Subway Art Painted Easter Eggs

Who loves Easter?

I loved it as a kid growing up and didn’t enjoy it as much as a teenager and young adult and am back to loving it as a mom. Funny, huh?

The kids and Lorin and I are loving the traditions, family time and goodies that come with the holiday.

We also love the Easter Eggs!

All week I will be showing you some fun, decorated eggs. It started off with my Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Eggs, and today:

Subway Art Painted Easter Eggs

It was hard NOT to want to do subway art eggs since subway art is so trendy right now, so I thought I would give it a go.

I LOVE how they turned out:

Subway Art Easter Eggs on { lilluna.com }

 It was really use to do! Here’s what you’ll need in case you’d like to make some as well. :)

SUPPLIES:

-Hard-boiled Easter Eggs

-Acrylic Paint

-Cut vinyl or stickers (to use as a stencil)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Begin by boiling your eggs. I found a great tutorial HERE that made them come out perfect!!

2. Then I designed my vinyl and got it ready to put on the eggs. The words are pretty small, so be sure to measure the egg so you get a good idea of the words you are making. Cut, peel and add adhesive to vinyl. Apply to eggs. Make sure it stays on really well by rubbing lots. Because the eggs are round you may have to take a letter off separately to add it to prevent folding, but it’s really easy. :)

3. Paint your eggs with acrylic paint. I started at the top and let it dry completely and then flipped it over and finished it. Let dry completely.

4. Peel away your vinyl words with an x-acto knife.

And you’re done!

Subway Art Easter Eggs on { lilluna.com }

Subway Art Easter Eggs on { lilluna.com }

Now, I don’t know how safe these are to eat since they were painted (they may be better as displayed eggs), but I think if they’re are no cracks you’re safe. If you want to be super safe, I would just not eat them at all. We actually made egg salad sandwiches with them last night and they were great.

Will let you know if we get poisoned. ;)

A reader suggested doing them on wooden eggs. I couldn’t find those at the store last week, just the paper mache eggs which I didn’t think would work well, but if you can find wooden eggs, then these beauties could last forever. Just a suggestion. :D

ENJOY!

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  1. 1

    This is an AWESOME idea!!!! I love it!
    Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple recently posted..Guest Post: House of EstrelaMy Profile

    • 2

      Thanks for the kind words, Kaysi. It makes me smile to find out people liked me idea. And thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful Easter. XO

  2. 3

    This are so adorable Krysten!! You come up with the greatest stuff-I can’t wait to try this out myself. Thanks for sharing!

    Kari
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    • 4

      Thank you for the kind words, Kari. That is so sweet! Send pics if you try them out yourself – would love to see them. :)

  3. 5

    These are the cutest eggs ever. I love them. So happy to have found your blog. I will be following along :)

    • 6

      Thank you so much, Sheri. I love to hear that. I hope you can come back again often. :) Have a great day!

  4. 7

    Cute, Kristyn! Fabulous idea! Smiles, Jill
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  5. 9

    I am so in love with these. So fun and different
    Lisa @ Creative Raisins recently posted..Bedroom Makeover Part 3 – Family SignMy Profile

    • 10

      Thank you so much, Lisa! It’s nice once in awhile to do a project that no one’s done before that people enjoy. Hope you have a great day and Easter! :)

  6. 11

    So I know you said this was ‘trendy’ right now, well I must be totally out of it, because I have NEVER seen them before. DARLING!! If I wasn’t allergic to eggs, I would attempt these, they are SO cute!!!
    Andrea @QueenBandme recently posted..Easter Prints {FREE}My Profile

    • 12

      Thanks, my friend! I haven’t seen subway art eggs before either but was surprised I hadn’t just because subway art is so trendy. And bummer you’re allergic to eggs – does that mean you can’t have most baked goods?

  7. 13

    those are darling! These would be so cute displayed in my house! I really want to try this!
    karen Weight recently posted..Keep Calm and Hop On – Vinyl ArtMy Profile

    • 14

      Give it a go! It’s super easy and the result is fab! Let me know if you try it out. I would love to see pictures. :)

  8. 15

    I AM Definitely Making some of these!!! Love them ♥

    • 16

      They are so fun and cute! That’s what we should have done yesterday!! Someone suggested wooden eggs but I couldn’t find those at the store last week. That way they could last forever!

  9. 17

    I love these! What an awesome idea! I had to share with others, so I tweeted & fb too!
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  10. 19

    I LOVE this. Such a simple and classy idea. Darling!
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    • 20

      Thank you, Camille! It really is simple but still super cute! Thanks for coming over to say hi. Have a great day. :)

  11. 21

    Wow! Those are SO super cute! I must say I don’t think I’d ever do them on eggs that would be eaten or thrown away. Too much work for not enough use. I’d have to use it on wooden eggs or something. Anyways, so impressive. Love them!! Wish you could make some for me. ;)

    • 22

      Wooden eggs is a great idea! I couldn’t find them at the store – only the paper mache eggs but because they’re kinda bumpy I didn’t think they would work well. We totally ate them. We probably shouldn’t have but we haven’t gotten sick yet. LOL. :)

    • 23

      Added your suggestion to the post. :)

  12. 24

    These are so cute, I love them! Also, so simple to make, thanks for sharing the how-to!

    • 25

      Thank you, Colleen! They really are so easy and turned out super cute. Anyone can do them. Thanks for stoppin by, and I hope you have a great day. :)

  13. 26

    These are TOO cute!!!!

    • 27

      Thank you, Sabrina. So glad you like them! You’ll have to give them a try. They are really easy. Have a great weekend. :)

  14. 28

    These are so chariming indeed.
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  15. 30

    Brilliant! These look so cute! Can’t wait to try this come Easter! I’m following you on Facebook. Would love to see you around Chase the Star. http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/ Thanks again for sharing this tutorial!

    Barbara
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    • 31

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Barbara! So glad you like the eggs. Would love to see pics if you are able to make them this Easter. :)

  16. 32

    they look super cute.Wish I could find cheap and cute stickers to do the decorating.

    • 33

      I bet you you could! I would check at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or Joann’s in the scrapbook/sticker section. :)

  17. 34

    These are so cute! You should try just hollowing your eggs. I usually hollow out any eggs I use coming up to Easter – super easy. With a heavy needle or large straight or safety pin, poke a small hole on the smaller end of the egg. Poke a couple very close together on the larger end and pick out the shell between the holes to make a hole about an 1/8″. Break the yoke inside with your pin and/or by shaking vigorously. Then use a clean nasal aspirator to push air through the small hole – the egg white/yolk will exit through the larger hole into your bowl. Rinse w/ a little water and let dry. You can make them into ornaments by running thread through – use a small button or a bead on the bottom to keep it from pulling through. I’ve always done it this way – being hollow, we can decorate them nicely and use them year after year, hung from Spring branches or piled in a vase or bowl.

    • 35

      Such a great idea, Jen!! LOVE it. Thank you so much! Will definitely try this next time! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great weekend. :)

  18. 36

    Shared your eggs on my FB page today. Soooo cute. I feel in love as soon as I saw them.

    Kelly
    https://www.facebook.com/TheCreativeChickadee

  19. 38

    I think subway art eggs might just be the next best craft idea. How fun! I get bored with the same ol’ colored egg mess but this might be worth the mess! I’m gonna pin it. Thanks! :)
    Jessie Gunderson recently posted..March Is for Mud and 10 Top PostsMy Profile

    • 39

      I get bored too, Jessie! These require more work but the finished product is so worth it. I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

  20. 40

    These are amazing!!!!!! They are pure artwork!!

    I would LOVE IT if you shared this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality… PLEASE :)
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/04/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-10.html
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  21. 42
    Elizabeth M. :

    So, these are super cute, but could you apply the letters, dye then remove the letters for a similar effect? Maybe not as shiny or vibrant?

    • 43

      You totally could. If you see my Monogram Eggs and Polka Dot eggs that I also did last week that is what I did. It just doesn’t work as well and sometimes the vinyl/stickers start to come off in the water but it’s totally do-able!! Let me know if you try it out. :)

  22. 44

    These would work great on blown out eggs .Great idea.

  23. 46

    I love these! I really want to try the wood version – definitely too pretty to eat! ;)

    • 47

      I think I will make more next year out of the wooden eggs…. just have to find them. They weren’t at Hobby Lobby or Joann’s but will keep my eye out. :) Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter!

  24. 48

    officially my favorite Easter eggs ever!! So stinken cute! I am actually feeling sad I already colored mine… but the trick is in the bag for next year. :)

  25. 49

    Does your website have a contact page? I’m having a tough time locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an email.
    I’ve got some creative ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.
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  27. 51
    Donna @ Country Diva Designs :

    I am thinking that I want to try that and then dip them…see if it works that way too… It’s such a great idea!!! I LOVE it!!

  28. 52

    I love your subway eggs! They’re so cheerful and have a clean, simple look about them. I put together a blog post about the 10 Top Easter Egg Tutorials that I’ve come across recently. I know your was from last year, but I really want to include it. Do you mind if I feature you, and a link to your tutorial, in my top 10? You can find the post at http://claybabies.blogspot.com/ if you want to check it out. If you’d prefer that I remove your eggs, I will do so.

    Thanks, Erin B. =]
    Erin B recently posted..Top 10 Easter Egg Tutorials of 2013My Profile

  29. 53

    I have decorated eggs from when I was little (I’m a granma now!). The whites of the hardboiled ones eventually disintegrate and you can hear and feel the yolk roll around inside. They keep beautifully. So do the empty ones (hole en both ends and blow like crazy!). Will try these designs too!
    Thanks

  30. 54

    Hi there!
    I love these eggs. What a creative and inspirational design that could be used for so many things! I’m going to share the link to this post on my post How to make decoupage eggs on the Build-A-Bear Workshop blog Behind the Seams at blog.buildabear.com. Come on over and share the love! I hope you like mine too!
    Beary best wishes,
    Molly
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  31. 55

    anytime I make fancy, detailed eggs I always blow the yolks out, this way they last forever. I just use a needle to poke a small hole both on top and bottom of egg, i shake it really good to break the yolk and just blow really hard, keep shaking the egg as you go.

  32. 56

    Hi
    I’m reading your post nearly a year after you wrote it.
    Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom posted a liink to it.
    I AM LAUGHING OUT LOUD about letting us know if you get poisoned eating the egg salad.
    Your eggs are LOVELY….
    I read another “egg” post about using silk ties to decorate eggs. The author said she boiled her eggs some crazy long time -an hour??? 90 minutes?? so that inside they were just solid and couldn’t spoil because they were like a rock???? She said she displayed her eggs – put them away and pullled them out from year to year. I can’t imagine cracking and peeling off all your hard work.
    Thanks for the tutorial

  33. 57

    Do you still have your file of the words you use to make your subway eggs?

  34. 58

    Love these. I would do them on blown out eggs. Poke a small hole in each end of the egg..blow…blow..blow until the egg yolk and white come out. Wash the egg out. Blow out water. Leave in carton to dry.. Then do your thing…I often put a ribbon or string in the hole and hang from a painted tree branch in a pot

  35. 59
    Thereasa Perry :

    Try blowing out the eggs, this way you can keep them.

  36. 60

    That is an awesome idea.. :) wow
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  38. 62

    Where did you find the vinyl lettering for your Easter eggs?? And, how did you dry your eggs so the paint didn’t get damaged??

    I love the look!

  39. 63

    These are adorable. Did you hand cut the letters or did you have vinyl letter stickers?
    I’d love to do this but would never be able to cut the letters so nicely.


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