Here's how to turn your Easter egg into a unique work of art

Forget chocolate for a moment. One of the best parts of a traditional Easter celebration is painting eggs with children. Instead of a sugar rush, these handmade decorations make delightful, meaningful treasures for hiding around the house. On Easter morning, it's wonderful to see their faces light up as they discover the beautiful eggs you made together. This year, replace the paint with natural spring flowers and delicate leaves. Read our instructions and get creating!

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Eggs are an essentials component of Easter, whether in the form of a delicious chocolately treat or as a decoration. Making your own Easter decorations is a lot simpler and more fun than you might think. You might have dyed eggs as a child, but this DIY transforms them into beautifully artful pieces. The best part is that once they're decorated, you can choose to either eat them or use them as decorations on your Easter table or in a flower arrangement. 


  • Your favourite spring flowers - we used daffodil and allium.*
  • Your favourite leaves or twigs - we used fern and verona.*
  • Glue (we used Modge Podge but PVA or any similar glue would work well)
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Tassel
  • Optional: a nice bowl or basket to put your eggs in
  • Optional: moss to lay your eggs on in the bowl or basket

*Tip: fragile flowers and leaves are easier to work with and give the best results.

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How to make A floral EASTER EGG: a STEP-BY-STEP PLAN 

  1. There are two ways to prepare your eggs so that they're hard enough to work with. The first option is to boil it for 12 minutes, then leave to cool completely. The other option is to make holes with a needle in the top and bottom of the egg, and blow out the raw insides. You can then use the egg for scrambled egg, omelette, or an Easter cake.
  2. Rinse the egg and coat it with PVA glue two or three times to harden the shell, leaving it to dry in between coats. Readying the egg in this way also means your decoration will last longer.
  3. Select the flower or leaf that you want to use to decorate the egg. Delicate flowers are easier to work with and give the most attractive result. Try different combinations and patterns to make unique works of art!
  4. Apply a thin coating of glue to the part of the egg that you want to decorate. Carefully place the flower or the leaf on the sticky part and, once it’s in place, brush the flower with some glue so that it’s firmly secured.
  5. The PVA glue will become transparent when it dries, leaving a shiny, glossy egg decoration.
  6. Repeat these steps until you are happy with the results, or until you have as many egg decorations as you need.
  8. Place the eggs into a pretty bowl or in a basket, which you can line with moss if you like. Place the bowl in the centre of your Easter table as a gorgeous centrepiece!

more floral easter inspiration

Looking for more inspiration for your Easter celebrations? Check out this bouquet which is nestled inside a basket of eggs, and this DIY which shows you how to create a floral display in an egg carton. Check out our Easter dossier for all the DIYs, styling tips and the tastiest Easter recipes you could ever need. For your daily dose of floral inspiration follow us on PinterestInstagram and Facebook