Do you love egg rolling, egg hunting or importantly, brightly decorated eggs? If you’re questioning the egg love here, it’s because nothing could possibly get us giddier than the joy of celebrating Easter that falls this week. Plus, you get a double-treat of pranking folks this year as Easter’s drops on the 1st of April. So you’ll have a big round of fun with tasty treats and a couple of chuckles as well.
But one of the things one hardly ever asks, is how Easter came to be in the first place and what does it really entail? Well guys, if you’re up for a little trip memory lane, then buckle or else you can just skip this part and move on to where we talk about the most popular egg designs:
History Of Easter
Easter is a Christian festival as well as holiday that celebrates the resurrection of the Messiah and Prophet Jesus from the dead. The event is held on Easter Sunday, which is two days after Goof Friday when Jesus was said to be crucified. It is said that the eggs symbolize the tomb from where Jesus was resurrected.
In spite of popular belief, Easter isn’t the originator of the famed decorated eggs. In fact, the oldest decorated eggs were discovered in the Diepkloof Rock Shelter in South Africa that date back over 60,000 years ago. In various other cultures, eggs symbolize either fertility, rebirth or new life.
Other cultures like the Iranians celebrate the Iranian New Year event called Nowruz. The event takes place during the spring equinox and practices the tradition of egg decorating. Interestingly, this tradition is said to predate the one practiced by the Christians.
The Egyptian national holiday Sham el-Nessim, follows the tradition of decorating boiled eggs to signal the official opening of spring. The event takes place after the Christian Easter holiday.
But we’re getting a bit off topic aren’t we? Let’s get back to talking about Easter eggs and the vibrant colors that sets everyone is a joyously happy mood.
If you’re low on decorative ideas for your Easter celebrations, don’t worry, because we have got you covered. Here are some of the most idyllic designs you can use to help your eggs stand out from the crowd:
Mark the egg with the first initial of your guest’s name as shown above. To do this, you need to apply a small patch of acrylic paint on a plain egg using a small paintbrush and let it dry. After that, write the initial using a gold paint pen.
Sprinkles are exactly like the ardent colors of Easter, which is all the more reason why you need to use colored marker pens to give them an image that matches the holiday.
3. Tropical Leaf
If you’re in the mood for some tropical fun then dye your snow white eggs with a shade of turquoise green and with little monstera leaves as finishing touches.
Give your healthy lifestyle a good appreciation with some lettuce-colored Easter eggs. First apply the green acrylic paint over the egg and once dried, apply the “veiny” touches with a thin white paint pen.
5. Shaving Cream
Kids absolutely adore shaving cream marbling and splashing these colors on your Easter eggs will be the highlight of your holiday party.
Spatterware can enhance the appeal of household items and it can certainly do that for eggs on Easter too. Apply imperfect “splats” of acrylic paint on your eggs by using a small flat-edge paint brush and then thin it with water.
7. Naturally Dyed
If you thought artificial dyes can boost the look of your Easter eggs, then you’re missing out on nature’s blessings. You’ll find plenty of natural colored dyes in stuff like magenta beets, black tea, henna, green walnut shell and the indigo plant.
You can make your Easter eggs look so good that they can even be showcased at a museum. So let’s aim for that ‘rare-find’ look by first applying the protruded portions of the egg using white Puffy Paint. Then after drying up, apply glossy green acrylic paint all over the eggs.
9. Whimsical Bunny
What better way to honor the Easter bunny than decorating the eggs with his face? First, paint the egg using any acrylic color. Then add a spotted white paint in the belly area with white paint. Draw an adorable rabbit face like in the picture above. Create the ears with fake fur trim, attach wires between the ears and then bend their bottom back a quarter of an inch. Finish by adding fake flowers.
Get some indigo colored nail polish and paint your egg in the same manner as a fancy hotel marble floor.
11. Golden Animals
If you don’t want to dye your eggs, you can just add gold-painted animals of the spring as the image above suggests.
12. Color Contrast
Rubber cement is a great art utensil that can bedazzle the crowd with two-tone colors like the ones you see on the eggs above. You can create marbleized or swirled patterns in jewel tones.
Going for a rustic décor? Then adorn your eggs with the feathers of the fowls that usually lay them.
14. Washi Tape
Washi tape is a DIY staple and decorating your eggs with a variety of colorful patterns will definitely attract a lot of eyes at your Easter party.
If your mom says it’s okay, then you can cut out those cute little designs from old floral paper napkins and dress your Easter eggs with them.
Now you can get into the joyful spirit of Easter with 15 of the above listed designs that you can decorate your eggs with. Remember, it’s the bright colors that win the day in the end. If you have other patterns and designs that you’d like to share for Easter, then by all means hit us up in the comments below.