Rag Quilt Easter Egg Decorating
I love decorating Easter eggs. In fact, my most popular post EVER on my blog are galaxy painted Easter eggs. Every year I try to come up with some nifty ideas for turning plain old white eggs into something new and different! And this year I really tried to think about the whole “Mom Spark vibe”, as I like to call it and I realized that I wanted to put together an egg craft that was boho and colorful and fun.
In the end I took a cue from a fabulous, but smelly and totally overpriced rag quilt I saw at an antique store close to my house and in the end, I LOVE these eggs. They’re fun, they’re colorful and very unique, I think!
For this project you will need:
- Fake dyeable plastic eggs (look at Walmart or Michael’s)
- Food coloring
- Cups & paintbrushes
- Black marker
To start set up your “paints” by adding a few drops of water to 20 drops of food coloring, one cup per color you are using. I went with the usual food coloring suspects of red, yellow, blue and green.
Paint your first shape onto your egg with just the tiniest amount of dye/water on our brush. Too much food coloring on your bristles and you’ll have drips.
Continue painting shapes onto your egg…
Until it’s fully covered. Notice that the shapes don’t need to be perfectly square, in fact my favorite egg has some of the wonkiest shapes!
Allow to dry at least 30 minutes before continuing.
Next add dots and dashes and lines to your solid areas to make patterns. Not every area has to be patterned. This bit might take some practice as the color wants to bleed into the previous. Even if imperfect your results will be fab! Allow to dry about 10 minutes.
Finish each egg by drawing dashed “stitches” in between the different colors.
And you’re done!
In the end my eggs kind of remind me of Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Do you see it too? 🙂
Fab, boho and totally unique, no 2 will ever be the same! Be sure to share yours with us if you make them, we’d love to see!