Pink Moon: DIY Crescent Moon Easter Eggs

By Brittni • posted on 03/13/2024

DIY Crescent Moon Easter Eggs

Getting ready for Easter, this morning, with my first Easter egg project of the season.

This one is inspired by a set of moon moth bowls from Gorman that I absolutely want. I’m not really in the market for bowls at the moment, though, so Easter eggs it is.

As I’m sure you can guess, this project is super easy to recreate. Bonus! It also doesn’t require any dyeing either. Yay.

How to Make DIY Crescent Moon Easter Eggs


  • brown eggs
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • painter’s tape
  • marker or pen
  • paper plate for paint (optional)

How To:

1. First, boil your eggs so that if any of them crack, you won’t have a total mess on your hands. Once they’ve been hard boiled (or at least soft boiled), allow them to cool down for 30-60 minutes.

2. While you’re waiting for the eggs to cool, draw small crescent moon shapes onto painter’s tape, with a marker or pen.

How to Make DIY Crescent Moon Easter Eggs

3. Then, cut out each crescent shape with scissors and set aside.

How to Make DIY Crescent Moon Easter Eggs

4. Once the eggs are cooled, add the cut out crescents to the egg in a random pattern. Press down and smooth out each one, to make sure that the tape is secure.

How to Make DIY Crescent Moon Easter Eggs

5. Then, paint over the entire egg. You may have to do this in stages, painting half of the egg then waiting for it to dry before painting the other half.

How to Make DIY Crescent Moon Easter Eggs

6. Once the egg is completely dry and fully painted, remove the tape crescents and enjoy.

Pink Moon // DIY Crescent Moon Easter Eggs

Pink Moon // DIY Crescent Moon Easter Eggs

This goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway…since you’ll be using paint for this project, you will not want to eat the eggs afterward. BUT if you’re looking for an alternative option for these, you can use the same process with the tape and try food coloring dyed eggs instead, as a food safe option.

Take it Further: I love the idea of creating moon phases Easter eggs, using this same process. Only changing the shape / size of each crescent on the egg.

DIY // Crescent Moon Easter Eggs

Crescent Moon Easter Eggs DIY

Crescent Moon Easter Eggs DIY

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Craft production assisted by Linda Jednaszewski

Have you started getting ready for Easter yet? Any egg projects planned?

P.S. Bonus points to anyone who read the title and thought of Nick Drake. Why wasn’t I a late 60s / 70s child?! I should have been.

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Pink and crescent moons. Well this just brings out the Sailor Moon geek in me!

Tan of Squirrelly Minds

What a cute idea and so simple. Need to try this. Really love the effect! Wonder if it would work with two paint layers?


What an easy idea! Thanks for sharing, will definitely try this.

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So cute! Adorable 🙂

Monique | WritingMonique

Very pretty idea!


You always have the cutest ideas for egg decorating, B! And per usual.. THE COLORS!

Kelly @ Studio DIY

Oh my goodness my kids would love this craft! And so do I 😉 saving and pinning! Then yes, I started one Easter craft here 😉



Very cute!


Cute idea! That must be funny to make eggs like these with your kids 😀


Cool holiday diy. They look good enough to buy that way.


Adorable and doesn’t require 52 supplies. My kind of DIY. 😉 Thanks for the great idea!

Becky @dempsterlogbook

Veeeery pretty and elegant! Love the idea! Thanks so much for this inspiration love x


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