Ombre painted Easter eggs

The lovely ladies from Oh So Very Pretty share their egg-painting tips just in time for Easter

Sheryl and Karla are two craft-loving Vancouverites with an oh-so pretty blog covering food and craft good. Today they’ve kindly shared with us a great Easter egg tutorial that we think you’ll love. Plus it’ll be perfect entertainment for the kids if you’re having an Easter get together. Enjoy!

“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… eggs!


White eggs

Watercolour paint or food colouring

Paint brushes

Small Jar

Here’s how decorate your Easter egg with watercolour paints:

Step 1 Select some nice white eggs. You can even use the container if you like! We’ve found it useful as a holder.

Step 2 Then, boil the eggs until hard.

Step 3 Once the eggs are ready, prepare your watercolour materials. Let the eggs cool and wipe them with a paper towel.

Step 4 Start with the lightest colour you want the egg to be. I used a flat brush for this project. Paint around the entire egg so that it has a nice, light shade of colour. Then, let the egg dry. This is a very important!

Step 5  The next step is to paint the middle section in a darker shade. Once the middle section dries, paint the bottom section with the darkest shade of the same colour.

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


Here’s how decorate your Easter egg with food colouring (follow Step 1 and 2 as above):

Step 3 Fill a small jar with water, about an inch high. Then, drop some food colouring into the water and stir. Dip the egg into the colouring and hold for about a minute.

Step 4 If the colour isn’t dark enough, hold for a little longer. Once the desired colour is achieved, add water into the jar until it reaches about two inches in height. Dip the egg once again into the jar, and hold for about 30 seconds.

Step 5 Once the second colour is achieved, leave the egg in the jar and add more water until the solution completely covers the egg. Take the egg out in about 10 seconds. You’ll notice the transition from light to dark. Let the eggs dry once you are done!

Hope you enjoyed this DIY project!”

All photographs © Oh So Very Pretty