It’s all about the eggs – no trouble

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Decorating eggs for Easter, or any occasion, doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Check out these low-to-no fuss beauties to change up your holiday traditions, or create new ones.

Stunning, and simple

Let’s start with the dyes. There are many gorgeous (and safe) commercial dyes available. BestPysanky provides a huge assortment of food-safe options.

For those who prefer all natural dyes – they sometimes require more time and effort  – but oh, are they worth it. They can be made from ingredients you probably already have in the house or garden. Check your spice rack, your vegetable bin or your fruit bowl, and get crackin’.

Metallic eggs

Gold and silver metallic pens add sophistication to single-color eggs. Dye the eggs with natural dyes or kit dyes, then add circles, stars or other shapes for a unique, elegant change.

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Eggs, marble-ized

These interesting designs echo the lovely Chinese tea eggs. Gently roll, crack, dip in the dyes and chill. It’s that easy.

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Eggs + finger-paint

Three tools, two steps, one great egg! Bring your fingers, a water-based ink-pad and a magic marker to the table, and get ready to scramble up some fine art.

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No-dye knockouts

Doodler oeufs

Like to dot, dash, stripe or squiggle? This one’s for you. Grab a naked egg, assorted-color Gourmet Pens, and you’re ready to roll. No dye required (but you can color your canvas if you like).

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Egg bouquets

A natural egg, some twine, and a few colorful flowers is all you need to create these charming and fresh egglets.

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Stick-y eggs

Ordinary neon office stickers make great decorations for naked eggs. Pick bright colors, mix patterns and stick away for quick, unfussy egg-decorating for spring.

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Egg simplicity

Beautiful brown eggs, a few markers, a simple pattern. Using white and metallic markers, I created two of the eggs below. The butterfly design is made with saffron powder, non-toxic clear glue and a black marker. Don’t worry about perfection, it’s about the the ideas and having fun. That’s simply eggalent.

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Grab a half-dozen eggs, and let your imagination boil. Enjoy!

Would love to hear from you with any other, no-fuss and/or unusual egg-decorating ideas.

First and last photos: © 2015 Janet Giampietro. All other photos, copyrights with linked articles.

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