58 Easy and Creative Easter Egg Decorating Ideas That Anyone Can Do

Add color and festive cheer to your party with these easy-to-follow designs.

Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
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There's a time and a place for classic dyed eggs — and your Easter party isn't one of them. Rather than sticking to your tried-and-true dyeing methods, consider one of these unexpected Easter egg designs, complete with gold foil accents, puff paint, and temporary tattoos. But if you lean more toward the traditional look, ditch your beloved dyeing kits for more natural methods that use shaving cream and fresh produce instead. Once your eggs are dipped, dyed, and decorated, add them to your Easter baskets, table decorations, or floral centerpieces. Your house is looking more colorful — and festive — already.

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Polka-Dot Egg - Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
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Polka-Dot Eggs

Go for a 3D effect by dabbing a dyed (or plain!) egg with puff paint. Don't get ahead of yourself: Do one side at a time, allowing each time to dry completely before moving on.

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Paper Punch Eggs- Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
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Paper Punch Eggs

If you're not as artistically inclined, use craft punches to cut shapes from different colored paper. Fold the shapes down the middle and attach to solid-colored eggs with craft glue.

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Chick Eggs - Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
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Chick Eggs

Add even more chicks to your Easter table with these adorable dyed eggs. To make, dip the front of an egg length-wise in yellow dye. Once dry, draw face and body features with a fine-point permanent marker.

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Shaving Cream Eggs

Raid the bathroom cabinet for this magical dying technique. Kids will love how the creates galaxy-like swirls in whatever color palette they choose.

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Bright Egg Votives - Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
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Bright Egg Votives

These double as decor: Once the hollow eggs are done drying, gently break the shell with a spoon, removing the top third. Dye the rest of the egg and once dry, place a tealight candle inside.

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Mosaic Egg - Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
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Mosaic Easter Eggs

Turn shattered egg shells into a stunning centerpiece by gluing pieces of a broken egg on another egg in a mosaic pattern. How simple and sweet!

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Tiny Critter Eggs - Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
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Tiny Critter Eggs

To make these totally cute, totally easy eggs, attach painted mini plastic animals, flowers, and insects onto a plain white egg with craft or hot glue. The best part? No artistic skills necessary.

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Cactus Easter Eggs

How cute are these trendy little cactus-inspired creations? We suspect you'll want to display these long after Easter has come and gone.

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Nail Polish Eggs

The secret to the perfectly imperfect marble egg? Swirl a favorite hue into water and then dip the egg in — just be careful not to ruin your own mani!

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Washi Tape Eggs - Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
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Washi Tape Eggs

So you've got nail polish marble and glitter eggs down. Try cutting geometric shapes (like triangles!) out of and then adhering them to the eggs for a metallic pattern.

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Unicorn Easter Eggs

Get in on the all-things-unicorn trend with these easy Easter creations.

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Hop Egg - Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
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"Hop" Easter Egg

Decorate wooden eggs so that you can leave 'em up all season. Then write a special message on them by using tiny letter stamps. Our favorites: "Hop" and "Hoppy Easter!"

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Initial Eggs - Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
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Initial Eggs

Figure out your Easter dinner seating chart ahead of time with these easy golden egg "place cards." , spray paint the egg and then peel the letter off. That's it!

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Triple Dipped -  Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
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Triple-Dipped Layer

For a geometric look, submerge a hard-boiled egg in dye. Once dry, re-dip the egg at a different angle for a longer period of time. Repeat at a third angle.

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Confetti Eggs

Lilac and mint eggs covered in make perfect sense. Because what holiday doesn't deserve some extra glitz?

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Flamingo and Swan Eggs

Which came first, the bird or the egg? Either way, these adorable paper decorations are an easy way to add some colorful Easter cheer to the table.

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How to Make Natural Easter Egg Dyes
All-Natural Eggs

Save some cash and ditch the fake stuff by dyeing your eggs the old-fashioned way: with foods you already have in the kitchen. It's fun, safe, and lets out your inner mad scientist.

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Golden Egg Wreath

Use an , yarn, and to craft this cute wall hanging. An added bonus: You can leave it up all season long.

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Ice Cream Eggs

Not everyone likes hard-boiled eggs, but these dessert-themed shells are a universal crowd-pleaser.

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Botanical Eggs

Vintage-inspired botanical eggs recreate Victorian flower drawings on a dramatic, unique black backdrop. The only drawback with this one? It requires some artistic skill.

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Flash Tat Eggs

Another fun tattoo idea: Instantly add shine to eggs with .

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Geometric Eggs

The best part isn't the geometric paint job, as cool as it look. These beauties are made out of wood, so you can display them year after year, no cracks guaranteed.

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Dip-Dyed Eggs

Take some inspiration from the rainbow and put colorful gradients on your eggs this year. Don't forget the !

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Baby Bird Nests

These sweet egg nest ornaments require a gentle touch to craft, but the overall result is worth it.

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Nail Polish Marbled Eggs

Use up the bright nail polish that you thought you'd wear every day ... but didn't. Instead, marble eggs with nail polish for a super cool look.

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Neutral Eggs

This DIY flips the typical egg-decor script: Choose colored eggs, like these earthy brown ones, and dress them up with a .

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Donut Eggs

You won't feel guilty about eating these adorable donuts for breakfast.

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White Paint Marker Eggs

Create delicate designs on hard-cooked brown eggs with a . You have a blank canvas — try lines, patterns, or even fun seasonal phrases.

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Flower Crown Eggs

Another no-dye option, boho eggs rock headbands made of .

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Gumball Machine Eggs

Want something totally different and whimsical for your Easter eggs this year? Try making a mini candy dispenser.

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