DIY Nail Polish-Dyed Easter Eggs

23 Mar

These are amazing. Amazing! They remind me so much of the swirly papers we used to make with paint and water when I was little, but ultra intense.


All you’ll need is nail polish (I suggest hitting the Dollar Store for this), a dish of water and some nail polish remover for cleanup. You’ll also want a disposable plastic cup or bowl, toothpicks and of course, eggs.

Fill your container with water and then start adding drops of polish. Once you get a color combo that you like, use your toothpick to gently swirl the surface, creating the marbleized effect. Then you just dip! Go as far as you can on one end and let dry, then go back and repeat with the other side. Let them dry – topcoat or don’t, it’s totally up to you!

I would caution you to do this with blown out eggs or hard boiled eggs that you don’t intend to eat.

I think I’ll give it a try this weekend!


3 Responses to “DIY Nail Polish-Dyed Easter Eggs”

  1. Sandy Ward March 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    I love these eggs. And I have half a dozen that need to be “recycled” or trashed. But I have a question. Your colors are so clear and bright and bold. Looks like you used white eggs – do you think that the color of the shell affected the final look? I have mostly brown eggs or various shades of green from Auracana hens. Do you think my brown or green shells will show through and that I should use mostly warm colors of nail polish? Thanks, Sandy. PS: Bakelite handles on those clubs?! What a find!

  2. Stacy @ Stacyverb March 24, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    Dangggg, those are beautiful! I haven’t done Easter eggs of any kind since I was a kid, but these are tempting….

  3. Marl March 25, 2013 at 5:15 am #

    This is a must for Mr. Christian, Payten and I this week! The colors are so vibrant!

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