Beauty bloggers and arts-and-crafts enthusiasts, rejoice! This marbled Easter egg DIY is chic, creative, and oh so very pretty.
In the past, I’ve usually taken the traditional route to dressing up Easter eggs. Food coloring, natural dyes, and painted-on designs are honorable methods of decoration, but they lack an end-product that feels polished and cool. These Instagram-worthy eggs on the other hand, look more like precious little gems. An objet d’art too beautiful to crack open and eat with a sprinkle of salt.
To elevate your Easter game, I present to you this marbled egg DIY:
DIY Marbled Easter Eggs
- Fill a disposable container with water. Choose 1-3 coordinating nail polish colors and drizzle the polish on top of the water.
- Swirl the top of the mixture with a tooth pick.
- Take a hard-boiled egg and slowly dip it into the water and polish mixture. Make sure to completely submerge the egg before slowly pulling it back out of the mixture.
- Place the egg on a color-safe surface (like parchment paper or a classic cardboard Easter egg holder) and allow the colored egg to dry.
- If there’s still a bit of polish in the water, then submerge another egg into the colorful mixture. If the water appears to lack polish, then add some more nail color into the mixture before continuing with another egg.
These on-trend, marvelously marbled eggs are just that simple to make–and yes I did successfully dye these beauties as pictured on my first try. However, in the spirit of transparency, I must admit that I made a few mistakes. We’re all human, right? In the hopes that your DIY endeavor proves even more triumphant than mine, here’s some friendly advice detailing what NOT to do:
- Do not store the nail polish “dye” in anything valuable. Antique heirlooms, porcelain bowls, cherished wedding gifts, or other valuable vessels are strictly forbidden from this DIY. The photographs below may lead you to believe that this particular crafting experience is mess-free. Alas, it’s not. Working with nail polish can lead to a load of stains. Have a bottle of remover at the ready and use a disposable container to get the job done.
- Do not use your hands. To echo the tip above, nail polish is a messy medium. Yes, you can carefully use your fingers to submerge the eggs into their colorful water-bath, but know that your hands will pay the price. Again, keep a bottle of nail polish remover on hand at all times. To avoid looking like you gave yourself a manicure while running a marathon during an earthquake, use an egg dipper (like those wire devices that come with a pre-made egg coloring kit) or another utensil to dip-dye the eggs.
- Do not use your favorite (or expensive) nail polish. Unfortunately, this dye DIY will most likely eat through an entire bottle of nail polish, if not more. Use an inexpensive bottle or a choose a color you haven’t worn in years (hence, my bright pink eggs) to lessen the blow of this loss.
Love this marbling technique? Use it to dip-dye other objects in need of a stylish makeover. You may even see another craft much like this one on the blog again soon. Until then, happy Easter.