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Three New Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Published on NewsOK Published: March 20, 2013

Easter eggs used to involve food coloring and vinegar, and that was about it. If you were fancy, you blew the egg white and yolk out of the egg through pin holes. If you were extra fancy, you made wax resist patterns on the eggs. Never mind Faberge eggs; I'm talking about the Easter eggs that regular people made in the olden days before and Pinterest.

Now, though, if there's an opportunity to do a craft bigger, better, greener, or somehow more cool, the ladies and gents of the DIY blogosphere are going to do it up. What came first? The DIY blogosphere or people gluing Epsom salts to Easter eggs to make them sparkly? Did crafters always do this stuff, but we never knew about it? Were people always building their own concrete countertops, instead of hiring concrete contractors? I want answers please.

Maybe these three methods of decorating Easter eggs are not new. However, they are new to me, and they strike me as products of the visual Web. So ladies and gents, break out the hot glue guns, Mod Podge, paint, and safety goggles, because it's time to make some super-stylish New Wave Easter eggs.

Let's start with Epson Salt Easter Eggs, since I just mentioned them. All you do here is take those neon-colored plastic eggs that come apart at the middle, coat them with glue, and roll them in Epsom salts. When they dry, they look like chewy neon-colored sour candies. Except they are totally not sour candies; they are plastic eggs covered in glue and Epsom salt. It's these kind of sleight-of-hand techniques that keep me on my toes.

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