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Last Minute Easter Egg Designs


Have you checked out the amazing Easter egg designs all over Pinterest? Sadly for my girls, their mom just isn’t that talented. Also? I’m a notorious procrastinator. Luckily, I know a few tricks for making fun Easter egg designs from the junk drawer.

All you’ll need is the simplest egg dyeing kit (or go natural with your own colors!) and a few basic office supplies to make your Easter eggs a little more spectacular. That works for this frugal mom — no expensive egg kits, no fancy craft supplies, just a few things I already have lying around.

Check out these fun Easter eggs:


  • Two-Toned and Tie-Dye 1 of 6
    Two-Toned and Tie-Dye
    You can easily make cool designs with no tools at all, if you have a little patience. For this striped design, I just suspended an egg in one color, then switched after it was dry. For a tie-dye look, move the egg around a bit in different colored dyes.
  • Rubber Band Stripes 2 of 6
    Rubber Band Stripes
    Wrap an egg with a rubberband or two, then dye it as usual. When the egg dries, remove the rubberbands for fun stripes.
  • Glitter Polka Dots 3 of 6
    Glitter Polka Dots
    When my dyed egg was dry, I added glue dots, then dipped it into glitter. It was a bit messy and the glitter tried to stick all over, but it was simple to wipe the glitter from the rest of the egg for a clean design.
  • All Over Glitter 4 of 6
    All Over Glitter
    You can sprinkle glitter over a freshly-dyed egg for a subtler look, but I went with all out disco ball. As soon as the egg was out of the dye, I moved it to a container of glitter and rolled it around a bit.
  • Rubber Cement Swirls 5 of 6
    Rubber Cement Swirls
    Drip rubber cement over a white egg, then allow to dry before dyeing. The dye won't stick and the glue is easy to peel away when the egg is completely dry.
  • White Sticker Dots 6 of 6
    White Sticker Dots
    Use yard sale stickers, hole-punch reinforcers or any other shaped sticker you can find. Dye as usual and peel the sticker off when the egg has dried.

By the way, I followed this How to Hard Boil an Egg tutorial for the best hard-boiled eggs yet! We already taste-tested our cracked eggg. (Only one! Add salt to the boiling water to reduce cracking for Easter eggs.)

Follow Heather on Twitter, Pinterest, and her blogs.

More on Babble.com:
What Joshua Bell and Graffiti Teach Us About Frugal Living
Tips for Decorating Easter Eggs
Simple Step by Step Guide to Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

More money saving ideas from Heather on Inexpensively.com:
Easy, Inexpensive Easter Eggs
5 Ways to Use Leftover Easter Eggs
Leftover Ham for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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