Nataly Birch April 16th, 2012

The Painted Egg: Decorative and Imaginative Easter Eggs

With Easter having just passed, we thought we'd look to one of the holiday's most common motifs, the painted egg! There are many different ways to decorate and make something special from your standard, boring egg. You can use either natural dyes or liquid food colors to make them almost any color you want. Not to mention all of the various artistic materials and ways that you can employ to make your Easter eggs really shine. Below is a collection of some of the many decorative and imaginative ways that Easter eggs have been transformed into more than family fun and tradition, but into inspirational pieces of art in their own rights. So many fun and fabulous examples await. Enjoy.

The Painted Egg

1. Easter Egg Cozies by Annemarie's Haakblog Easter Egg Cozies 2. Easter Eggs by Klio Easter Eggs in the basket 3. Easter Eggs 5 by The Felt Mouse Easter Eggs 5 by The Felt Mouse 4. Arty Easter Egg by Joana Petrova Arty Easter Egg 5. Quilled paper Easter eggs by Chica and Jo (Also you will find great tutorial how to make quilled paper Easter eggs of your own) Quilled paper Easter eggs 6 Blue Willow Easter Eggs by karly b Blue Willow Easter Eggs 7. Little green piggie egg by RCoshow Little green piggie egg 8. Chicks and bunnies out of Easter eggs by lilfishstudios Chicks and bunnies out of Easter eggs 9. All Our Eggs (in one basket) by Laura All Our Eggs (in one basket) 10. Ukrainian Easter Eggs by HUTSULKA Ukrainian Easter Eggs 11.  Easter Eggs by musicpb easter eggs covered with natural dyes 12. Paper covered egg decoration by Julie Kirk Paper covered egg decoration 13. Decoupage easter eggs by terri gordon Decoupage easter eggs 14. Retro Mama's Easter egg pattern by svankatwijk Retro Mama's Easter egg pattern 15. Plush Eggs by scrumptiousdelight Plush Eggs 16. Angry Birds by Amanda Younger Angry Birds

The Big Egg Hunt

Below you will find special examples of decorative Easter eggs from leading artists, celebrities and jewelers that took part in charity event called "The Big Egg Hunt" in London last month. 17.  The Big Egg Hunt - Peace Egg photo by JulesFoto Peace Egg 18. The Big Egg Hunt - Mayoral egg photo by JulesFoto Mayoral egg 19. The Big Egg Hunt - Sad Happy Frog Egg photo by Ms_Bump (Artist listed as Gary Card). Sad Happy Frog Egg 20. The Big Egg Hunt - Egg letter box photo by JulesFoto Egg letter box. 21. The Big Egg Hunt - Phoenix photo by snaphappysal (Artist listed as Nilesh Mistry) Phoenix 22. The Big Egg Hunt - My Baku photo by JulesFoto My Baku 23. The Big Egg Hunt - Gregg photo by JulesFoto Cregg 24. The Big Egg Hunt - When I grow up photo by JulesFoto When I grow up 25. The Big Egg Hunt - Rebirth photo by JulesFoto Rebirth 26. The Big Egg Hunt - Robi & Walt photo by JulesFoto Robi & Walt 27. The Big Egg Hunt - Dinosaurs photo by JulesFoto dinosaurs 28. The Big Egg Hunt - Gotthegg photo by JulesFoto Gotthegg 29. The Big Egg Hunt - The Big Bang photo by irishtravel The Big Bang 30. The Big Egg Hunt - Eggstatic Eggstasy photo by JulesFoto Eggstatic Eggstasy 31. The Big Egg Hunt - Seasonal Egg photo by craftinessa Seasonal egg 32. The Big Egg Hunt - Blackberry moon photo by bowhanger  Blackberry moon 33. The Big Egg Hunt - Phoenix egg photo by JulesFoto The Big Egg Hunt - Phoenix egg 34. The Big Egg Hunt - Prep egg photo by JulesFoto The Big Egg Hunt - Prep egg (rb)

Nataly Birch

Nataly is an internet entrepreneur and an amateur web designer and developer from Sevastopol, Ukraine. She is running a blog for web designers and developers where you can find some inspirational and useful stuff. In her spare time she reads books, unveils the secrets of the world and plays volleyball. Visit her blog or follow her on twitter

11 comments

  1. Wonderful post, loved the variety of beautiful eggs, thanks so much for including mine, such an honor. Have a wonderful day. Terri

  2. Very cool and original roundup! Like the rich variety of showcased eggs :)
    Nataly, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Nice collection, I was shocked when my friend prepared designs with eggs and again I have seen lot of variety designs with eggs superub……………..
    Move on………………Man………………….

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