DIY Ombre Easter Eggs

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Easter is just around the corner and we thought it would be apt to decorate our house with some Easter Eggs. In the past year, the ombre trend has truly captured the design communities, from hair to fashion, and now… to eggs!

Materials for creating ombre eggs include:

  1. Eggs
  2. Watercolor or Food Coloring
  3. Brushes
  4. Small Jar

We’re going to share two ways to make them! First, is to use watercolor.

Select some nice white eggs. You can even use the container if you like! We’ve found it useful as a holder.


Then, hard boil the eggs.


Once the eggs are hard-boiled, prepare your watercolor materials. Let the eggs cool and wipe them with a paper towel.


Start with the lightest color you want the egg to be in. I used a flat wash brush for this project. Paint around the entire egg so that the egg has a nice, light shade of color.


Then, let the egg dry! This is a very important step – for impatient ones like me, I had to fight myself so hard not to paint over them right away. But the wonderful thing about watercolor is that you can easily wash the entire egg with water to start over!

The next step is to paint the middle section with a darker shade of color. In this example, I was using yellow.


Once the middle section dries up, paint the bottom section with the darkest shade of the same color.

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Tada! That’s one way to do it. Note: Watercolor eggs are not known to be edible, so please use only for decoration purposes!

Another way to do it is to use food colouring. Get a small jar, and fill it to about an inch in height. Then, drop some food colouring into the water and stir. Dip the egg into the water and hold for about a minute.


If the color isn’t dark enough, hold for a little longer. Once the desired color is achieved, add water into the jar until it reaches about 2 inches in height. Dip the egg once again into the jar, and hold for about 30 seconds.


Once the second color is achieved, leave the egg in the jar and add more water until the solution completely covers the egg. Then, take the egg out in about 10 seconds. You’ll notice the transition from light to dark colors, which is ombre.


Let the eggs dry once you are done! Hope you enjoyed this DIY project!

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About Karla Lim

Karla Lim is a marketing gal by day and a photographer/graphic designer/blogger/webmaster/calligrapher/crafter by night. Follow her on Google+


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13 Responses to DIY Ombre Easter Eggs

  1. Marilyn March 21, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Just gave this a shout out!

    Have a great day!


    • Karla Lim March 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

      Thank you so so much for sharing it! :)

  2. victoria gates March 28, 2013 at 6:18 am #

    These are gorgeous! Definitely giving this a try this weekend :)

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    xo, Victoria

    • Karla Lim March 28, 2013 at 6:52 am #

      We are so glad you like it!! Have fun making them!

  3. Trish @ Uncommon Designs March 7, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    These are so beautiful! We would love to include them in an Easter Egg decorating round-up on our blog! Thanks so much!

    Take care,


    • Karla Lim March 11, 2014 at 11:26 am #



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