Make This: Polka Dot Thumb Tack Easter Eggs


Over the weekend I went to town on some Easter eggs and came up with a few unusual ways to decorate eggs for the occasion. So I’ll be sharing lots of DIY Easter inspiration this month, starting today (technically, I started last week with this Easter egg project, but you know what I mean) with the easiest egg decorating DIY  I’ve ever done.

Make a set of shiny, polka dot eggs like the ones above with just two supplies: hard boiled eggs (I used brown ones) and metal thumb tacks. That’s it. You can get the thumb tacks at any craft store or on Amazon.

Step by Step: This is so simple, you probably don’t need any instructions, but I’ll share ’em anyway… Once you’ve boiled your eggs and they’ve been cooled, you can slowly push thumb tacks in one by one. You want to careful not to push too hard or the egg shell will crack. I found that a back and forth motion as I was gently pushing each tack through worked the best. Continue the process until your egg is completely covered. Depending on how flat the underside of your push pins are you may need a few dabs of glue as well. But I made a half dozen eggs and had no trouble with the pins staying in place without glue.

NOTE: This project is for adults only and is not intended for use around young children.


And here are the finished eggs…


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

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These are so creative and unique!! Love the colors, too. I featured them on my blog today! Stop by and grab a button if you like. Have a happy weekend!!


Thanks Marie!


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This is crazy awesome! I’m loving all your egg ideas!


What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of Easter egg crafts! Check it out here:

Have a great day!

Julia @ FaveCrafts
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