25 Easter Egg Dying Ideas That Look Like Art

Get ready to step it up a notch.

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LEFT: How About Orange; RIGHT: Sugar & Charm

Dying Easter eggs is such a fun spring tradition—especially if you consider yourself creative and detail-oriented. And this year, we're stepping things up a notch with Easter egg dying tutorials that think beyond those single-color, once-dipped Easter eggs. Opt for celestial marbled effects, transparent watercolor rainbows, and endless shades of ombré for the most visually dynamic eggs anyone's ever seen. With these DIY decorating projects to guide you, you'll be in good hands (whether you're a superstar Easter egg dyer or modest beginner).

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Sugar & Charm
Name Card Easter Eggs

These on-theme name cards will make your Easter brunch so much more memorable and stylish.

Get the tutorial from Sugar & Charm »

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Alice and Lois
Indigo Marble Easter Eggs

The secret to achieving a marbleized effect? Swirl nail polish into water before dipping the eggs in the mixture — just be sure to don a pair of gloves to spare yourself an endless date with nail polish remover after the project.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping »

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Charles Masters
Sunny Gradient Easter Eggs

This egg dye DIY requires a little mixology. If you're going for progressively darker shades of the same color, you'll need to concoct three or four food dye mixtures with increasing color concentrations — but a little work seriously pays off.

Get the tutorial from Woman's Day »

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Ómbre Easter Eggs

Speaking of gradients — this ombré DIY reminds us of all the sky's colors, ranging from morning light to dusk to a starry night.

Get the tutorial from Country Living »

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boiled egg decoration
Sugar & Charm
Gold Foil Easter Eggs

Gold foil is a great decorating alternative to dye when you want to keep the mess to a minimum.

Get the tutorial from Sugar & Charm »

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how to dye easter eggs
How About Orange
Pantone Paint Eggs

Dye your Easter eggs in recent years' winning Pantone shades — you'll want to include Ultraviolet, Marsala, Rose Quartz, and Serenity. This blogger's Pantone labels, made from tattoo paper, are completely optional.

Get the tutorial from How About Orange »

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Courtesy of Dream a Little Bigger
Galaxy Easter Eggs

These celestial-inspired eggs are truly out of this world. If you're short on time, you can start with chalkboard eggs instead of painting the black base.

Get the tutorial from Dream a Little Bigger »

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Tell, Love, & Party
Baby Chick Easter Eggs

How adorable are these little baby chick Easter eggs?

Get the tutorial from Tell, Love, & Party »

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Gabriella Vigoreaux
Natural-Dye Easter Eggs

Turn to your arsenal of roots and vegetables if you're interested in taking a more natural approach to egg dyeing. We used turmeric, beets, red cabbage, blueberries, and yellow onion skins to achieve these muted hues.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping »

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Tell, Love, & Party
Paper Flower Easter Eggs

We take back what we said about single-color dyed eggs. But to spruce them up, glue paper flowers to them.

Get the tutorial from Tell, Love, & Party »

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Courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon
Shibori Blue Easter Eggs

The Japanese indigo dying technique of Shibori is the inspiration behind these incredibly beautiful eggs.

Get the tutorial from Spoon Fork Bacon »

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How About Orange
Decal Easter Eggs

Decorate your eggs with temporary tattoos! It looks like a complicated masterpiece, but it's actually super easy.

Get the tutorial from How About Orange »

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Squirrelly Minds
Watercolor Easter Eggs

Save your hands (and that Easter manicure) and opt for washable watercolor "dye" instead.

Get the tutorial from Squirrelly Minds »

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easter egg painting ideas
Courtesy of Aunt Peaches
Golden Seismograph Easter Eggs

These gorgeous Easter eggs are made using silk ties and a gold paint pen, for an especially luxe feel.

Get the tutorial from Aunt Peaches »

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Courtesy of Honestly Yum
Robin's Egg Easter Eggs

This ethereal turquoise looks other-worldly, but the blue dye actually comes from all-natural red cabbage.

Get the tutorial at Honestly Yum »

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Rubber Band Easter Eggs

Do the twist — with some rubber bands, that is. Before dunking in a vibrant dye, wrap hard boiled eggs in bands of multiple widths in any and every direction. No two eggs will be the same, so just go with the flow.

Get the tutorial from Freutcake »

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Our Best Bites
Paisley Print Easter Eggs

The most ornate dyeing technique on Pinterest is actually the easiest. Simply wrap fresh eggs in a pretty-patterned silk handkerchief or tie, wrap it again in a plain linen, place them in a boiling water and vinegar mixture and wait for them to cool. The trickiest part is waiting to see if the silk pattern takes!

Get the tutorial from Our Best Bites »

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alternative ways to dye easter eggs
Kool Aid Easter Eggs

Use Kool Aid Liquid — the highly concentrated mix that you typically dilute with water to drink — to dye eggs this year. It has the same effect as good old food coloring.

Get the tutorial from Freutcake »

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Neon Easter Eggs

Courtney of the blog Merriment offered a pro dye tip: The longer the egg remains in the dye, the more opaque and vibrant the resulting color will be.

Get the tutorial from Oh Joy »

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Everyday Shortcuts
Mermaid Easter Eggs

These dreamy mermaid-inspired eggs are created with fishnets and food coloring mists.

Get the tutorial from Everyday Shortcuts »

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boiled egg decoration
Tell, Love, & Party
Brushstroke Painted Easter Eggs

If abstract art is your thing, bring out your supplies for this brushstroke project.

Get the tutorial from Tell, Love, & Party »

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Kid-Friendly Things to Do
Speckled Eggs

You probably already have everything you need to make these colorful speckled eggs.

Get the tutorial from Kid Friendly Things to Do »

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Courtesy of Spoon Fork Bacon
Sunset Easter Eggs

These delightful, sunset-inspired eggs are created by drizzling the dyes over the egg, rather than dunking them in. So smart!

Get the tutorial from Spoon Fork Bacon »

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how to decorate easter eggs with paper towels
Courtesy of Frugal Mom Eh
Paper Towel Easter Eggs

If you've ever tie-dyed a t-shirt, then this simple Easter egg tutorial will definitely feel familiar.

Get the tutorial from Frugal Mom Eh »

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how to dye easter eggs rainbow
Courtesy of Spoon Fork Egg
Painterly Easter Eggs

The secret to these wonderfully vivid eggs is something you definitely wouldn't expect, and something that's probably already in your purse: lip balm.

Get the tutorial from Spoon Fork Bacon »

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