Easter DIY: Painterly Pastel Eggs

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painted pastel easter eggs

Today, I’m channeling my inner impressionist with a painterly Easter DIY that is easy as pie. This is so much more fun than dyeing eggs…

Here’s what you’ll need: hard boiled eggs, acrylic craft paint, a paint palette, and a paint brush

To make your own brushstroke eggs: Choose a color scheme, pour out a small amount of each color, and mix paints to get the perfect colors (if you don’t want an ‘out of the tube’ color). Using a quick brushstroke, add short lines of paint (just like polka dots but in brushstroke form) over the entire egg, leaving space between the strokes to add more later. Set aside while it dries and start another egg the same way. Once the first round of paint is completely dry, add a second color of brushstrokes, wait for it to dry, and then add your third and final color.

Double the size of your brushstroke lines by painting two or three short strokes right next to each other, to make more of an abstract polka dot egg (like the eggs on the top left below).

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Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff from Paper & Stitch

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Brittni Mehlhoff (@papernstitch) | March 13th, 2013 at 10:01 am

gosh Brittni, your DIYs are incredible! RT @papernstitch Easter DIY…Today, I’m channeling my inner impressionist…http://t.co/yYS0KYZn6K

Rebecca Gallop (@adailysomething) | March 13th, 2013 at 10:31 am

this is SO cute!

Hanne | March 13th, 2013 at 10:44 am

These are the cutest! I can imagine a cute leopard print version of these! Where did you get those perfect egg cups?
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Mere // Not Merely Living | March 13th, 2013 at 11:05 am

Thanks Mere. I got the egg cups at World Market.

papernstitch | March 13th, 2013 at 11:08 am

These eggs look so cute. Great idea. I extremely like the brown one with the “dots”. Great colours
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Änna | March 13th, 2013 at 11:43 am

I like the colour scheme you used…so light and friendly :-)

Susann | March 13th, 2013 at 11:48 am

Love these!

Chelsea C. | March 13th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Thanks ladies. :) Making me smile over here.

papernstitch | March 13th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I am dubbing you the Easter egg QUEEN! The Easter Bunny has some serious competition up in here.
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | March 13th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Haha Kelly! The Easter egg Queen does have a nice ring to it. :)

papernstitch | March 13th, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Yep, I can’t go back to just dying easter eggs every again! Too cute!

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Lindsay Scheele | March 13th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Haha. Thanks Lindsay.

papernstitch | March 13th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Cute and Easy DIY..

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janika R | March 14th, 2013 at 9:30 am

Impressionist Easter eggs FTW http://t.co/fk65M5sePs via @papernstitch

@henryhappened | March 14th, 2013 at 10:15 am

I love the pastel look, what a wonderful way to dress up an egg!

Alana | March 14th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Thanks Alana.

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@CenturyRfSolar | March 22nd, 2013 at 4:20 pm

these are so pretty!!!!
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Tereza Opatril | March 22nd, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Thanks Tereza. Have a great week.

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Cute idea! Are these edible with the acrylic paint? I am thinking of doing a watercolor version…hmm??:)

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Amazing work! I must try
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