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Best Easter Egg Decorations and Designs

Plain old dye? Been there, dipped that. Rather than resorting to the usual Easter tradition of using egg dye, why not try an Easter egg design that’s actually unique? Whether painted, monogrammed, or decoupaged, each and every one of the easy Easter egg decorations and Easter egg designs we’ve compiled here is sure to put a fun, fresh spin on all of your Easter festivities this spring. Adults, teens, and tots alike can all easily get behind each of these festive and family-friendly DIY crafts. (Yes, even the ones that look difficult are actually so simple to recreate at home with a few paint pens and a little bit of patience!)

But with so many ideas (over 80 of them, to be exact!), where should you even begin? Well, we suggest scrolling through these Easter crafts and selecting one that feels most like “you.” Do you want to go modern and ultra-sophisticated? Then opt for a chic “feathered” egg or one of the more geometric designs on our list. Looking instead for something a little more country-chic? Try our watercolor gingham egg—it comes together easily with just a few craft store supplies.

When you’re all done hatching your design scheme, check out our top Easter egg hunt ideas and tips on how to peel hard boiled eggs.

Basket-Inspired Easter Egg

Talk about a meta Easter egg! To achieve this look, draw a basket on the front of a white egg using a brown paint pen. Next, use pastel paint pens to draw eggs. When the paint is dry, add details on the eggs with a white paint pen.

Three-Dimensional Butterfly Easter Egg

We can’t get over this lovely design. To mimic the look, brush both sides of a small piece of ditsy floral fabric with Mod Podge, then hang it to dry. Draw a butterfly on stiffened fabric and cut out, then hot-glue the beautiful creature to a natural or dyed egg.

Button Flower Easter Egg

Hot-glue small white and yellow buttons, arranged in a flower shape, to a natural or dyed egg to achieve this pretty look. Attach paper leaves with hot glue to finish it off.

Cross-Stitch Initial Easter Egg

It’s easy to make a “cross-stitch” egg, and no, you don’t have to be an artist to make it happen: Draw small x’s (to mimic cross-stitches) with a paint pen in the shape of an initial on natural or dyed eggs.

Lavender Sprig Easter Egg

Just looking at this egg gives us a peaceful feeling! To make it, dye an egg purple, then wrap it several times with white string and thread dried lavender sprigs through string.

Faux Bois Easter Egg

The fun part about this design idea is that you don’t need to dye your eggs to make it happen (although you can): Start with naturally brown eggs, then sketch a wood-grain pattern with a white paint pen

Swedish Folk Art Easter Egg

Here’s a truly original design idea! Using pastel paint pens, draw a folk art flower pattern (search “Swedish floral folk art” online for inspiration).

Watercolor Gingham Easter Egg

Everyone will be praising your creativity if you can pull off this country-chic egg. The secret? It’s simple! Using watercolors and a flat-tipped bristle brush, simply paint horizontal stripes on a white egg. Once dry, paint vertical stripes in a complementary color.

Ladybug Easter Egg

It’s both an Easter egg and an April Fool’s joke waiting to happen! For this design, just draw a ladybug pattern with a black paint pen on a pink dyed egg. Then, cut antennae from black craft wire; attach with hot glue.

Silk-Dyed Easter Egg

For this easy design, just wrap a white egg with a patterned piece of 100% silk fabric. (The patterned side should face inward.) Hold the fabric in place with a twist tie, then boil in water with 1/4 cup white vinegar for 20 minutes. Remove, cool, then unwrap.

Rickrack Egg

Pink, blue, and oh-so-preppy! For this fun egg design, simply hot-glue rickrack in various colors and widths around a natural or dyed egg.