You don’t need to buy expensive Easter decorations for an Easter celebration. You can actually be resourceful and make cheap decorations out of the things that you have right in your home. If you have some eggshells and tissue paper lying around in your house, you can use these simple materials to make great decorations for your Easter party. Get the help of the kids so they can share in the fun and exciting experience.
Step 1 - Prepare
Before you plan to make the decorations, you need hard boiled eggs, colored tissue papers, plastic wrap, paper towels, and bubble wrap. To start making your Easter decorations, lay a square piece of plastic wrap on a table. The plastic should measure approximately 12x12 inches. Get some art tissue paper of different colors and place them randomly on the plastic wrap. This kind of tissue paper can be easily bought in art shops. Get a paper towel and dampen it with water and wipe it on the egg to moisten the shell a bit. Put the egg in the middle of the pile of colored tissue paper.
Step 2 - Stick the Tissue Paper to the Egg
Wrap the plastic around the egg and press the tissue paper around it gently. Make sure not to press too hard so the shell will not break and ruin your Easter decorations. Remove the plastic and the tissue should have stuck on the shell of the egg. There will be some loose strands of tissue so peel them off carefully and be sure not to peel off the tissue that stuck to the eggshell. Let the egg dry until the tissue has completely bonded to the shell.
Step 3 - Color the Egg with the Tissue
In Step 2, we wrapped the egg with tissue paper and bonded the tissue to the shell of the egg for the design for your Easter decorations. In this next option step, repeat the process in Step 2 but this time, remove all of the tissue paper from the shell of the egg. The color of the tissue will have transferred to the egg and you will now have an egg with various blended colors.
Step 4 - Making a Specific Design
In order to make a specific design on your egg, make a cutout from a piece of colored tissue paper. It can be a cutout of any design you want such as a flower, butterfly, or a letter of your choice. Dampen the egg with a damp paper towel and place it over some bubble wrap. Next, get the cutout and press it over the shell of the egg. Make sure not to press too hard so the shell won’t break. The bubble wrap is there so the egg won’t roll over. Peel off the cutout from the surface of the egg. The colored design should have stuck to the egg’s shell. You can place multiple designs with different colors on a single egg if you wish for your Easter decorations.
Step 5 - Final Touches
Place your finished products in baskets or put them inside nets. You can put these Easter decorations on the table for display or hang them by the wall.
Piyush is a contributing writer for DoItYourself.com. An experienced home improvement researcher and project creator with a wide range of interests, Piyush especially enjoys learning about pools, car repair, and paintball.
Dawn Hammon has thrived in freelance writing and editor roles for nearly a decade. She has lived, worked, and attended school in Oregon for many years. Dawn currently spends her days convincing her children she is still smarter than them while creating new experiences with her husband of 24 years.&nbsp;
Her multiple interests have led her to frequently undergo home improvement projects. She enjoys sharing the hard-earned knowledge that comes with it with the audience of DoItYourself.com. Dawn and her sister make up a power-tool loving duo that teaches classes to local women with the goal of empowering them to tackle their fears and become comfortable with power tools.
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When she is not providing stellar online content for local, national, and international businesses or trolling the internet for organic cotton clothing, you might find her backpacking nearby hills and valleys, traveling to remote parts of the globe, or expanding her vocabulary in a competitive game of Scrabble.
Dawn holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, which these days she mostly uses to provide therapy for her kids and spouse. Most recently, I worked for a small local professional organizing and estate sale company for four years where I learned a ton about organizing and/or disposing of just about anything.
She was raised in a tool-oriented, hands-on, DIY family. Her dad worked in the floor covering business and owned local floor covering businesses, so of course selling floor covering was one of her first jobs. Her brother was a contractor for about 30 years and site supervisor for Habitat for Humanity. I worked with him often, building decks, painting houses, framing in buildings, etc. With her sister, she holds power tool classes to empower women who are scared or have never used them.
Not quite homesteaders, she did grow up with a farm, tractors, motorcycles, expansive gardens, hay fields, barns, and lots of repairs to do. Plus she and her family preserved foods, raised cattle and pigs, chopped and hauled firewood, and performed regular maintenance on two households, outbuildings, fencing, etc.
As an adult, she has owned two houses. The first one she personally ripped out a galley kitchen and opened it up to the living area, plus updated every door, floor covering, and piece of trim in the place. In her current home, she's tackled everything from installing real hardwood flooring to revamping the landscape.