I’ve always been of the opinion that the best DIYs are the simple ones.
That’s why I love the idea of decorating Easter eggs using temporary tattoos.
Yep, that’s right – that’s all it takes to transform a humble egg into a miniature work of art.
I found these pretty little floral and butterfly tatts at Pepper Ink – an Aussie company. But wherever you live, just do a quick web search and you’ll find a huge range of temporary tattoos to work with. Turns out it’s a thing – and even if you don’t want them on your body, they are PERFECT for crafting!
How to make tattooed Easter eggs
First, hard boil your eggs. You could blow them instead for greater longevity, although they’ll be more fragile that way. (And fragile + kids = a certain recipe for disaster in my house!)
Make sure you buy small tattoos for egg decorating… about 5cm (2 inches) square, or less. The larger the tattoo, the harder it will be to adhere it to the curved surface without wrinkling.
Temporary tattoos are easy to apply. Simply peel off the clear plastic skin, then put the image face-down on the egg. Press it into place and wet the paper backing generously. If you’re having trouble curving the stiff paper around your egg, the water will help soften and mould it into place.
Then peel away the paper, rinse the egg gently and carefully pat it dry with a clean tea towel. It really is that simple!
The sky is the limit with this technique – there are temporary tattoos for every taste and style imaginable. You’ll find everything from sweet vintage floral options, to whimsical and ultra-modern designs.
Give it a go – tattooed Easter eggs is a fun little project that even the kids can manage easily!
I really love this time of year. I’m going to go deep for a moment here.
Easter is such a significant season for me in my walk with God. I’m trying to set aside a little time each day this week to really focus on God and prepare my heart for a time of refreshing and spiritual renewal this weekend. That’s so much more important to me than the superficial things like eggs and decorations.
The eggs are just a symbol, after all. I want them to be a symbol of the living, transforming, resurrection power of Jesus in my life. I never want them to represent an empty spiritual walk that’s covered over with a pretty, but hollow, facade.
After all, blogs and Instagram and social media will one day pass away, but the things God is building into our lives – if we let him – will last forever.
How do you like to prepare your heart for Easter?
Wishing you a house full of sunshine, friends!