DIY Alphabet Easter Eggs

DIY Alphabet Easter Eggs

It’s time for more eggs! You can make these with plenty of time to spare before Easter, and they’re so fun for spelling out messages from the Easter bunny! Funnest….

DIY Alphabet Easter Eggs

DIY Alphabet Easter Eggs

It’s time for more eggs! You can make these with plenty of time to spare before Easter, and they’re so fun for spelling out messages from the Easter bunny! Funnest. Egg hunt. Ever. I turned again to my new favorite way to color eggs — spray paint. You can’t beat it for quickness and color coverage! And it works perfectly with our sticker masking technique to make your alphabet of Easter eggs. Let’s make ’em!

Materials

Make Time: 30 Minutes (Plus Drying Time)

DIY Alphabet Easter Eggs Tutorial Images

Step 1: Place one letter sticker on each egg. Be sure to smooth the stickers down completely so that no paint seeps underneath. You might want to make a couple of alphabets so that you have lots of letters to spell with.

Step 2: In a well-ventilated area, lay your stickered eggs on a dropcloth or scrap of cardboard and spray with a light layer of paint. Allow them to dry completely; flip and paint the other side. After all paint is dry, check all angles of the eggs and add another light layer of paint to any areas that need more coverage.

Step 3: Once completely dry, peel the stickers slowly off the eggs.

Step 4: Spell out some fun phrases as you hide the eggs, or make an arrangement to display them saying something cool!

DIY Alphabet Easter Eggs

I love these! And they would go perfectly with our typography eggs from last year. I gotta tell ya, I was making myself totally laugh as I was spelling out phrases to photograph for this post! You have no idea some of the words that ended up on the cutting room floor. We’ll leave that for another day. What would you spell with your alphabet eggs? xoxo

P.S. More Easter egg ideas!

DIY Alphabet Easter Eggs

DIY Alphabet Easter Eggs

DIY Alphabet Easter Eggs

DIY Alphabet Easter Eggs

DIY Paint Pen Patterned Easter Eggs

DIY Paint Pen Patterned Easter Eggs

One of my favorite tools for quick DIYs these days is a paint pen! It’s kind of the answer to everything. After our office supplies and pumpkins, I for sure wanted…

DIY Paint Pen Patterned Easter Eggs

One of my favorite tools for quick DIYs these days is a paint pen! It’s kind of the answer to everything. After our office supplies and pumpkins, I for sure wanted to try them out on some Easter eggs, and it turns out they work perfectly! Along with some spray paint (my go-to choice for coloring eggs this year), they make for Easter eggs that are super bold and fun. We made a little video to show ya how quick they come together, too!

Materials

Make Time: 30 Minutes (Plus Drying Time)

Watch our video for the super-simple how-to!

How are you decorating eggs this year? You should try paint pens! If you give it a shot, be sure to tag a photo of your creations on Instagram with #thelovelysquad so we can see and feature them on the blog! xoxo

P.S. Our favorite Easter egg decor ideas are all right here!

DIY Paint Pen Patterned Easter Eggs DIY Paint Pen Patterned Easter Eggs

DIY Icon Easter Eggs

DIY Icon Easter Eggs

Have I got an Easter project for all of you nerds out there! Addicted to your iPhone? This one’s for you. Decorate yourself some Easter eggs that really speak to…

DIY Icon Easter Eggs

DIY Icon Easter Eggs

DIY Icon Easter Eggs

Have I got an Easter project for all of you nerds out there! Addicted to your iPhone? This one’s for you. Decorate yourself some Easter eggs that really speak to what’s down deep in your heart. Ya know, stuff like texting and location settings. The important things. But seriously, tell me these don’t make you chuckle! Let’s make some icon Easter eggs, y’all.

Materials

Make Time: 1 Hour

DIY Icon Easter Eggs

Step 1: Color your Easter eggs! You can use your favorite egg dye, or do like we did and spray paint those suckers! I’ve never spray painted eggs before this project but I love it now. They come out so smooth and with such a saturated color. Just be sure to spray light coats and do it in a well-ventilated area. And obviously, if you use spray paint, these eggs are not edible after decoration. Duh.

Step 2: Download the file right here. Note: This is a special file meant to work with Avery’s Design & Print Online platform, so don’t fret if it seems like they didn’t download properly! Just carry on to the next step.

Step 3: Open the files at avery.com/open.

Step 4: Choose the file and print on the Avery Clear Address Labels (product #18660). If you’d like to print more than one set, adjust the print settings to have the icons repeat on more labels.

Step 5: Use scissors to trim around the edges, very close to each icon.

Step 6: Once your eggs are dry, peel the icons off of their backing like stickers and gently stick them to the eggs.

DIY Icon Easter Eggs

Which one is your fave?! I don’t know why, but I’m totally partial to the mute button egg. It’s like, “Shhh. I’m focusing.” Ha! And btw, don’t we live in a weird world? A totally weird world where these symbols have become as common as the written word and we all know exactly what they mean. I feel like kids know these symbols before they can actually read these days. Crazy! But I digress. Maybe next we should do app eggs! Tiny little Instagram and Snapchat icons. I’ll get right on it! xoxo

P.S. More Easter egg ideas!

DIY Icon Easter Eggs

DIY Icon Easter Eggs

DIY Icon Easter Eggs

This post is sponsored by Avery. All ideas and opinions are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the brands who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

DIY Typography Easter Eggs

DIY Typography Easter Eggs

These are most definitely going to be the coolest eggs at the Easter egg hunt.

DIY Typography Easter Eggs

DIY Typography Easter Eggs

DIY Typography Easter Eggs

I loooooove Easter egg season! It’s so fun to come up with something new each year. This year I made myself chuckle with a few of these little guys. They’re pretty funny for an Easter egg hunt, or just for leaving in a bowl as decoration. Bonus points if you get this one:

DIY Typography Easter Eggs

Let’s make ’em!

Materials

  • contact paper or adhesive vinyl
  • scissors and craft knife
  • optional (but it makes it a whole heckuva lot easier): Cricut cutting machine
  • eggs
  • craft paint
  • paintbrushes
  • tweezers

Make Time: 1 Hour (Plus Drying Time)

I’m not gonna lie. I’ve been doing lots of cutting projects lately and while you totally could do them by hand, they are so much better and so much easier if you use a Cricut machine. No joke, cutting all of these words took about 3 minutes with the Cricut. By hand I’m sure it would have taken hours. But I digress.

Cut out your letters in phrases that you love. If you like mine, you can download the file right here! Upload it to the Cricut design space and cut, or print it onto your vinyl and cut out the letters by hand. Set your letters aside.

Hard boil your eggs and dye or paint them. I chose to paint these because I wanted really opaque, saturated colors. Just cover them with a coat or two of paint and let them dry thoroughly.

Stick your letters onto your eggs! It can help to use tweezers for placement if your letters are extra tiny. Press the letters into the eggs to be sure that they adhere thoroughly.

Hide these dudes all over the yard and make your family hunt for them! Or just take pictures and Instagram the pants off ’em. Either way, you’re pretty much gonna win at Easter. I said a hip, hop… xoxo

DIY Typography Easter Eggs

DIY Typography Easter Eggs

DIY Typography Easter Eggs

DIY Typography Easter Eggs

DIY Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

DIY Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

Hey hey, Monday lovers! Hope you had a beautiful weekend! I have a special little golden something-or-other for you today. I felt like Veruca Salt making these gold eggs and…

DIY Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

Hey hey, Monday lovers! Hope you had a beautiful weekend!

I have a special little golden something-or-other for you today. I felt like Veruca Salt making these gold eggs and I wanted a million of them. You can pop over and see the full tutorial right here, and make some of these gilded beauts for your own Easter basket.

Have a great week! xoxo

DIY Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Geometric Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Over the last couple of years, washi tape has become my favorite go-to material when it comes to decorating easter eggs (remember these and these?). I still love dye and…

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Over the last couple of years, washi tape has become my favorite go-to material when it comes to decorating easter eggs (remember these and these?). I still love dye and all that jazz, but geez this is just so much cleaner and quicker — and you can make all kinds of really rad designs. So just to inspire you, I’m keeping the tradition alive with another way to use your washi tape come Easter. It’s super fast and I’m pretty sure anybody can tackle this one.

Materials

  • hard boiled eggs at room temperature
  • washi tape
  • scissors

Make Time: 10 Minutes

To start, be sure your eggs are at room temperature or you may have a hard time getting the washi to stick.

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Peel off a 2″ section of washi tape.

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Cut a 1/4″ piece that has clean edges on all sides. From that piece, cut a tiny triangle and apply it to your egg. Repeat this until your egg is covered with a sprinkling of triangles.

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Repeat on all of your eggs and put ’em in one basket! (Get it? Gah, I’m the cheesiest.) See? Simple, quick, and pretty festive for Easter. Have fun! xoxo

P.S. Head over here for more Easter egg ideas!

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs

 

DIY Washi Tape Chevron Easter Eggs

Okay, it’s the final installment of our Easter egg bonanza! (I just can’t bring myself to say eggs-travaganza. Ew. I said it.) I loved doing these washi Easter eggs last…

DIY Washi Tape Chevron Easter Eggs

Okay, it’s the final installment of our Easter egg bonanza! (I just can’t bring myself to say eggs-travaganza. Ew. I said it.) I loved doing these washi Easter eggs last year so much that I wanted to bring the washi tape back and think up a new way to use it. So I did! These take about two seconds, so if you’re in a pinch for time it could be a good idea.

Grab all of your washi and organize it by color groups. Choose three different tapes within one color group. Stretch out about 6 inches of your first color and tear it off. Do the same with the second and third colors, placing them directly on top of the first so that you have a washi tape sandwich (technical term, in case you were wondering).

DIY Washi Tape Chevron Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Chevron Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Chevron Easter Eggs

Cut away at the tape until you have a chevron shape.

DIY Washi Tape Chevron Easter Eggs

Peel the three layers apart.

DIY Washi Tape Chevron Easter Eggs

Carefully tape them around your eggs, one at a time. You may find that you have to bend the tape a bit to get it to fit around the circumference — just smooth any bends or ridges down with your fingernail.

DIY Washi Tape Chevron Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Chevron Easter Eggs

That’s it! These look cool in bunches, so make lots of them! You can also play with the size and shape of the chevron — or just make stripes instead. Happy Easter! xoxo

DIY Washi Tape Chevron Easter Eggs

DIY Washi Tape Chevron Easter Eggs

DIY Stamped Easter Eggs

Remember last week when I dyed eggs with Kool-Aid? The grape ones came out all kind of grungy and busted looking. At first I was sort of disappointed that they…

DIY Stamped Easter Eggs

DIY Stamped Easter Eggs

Remember last week when I dyed eggs with Kool-Aid? The grape ones came out all kind of grungy and busted looking. At first I was sort of disappointed that they weren’t bright purple, but the more I looked at them, the better I liked them! They kind of look like a really intense version of the eggs that I used to find in the chicken coop at my parent’s farm, and so it got me thinking.

DIY Stamped Easter Eggs

I’ve had this feather stamp forever, but you could use any stamp that you have around (or carve one yourself!). I think the key here is the awesome white pigment ink — it looks really cool on the grungy purple-grey color.

DIY Stamped Easter Eggs

Ink your stamp so that it’s got full coverage but be careful not to overload it. Carefully stamp down on the egg. I found it best to start at one end of the stamp and roll it along the side of the egg, because of the curved surface. You might want to experiment once or twice to get a feel for it.

DIY Stamped Easter Eggs

DIY Stamped Easter Eggs

Let the stamp dry and set them somewhere cool! These eggs looked particularly rad hiding inside one of our pots of succulents. xoxo

DIY Stamped Easter Eggs

DIY Stamped Easter Eggs

DIY Stamped Easter Eggs

DIY Kool-Aid Easter Eggs

You know when you wait until the last minute to dye Easter eggs, and you go to the store, and there are only sad, broken eggs and an empty space…

DIY Kool-Aid Easter Eggs
DIY Kool-Aid Easter Eggs

You know when you wait until the last minute to dye Easter eggs, and you go to the store, and there are only sad, broken eggs and an empty space where there used to be egg-dying kits? Yeah, that. I’m kind of that girl.

But if you’re that girl too then I have a brilliant idea for you! Actually, lots of people have had this brilliant idea but this is the first time I’ve tried it. And I’m going to break it down for you. So on the day before Easter when the dye is all gone, just go get some Kool-Aid and you’re golden.

Basically, it’s rad because all you need is Kool-Aid and water — no vinegar, no icky chemicals, blah blah blah. And it smells delicious, like a candy factory. So grab a bunch of different packets, some cups, and you’re good to go.

I used about 2/3 cup of water to dissolve each packet. The flavors I chose were Strawberry, Lemonade, Black Cherry, Grape, Lemon-Lime, and Berry Blue.

DIY Kool-Aid Easter Eggs

A few things to know: Lemonade will not make your eggs yellow. It’ll just kind of make ’em off-white. And Grape makes them a sort of grey-ish brown, which I actually loved (next week I’ll show you what I did with the Grape eggs). So the key to getting lots of colors from a Kool-Aid dye is mixing the packets.

DIY Kool-Aid Easter Eggs

Rad, right? If I had to do it over again I’d get a few more packets — I mean, if you can get five for a buck you might as well go to town! So do it up right and get every color in the rainbow. Happy dying! xoxo

DIY Kool-Aid Easter Eggs

DIY Kool-Aid Easter Eggs

DIY Blingy Easter Eggs

It’s going to be an Easter egg-fest around these parts for the next few days, and we’re kicking it off with a sparkly bang! Some of my favorite Easter eggs are…

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It’s going to be an Easter egg-fest around these parts for the next few days, and we’re kicking it off with a sparkly bang! Some of my favorite Easter eggs are the ones that don’t use any dye at all. You can put these fancy little huevos together in a split second if you have some rhinestones and a glue gun.

Just make sure your eggs are at room temperature, decide on a pattern, and go to town! Put a little dab of hot glue on the back of each rhinestone and carefully place it on the egg. Use tweezers for the smaller ones if it helps. (And by the way, isn’t Mr. Lovely a smashing hand model?)

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So whaddaya think? Are you going the traditional egg-dye route this Easter, or are you up for something a little more flashy? Come back tomorrow for another out-of-the-box Easter egg idea. xoxo

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diy stamped easter eggs

Like I promised, I’m back with an Easter egg DIY that involves some old-school egg dying!  Grab some eggs, a Paas egg dying kit, a rubber stamp & stamp pad,…

Like I promised, I’m back with an Easter egg DIY that involves some old-school egg dying!  Grab some eggs, a Paas egg dying kit, a rubber stamp & stamp pad, and let’s do this.

First off, I discovered that a muffin pan makes an awesome egg-dying apparatus.  Drop a color tablet into each cup.  Fill those cups just under halfway with white vinegar and let the tablets fully dissolve.  Put an egg in each color.  I wanted super-bright, saturated eggs, so I left mine in for about 5 minutes, turning them every so often for even color.  I also mixed colors a bit to get my desired hues.

When your eggs are the color that you’d like, remove them from the dye and let them dry thoroughly.

Next is the tricky part.  Once your eggs are completely dry, ink your stamp and stamp the eggs.  I used my very favorite stamp set to stamp out a little message.  Any smallish stamp will work, but keep in mind that you’ll have to roll the stamp to get a complete imprint because the surface of the egg is curved.  It might take some trial and error (you can see that some of mine are imperfect).  So give it a test run on an egg before you do the real deal.

After you stamp ’em, enjoy ’em!  Set them out or go on an Easter egg hunt.  Give them to a friend or make egg salad.  But whatever you do, have a happy Easter!  xoxo