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11 Egg-cellent Easter Ideas

Posted by Emily Spicklemire

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Who doesn't love decorating Easter eggs? Ok, loaded question. Egg decorating is a great way to get crafty for the holiday and can be a time-honored tradition for any family, but I'd be willing to bet the standard "dye-in-a-box-from-the-grocery-store-that-never-quite-comes-out-how-you-planned" method is not everyone's idea of a great time.

Which is exactly why I found 11 egg-decorating alternatives for you to try this year. Bonus: many of these projects are great to make with and for kids, and most don't require using actual eggs (if hard boiling/extra prep work isn't your thing). Styrofoam, wood, and plastic are all great egg-alternatives, not to mention long-lasting! Make these this year, and have ready-to-go Easter decorations for years to come.

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Blitsy Creative Team member Steph crafted these place card holders. Think there's room for them at your table?

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These beautiful botanical eggs are a perfect way to say hello to Spring. Via The House That Lars Built.

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A little Washi goes a long way. Via Real Simple.

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What came first, the flocked chick or the egg? Blitsy Creative Team member Morena created this adorable DIY using Martha Stewart Flocking Powder.

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Glitter makes even the best holiday better. Via The Girl Inspired.

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These are PERFECT whether you're celebrating indoors or out. Hang them from a chandelier or in some trees for festive decor. Via Tiny Rotten Peanuts.

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Hot glue & jute are the only things you need to create these rustic eggs. Via Thrifty & Chic.

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Pop an adorable knitted bunny in everyone's Easter basket this year with this free pattern from Red Heart Yarns.

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NOW it's a party. Confetti eggs via A Pumpkin & A Princess.

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You can transfer the print from a paper napkin to an egg. What? Mind blown courtesy of La Receta De La Felicidad.

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These spacey eggs come via Adventure in a Box and her toddler (aka your kids can totally make these and they will be beautiful).

Which eggs are you going to try?