let’s leopard: easter egg edition

leopard print easter eggsWhoa now. Did someone say leopard print Easter eggs? Yeah, totally did. I’m going there. After my last “crafty” post, I realized that quite honestly, I have a LOT of fun making silly things. SO let’s make it a regular happening around here.

Easter is coming up and I’ve been seeing a ton of fun ideas popping up on the Pinterest machine. I thought I’d join in and somehow my brain ended at leopard. Nothing says Easter like a little bit of animal print, right? Whatever. You know you love it. ;)

The BEST part is that these are SUPER easy and you probably have all of the supplies already. I know it looks complicated, but I’m telling you — leopard print, cheetah print, jaguar…that whole family of prints = E A S Y. Easy because the sloppier and more haphazardly you draw, the better. I know this because I painted half of my face “leopard” for Halloween in under five minutes last season.

If you want to make these, read on. If not, you can scroll down for proof of my leopard face and an added bonus of Mateo in his Halloween costume.

On we go with the tutorial! I made you a lil info-graphic:

 

leopard print easter egg tutorial

 

LET’S BREAK THAT DOWN:

1. boil your eggs in coffee to dye them. (or just start with a brown egg).

2. take a yellow highlighter and draw different size “spots” all over. don’t think about it. be sloppy.

3. while the highlighter is still wet, rub an orange or gold eye shadow over the highlighted “spots.” the highlighter will dry immediately and the eyeshadow will set. (like magic)! I used a “colour me glow” palette which I believe I bought at the drug store for $1.99 years ago. possibly for $0.99. guessing you have some junk like that lying around. And if you don’t, you use such a small amount, go ahead and use your fancy stuff. it’s for such a good cause. ;)

4. take liquid eyeliner (again, if you have SUPER cheap or old stuff like me). if not, use a sharpie marker. either will do perfectly. again, be sloppy and irregular. outline some spots, outline half of others, make random marks. oh, and feel free to google “leopard print” for an example if you need one.

TA-DAA. Told you it was easy. And fun.

Seriously, I had way too much fun. I literally had a moment where I thought to myself, “THIS is what I am supposed to be doing with my life.” Yes, I had my “moment” while leopard printing Easter eggs. Oh dear. Whatever that means. :)

**please note, these eggs are for meant as decoration. for fun, ya know.

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My first run-in with “leopard printing.” (Halloween 2012). We don’t really celebrate every  holiday with leopard print. Promise. I used about the same method as today’s tutorial on my face (but no highlighter or sharpie!). Mateo was an Ewok. I’ve wanted to hug an Ewok ever since I was a child. Dreams do come true. ;)

leopard face paint


PS  It’s my father-in-law’s birthday today. I’d like to say “Sretan Rođendan” all the way to him in Croatia! My own dear dad’s birthday just passed on St. Patricks day so I’d like to also send a belated “Happy Birthday” to him (from the blog). Don’t worry, I called him in “real life” on the actual day. :) Maybe ONE year we can all celebrate the birthdays together in the same city. That would be nice.

 

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25 Thoughts on “let’s leopard: easter egg edition

  1. Tom Neill:

    Thanks so much for the birthday greeting! And give that chubby little Ewok of yours a hug from me. :)

  2. Melissa:

    Came here from YHL to check out your eggs and man, they did not disappoint! You are clearly not a weirdo for getting excited to be making them because I got just as excited looking at them! Haha! Best Easter eggs ever!

  3. stopped on over from YHL. those are amazing!! going to put my boring vinegar/color mixture dyed ones to shame!!

    :)

    • no shame around here, no shame ;). all eggs can hold their heads up high, ha. so fun that you stopped in through YHL!

  4. After dyeing eggs with vinegar and a necktie, these seem so cool! I love the way they look! We are definitely into dyeing eggs. The only problem is that no one wants to eat them later, except me. I might have to try this…
    Sharon
    http://makeitorfixit.com

    • yeah, I probably wouldn’t recommend eating these eggs. (although I ate one, ha). :)

  5. This is awesome! I’m usually not a fan of painting easter eggs, mainly because I always seem to paint something cliche (flowers and pastel colors) and it never turns out good, lol But I’m definitely going to try this!!

    • do it! it’s hard to mess these guys up and surprisingly satisfying. :)

  6. Sara:

    Oh I love these! Too bad I probably could not convince my 8 year old son to decorate our Easter eggs this way this year!

  7. Love, love, love these. Thank you for leaving the link in the comments of my other blog (edible crafts). I had to go and post on them. And link on my fb page. Because I love, love, love these. http://ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com/leopard-print-easter-eggs/2013/03/21/ :)

    • awesome! they’re so much fun and surprisingly easy! thanks so much for the link, you’ve been sending people over all morning! fun to see all the new people pop up from all over the world. :)

  8. I love, love, love the idea!! Pinning this!!

    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers’s Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

  9. These are amazing!!! Wow! Love the infographic, too.

  10. These are so cool, Henna!

    oh and I really like your blog ;)

    • thanks so much! looking forward to seeing more of your creativity! :)

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  12. PamB:

    LOVE the leopard eggs!!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Great DIY. LOve this.

  14. These must be the SEXIEST easter eggs to date!

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