Stylish DIY Easter eggs with acrylic paint and dried flowers

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Easter is just around the corner and of course the egg painting is a must! Let our boho Easter eggs inspire you to design beautiful decor of your own and to create real eye-catchers for your Easter breakfast!

Fancy and beautiful: DIY line art Easter eggs

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Material

  • 6-pack white eggs
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brushes (size 5 and smaller)
  • Hot glue gun (for hanging)
  • Handicraft string or ribbon (for hanging)

 

And this is how it works:

  1. First you boil the eggs until they are hard (about 6-7 minutes)
  2. As soon as they have cooled down, it is best to wipe them with a damp cloth so that the surface is clean and free of dust.
  3. Next, use a coarse brush and acrylic paint to paint an asymmetrical shape or circle on the dry egg. The line art pattern will be drawn on it later. Wait until the paint is fully dried! After that, you can apply a second layer so that the color evenly covers the egg.
  4. In the last step, you grab a fine brush and draw your pattern with a color that stands out well from the shape beneath. Your own line art illustration is finished!

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Just drape in a basket and your Easter eggs are ready to be admired and, of course, eaten up at the Easter breakfast - although, they might be too beautiful for that.

Not just beautiful in the vase: DIY Easter eggs with dried flowers

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Material

  • 6-pack eggs
  • Craft glue or alternatively hot glue gun
  • Small dried flowers
  • Brush (size 5)
  • Handicraft cord or ribbon (for hanging)

 

And this is how it works:

  1. Pierce raw eggs below and above and blow them out.
  2. Next you choose some nice dried flowers and hold them onto your egg in order to see whether they fit in terms of size and position. Make sure that your little bouquet is not too long or too “thick”, otherwise the flowers won’t stick as well on the egg.
  3. Then you put a dollop of craft glue on the spot where the flowers are meant to be attached. Alternatively, you can also work with a hot glue gun here. Just use what works best for you!
  4. Now you just let everything dry and your dried flower Easter eggs are ready to shine in your Easter basket!

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Simple and heart-warming colors: Pastel Landscape Art on Easter eggs

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Material

  • 6-pack white or brown eggs
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brush (size 5 and smaller)
  • Pencil

 

And this is how it works:

  1. Depending on whether you want to eat the eggs or just want to use them as decoration, boil them until they are hard (6-7 minutes) or pierce them once at the bottom and at the top and blow them out.
  2. Then you can wipe the eggs off with a cloth so that the surface is clean.
  3. Next, grab a pencil and carefully draw your landscape pattern on your eggs. You don't need to be too precise, the simpler the better! You can use our example as a guide. Whether you choose a sunset over the sea or sunrise between the mountains, there are no limits to your imagination!
  4. Now finally some color is coming up! For the soft terracotta look, it's best to get a set of acrylic paints in pastel shades. The trick here is to set darker accents on lighter undergrounds. First, color the whole egg in a light pink or a light beige or you can just leave it all white. If you apply different layers, you should definitely make sure that the first layer is dry before you go over it with a second one or paint new elements. The sea doesn't always have to be blue or a rainbow can only have 3-4 colors instead of 7! Just draw what feels good and make sure to use colors that harmonize well with each other.

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If you want to hang up your eggs, attach a loop of handicraft cord to each one with a hot glue gun.

A little tip: If you don’t want to use chicken eggs, you can of course use ceramic or plastic eggs for each of the DIYs! However, it is important that you prime them with white acrylic paint before you start (brush size 16 is best for this).

And now get your paints and brushes and have fun! Have a wonderful Easter! 

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