Grandma Chic Is Coming for Your Easter Eggs, Too

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With every Easter season comes one of the best arts-and-crafts traditions of all time — decorating Easter eggs. While many of us stick to the standard dip-dyed hard boiled eggs (maybe with a bit of a white-crayon resist, if we're feeling a little bit fancy!), there are actual Easter egg artisans out there doing pretty dang incredible stuff with the humble egg.


This year, we're already seeing some beautiful eggs make their way around Instagram, and we've noticed one big trend among them. Apparently, grandma chic is in, from old-school floral patterns to crochet! Check out some of the egg decorating styles we've found below. Do you love them or hate them?

1. Hand-painted florals

Who needs a canvas when you have an egg?

2. Watercolor-style florals

Watercolor markers should be a go-to for Easter egg decorating.

3. Crochet

Does it get more grandma-chic than crocheted Easter eggs?

4. Blue-and-white florals

We're diggin' the porcelain vibes.

5. Old School motifs

These eggs edge on the side of avant-garde, but they're still rooted in grandma-chic motifs, like fruit and butterflies!

6. Paisley-esque

Metallic earth tones give these paisley-esque patterns some edge.

7. Floral resists

There it is — the white-crayon resist we all know and love! Complete with a grandma-chic floral drawing.

8. Embroidery-style patterns

These textured patterns have embroidery vibes.

9. French Romanticism

Was this egg laid by a bird or Marie Antoinette?


Stefanie is a New York–based writer and editor. She has served on the editorial staffs of Architectural Digest, ARTnews, and, a TripAdvisor company, before setting out on her own as a freelancer. Her beats include architecture, design, art, travel, science, and history, and her words have appeared in Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, Popular Science, Mental Floss, Galerie, Jetsetter, and, among others. In another life, she'd be a real estate broker since she loves searching for apartments and homes.