DIY Easter Eggs

There are many clever ways to decorate Easter Eggs these days and they are all pretty crafty.  Such a great activity for the family or maybe you hand craft each one into a work of art, no matter how you color your Easter eggs it gets the job done and is a fun spring-time activity.  We had fun this year with real hard-boilded eggs and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  This water-soluble dye does not penetrate the eggshell and the color and touch of glimmer is amazing.

Tinted Easter EggsWe are not boiled egg experts, but the simple recipe of adding a single layer of eggs to a pan of cold water, bring the water to a boil, remove them from the heat and cover for 12 minutes and then cool them off seemed to work very well.
boiling Easter Eggs

Cool them off in the sink immediately and then you can put them in the refrigerator. 

Cooling Easter EggsWhen your eggs are cool, choose your favorite colors of Glimmer Mist and simply mist each egg on all sides.  

Glimmer Mist Easter Eggs

You can use just one color or use many to create a fun effect.

mixed media easter eggs

Choose an assortment of colors from bright and fun to vintage and rustic.  There is a good chance the Glimmer Mist colors in your studio are perfect for your eggs!!!!  The colors we played with are Mallard, Pop Rocks, Cranberry Zing and Hemlock Green

Easter Glimmer Mist ColorsAdd them to a basket, tray or maybe this bunny dish from Arthur Court.  For those who are wondering, the egg is not touched inside at all with the mist, so it is completely safe to eat.

Easter Eggs on Display Arthur Court

Try something different and paint the eggs with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam, which will cover them in color and glitter and they are so pretty.

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Evelyn takes a very different approach with these painted decorated eggs and hanging them with simple spring ribbons.

Stamp a background using your favorite floral or spring stamp and StazOn Ink.  This will stay in place when you mist or paint with wet mists.

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Create a mixture of colors by pouring them together into one spot and rolling into it with a sponge roller.  Roll onto clean, clear glass to create a fun overlay for your egg background.

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Roll into place over your stamped image.  When dry frame in a found, painted or purchased frame.

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Paint glass, plastic, glass, paper mache or other faux eggs (this project might not be the best one for hard boiled eggs).  Tattered Angels High Impact Paints will paint onto any surfaces, yes any egg new or old and with any finish will work just fine, what a great way to repurpose old plastic eggs that need a little help.

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When they are dry decorate them with crystals and pearls and tie the with fun ribbons.  Hang them from a branch or Easter Tree.  For all the details Evelyn created this great how to video.  

lisa mixed media tag

Lisa chose to create a mixed media piece using Canvas Corp Brands papers, Tattered Angels Inks Pink Coral Mist, Rum Punch Mist, Black Cherry Mist and Tattered Leather Mist. She used a 1/2 egg wood shape and sprayed various mists onto it. Then Cut a tag shape from Turquoise and White Chevron Paper and attached the egg shape to it. Lisa then added paper fringe, glue paste, texture beads and glass glitter shards. Such a fun burst of color.
decoupage tissue plastic eggs

Marie shows us another way to create a DIY egg on her blog Marie Nicole.  Rather than spend the timing making hard boiled eggs, Marie starts with plastic eggs, some tissues, rubber stamp and Clear Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam.  You can also use Canvas Corp Printed Tissuestock or 7gypsies printed vintage tissue.

decoupage tissue eggs canvas corpThese simple and beautiful eggs look amazing tossed in a basket, as place cards for Easter dinner or fill glass vases and jars to decorate for the springtime.  

To see all the details on Marie’s Tissue Covered Paper Eggs jump over to her blog.

Happy Creating!!!



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