The Loken Group is helping to brighten up a classic springtime tradition by providing inspiration for a fun, fresh spin on your Easter festivities this year. From simple dyeing techniques to more unconventional designs, these decorating ideas are easy to recreate, and all supplies are available at your local supermarket or craft store. Grab your eggs and get the whole family in on the fun with these egg-dyeing tips and decorating ideas.
- Cover your work area with paper towels or newspaper to soak up any spills.
- Decorated eggs may be either hard-boiled or blown out of their shells. Hard-boiled eggs are traditional and a sturdier egg for your children to work with, while the blown shells are the best if you want to keep the eggs on display for a considerable time.
- Hard-Boiling: Place your eggs in a large saucepan and add enough cold water to completely cover the eggs. Place on medium-high heat and bring water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer eggs for 9 minutes. Remove from heat and fill with cold water. The eggs must be completely cool to decorate successfully. Place eggs on a soft towel and allow them to dry.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of white vinegar into your water with food coloring for a more vibrant egg (the more you use, the more intense the color).
- If you’re doing multi-colored eggs, let them dry thoroughly between coats of dye.
To get these fun Ombré Easter eggs, first mix your choice of colors using 1/3 tsp (1/4 tsp for yellow) gel/paste food coloring, enough warm water to cover eggs, and 1 tsp white vinegar. Dip egg fully in dye and let dry. Dip the egg again 3/4 of the way into the dye and let dry. Repeat in quarterly increments.
Option: You can also start by leaving the tip of the egg white.
For these beautiful spring-inspired eggs, start by first pencil flowers onto the hard-boiled egg (tip: practice on paper first). With the puff paint applicator, cover all the stems with green paint, then let dry 2 hours. Add petals by dabbing small dots in a circular pattern.
To get this gorgeous gilded look, start with dyed Easter eggs. Then, using a foam brush, add splotches of glue and let dry until the glue is tacky. Apply the gold leaf to the sticky areas, smooth with your fingers, and use a stiff-bristled brush to sweep away any excess gold leaf.
Try something different with these twine-wrapped Eggs! Adhere twine to one end of a ceramic egg with a glue stick, then apply glue and tightly wind the twine, working in sections, until you’ve completely covered the surface.