Dying Easter eggs is a tradition that has stood the test of time, but what if you don’t want to boil eggs and make a mess with dye or paint, but still want colorful eggs to fill baskets and decorate your house for Easter. I have a quick solution.
The house will be filled this Easter with family and the newest addition to our family, baby Zoe. I want to make the house festive and am trying to come up with ideas on how to decorate without too much effort.
I have chalk painted plastic Easter eggs, and have even used them to trim a tablecloth. I recently brought out the plastic eggs from the attic to add a few colorful Easter touches to the house. I wanted to decorate the plastic eggs in a different way but wanted to do it quickly. Since they are plastic eggs, dying them wasn’t an option. I had to come up with another idea.
I considered using napkins, tissue paper, fabric, and gift wrap applied with Mod Podge, but these options are not fast and would make a mess. I wanted a quick way to add some colorful Easter style to plastic Easter eggs in a short amount of time.
So what did I come up with to color the Easter eggs?
Do you remember when Washi tape came on the scene a few years ago? I have quite a stash left from the trend to use the tape for decorating and crafting. Using it to color a dozen of the plastic Easter eggs was a perfect way to use it up and no need for me to purchase something new.
Covering the eggs with the pastel colored Washi tapes I had couldn’t be easier. The eggs will have texture, but that adds to the character of the eggs and patterns of the tape.
How to Decorate Plastic or Real Easter Eggs in Minutes
Decorating Easter eggs with colorful Washi tape can be done in minutes. The best part is that you don’t need any DIY skills and the process makes no mess.
- Plastic eggs or hard-boiled eggs
- Washi tapes in spring colors
- Tear or cut small sections of Washi tape with a pair of scissors.
2. Attach a piece of the Washi tape to egg, overlapping each new piece until the egg is covered.
- NOTE: The egg on the left was covered by using small pieces of patterned Scotch tape. It is kind of like Washi tape, but not as pliable. This is the correct way to add the tape. The egg on the right was covered using larger pieces of tape and also wrapping the tape around the egg. The tape doesn’t lay as smoothly.
So learn from my mistake – use small pieces of tape. :-) Washi tape can be easily torn, patterned Scotch tape has to be cut with scissors.
3. Press each piece of tape and the edges to smooth over surface of egg.
See the wrapped blue egg and the turquoise one? They have the most texture as I used patterned Scotch tape on these, not true Washi tape. I redid these eggs later using small pieces of the tape to make the tape smoother.
They may not be perfect, but I love seeing all the colors grouped together on the white plate.
And in Easter baskets. :-)
Do you decorate eggs for Easter? How do you do it – the traditional way or in your own style?