How to Decorate Brown Eggs for Easter

In the midst of a recent spring blizzard, I started eggsperimenting and came up with a few DIY egg decorating ideas that I absolutely love. They showcase the beauty of brown eggs, as opposed to covering them up with artificial dyes or wraps, and are family and budget-friendly.

Just to give you a brief overview, these adorable easter egg decorating ideas include: cute little brown egg faces inspired by the children’s books, The Good Egg and The Great Eggscape, festive confetti eggs, and stamped eggs with personal messages. I invite you and your familia to choose one (or all!) of the eggstra cute options below and get crackin’ . . . I mean, crafting.

INSPIRED BY THE CHILDREN’S BOOK, THE GOOD EGG . . .

BROWN EGGS WITH FUNNY FACES
I got a little eggcited about these eggs because they turned out so cute! They were inspired by The Good Egg and The Great Eggscape children’s books, which Amado and Valentina both love. The kids picked out their favorite characters and we decorated their eggs based on that character.

SUPPLIES
Brown eggs, hard-boiled
Black permanent marker
Candy eyeballs or self-adhesive googly eyes (white paint or a white chalk marker would also work to draw the eyes)
Glue

HOW-TO
Simply glue eyes and draw individual facial expressions onto each egg using a black marker. Allow to dry completely before hiding or refrigerating.

JUST A TIP
If you happen to purchase the book, The Great Eggscape, before Easter, it comes with a variety of stickers with facial expressions you can use to decorate your eggs, but the DIY version is just as cute.

INSPIRED BY CASCARONES (MEXICAN CONFETTI EGGS) . . . 

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FESTIVE CONFETTI EGGS (that are actually edible!)
Some of you may be familiar with cascarones, or Mexican confetti eggs. They are thought to bring good luck when broken over someone’s head during Easter festivities in Mexico. Inspired by the colors and traditions associated with cascarones, I created an easy and edible version and they turned out so pretty! Unlike cascarones, which are hollowed out and filled with confetti, I simply decorated hard-boiled eggs with colorful confetti so that after an Easter egg hunt, they can still be peeled and eaten or transformed into an egg salad. The beauty in these eggs really shines when only half of the egg is covered in confetti, and the other brown half of the egg is exposed.

SUPPLIES
Brown eggs, hard-boiled
Modge podge or glue
Small paint brush
Biodegradable Mexican confetti, in small bowl

HOW-TO
Using a paint brush, cover half of each egg with modge podge or glue and dip the covered area into confetti. If any of the egg is still exposed, simply dab on more glue and re-dip into the confetti. Allow to dry completely before hiding or refrigerating.

JUST A TIP
If you don’t have confetti on hand, you can always make your own using colorful tissue or construction paper and a hole punch.

INSPIRED BY SELF-EGGSPRESSION AND FUNNY EGG PUNS . . .

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HAND STAMPED EGGS WITH PERSONALIZED MESSAGES AND PHRASES
Okay, I got a little eggstra with these eggs, and stamping is more time consuming than simply writing a personalized message, but it’s totally worth the effort.

SUPPLIES
Brown eggs, hard-boiled
Small letter stamp set
Ink pad (pigment ink pads work best)
Paper towel dipped in coconut or vegetable oil

HOW-TO
Press stamps into ink pad and stamp eggs with personalized messages, phrases, or names. Allow to dry completely before hiding or refrigerating.

I’ve included a few fun ideas and phrases you can use to stamp your eggs – I love all of the double entendre here:

BROWN IS BEAUTIFUL
¡FELIZ EASTER!
YOU’RE SO EGGSTRA
¡HOLA!
I WAS ONLY YOLKING
WHAT THE CLUCK?
FREE RANGE PARENTS RULE
WHAT’S CRACKING?
YOLK’S ON YOU
SO EGGCITED
LITTLE EGGSPLORER
YOU’RE EGGSTRAORDINARY
JUST GOT LAID
EGGDUCATED LATINA
SHELL SHOCK

JUST A TIP
Longer messages work best when eggs are horizontal. If you happen to accidentally smudge the wet ink, you can always “erase” it using a paper towel that has been dipped into coconut or vegetable oil and start over. If you don’t have letter stamps and an ink pad, you can always write your messages in black permanent marker!


JUST A FEW MORE TIPS
For Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs: Gently place eggs in a pot with enough water to completely cover eggs. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and once water comes to a strong boil, set a timer for five minutes. After five minutes, remove from heat, discard hot water, and cover eggs with a fresh batch of cold water. Allow to cool completely before draining water and refrigerating.

To Remove Dull White Film from Eggs: After eggs have boiled, they tend to have a dull white film on them. To remove this, you can either wash them in warm water and mild dish soap, or gently rub eggs with a dish towel dipped and coconut or vegetable oil to remove the film. This creates a somewhat shiny coat on the eggs. Be sure to clean off any excess oil before decorating because it may cause smearing – especially with the stamps.


Photography + Styling: Cacey McReavy

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Categories: Cultura, DIY, Fiestas & Holidays, Mexican Culture

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