Looking for a more creative way to celebrate the season? Options for decorating Easter eggs have gone far beyond the traditional vinegar and dye variety. Many of the variations in technique can be found online for free. Here is a round up of a variety of different techniques for decorating your eggs this Easter season.
Better Homes and Gardens has an article for natural dye recipes using household ingredients. These colors tend to be more subtle but still beautiful.
Martha Stewart has a tutorial for making patterned eggs using silk ties. This technique is really cool. You can use up old ties or buy some inexpensive ones at Goodwill, basically any silk material will do so think scarf or fabric too. Either way, it needs to be silk.
Lemon Drops and Violets shares a simple tutorial for easter egg coloring that looks like tie dye.
This technique can be used with tissue paper, decorative paper and fabric. Really it is up to your imagination.
Want a no mess decorating technique? You can’t get anything easier, just use washi tape. I bet you could use duct tape as well. Any colorful decorative tape should work.
The proverbial golden egg can actually be made using gold leaf, or any other color of leaf.
Marbleize your Easter eggs using this step by step technique.
Watercolor eggs are not permanent color like dye is, but the variety of textures and techniques you can use are exciting and beautiful.
The technique used to gain a pattern on eggs is a subtle one but oh so sophisticated.
This technique uses paint but I think it would work just fine with dye. You are using vinyl letters to mask out areas of the egg. Those of you with a personal cutting machine could make your own words or graphics to use.
Utilizing leaves and some coffee, you can make Easter eggs with a nature theme.
You don’t have to buy any special kits to decorate eggs. You can use what you have on hand, like Sharpie markers or a ball point pen. This might not be the best idea for use with little children since the ink is permanent.
Eggs that really don’t use eggs. Making eggs out of yarn.
The decoration carries under the shell and affects the flavor.
A simple dye free decorating technique is to wrap eggs in colored foil.