Single-color, once-dipped Easter eggs are a thing of the past. Opt for celestial marbled effects, transparent watercolor rainbows, and endless shades of ombré for the most visually dynamic eggs you've ever seen. Trust us, you're going to want to give a few of these beauties a DIY try.
The secret to achieving a marbleized effect? Swirl nail polish into water before dipping the eggs in the mixture — just be sure to don a pair of gloves to spare yourself an endless date with nail polish remover after the project.
This egg dye DIY requires a little mixology. If you're going for progressively darker shades of the same color, you'll need to concoct three or four food dye mixtures with increasing color concentrations — but a little work seriously pays off.
Turn to your arsenal of roots and vegetables if you're interested in taking a more natural approach to egg dyeing. We used turmeric, beets, red cabbage, blueberries, and yellow onion skins to achieve these muted hues.
Speaking of gradients — this ombré DIY reminds us of all the sky's colors, ranging from morning light to dusk to a starry night.
The Japanese indigo dying technique of Shibori is the inspiration behind these incredibly beautiful eggs.
These gorgeous Easter eggs are made using silk ties and a gold paint pen, for an especially luxe feel.
This ethereal turquoise looks other-worldly, but the blue dye actually comes from all-natural red cabbage.
Save your hands (and that ) and opt for washable watercolor "dye" instead.
Do the twist — with some rubber bands, that is. Before dunking in a vibrant dye, wrap hard boiled eggs in bands of multiple widths in any and every direction. No two eggs will be the same, so just go with the flow.
The most ornate dyeing technique on is actually the easiest. Simply wrap fresh eggs in a pretty-patterned silk handkerchief or tie, wrap it again in a plain linen, place them in a boiling water and vinegar mixture and wait for them to cool. The trickiest part is waiting to see if the silk pattern takes!
Courtney of the blog offered a pro dye tip: The longer the egg remains in the dye, the more opaque and vibrant the resulting color will be.
Use Kool Aid Liquid — the highly concentrated mix that you typically dilute with water to drink — to dye eggs this year. It has the same effect as good old food coloring.
The secret to these wonderfully vivid eggs is something you definitely wouldn't expect, and something that's probably already in your purse — lip balm.
These celestial-inspired eggs are truly out of this world. If you're short on time, you can start with instead of painting the black base.
These delightful, sunset-inspired eggs are created by drizzling the dyes over the egg, rather than dunking them in. So smart!
These dreamy mermaid-inspired eggs are created with fishnets and .
If you've ever tie-dyed a t-shirt, then this simple Easter egg tutorial will definitely feel familiar.
You probably already have everything you need to make these colorful speckled eggs.
Break out of your shell this Easter and attempt this simple crackle effect. After the boiled eggs have cooled, roll them on a flat surface to crack the shell before dipping them in food coloring.