11 Hunker-Approved Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

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For many, decorating Easter eggs brings back a rush of childhood nostalgia. But in case you didn't realize, the stress-relieving craft can be a perfectly nice adult activity, too. Now, we're not talking about throwing some eggs in store bought dye ... you can leave that approach to the tots. We mean really getting in touch with your creative side with designs that involve a cool and steady grown-up hand. Get inspired below.

1. Macrame

If you don't think the whole macrame trend has gotten out of hand, then check out these Easter eggs. Grandma would approve. Learn how to crochet your own here.

2. Unicorn

Just buy some paint in pastel, whimsical colors and have at it. You really can't mess these up. Get step-by-step instructions here.

3. Mix and Match

These eggs are all very different, but work together because they stay within a neutral color scheme.

4. Indigo

Indigo is one of our favorite trends, so naturally we're obsessed with these marbled eggs. Learn how to make your own here.

5. A Touch of Copper

Stand out from the crowd with metallic Easter eggs. They look great in a bowl with fun, patterned eggs. Find the how-to here.

6. Hand-Painted

Do you have a talent for painting? Check out these pretty eggs for inspiration.

7. Color Scheme

Try picking two different paint colors and using them to create varying designs on each egg.

8. Pantone-Inspired

Calling all design nerds: This one's for you! Just partially dye eggs in your favorite Pantone shades and label them to look like swatches.

9. Marbled

The classiest eggs we ever did see. Learn how to make your Easter eggs look like they're made of marble here.

10. Springtime Animals

These are quick and easy to make, yet have high impact. Just paint tiny animal figurines gold and then pour glitter on them, and glue them onto some eggs. Get the step-by-step instructions here.

11. Temporary Tattoos

If you've never seen tatted up eggs, then you sure have now. This bunch has a gold theme, with a couple of temporary tattooed eggs thrown in. Learn how to tattoo eggs here.


Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.

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