Easy DIY Easter Egg Art Prints

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Easter is quickly approaching!  Can you believe it is only a week away?

I am usually not one to go all out for holidays when it comes to decorating. (Well, with Christmas being the exception!)  In fact, I wasn’t planning on decorating for Easter at all this year.  But when I saw Ali’s 4-Ingredient Easter Egg Oreo Truffles, I felt inspired to not only indulge in some delicious Easter treats, but also make a few egg art prints to brighten up my home!

These prints were simple, took very few materials, and were also so much fun to make!  I haven’t gotten around to dying Easter eggs at all this season, and most likely with the way things are shaping up with a busy spring, I probably won’t get to this year.  But I went all out decorating these “paper” Easter eggs!

So if you are feeling the itch to decorate eggs this year or if you’re looking for some last-minute decor for Easter, maybe try making a few egg prints!  They sure do last longer than a boiled egg! ;)Easy DIY Egg Prints | www.gimmesomeoven.com/style

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What You’ll Need:

  • Picture frame (Mine is from Ikea and has a 5×7 matte)
  • Scissors
  • Black sharpie pen
  • Sharpie’s of your choice (any colored markers will do)
  • Pencil
  • White paper
  • Tissue paper or tracing paper
  • Small piece of white cardstock

To Make Egg Stencil:

  • Using your phone, find an egg shape using google images, I used this shape. (I used my phone specifically because the egg was the perfect size on my iphone’s screen)  If you would like a larger egg feel free to print your shape out from the computer and trace it.
  • Take your tracing paper or tissue paper and trace the image carefully with a pencil
  • Following your pencil markings carefully cut out the egg shape
  • Transfer the egg shape onto a small piece of cardstock and cut the image out again. (The cardstock should be sturdy enough to use as a stencil)
  • After I made my stencil I chose to cut around the stencil to make it a small rectangle to work with.

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To Make DIY Easter Egg Art Prints:

  • Once you have your stencil cut out and ready to use you can let your creativity go!  I chose to make a print with 3 rows of 3 eggs, but anything could be cute.
  • Since I had a 5×7 matte to go off of, I decided it would be easiest for me to start in each corner and work my way in.  I just matched my stencil edge up with the corner of my cardstock and traced!
  • I traced the first set of eggs in pencil to make sure it looked the way I wanted it to look, and then carefully went over the pencil with a thin tipped black sharpie.
  • Once the eggs are all in place it is time to get creative.  Like I said above, I used Ali’s Oreo Truffles as inspiration, but I also chose to use a few of my current favorite patterns as well.
  • As soon as the sharpie dries you are ready to frame!  I made two separate prints and chose to color in one print with a few Spring colors just for fun.
  • Frame your print and display it for all to see:)

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See?  So cute and easy!

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These would also be a perfect craft to do with your kiddos (and also a little less messy than dying Easter eggs!).  Or the big adult “kiddos” in your life.  Everyone loves to color!

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Definitely a fun, quick and easy idea for Easter decor that we’ve enjoyed in our house.  Hope you enjoy it too!

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Liz Stevens

My name is Liz. I dwell in the "Paris of the Plains" (aka Kansas City) and am married to my highschool sweetheart. Together we have a dog named Veda and a 1976 VW bus. Both of which we love like they are our children. :) I write about all things pretty. I hope to leave people feeling hopeful and inspired as I share my little ideas with the interweb. Enjoy! Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  1. Deborah — April 12, 2014 @ 12:58 pm (#)

    That is so cute, easy, and perfect for Easter! Thanks!

  2. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — April 14, 2014 @ 12:01 am (#)

    This is so cute and festive!

  3. Katie {Wonderfully Made} — April 14, 2014 @ 10:39 am (#)

    Adorable! What a fun idea!

    • Liz — April 16, 2014 @ 12:47 am (#)

      Thanks Katie!

  4. stefanie — April 17, 2014 @ 10:50 am (#)

    So cute! They really do brighten up the place!