Sunday, February 24, 2013

Top 10 Easter Egg Tutorials This Spring

There are so many amazingly talented people out there. 
After hours of gleaning Pinterest, blogs, and google, 
I compiled ten of my favorite Easter egg tutorials.

Yes, I know they're not all new this year. Some are just too cute to archive yet.
These are not in order of amazingness, by the way.
They are ALL knock your socks off fantastic in their own ways.

The goal with this post was to find tutorials that were not so far beyond the abilities 
of mere mortals I would never be able to reproduce 'em.

For the most part, I felt like I succeeded, 
but some of these were just so darn neat that I couldn't help 
but throw them into the mix for the daring.

Just to start you off right....baked eggs??? 
I've never tried this, but it looks like a great idea.

Wild Ink says that the eggs never crack (hate it when that happens!) 
and the yolks stay centered when they're done this way. I'm definitely going to try this. 

These are amazing. The eggs are hollowed out, then painted with watercolors and watercolor pencils. They remind me of beautiful, fabric wrapped treasures. 

The neat part is that you don't have to be exact with the painting - the detail is all in the pencil. Check out Alisa Burke's page for details (and just keep looking!!!).

I have to brag on one more by Alisa Burke because they are so unique 
and I can't get them out of my head. 
Check out these eggs that are decorated with a Sharpie.

As a side note, I went to make breakfast and found the ones in the picture below in my fridge, courtesy of my teenage son. Teen boys should not be allowed on Pinterest. It gives 'em ideas.

I love these...I can just picture my kids erasing and drawing again and again. 
Paint eggs with calkboard paint and draw away. 
HomeMadeSimple has the tutorial on view 9 of 18.

Lil' Luna is always coming up with cute ideas. 
How about these subway art eggs made with vinyl stickers and acrylic paint? 
She used hard boiled eggs, but these turned out so nicely that 
I'd be tempted to use hollowed eggs and keep them around for a few years!

I love these beauties below from Brown Paper Packages
Each egg has been hollowed out and colorful napkins
were Mod Podged to the shell. 
The colors just say spring!

I love the colors you can get with natural dies. 
These have been colored with cabbage, onion skins, turmeric  beets, and other natural goodies. 
The Kitchn has the tutorial if you want to try a la natural.

I thought these looked simple enough for the kidlets to make. 
BrightBoldAndBeautiful posted the original link to instructions. 
Since it's no longer accessible, here's my best guess.

Submerge your egg with one side up and exposed to create the white window. 
Frame it with some simple dots of acrylic paint or sharpie marker. 
Print out a name or Eastery word, trim close to the edge of the ink, and Mod Podge it in place.

Kind of a gold leaf look. I like the effect. 
Rich, elegant, simplistic. 
Amazing what you can do with a little masking tape and gold paint! 
Check out the tutorial at So Crafty.

This woman is genius! 
She used a paper punch on contact paper! 
You could do this with whatever punch shapes you have. 
I like this one a bunch....simple. 
Now to sepatate the backs off of those little circles....

Abbie Living has the tutorial here.

Crafts by Amanda has tutorials on 7 Cool Ways to Dye Easter Eggs
These are called Chinese tea eggs, though I've seen them called dinosaur eggs on other pages. 
I STILL remember the deviled egg sandwiches my mom made 
with the shattered eggs when I was a kid.

If you're feeling really ambitious......check out the tutorial for these beauties. 
A hollowed egg gets a design made with 3-D paint, then a coat of acrylic. 
The rose is a piece of a napkin and a little Mod Podge.

The page is in Polish, but google translate works wonders, and the pictures show 
everything you need to know. Beautiful work by  Sylvia Serwin.
And while you're there, check out her cut ostrich eggs. Wow.

A tisket a tasket, I need to make this basket. 
Moda Bake Shop has the tutorial here
You know you need it for all the beautiful eggs you are going to make....

Happy Easter!!!