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Abstract Painted Easter Eggs | Creative Egg Decorating Idea!

I’m super eggcited to show you my cute and easy, painted Easter eggs – a creative egg decorating idea!

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I don’t even need to paint or decorate Easter eggs this year, because my adorable hens lay pale aqua eggs!  Plus I ordered 16 more chicks, arriving March 30th, and among them are some marans that will lay chocolate eggs.  I also ordered more turquoise egg laying breeds – plus a green egg layer.  So next spring my egg basket will be even more colorful and maybe I’ll have enough hens to spread the joy a little?  So far we get anywhere from 0-4 eggs a day.  Their egg production will increase as the days get longer though, and then next fall hopefully we’ll have two to three times as many layers?  I got a lot of straight run breeds so, once again, no clue what my hen to roo ration will be.  But I’m eggcited about raising chicks again.

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Even though I have a basket of aqua eggs, I still think egg decorating is fun and I’m especially into spring decor this year.  I don’t know why, I’m just really feeling it!  But then, I was weirdly into winter this year too, so maybe I’ve finally learned to love all the seasons?  Hopefully you love this painted Easter egg idea – it’s easy and kids can help with this creative egg decorating project too!

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Supplies for Painted Easter Eggs:

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How to Make These Abstract Painted Easter Eggs:

First, dye or paint your eggs (real or faux), a deep color – most of mine started as a deep, dark green or teal.  Then use a flat stencilling paint brush to dab on lighter shades of acrylic paint or any kind of left over paint.  I used light blues and aquas (naturally), in a mix of acrylic paints and some leftover chalk paint.

Any paint brush will work, but if you have a stencil brush the flat bristles make this even easier.  Just stipple the paint on: dab, dab, dab…

I layered light and darker colors for some depth and interest, always dabbing – and not swiping – with the brush.  Then I highlighted the eggs with some shimmer by using a smaller artist’s brush to stipple on some gold and copper metallic acrylic paint:

Abstract Painted Easter Eggs | Creative Egg Decorating

And that’s it!  I let them dry and found a pair of cute thrift store brass baskets to display my easy abstract painted Easter eggs:

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Making these painted Easter eggs was a lot of fun, just like painting little mini master pieces, haha.  If you use wood eggs, you can enjoy them year after year!  They will look so pretty as a centerpiece, in a basket or bowl on a bed of moss.

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I’ll be sharing some more Easter egg decorating ideas soon – plus some spring decor ideas.  If you’re eggcited about spring too (how many more times can I use that terrible pun?), then you can check out past spring projects and spring home decor right here.



  1. Myrna
    February 20, 2020 / 8:44 am

    Thankyou for showing those Easter eggs. I am going to make dozens for Easter. I was looking for a new hobby and I found one. My granddaughter is a nurse and lives with me and I know she will love this too.

    • February 20, 2020 / 2:47 pm

      I’m so happy you like this idea! I hope you and your granddaughter have a lot of fun painting them 🙂

  2. May 5, 2020 / 11:10 pm

    Ooh these remind me of the gourmet Cadbury eggs that Claire made for Bon Apetit recently! She used luster dust on them, I think? These are beautiful!

  3. Cheryl Atkinson
    April 2, 2022 / 3:39 pm

    Hi Tanya, first time to your blog and your turquoise and gold eggs are exactly what I was looking for. Going to try them. Thank you for your inspiration

    • April 2, 2022 / 4:22 pm

      Hi Cheryl! Welcome! I’m so glad you liked this project. Thank you for your kind feedback! Happy crafting 🙂

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