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How to decorate eggs for Easter: 27 original ideas for decor and mural


The pattern on such eggs is truly mesmerizing. And it turns out with the help of ordinary varnish. You just have to choose a color. In order to paint the shell, it is necessary to drip a little varnish in a container with water and dip the egg in the resulting consistency. Use a toothpick to make the necessary stains.

8. If you do not like onion peel or food coloring, you can use natural

Here is a small color reminder:
- to get red, pink or burgundy use beets,
- for yellow and orange coloring carrots, turmeric and paprika or birch leaves are suitable,
- blue and blue colors are obtained thanks to red cabbage and hibiscus,
- brown color is black tea, coffee,
- spinach will give a green tint,
- For blue, use blueberries.
Do not forget, the longer you keep the eggs in the solution, the richer the color!

Useful tips for the hostess

  • before staining, wipe the eggs with vinegar or wash with soap, on a clean shell the paint will lie better,
  • so that the eggs do not burst during cooking, let them lie at room temperature an hour before, and add a spoonful of salt to the water,
  • the longer the egg lies in the paint, the more saturated the color, the eggs can even be left in a dye (preferably natural) for the night,
  • to make the eggs sparkle, wipe them with a napkin slightly moistened with sunflower oil,
  • it is convenient to dry painted eggs on a metal wire rack from the oven.

Dry eggs conveniently on wire rack

It’s easy to find special dyes and stickers in stores, but if you want to get more creative with the process, let's look at different ways to create interesting and vibrant eggs for the table and for decorating the house. When showing your imagination in decorating eggs, keep in mind that Easter is a church holiday and it is desirable that the drawing is appropriate and respectful to the significance of this celebration.

Natural dyes can be found in your refrigerator.

Traditionally, Easter eggs are divided into 4 conventional types: dyes - painted in one color, Easter eggs - hand-painted with patterns, drapes (shkrabanki) - eggs that scratch the pattern after coloring, speckles - from the Ukrainian word “spray”, that is, to cover with drops . Drapery usually made from brown eggs, as their shells are denser than white ones. Eggs are painted in dark color, and then patterns are scratched with the edge of a knife.


Different colors can be obtained using natural components - juices and decoctions of herbs, vegetables and berries. One of the oldest and most popular ways is onion peel coloring. Depending on the concentration of the solution and the time of staining, you can get shades from light brown to burgundy.

Onion husk eggs

Recently, modernized versions of the onion method, for example, are gaining more and more popularity. marble eggs. If the eggshell is rolled in a finely chopped wet husk, tied with a nylon stocking or gauze and boiled, and then added a few drops of green stuff, you get an unusual brown-green pattern.

Marble eggs

Can also be done multi-colored marble eggs. To do this, first paint them in one light color, then pour a darker or contrasting dye into the cup, add 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil, stir well so that the oil stain breaks into drops. Gently wet the egg and let dry.

Multi-colored marble eggs. Photo from

On the shell, you can attach leaves or flowers pre-soaked in hot water, stickers on a plastic base and wrap the eggs in stocking or gauze, and boil. Get traditional and loved by many floral ornament.

Floral ornament is an ageless classic

Blue can be obtained by soaking an egg in hibiscus tea or in a broth of red cabbage with the addition of vinegar. And if you put them in the dye at different times, you will have a “set” of eggs of different saturation.

Blue shades can be obtained from natural dyes.

If the teas and slices of cabbage are not removed, the color will be uneven, then you can use a toothbrush or a brush to sprinkle the shell with gold food paint - here you are space eggs!

Cosmic eggs. Photo from

Another option colorful coloring: Spray a different color of paint on already painted eggs with a toothbrush, and then blot it with a napkin.

Motley eggs

Pink color will give beetroot juiceyellow - diluted in hot water turmeric powder and carrot juicegreen - decoction of nettle leaves and spinach. Eggs painted in this way are not very bright, natural.

Shades from natural dyes are not very bright, but pleasant to the eye

Try to roll a wet egg in rice, millet or crushed peas and wrap in stocking or gauze, you can also wrap an egg with rubber bandslace or use mesh tights, boil or soak in the dye. In these ways, the shell will be painted unevenly and get interesting white stains and drawings on a colored egg.

The way with elastic bands. Photo from

Rice also used to create an interesting effect. Pour a little rice into the glass and add food coloring so that it is completely colored. Roll the eggs in the colored rice and let it rest a little. And be sure to experiment with different colors.

Rice coloring

It looks very unusual gradient coloring. In a glass, pour food color and put the boiled egg, add a little water every 5 minutes until it covers the egg completely. Remove and dry the egg.

Gradient staining. Photo from

Rainbow eggs can be obtained using napkins - you need to wrap eggs in them, drip concentrated food colors and leave for 15 minutes. The result will pleasantly surprise not only you.

Napkin staining

Speckles can be made with wax. Either white or light-colored eggs should be dripped with wax. Then dip it in the second color - it should be darker than the previous one. Let it dry. You can drip wax again in the second color and dip the egg in the third darkest or contrasting color. Dye solutions should not be hot so that the wax does not melt.

First you need to apply wax drops on the eggs

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Surely by Easter you will not only paint eggs, but also bake Easter cakes or other goodies. In our market, combining large online stores, there is a selection of additives for sweet pastries, take a look, there are some very interesting products.

An interesting but forgotten way to decorate eggs for Easter - hot wax painting. To create patterns you will need a scribe, in which wax is laid. It is held above the candles, and then the melted wax is applied to the surface. But not everyone can find such a device, so you can use the old fountain pen or knitting needle. The tip should be dipped in hot wax, and then apply it to the egg. An egg painted with wax is placed in a cold solution with a dye. After staining, the wax is melted over the candles. This is painstaking and delicate work, but the result is surprisingly beautiful.

Wax painting

You can paint eggs DIY natural paints. For dark color, you need to take cocoa, for white - powdered sugar, dilute them with a little water to the consistency of thick sour cream - and here you have food colors for Easter eggs. Absolutely natural and safe.

Easter eggs

On eggs you can apply decoupage technique. Only instead of glue is it better to use egg white. Take a beautiful napkin, carefully separate the top layer with flowers or ornament, cut out the desired element - the finer the fewer wrinkles - grease the shell with protein, apply the decor element and coat it with protein on top.

Decoupage decoration

Part of Easter eggs can be wrapped in multi-colored foil - will come out very elegant and festive. And time will take quite a bit.

Eggs in foil

Surprise your family and paint not chicken, but quail eggs. Small, in a charming speck - they will become an decoration of the Easter table and will be remembered by your guests for a long time.

Quail eggs

You can stain the shell with artificial dyes, but such eggs are not suitable for food. But they will definitely be bright and unusual. If you or your child love to draw, you can paint painted eggs markers, markers or gouache. It can be both traditional Easter sketches, and unusual drawings.

Children can be offered to paint eggs with ordinary gouache

If art is not your horse, then you can do simple but very beautiful dot ornaments. Making them most conveniently with a cotton swab. And to get finer points, use a toothpick.

Simple ornaments

A wonderful decoration can be paper applicationsthat can be found in stores for every taste. While you bake Easter cake, this creative and exciting task can be entrusted to children.

Applications from flowers. Photo from

No one has yet canceled plastic stickers, a great variety of which can be found before the holiday at any grocery store. Pull the plastic ring over the egg, put it on a spoon and dip in boiling water. Under the influence of temperature, the plastic will tightly wrap around the egg. Fast, spectacular, colorful and fun. True, not very natural. But then it’s up to you to decide what you want: a quick result or complete harmony with nature.

Plastic stickers

Lace belts will look great on eggs of bright colors. This is another option for a quick Easter decoration.

Lace decoration

You can beautifully decorate eggs with felt. You can decorate them with ordinary flowers and leaves cut from this material, or make funny figures. So that such eggs can be eaten later, it is better not to use ready-made glue, but to cook a paste based on flour.

Felt decoration

A very beautiful picture comes out when dyeing eggs in silk fabrics, woolen threads or floss that shed heavily. They wrap an egg and wrap it in a nylon stocking or gauze, boil such eggs for about 15-20 minutes. Beautiful, but not edible - you have to choose.

Fabric staining. Photo from

Unusually and beautifully eggs covered sparkles. Apply glue to half the egg, dip it in sparkles and let dry. Then repeat the procedure with the second half.

Spangled Eggs

And this is just some of the possible decoration of Easter eggs. Restrictions are only your imagination and respect for the significance of the holiday itself.

Why paint eggs for Easter?

Therefore, I do not want to write a lot of information about it. I will not delve into history, to be honest, I never loved history at school, although in vain of course.

So, here is Why paint eggs for Easter? I answer.

At all times, the egg was considered a symbol of the origin, rebirth of the Sun. The sun carried light and heat. Previously, eggs were presented to the gods, and now we present to relatives, friends.

Eggs were still painted in ancient Egypt, and the inhabitants of this event waited a whole year. For them it was a great miracle.

In the Indian Vedas, the god of Brahma hatched from the Golden Egg.

It is known that in the East, according to legend, they said that the World came from Chaos and was in an egg.

There are legends in our world that say that an egg is a symbol of life.

Easter eggs are one of the main attributes of Christian Easter. According to ancient church tradition, the Holy Virgin Mary Magdalene gave the first Easter egg to the Roman emperor Tiberius. Colored eggs are considered in Christian culture as a symbol of the resurrection of Christ. Russian folk traditions tell us that at the time of the Resurrection of Christ, the stones on Calvary turned into red eggs.

How to paint eggs with your own hands?

Of course, no one will argue that Easter eggs are the decoration of the festive table on Easter days. The stores now have a very wide variety of all kinds of interesting things for decorating eggs, these are stickers, dyes, decoupage materials and much more.

The main thing is that decorated eggs should turn out to be cheerful, not sad, that is, they should be executed in bright, sunny tones.

The presence of red color according to the old Russian traditions is mandatory, and the rest will help you with your imagination, imagination and creativity.

There are several rules for painting eggs:

  • Before painting or decorating, eggs must be degreased and washed. This is done with laundry soap (washing) and alcohol (degreasing).
  • Eggs are not cooked immediately, that is, it is impossible to get them out of the refrigerator to put them immediately in boiling water. Remove the eggs and let them lie a little warm. Then there will be no big temperature difference and the shell will not crack when cooking!
  • Cook eggs by adding salt to the water, about 1 tablespoon. 1.5 cups of water.
  • So that, after coloring, the eggs shine, you need to dry them well and then grease a little with vegetable oil, remove excess oil with a rag.

Interesting: 😆 Have you ever heard of dye eggs, speckles, pysankas and drapes. Sounds provocatively 🙂

  • paints - paint in one color
  • speckles - painted in one color, but have small specks of a different color
  • Easter eggs - there is a small drawing on such eggs
  • drapes - a plain egg with a pattern, the drawing is done manually, using scratching

Decorating Eggs with Wax Pencils

This method is very easy and not very costly from a financial point of view.

We will need:

  • white eggs, food colors, warm water, 9% vinegar, wax sticks

Stages of the work:

1. Dilute the dyes according to the instructions on the packaging.

2. Add 250 tbsp of vinegar to 250 ml of water.

3. Mix vinegar with dye well.

4. Cook the eggs, but do not drain the water, because for this method, you need hot eggs.

5. Take the egg and wet it with a napkin.

6. Take the pencils and paint the egg.

7. Dip the painted egg into the dye for 1 minute.

8. Remove the egg after time and dry on a stand. The stand can be made of foam and toothpicks. You can take a sponge for washing dishes and stick needles with beads into it, you will also get a good stand for drying eggs.

9. These are the beautiful testicles turned out 😎

Decoupage Easter eggs from a napkin

We will need:

  • white eggs, napkins with a pattern, egg white and brush

1. Take a raw egg and separate the protein from it. Beat the protein a little to make it thick. Many people write that you can use PVA glue instead of protein, but it seems to me that this is not safe. Prepare napkins with drawings for work.

2. Take a napkin and peel off the topmost layer, which is with the pattern.

3. Now cut out the items you want to reprint on your egg.

4. These are the elements.

5. Take any item attach it to the egg. Dip a brush in the protein and smear the butterfly with protein.

6. It is not possible to smear a butterfly entirely. To do this, do not remove the top layer with a pattern from the napkin.

Attach the butterfly, smear the middle of the butterfly with protein, remove the upper layer from the butterfly, and smear the bottom with a brush with protein.

7. Easy and simple, and such beauty!

When I was preparing for this article, I found one amazing video that I really liked. It also shows the original decoupage. Watch not regret it!

Master class “DIY Easter Egg Design”

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Dye Marble Pattern

A good option for creative natures, also an original and not very difficult way.

We will need:

  • eggs, food colors, white napkins, spoon, gloves

Stages of the work:

1. Wear gloves for work.

2. Be sure to cover the table with cloth or oilcloth.

3. Take the egg and wrap it in three white paper napkins.

4. Take a spoon and put in it a little any dye, and then pour it on the egg.

5. Now take a different dye color and apply it again on the egg. Continue to apply the dye in those places where the napkin is white.

6. Press the napkin firmly against the egg so that the dyes color the egg.

7. Leave the egg for 15-20 minutes on a special stand.

8. Then remove the napkin and look at your masterpiece result.

9. The result was a marble pattern with a transition from color to color.

Easter sticker patterns

The easiest way is to buy Easter stickers and decorate our holiday eggs in any way.

We will need:

  • eggs, food colors, easter stickers

Stages of the work:

1. Color the eggs in any color. And you can leave it white.

2. Take Easter stickers, they are sold in the store. Remove stickers from leaf and decorate eggs.

The method using the husks of onions and beets

You can always use this method, since products such as beets, onions, red cabbage and turmeric are almost always in the house. The only negative of such painting is time. In this way, eggs are painted much longer than food coloring.

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  • яйца белые, крансокачанная капуста, свекла, вода, можно использовать луковую шелуху, куркуму

Этапы выполнения работы:

1. Возьмите краснокачанную капусту и порежьте ее ножом на кусочки.

2. Свеклу натрите на терке. Залейте кипятком овощи в разных чашках. (Onion peel, if you paint it, you need to fill it with water and cook this broth for about 40 minutes, then add the eggs and insist in the onion peel until the water cools down. After that, move the pan overnight to the refrigerator, on to morning eggs in onion husks will be painted).

3. Dip there in the egg.

4. Take out after a while and dip the eggs with a napkin.

5. Put the eggs on a stand and let them dry.

6. In this way, the eggs are not very bright, saturated. But then these are real natural dyes!

We color from improvised means at home

We will need:

Stages of the work:

1. The egg must be dry, it is also an important condition, it must be warm or hot.

2. Dilute the dye with water, according to the instructions and add 1 tbsp to the dye with water. vinegar and mix thoroughly.

3. Dip the testicle not completely into the paint, hold it in the dye for a little 2-3 minutes. Remove the egg and remove a drop of paint with a napkin.

4. Place the egg on a stand and let the paint dry.

5. Next, lower the egg into the next color.

6. Repeat step 4, 5 and again 4.

7. That's what you get about, an interesting design, I think 🙂

8. Place the painted egg on a stand and dry.

Painting eggs in a glass

We will need:

  • eggs, food colors, glass, syringe

Stages of the work:

1. Take a glass, put an egg in it.

2. Put the dye into the syringe and carefully pour the dye on the walls of the glass. Leave the egg for 30 minutes. Next, put it into the syringe again and carefully pour it out so that the egg is completely covered and leave it for 20 minutes again, again put the paint into the syringe and hold for 10 minutes.

3. Remove the egg from the paint. Dip the egg gently with napkins and dry it on a stand.

4. The egg will turn out monophonic, but the color on it will have 3 types: dark, lighter, very light.

Egg wrapping

We will need:

  • eggs, food colors, knitting threads

Stages of the work:

1. Thread the eggs.

2. Dip the eggs in the dye for 10 minutes, let them stain.

3. Remove the eggs from the dye, pat the eggs with napkins.

4. Remove the threads.

Painting Eggs with Vegetable Oil

It turns out very interesting, I never thought that vegetable oil in combination with dye can give such an effect!

We will need:

  • eggs, food colors, vegetable oil, water

Stages of the work:

1. Color the egg in some light color, for example yellow.

2. Take a container with a dark dye, such as green and add 1 tbsp. vegetable oil and mix.

3. Dip the egg in the green dye, let it stain. Here's how the original happened!

4. Remove the egg. Place on a stand to dry.

Egg Coloring

In another way, this method can be called water manicure (or in the technique of water manicure). The method is quite attractive, but not very safe for health. Since lacquer is a chemistry, so you can use this method, if you just donate an egg, but don’t eat, I would not risk it.

We will need:

  • white eggs, nail polish

Stages of the work:

1. Boil the eggs first and cool, dry.

2. Pour water at room temperature into a bowl and drip varnish (you can use one color, you can use several colors, it’s up to you).

3. If you use several colors, remember that you need to drip the varnish into the center of the bowl alternately, then one, then another color.

4. Now take a toothpick and draw any abstract patterns. Or take an egg and dip in a bowl first with one side, then the other. Let it dry.

5. You can not dilute the varnish in water, but simply paint anything with varnish, flowers, horses, hens, bunnies, etc. Let your imagination run wild!

Fancy Easter Jelly Eggs

When I was preparing for this article, I saw such an amazing video how to make unusual eggs from jelly. The video is about a child who is very naughty and funny. It turns out such a bright, sunny meadow of multi-colored shiny eggs.

In addition, who loves jokes, or making surprises to relatives or friends, this idea is fun to joke with such eggs. To do this, you do not need to remove the shell from such eggs, just decorate the shell in any way. And it will turn out just like an Easter egg, but in fact, when they start cleaning they will see a surprise. Play your guests for Easter, none of the guests will remain indifferent. How many laughter and smiles will be!

See and see for yourself.

Such testicles (eggs) from jelly can be created together with the child, as shown in this video. After all, the joint work of the child and mother is very united, brings together. And most importantly, the child will be delighted.

If you have a desire, you can decorate eggs with your child and make some funny souvenirs for Easter, I wrote another article about this topic:

Friends, I want to wish you all the best, peace, prosperity, and good! May it always be warm, light in your life, life will be without disease and adversity! If you wish all this on the eve or day of Easter, and eat a couple of painted Easter eggs, then everything will certainly come true!

Good health to all! Happy Easter to you! Christ is Risen.

P.S By the way, Easter eggs can be left until the next year, and then use them in the treatment of various diseases, getting rid of the evil eye and spoilage. I never knew that. This year, be sure to leave one, the most unusual beautiful, egg intact. Let it be until the next Easter, there will be such an interesting tradition in our family.