to do will appreciate the last project on this list. This very simple technique involves using wide rubber bands to help the egg shell resist the color of the dye, but don’t let the simplicity fool you! This technique can actually create some pretty-looking eggs.
Tie some rubber bands around an egg, and don’t worry if the bands overlap because that’s the way it’s supposed to be! Dye the egg and take the bands off and you get this beautiful rubber band resist Easter egg. But, if you are looking for something a little more creative than this, you can repeat the technique on an already dyed egg to create a layered effect.