DIY: Pressed Flower and Ombre Glitter Easter Eggs

I’ve always loved decorating eggs for Easter. When I was young I would dye them in all the colors of the rainbow, and in recent years I’ve experimented with other egg decorating ideas from natural homemade dyes to sequins. This year, my editors and I got together and tried two new Easter egg ideas that I’m sharing with you today. Check them out below…

Pressed Flower Easter Eggs 

DIY: Pressed Flower and Ombre Glitter Easter Eggs

When we began decorating our eggs with flowers, we had no idea how they would turn out. But we ended up being so pleased with the results! I will definitely be using this idea year after year. Note: Since you have to apply the flowers to the eggs petal-by-petal, it can be a somewhat long process. But I actually found this DIY fun and therapeutic (especially since my team and I were chatting while we were doing it). However, I could see how it could start to feel tedious for someone else. So know that this craft requires a bit of time and patience going into it!

DIY: Pressed Flower and Ombre Glitter Easter Eggs

Here’s what you will need:

  • hard-boiled eggs
  • a selection of small blooms (we picked up brachyscome, alyssum, sweet william, and pansies in pots from the garden section of our local hardware store)
  • clear drying glue like Elmer’s
  • foam art brushes
  • toothpicks

DIY: Pressed Flower and Ombre Glitter Easter Eggs

Instructions:
Gently remove the blooms from their stems and reassemble on your egg petal-by-petal. Use a foam art brush to spread glue onto the egg for larger petals and a toothpick for smaller ones.

Ombre Glitter Easter Eggs

DIY: Pressed Flower and Ombre Glitter Easter Eggs

This egg decorating idea is relatively simple, but you can’t go wrong with a little sparkle, in my opinion. I don’t know about you, but glitter always puts me in a festive mood. I especially love the ombre effect we created by using several different hues within the same color family.

DIY: Pressed Flower and Ombre Glitter Easter Eggs

Here’s what you will need:

DIY: Pressed Flower and Ombre Glitter Easter Eggs
Instructions:
Pour your glitter out into a bowl. Spray one side of your egg with the adhesive and dip in glitter. Gently brush off any excess glitter and allow the glue to dry completely. Repeat on the other side, or depending on how you are displaying your eggs, you may be able to leave as is and just display them with the glitter side up. Note: Since glitter can get messy, you will want to lay down a tablecloth or do this craft outside.

Are you going to give these egg decorating ideas a try?

Happy Easter to everyone who is celebrating!

XO Lauren

Photos: Jessi Burrone for LaurenConrad.com
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