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DIY Scandinavian Sharpie Easter Eggs

April 10, 2017

DIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey Lucky

Can you believe that we’re already more than 1/3 of the way through 2017 and that we’re coming up to Easter in less than a week!? I honestly can’t. Time has flown by this year at lightning speed and, as per usual, I’m a little behind when it comes to holiday decorating. I was reminded as I walked past our local produce shop last week and saw the buckets full of pussy willow branches sitting outside. I have a weak spot for pussy willow branches and I’d probably never do any Easter decorations whatsoever if it wasn’t for these pretty branches and the fact that eggs hanging from them reminds me of my childhood. So this weekend I picked up a dozen white eggs, grabbed some sharpies, and made these quick and easy Scandinavian-inspired Easter eggs.

DIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey LuckyDIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey LuckyDIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey Lucky

You only need a few things for this DIY, most (or all) of which you probably already have in your house. If not, I have two words for you: Amazon Prime. (My lifesaver when it comes to last minute anything.)

DIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey Lucky

Supplies:

DIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey Lucky

[ Step 1 ] Poke a hole on both ends of your egg with a thin nail. Start with the pointier side of the egg rather than the flatter side. To help prevent cracking, rotate the nail into the egg, rather than using full force to push straight down. Now use the larger nail to make your first hole (the one on the pointier side of the egg) bigger. Blow through the smaller hole to get the insides of the egg out through the bigger hole.

DIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey LuckyDIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey LuckyDIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey Lucky

[ Step 2 ] Using a sharpie marker, draw your Scandinavian-inspired pattern. I basically just drew some of the most popular black and white patterns that you find everywhere in Scandinavian design (grid, plus signs, scattered triangles) and then recreated some of my favourite designs from my favourite nordic designers – Ferm Living, Marimekko, Fine Little Day – as well as other black and white patterns I found on Pinterest. If you make a mistake, you can always use white out (remember that stuff?? haha).

DIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey LuckyDIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey Lucky

[ Step 3 ] Cut your toothpicks into three pieces per stick. Take a piece of thread and double knot it around the centre of a piece of toothpick and cut off any extra thread. Insert your toothpick into the bigger hole (the pointier side of your egg). Make sure the toothpick goes in far enough to allow the toothpick to rotate horizontally and not come back out.

DIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey Lucky

[ Step 4 ] Put some pussy willow or other Easter branches into a vase and hang your pretty black + white eggs from the branches.

DIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey Lucky

That’s it! Such a quick and easy Easter egg DIY that works perfectly in a modern, Scandinavian-inspired home. If you prefer colourful eggs, you can always use other sharpie colours – they come in every colour imaginable these days.

DIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey LuckyDIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey Lucky
DIY Scandinavian sharpie Easter eggs - black and white, modern | Happy Grey Lucky

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6 comments

Blake April 10, 2017 at 9:28 am

loving these sharpie eggs! your designs are so pretty!

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Sina April 13, 2017 at 11:06 am

Thanks Blake! Glad to hear you love them 🙂

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Katie McC | Katie's Kronicles April 10, 2017 at 3:52 pm

These are so cool! Love the simple and easy idea. I will have to try this and use tons of color!!!!!! What a great project for adults and kids alike!

-Katie
http://www.katieskronicles.org

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Sina April 13, 2017 at 11:08 am

Thanks, Katie! Definitely try these with fun sharpie colours. And send me a pic! Would love to see 🙂

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Sammy April 10, 2017 at 9:48 pm

So making this you’ve hit it on spot with these eggs amazing idea!

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Sina April 13, 2017 at 11:12 am

Hey Sammy! Glad you like the idea. Send me a pic of your finished eggs! 🙂

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