Take your Easter egg decorating a step farther this year with creative yet simple-to-make egg crafts.
These decorated eggs look sophisticated, but they're not difficult to make. Start with plain or dyed eggs. For a gilded look, spray shells with metallic paint (Krylon, $8 for 12 oz.; Joann.com). Then add simple patterns of self-adhesive scrapbook embellishments such as letters and pearls (pearl stickers, Martha Stewart, $9 for 72; Amazon.com).
These cute critters are easy for adults and kids to make.
Craft instructions: Brighten a Tabletop With Bunnies
Transform Easter eggs with craft supplies. Paint on paper flowers, add glitz and glitter, doodle with food-coloring markers
or wrap in washi tape to create a mess-free pattern.
Craft instructions: 4 Ways to Dress Up Easter Eggs
Use a scrapbook-embellishment bunny to decorate a dyed egg. Place a cupcake liner in an eggcup and fill with jelly beans. Nestle the egg into the candy. Your guests are sure to smile.
Transform wooden eggs into charming Easter gifts or special decorations you can display for years to come—no dye required!
Craft Instructions: Dressed Up Eggs
Give simple daisies a boost with these pretty glittered egg vases.
Craft instructions: Egg vase
Fill a large vase or pitcher with flowering branches—cherry, forsythia, dogwood or whatever you have in your yard and adorn
branches with blown-egg ornaments.
Craft instructions: Blown egg ornaments
Cut a strip of pastel-colored lightweight card stock 8" long and 2½" wide. Use an edger punch to create a decorative border along one long side of the strip. Bend strip into a ring, overlapping ends about ¾", then staple. Place ring on dish and fill with Easter grass. Seat dyed egg inside
Decorate your mantel or wall with vibrant Easter eggs strung on a colorful ribbon.
Craft instructions: Easter egg garland
If you have eggs that didn't survive the dying process intact, use their cracked shells to your advantage. Turn cracked eggs
into one-of-a-kind candleholders.
Craft instructions: Easter candleholder
These little bunny eggs couldn't be more simple. Fashion the shapes from colorful paper with a bunny punch (Martha Stewart Crafts; createforless.com). Découpage the critters onto dyed eggs with Mod Podge.