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Easter is coming early this year (March 31st), so I’m getting a jump start on this hip-hoppity holiday with today’s DIY. Hope you’re cool with that…

Kids have wild imaginations, but so do we adults, right? Especially us DIYers. So, I say we reclaim Easter for ourselves and make some easter eggs that we can be proud of. Grown ups only at the egg decorating table this year! Who’s with me?

If you’re game, my first recommendation is this DIY metallic egg art project. It’s really easy and soo fun to experiment with (make sure you have a lot of eggs).

Here’s how to make your own… To dye your eggs soft colors like mine, use this all-natural easter egg dyes recipe from BHG. OR if you’re lazy like me, head to your nearest Hobby Lobby, and pick up a set of pre-dyed eggs. Once your eggs have been dyed and dried (or picked up from the craft store, it’s time to start painting these bad boys with metallic paint pens. Get to it.

Need a visual? Here’s a photo step by step…

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Concept, photos, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch

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Brittni Mehlhoff (@papernstitch) commented on February 27th, 2013 at 11:01 am

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Claire Zinnecker (@clairezinnecker) commented on February 27th, 2013 at 11:05 am

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Kelly Lanza (@StudioDIY) commented on February 27th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

This would be a good option for toddlers to color the eggs sense paint can get really messy at this age. I might have to get some markers for them to use.
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Tanya commented on February 27th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Yes. It would totally work for kids too Tanya. I just don’t have any, so mine are looking a bit more adult. Minus that weirdly drawn bunny face. :) Markers would work just fine…the color may run on washable ones but it’s worth a try. Good luck!

papernstitch commented on February 27th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Metallic Egg Art Easter DIY from @papernstitch: cute! http://t.co/m49gTzSNOY

Julie Grice (@savvyjulie) commented on February 27th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Don’t hate me, but I’m already rolling out the #Easter DIYs. The first focuses on earthy pastels & metallics http://t.co/tHOg123AoL

Brittni Mehlhoff (@papernstitch) commented on February 27th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

these eggs are amazing! love the metallic look and have to make them as well * all the best julia
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julia I mintlametta commented on February 27th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Awww they look so cute!! I like the colors you used as well. Not too shiny. :)
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Debie Grace commented on February 27th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Aw, thanks Julia and Debie. I was really happy with how the color combo turned out. :)

papernstitch commented on February 27th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Love it!

Ashley commented on February 27th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Thanks Ash. Speaking of love…I love that DIY tassel necklace you posted the other day on Sugar & Cloth. So cute and easy.
-B

papernstitch commented on February 27th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

So cute! I love the colors of those eggs! Great Easter project! Thanks for sharing!
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Beckie commented on February 27th, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I totally want to make pretty easter eggs this year. Check out what @papernstitch did with hers! http://t.co/rLrVOvDWau

@EvonV commented on February 28th, 2013 at 12:11 am

Great idea!
These Eggs are sooooo cute!
I want to try it!

MsChic commented on February 28th, 2013 at 4:29 am

Ecco un progetto facile e divertente, anche per chi non sa disegnare! :)

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@EtsyItaliaTeam commented on March 1st, 2013 at 10:18 am

My kids would think I hung the moon with these!!! Thanks for making me super-not-so-super-mom!! Very cute idea!
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Yvearl commented on March 2nd, 2013 at 3:02 am

This is so cute! I love it!
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Hope commented on April 16th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Yes, definitely – either hardboiled eggs or blown eggs.

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