Easter DIY: Painterly Pastel Eggs

By Brittni • Updated on 04/01/2017

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

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Thanks Tereza. Have a great week.


these are so pretty!!!!

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Thanks Alana.


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


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


Cute and Easy DIY..


janika R

Haha. Thanks Lindsay.


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


Lindsay Scheele

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


I am dubbing you the Easter egg QUEEN! The Easter Bunny has some serious competition up in here.

Kelly @ Studio DIY

Thanks ladies. 🙂 Making me smile over here.


Love these!

Chelsea C.

I like the colour scheme you used…so light and friendly 🙂


These eggs look so cute. Great idea. I extremely like the brown one with the “dots”. Great colours


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


These are the cutest! I can imagine a cute leopard print version of these! Where did you get those perfect egg cups?

Mere // Not Merely Living

this is SO cute!


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