Make This: Super Easy Easter Egg DIY with Sharpies

By Brittni • posted on 03/15/2016

DIY to Try // Easter Egg Sharpie Doodles

So, it seems like nearly anything and everything you can possibly imagine has already been done to Easter eggs this year. Or last year, for that matter.

BUT there’s still a little room to make it your own, right? So I grabbed a permanent marker and went to town on some plain hard boiled eggs. Kind of in the same vein as the DIY metallic Easter eggs I did last year…

I created random designs and little doodles – gems, triangles, hatch marks, lines, and curly q’s. Basically anything that came to my head. It was fun to just let go and treat each egg as a paper napkin that I’d doodle on at a restaurant.

Super Easy Easter Egg DIY with Sharpies

I also made a few nameplate eggs that would be great for an Easter dinner party. If I made them again, I wouldn’t add those random lines underneath each name, but oh well. I don’t hate ’em.

You can go the brown egg route, which I always love because they kind of have a dyed feel to them without having to do anything….

DIY Nameplate Easter Eggs

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Or you can go the extreme minimalist route (which is my favorite option) and use regular white eggs, still hard boiled of course…

Easter Egg Sharpie Drawings + Doodles

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Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

If you had a carton of eggs to doodle on, what would you draw? Random geometric shapes? A few portraits? Patterns? I’d love to know.

And for even more Easter DIY ideas, visit the Easter project page.

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Hi Nancy. I wouldn’t recommend eating them if you’re using a permanent marker. BUT they do make food safe, edible ink markers that would be perfect for this if you want to eat the eggs afterwards. Here’s a link to the pens:


Are the sharpie decorated easter eggs edible or does the sharpie go through the shell?

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Ahhhh I’m a little late to the game commenting, but these are SO CUTE. I spied my name and a camera and nearly died of excitement (even if unrelated to me haha). Too good!!

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Thanks Natalie. Definitely give it a try – it’s kind of addictive.


these are awesome! can’t wait to give it a try! 🙂


That sounds fun, Hope. You don’t need to be gifted in the art department for these, I promise. They’re so easy. Good luck!


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I’d definitely be doing a mix of geometric shapes and random patterns. I’m not at all gifted in the artist department so that’d be the extent of my ability. Love this idea, it’s perfect to do with the kids today.


Thanks Rebekah. It was even easier to come up with patterns and little doodles than I thought it would be. Definitely a very easy egg DIY.


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Simply idea but looks great. Good thinking!


Really? I had no idea, Becky. The white ones are actually more common here than the brown, though they do usually have both at most grocery stores around here.


In the UK our regular eggs are the brown ones, I don’t think I’ve ever seen white ones in the supermarket!!


Yep, the contrast is what got me too, Kristin.


Would have never thought of using sharpie on eggs. But I love the contrast.


Thanks Kel. You should definitely give it a try. I’d love to see what kinds of things you would draw on eggs….pineapples, balloons, and donuts are my guess.


The gemstones and the swirls! They kill me! Love this simple idea, Britt. Going to have to try this one myself!

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Thanks Chelsea. 🙂


I love these! My faves are the one with the gemstones and the camera. I mean come ON! So cute.


How cool, Amanda. I love that you’re Dad gets involved in the Easter decorating.


Portraits. Definitely portraits. My dad did one ages ago and my parents still have it. It’s hilarious and one of my favorite eggs that is displayed (we blow our eggs out so they can be kept).

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