When I was a kid, there was really only one way to decorate Easter eggs, and it involved my parents buying a box of dye tablets at the supermarket, followed by my mother debating whether she wanted to sacrifice all her white vinegar on the process to make the eggs really colorful and punchy. Now that we're living in a social-first world, the ideas are endless. From emojis to Pantone, here are 20 eye-candy designs to inspire your Pinterest boards—even if you ultimately end up going traditional IRL.
Above: These are probably the most 2018 Easter eggs of this whole bunch. A little yellow paint and a handful of marker colors is all you need to make these 😍egg-mojis. Full details over on Studio DIY.
If you've been enchanted by the galaxy cakes and slime infiltrating your social feeds lately, you'll definitely want the instructions for how to create these totally stellar eggs from Dream a Little Bigger.
For anyone who marks their calendars for Pantone's Color of the Year announcement every December, this design nerd-inspired idea from How About Orange is for you.
For some people, it's work enough to set some eggs into a color bath and hope for the best. But if you're the overachiever type, you'll want to transform your Easter eggs into fruit, duh. Check out Brit + Co for how to make it happen.
A little baby's breath and a thin Sharpie is all you need to create these on-trend flower crown Easter eggs via Flax & Twine (just be sure to start with brown eggs to get the look).
Swedish site Trendenser has a sort-of tutorial for how to make these dip-dye eggs, but there's a bit lost in the Google translation. However, if you're willing to adjust the translation and figure out out how to do it on your own, we applaud you.
Bust out those Sharpies and get to drawing! You'll want to make sure your hard-boiled egg is at room temperature (you can use a hollow egg, as well) so you don't have to deal with any sweat that could render your marker useless. Earnest Home Co recommends drawing your design with pencil first, then going back to fill it in.
Don't have the patience to carefully sketch out a design? Go the abstract splatter route, like Decor Dots did. She used ink, but you could also try out different food coloring hues for a hippie vibe.
A few brushstrokes of your favorite color is all you need to create these dreamy eggs, via Best Friends for Frosting.
Stop it! Cacti Easter eggs? Thank you Delia Creates for bringing this into our lives.
Fall brought us mud-cloth-painted mini pumpkins, so it's only right that spring bring us mud-cloth-painted Easter eggs, right? Alice and Lois varied it up by painting a handful of shells black.
A little bit of paint and gold foil goes a long way to Instagram-worthy Easter eggs. She Knows has your full supply list and how-to.
Should you have extra time on your hands and want to create a multi-design nest of eggs, let Lily Ardor's creations inspire you.
Sometimes, all you need is a little gold glitter to have the prettiest Easter eggs on the block. Thanks The Girl Inspired for the inspiration.
If you're not the artsy type, I'd skip these, but should you be comfortable with a paintbrush and looking to create a bit of spring art, try out Dream a Little Bigger's watercolor flowers (so pretty!).
You don't feel like painting anything, at all, you say? No worries, you can still make insanely lovely Easter eggs with some twine and herbs or floral clippings, like these from A Daily Something.
And finally, from Lovely Indeed, what kind of DIY idea round up would this be without something that used washi tape?