How to Make Colorful, Whimsical Unicorn Easter Eggs

24 Easter Basket Ideas We Love

How to Make Colorful, Whimsical Unicorn Easter Eggs

  • Caylin HarrisWhat fun would Easter be without a little whimsy? It's perfectly practical for some chickadees to take a make-believe hot-air balloon ride around the house in search of some Easter eggs.
  • Kleinworth & CoThis Easter basket idea is a fun one to make with a child that is in either preschool or kindergarten. Although the basket might not turn out as much a white picket fence as the one in the photo, you'll have a ton of fun making it.
  • The Craft TrainIf you have a lot of Easter baskets to make, this project is ideal. If you're brave enough, invite all of the neighborhood kids over for an Easter egg hunt or other games. Before the hunt begins, have the children fold up their basket using these printables.
  • The Keeper of CheeriosIf your child is in grade school and has a thing for glitz and glitter, this unicorn basket transformation might be perfect for Easter. Purchase some stickers and glue-on accessories that a pre-teen would and let him or her decorate one. Continue to 5 of 24 below.
  • Do-It-Yourself DanielleThis Easter basket idea is perfect for crafters that have a ton of extra fabric around their craft room. Don't be afraid of unusual color combinations for a more eclectic look.
  • Purl SohoFelt is an ideal material for Easter crafts. To make this simple basket, opt for thick wool felt that is at least 5 millimeters thick. Keep the bottom threading thinner and match it to the main felt. Then pick a thicker accent thread for the top detailing.
  • Crazy Little ProjectsThis simple fabric skirt is a less extreme version of the tutu Easter basket tutorials. Pick two or three fun fabrics to recreate this look. The best part about this tutorial is that it is a no-sew project. All you need is your fabric and a hot glue gun.
  • The Lavender ChairThis cute chickadee crochet basket is usable for Easter time but would also make a charming organizer in a small child's bedroom all year round. Also, this pattern can be modified to create a sheep or a bunny. Continue to 9 of 24 below.
  • The Idea RoomIf you have an unloved stuffed animal, consider turning it into a cuddly Easter basket by cutting a hole in the center and adding a liner. To make this project truly fit in with the occasion, consider using a bunny, chickadee, or duck.
  • Crafty MorningFor slightly older children, this Easter basket idea will be a welcomed change from overly kiddish baskets. Turn all their treats into a basket of their own using larger boxed candies and a hot glue gun.
  • Molly and MamaNeed a cute gift idea for a little girl? Sew this bunny purse and use it as an Easter basket for little cost. Check out the floppy bunny ears and winking eyes.
  • Paper & StitchThis Easter basket may not last year-round, but it will make quite the impact on Easter morning. Instead of hiding this basket for your children to find, consider using it as a centerpiece on your Easter table instead. Continue to 13 of 24 below.
  • Lia GriffithIf you already have Easter baskets, consider upgrading them by adding these elegant gift tags. The best part is you're able to customize the printable with names before printing them off.
  • HMH DesignsThis particular Easter basket idea is very popular on Pinterest. Though it seems it would be hard to replicate, a little patience and attention to detail will go a long way on this one. Consider picking a theme or color for the best results.
  • Patty Dilday / PinterestThis minion idea is only one example of how you can transform the string egg Easter basket idea into a particular theme. The are dozens of options, but make sure you pick one that will resonate with a child because perfecting this type of basket will take time.String Easter Basket Theme Ideas:
    • Little Mermaid
    • Frozen
    • Bunny
    • Minnie Mouse
  • Eclectic Momsense

    If you're having a hard time figuring out how to make a fun Easter basket for the boy or man in your life, take a simple basket and add a fun liner. This tutorial will show you how to either sew or hot glue the basket liner, so it's perfect for any skill level.

    Continue to 17 of 24 below.

  • Ana White

    Woodworkers will enjoy this cute Easter basket idea because not only is it easy to make (with the right tools), it will function as a toolbox for your child for the rest of the year.

  • Dudley's

    Recycling projects such as this one utilizing a gallon of milk are perfect to take on with your young children. Once you cut out the center hole, let your child decorate to his or her heart's desire. It may not be the most beautiful Easter basket, but it will be a really fun one.

  • Smile Mercantile

    These sweet Easter baskets may remind you of something fit for a princess. They are delicate and can be as glitzy and filled with flowers as you want them to be. Even if you don't use these smaller baskets for the main Easter egg hunt (because they are fragile), they will look great in photos of your child dressed in his or her Easter best.

  • I Heart Arts n Crafts

    If you completely forgot when Easter is this year and need a quick idea, consider utilizing something you already have, such as a pair of your child's rain boots. Honestly, almost anything that can be filled with candy (or non-sugar gifts) will be fun for a child to dig through.

    Continue to 21 of 24 below.

  • Hawthorne Threads

    This is another fabric Easter basket pattern that's fun because it's relatively easy to make and should last for many Easters with the proper care.

  • Oh Happy Day

    These next few ideas might seem extremely simple but they will be of great use when lacking time and resources! For this project, take any old basket and add three pastel ribbons in varying colors and widths.

  • Petals to Picots

    Here is another crochet pattern for an Easter basket. Un the chickadee from earlier, this basket has several floral decals and even has some crocheted Easter eggs. Make these baskets as gifts and put them on display with other Easter decor in your home.

  • Merriment Design

    While construction paper might not seem durable, it is solid enough to hold small candies and Easter eggs. Help your child work on his or her motor skills by having him or her cut out specific shapes you need for these baskets (so long as your child is old enough to be using scissors safely).


3 FUN Dandelion Crafts to Make with KIDS

How to Make Colorful, Whimsical Unicorn Easter Eggs

With Dandelions in bloom, I only see “Dandy Lions” and want you to have this fun, too! Here are ideas for 3 FUN Dandelion Crafts to Make with KIDS.

Continue below to get the “Dandy Lions” template and also to get3 FUN Dandelion Crafts to Make with  KIDS below (I’ve included a bonus for those you of who are homebound without access to nature, too) 

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Yes, it’s me a-g-a-i-n!  I meant what I said, I want to make your life easier and to use whatever I have to help.  With Easter as the theme, I’ve rounded up 6 ideas to make: for the baker, the nature lover, the crafter, the recycler, the seamstress and paper creator. 

25 DIY Easter Tree Ideas – How to Make an Easter Tree

How to Make Colorful, Whimsical Unicorn Easter Eggs

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Easter eggs aren’t just for hiding! In Germany and Sweden, they’ve been used for centuries to decorate the branches of trees or plants as a symbol of spring’s arrival. And luckily for us, the tradition is gaining popularity in the U.S.

Of course, you're probably wondering: What does an Easter tree even entail, what does it actually look (can it fit inside an Easter basket or is it more a Christmas tree?), and what is the history behind these festive arrangements? Here are the details: The Easter Egg Tree, or “Osterbaum,” is widely believed to have originated in Germany. German couple Christa and Volker Kraft became famous for their tree, which they started decorating in 1965 with just 18 egg ornaments. Before they retired the tradition in 2015, their tree grew to include 10,000 uniquely dyed Easter eggs or otherwise decorated eggs, which supposedly took the couple two weeks to hang!

No, your tree doesn't have to be quite so elaborate—you can start small with a floral topiary or a few foraged branches—but it's certainly inspiring to know that those more artful trees are out there! No matter what you do, it's sure to double as a beautiful Easter table decoration. Enjoy these inspired Easter tree ideas, collect your materials, and get crafting.

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The History of Easter Trees

In Sweden, Easter trees are called “Påskris” and are often seen decorated with feathers in addition to hand painted eggs and other ornaments.

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The History of Easter Trees

Today, you’ll often see folks bringing the tradition indoors by hanging handmade ornaments from foraged branches arranged in vases or pots. Read on for some ideas on how to make your own.

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Salt Dough Easter Egg Ornaments

If you want to re-use your Easter tree next year without having to put too much extra elbow grease into it, here's a neat idea. Craft beautiful salt dough egg ornaments that can be stored and brought out again, year after year.

Get the tutorial at Design Mom.


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Floral Easter Tree

If you're a fan of the gorgeous cherry blossoms that bloom in spring, you'll love this craft idea. It involves decorating your eggs as though they're blooming too, then hanging them from branches.

Get the tutorial at Decor 8.


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Easter Tree Centerpiece

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Easter Egg Tree for Kids

Here's one craft that's easy enough to involve the littlest ones in your family. Simply fill a Mason jar with foraged branches, then decorate with store-bought Easter accessories.

Get the tutorial at Peanut Blossom.


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Jelly Bean Easter Tree

Admit it: You're smitten already! This tree is beyond adorable, and features tiny jelly beans on lovely foraged branches.

Get the tutorial at Crafty Sisters.


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Easter Egg Topiary Tree

For those who prefer a more subdued, natural-looking color palette, this topiary tutorial is for you!

Get the tutorial at Sand and Sisal.


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Hand-Painted Easter Egg Tree

All you need to make this happy tree are some eggs (have the kids show off their creativity by painting white egg ornaments), a couple of branches from your yard, and a pretty vase!

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised.


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Patterned Easter Egg Tree

Hand-drawn motifs and a cohesive, on-trend color palette go a long way in crafting an Instagram-worthy tree.

Get the tutorial at Walk in Love.


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Floral Easter Egg Topiary

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White and Black Easter Egg Tree

Pops of black are unexpected for Easter but play surprisingly well with other pastels against a white tree. Can’t find a white tree? Spray paint one they did here.

Get the tutorial at Cottage At The Crossroads.


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Easy DIY Easter Egg Tree

Attach coordinating ribbon to already-decorated eggs and hang from foraged branches for the cutest—and easiest— DIY ever.

Get the tutorial at Dolly Dowsie.


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Faux Branch Easter Egg Tree

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Glitter Easter Egg Tree

If you’re careful, these glitter-covered hollow eggs will keep forever! If you’re not-so-careful—or if you just don’t feel taking the time to hollow-out real eggs—allow us to suggest these paper eggs. (They’ll hang onto the glitter better than plastic options.)

Get the tutorial at Treasure Seeking.


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Feather Easter Egg Tree

You ly already have everything you need to make this whimsical tree. (The feathers are made of paper!) Don't have much time to spend crafting? Use real feathers instead!

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.


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Tiered Easter Egg Tree

Dress up your Easter table with this fun take on the Easter tree! You can make your own tiered stand or buy one readymade. (Search “cardboard cupcake stand” for best results.)

Get the tutorial at RemodelaCasa.


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Decoupaged Easter Egg Tree

This happy tree may be time-consuming to make, but you'll use it for years to come!

Get the tutorial at The Majestic Mama.

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Wire Easter Egg Tree

All you need is a terra cotta planter, stem wire, and floral foam to make this sweet and simple tree. Buy readymade ornaments or make your own—you can't go wrong!

Get the tutorial at Tattooed Martha.


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Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree

Love this tree's dreamy color palette? Look no further than your own fridge! The eggs were naturally dyed using red onion, red cabbage, blueberries, blackberries, and tumeric.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

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Easter Grass Egg Tree

Those foam craft store trees aren't just for Christmas. All you need is some Easter basket grass, eggs, and a hot glue gun to make this festive egg tree.

Get the tutorial at The Beach Cardigan.


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Bright Floral Easter Egg Tree

This might just be the most cheerful Easter egg tree around thanks to a bright bouquet of artificial blooms.

Get the tutorial at Dream A Little Bigger.

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Sun Catcher Easter Egg Tree

Another kid-friendly project, this tree utilizes plastic beads and a hot oven to make the stained glass- ornaments that hang from its branches.

Get the tutorial at The Handmade Home.


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Paint Chip Easter Egg Tree

You don't have to spend a lot to make a cute Easter display. Just grab some paper paint samples from the hardware store and a pair of scissors and you're well on your way to crafting the colorful egg ornaments seen here.

Get the tutorial at One Mile Home & Style.


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Wood Dowel Easter Egg Tree

For a twist on the traditional Easter tree, use dowel rods to create a charming tree- display you and reuse year after year.

Get the tutorial at RemodelaCasa.



30+ Easy Easter Egg Decorating Ideas – Creative Designs for Easter Eggs

How to Make Colorful, Whimsical Unicorn Easter Eggs

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What's Easter without some egg decorating? This creative tradition is fun at any age, brings family together, and gives you something to do if you're stuck inside due to social distancing.

No matter your technique, there are so many fun ways to make your Easter eggs stand out from the rest. And the best part of all? They're usually both cheap, and easy.

From drawing on a plain white egg in puff paint, to using a white crayon to create unique patterns, to creating masterpieces with twine and foil, these creations will be egg-actly what you're looking for.

And if you're trying to reserve the eggs for eating this year, some of these decorating ideas can be done on plastic eggs. (Bonus: you can reuse them for many Easters to come.)

So try one or all of the easy egg decorating ideas that are sure to get the Instagram s rolling.

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Surprise Egg

Create an oversized egg with a twist! Open an egg box, paint it white, then let dry. Starting at the top of one egg half, apply washi tape lengthwise one row at a time, trimming at the ends. Repeat this on other half until it’s covered, then fill with toys ( this cuddly bunny!) or candy, close, and tie with a ribbon.

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Dipped Herb Silhouettes

Gather herbs sage, thyme, and parsley and snip them into small sprigs. Lightly paint the backs of herbs with egg white and let set 10 minutes. While herbs dry, cut a nylon stocking into 5'' tubes.

Place a prepared herb onto an egg and carefully tie the nylon around both ends so the herb stays put. Submerge egg in dye. Remove and blot dry with paper towels before removing nylon, then slowly peel off herb.

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Sparkling Easter Designs

Lovely Unicorn: Paint a wooden egg white; let dry. Draw on face. Cut a mane from faux-fur trim, color in an egg dye bath, and attach (once dry) with fabric glue. Use templates to make felt ears and a gold paper horn; assemble and glue to egg. Wrap a 3 x 1/8-in. strip of gold paper around horn; secure with glue. Glue star confetti to cheek and hair.

Shiny Silhouette: Use the templates to carefully cut a chick or bunny from a foil candy wrapper. Adhere to dyed egg with Mod Podge. Use a damp cotton swab to gently wipe clean the foil shape; let dry.

Dazzling Glitter Egg: Try this trick on basic plastic eggs: Lightly sand the outside, brush on glue, cover in glitter, and let dry.

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Twine-Wrapped Eggs

How cool is this textured twine-wrapped Easter egg idea? Adhere twine to one end of a ceramic egg with a glue stick, then apply glue and tightly wind the twine, working in sections, until you've completely covered the surface.

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Color Easter Characters

Best dressed: Draw a face and hair on a ceramic egg. Wrap the bottom third of egg in thick yarn (tip: work from the middle down) and secure by brushing on white craft glue in sections. Create details collars, bows, and buttons with felt and beads.

Dashing Design Egg: Follow tradition and dye your eggs first. Once dry, draw a series of short lines with a white paint marker.

Fuzzy Chick: Wrap a ceramic or wooden egg in yarn (tip: start at the top and work down) and secure by brushing on white craft glue in sections as you work. Use templates to make felt wings, feet, beak, and hair, and attach with glue. Glue on small black-bead eyes.

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Floral Easter Eggs

A dyed egg can be a blank canvas for a watercolor garden. Paint small X's with dots in the centers.

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Whimsical Bunny

Decorate a painted egg with soft, furry ears and a floral crown. Paint a wooden egg, let dry, then add a spotted belly with white paint. Draw on a face. Use template to make ears from felt and faux-fur trim. Sandwich wire between ear pieces, then bend back the bottom 1/4 in. and use to glue in place. Glue small faux flowers around ears.

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Gold Leaf Eggs

To get this gorgeous gilded look, start with dyed Easter eggs. Then, using a foam brush, add splotches of glue from the Mona Lisa Metal Leaf Starter Kit. Let dry according to package instructions (the glue gets tacky when it dries). Apply the gold leaf from the kit to the sticky areas, smooth with your fingers, and use a stiff-bristled brush to sweep away any excess gold leaf.

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Speckled Eggs

Use a toothbrush to flick watered-down acrylic paint across (dry) spray-painted plastic eggs.

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Animal Critters

Say hello to spring with these farm friends! Dye hardboiled eggs green, pink, orange, and yellow. Print templates of the animals’ features. Print out on corresponding colored paper and cut. Attach features using craft glue.

For bunny ears, chick wings, and frog eyes and legs: fold back 1/8'' at base to glue to egg. Let dry and adjust as needed.

For the lamb: unravel 3 cotton balls. Brush egg with glue, avoiding the narrow top, which will be the face. Smooth cotton to cover egg. Once dry, add pom-poms for feet and tail.Draw faces with a fine point permanent marker.

Get the templates for Animals Critters.

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Watercolor Easter Egg Idea

Transforming images into adhesive decals for your Easter eggs is easier than it sounds. Simply download our watercolor images template and print onto Grafix Rub-Onz Transfer Film (you may need to select the photo paper setting on your printer). Rub with your fingers or the flat end of a wine cork to apply to eggs.

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Easter Egg Characters

Who says all your Easter eggs have to look the same? Adhere faux flower petals, buds, and leaves to colored eggs using a hot glue gun (or paint ceramic eggs you can re-use each spring!).

We used Gerbera daisies for bunny ears, hydrangeas for bird feathers, baby's breath for a lamb's coat, a lily or rose for butterfly wings, and green leaves for a carrot top.

Draw faces with a marker for the cutest crew around.

Get the tutorial for Easter Egg Characters.

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Washi Tape Eggs

Got some washi tape? Try cutting geometric shapes it and adhering the shapes to the eggs for a cute pattern.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping.

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Pom Pom Eggs

Perfect for plastic eggs or real ones, adhering poms poms to your eggs is an easy way to add whimsey to your decor.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping.

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Mosaic Eggs

Use discarded shells, washi tape, or simple construction paper to create a mosaic Easter egg.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping.

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Disco Eggs

Add a little sparkle to your Easter celebration with these festive and fun eggs.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping.

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Vegetable Eggs

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Stamped Eggs

A chalk stamp pad can transform your eggs from simple to stunning.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping.

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Pressed Flower Eggs

Bring the outside in with these nature-inspired beauties.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping.

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Floral Tattoo Eggs

These gorgeous floral eggs are so simple to make: simply press stick-on flash tattoos to the shells with light pressure, then smooth out wrinkles once you've peeled off the back.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping.

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Nail Polish Eggs

You probably have what you need to create this marbleized look sitting in a bathroom drawer: nail polish! Just swirl a bit of your favorite color into water and drop your egg in.

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping.

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Polka-Dot Eggs

Go 3-D by simply adding texture with a hot glue gun, then dip into bright dyes for a fun finish!

Get the tutorial from Good Housekeeping.

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Triple-Dipped Layer

These unique eggs up the ante when it comes to decorating. The triple-dipped look makes these eggs come out super elegant.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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Jadeite Egg Decor

Although super similar to some other decorating ideas in this list, we can't forget to include this Jadeite Egg Decor simply because of how gorgeous the color choice is!

Get the tutorial from Country Living.

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Moss Egg Decorating Idea

Hot glue pieces of dried moss to your eggs to give this year's Easter table centerpiece an earthy tone.

Get the tutorial from Country Living.

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Monogrammed Easter Egg Design

These elegant eggs are easier to make than they look and serve as the perfect personalized place setting for Easter dinner!

Get the tutorial from Country Living.

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Ombré Easter Eggs

To make these ombré eggs, make sure to prep your station and keep the cups you use to mix colors clearly labeled.

Get the tutorial from Country Living.