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Watercolor Letter Easter Eggs DIY

I did a version of these last year that never made it to the blog so when I saw Easter on the calendar (it comes so early this year) I knew I wanted to share this project. These Watercolor Letter Easter Eggs aren’t only cute and easy to make, they also make a great placecard holder. Display them at your Easter Table or hide them around for friends to find and piece together a secret message.

Material: Letter stickers, hard boiled eggs, small bowl, water, paint, paint brush
Step 1: Carefully and firmly apply one sticker letter—we used a 1″ tall helvetica sticker alphabet found at the local office supply store—to a hardboiled egg
Step 2: Using water colors or gouache (gouache is a thicker form of watercolor) paint and swirl your favorite colors onto the egg allowing colors to blend and bleed, controlling any excessive paint dripping with a paper towel
Step 3: When the paint has dried completely, carefully peel back the sticker
Step 4: Repeat 1-3 until you’ve spelled your Easter message! (And if you’re looking for a way to play a practical joke at dinner, why not fill your eggs with jello?)

Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Coordinated by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting and Styling by Caitlin Barker and Julie Manwaring (of Flourish & Whim)
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. Becky Loose From The Zoo

    March 13, 2013

    These are GORGEOUS! Awesome tutorial! I’ll definitely be using it!


  2. Mere // Not Merely Living

    March 13, 2013

    These are absolutely adorable! I know that my nieces and nephews who are just learning to spell their names would get a kick out of these!

  3. giulia

    March 13, 2013

    you have got a talent for choosing and working with colors! it’s impressive and oh so inspiring:)

  4. Connie

    March 13, 2013

    What a pretty idea, do you leave them out until Easter or store them in the fridge?

  5. Lisette

    March 13, 2013

    Initials can oftentimes be overdone, but these would make cute little place setting markers.

  6. Kicki

    March 13, 2013

    I love Easter!

  7. Sally

    March 13, 2013

    These are gorgeous!!

  8. Kasia

    March 13, 2013

    That’s a great idea!!! I’ll try it before Easter!

    Thank you!

  9. Mags @ From the Mind of Mags

    March 13, 2013



  10. Ana

    March 13, 2013

    Ok, I thought the Calligraphy Easter Eggs are going to be favorites for this year. But now I’m not sure if I’m maybe going to do this ones.

  11. Jess |

    March 13, 2013

    What a gorgeous idea – I’m going to try this for Easter brunch. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Julia

    March 14, 2013

    WOW the eggs are so beautiful. The colors match perfectly to my Easter wreath. Look here:

    I wish you a great day

  13. brooke

    March 14, 2013

    what a fun (and beautiful!) activity! thanks for the inspiration to try something new and improved for traditional easter egg coloring. thanks!

  14. Savanah

    March 14, 2013

    This is so lovely 🙂 I especially like the little sillhoetted letters on them 🙂

  15. Cerise

    March 14, 2013

    What a pretty and beautiful idea!

  16. ashley rachelle

    March 15, 2013

    just say the word “watercolor” and i am sold! these are so gorgeous! little oval works of art! xo


  17. Elisa

    March 17, 2013

    Those are so adorable! And definitely more fun to make than those you just dump in glasses. Going to make these with my daughters this Easter, thank you!

  18. Suzanne

    March 19, 2013

    Is there a way to do this with food-safe colors? Or are these for just looking at?

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