It’s been years since I last dyed Easter eggs, but this season I’ve seen a few things that I wanted to play around with so I thought I’d give it a whirl.

A few weeks back I ran across an idea from Maddycakes Muse to use scrapbooking stickers on eggs and thought it was fantastic! I mean, I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to write on an egg before, but I’m here to tell you it’s not all that easy. Stickers are also a great option if you don’t have the greatest penmanship. Anyhoo, then I happened to pick up a copy of  MS Living and saw vinyl stickers used as stencils to add detail to your dip dyed eggs. Well, I just had to try it.

Here’s the result:

Vinyl stenciled egg

This one is far from perfect, but that’s what I liked about it. I think it’s a sweet idea for an Easter morning goodie or at brunch used as place cards. I used vinyl stickers–the ones you’d use on a mailbox or outdoor sign–no more than 1″ tall. I bet your local hardware store has a better selection than most craft stores.

You place the sticker, pressing all of the edges firmly down. Dip until you get your color right, dry with a paper towel, remove the sticker and replace it with a new sticker that is slightly offset from the previous placement. You can do this two or three times until you achieve the desired look. I’d try it using some of the letters you don’t really need until you get the hang of it.

Here are some with the stickers incorporated. Pretty cute, although if I had to do it again I’d buy smaller stickers for this part especially if you have guests with longer names!

Tate Egg Closeup

Stenciled Eggs with Stickers

Play around with it and see what you get!