How Should We Decorate Our Easter Eggs This Year?


Didn’t we just do this? Easter stresses me out. Each year I feel the need to raise the bar and come up with a new theme for our Easter eggs. The funny thing is, I’m in competition with only myself. I’m fairly certain no one else cares which characters we do, but I actually enjoy decorating them, so I like to raise the bar. However that little boost also raises my anxiety to a whole other level.

Oh! And I cheat as well, so I don’t even HAVE to decorate them each Easter. That’s right. I cheat at my eggs. We blow the yolks, rinse the shells and let them dry very well. This way after they are decorated and Easter is over, I can package them up nicely and they are kept in a safe place until next year when it’s time to display them again. So by cheating I mean recycle. I do decorate each one with my own hand and (lack-of) talent. These eggs I’m about to show you are a few years old, haven’t cracked, do not smell, and still have pretty good coloring.


Our Muppet Easter Eggs

To create these mini Easter egg masterpieces, I use Sharpies. They work awesome! I will dip the eggs for a base color in Paas Easter Egg Dye, but then use a pencil to sketch the design and then fill in the details with Sharpie markers. I especially love using the metallic silvers and golds. If a character I am creating calls for a white space like eyeballs, I will use round stickers and adhere them to the clean non-dyed egg before I soak it in the solution. I will then wait for the egg to completely dry before I remove the stickers.


Our Yo Gabba Gabba Easter Eggs

So let’s just say I’m tossing around themes at the eleventh hour. Superheros? The Beatles? KISS? Frankenweenie? C’mon people…I need some suggestions!

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Nicole_StandleyNicole Standley a.k.a. Jet-Set Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The Trend Tribe. Contributor for CBS LA, Lucky Magazine, Burke Williams Spa &, follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

Photo credits: Nicole Standley

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