Yayoi Kusama's iconic polka dot motif has transformed contemporary art, and it's one aesthetic we can't wait to duplicate at the Easter table. Take to the eggs with a colorful assortment of stickers, a primary color scheme is encouraged, layering the colors to recreate the look.
Our ode to painter Wayne Thiebaud comes in the form of a visually sweet treat. Vibrantly-dyed eggs come paired with mini pom poms, set within equally tiny cupcake liners. Create a colorful assortment of these eggs and set atop each plate, or cluster together for a sweet centerpiece.
Yves Klein's signature blue is a welcome change to the typical Easter palette. It exudes a sense of minimalism, when paired with a stark white backdrop, yet manages to set an accent-worthy effect with its defined blue. Recreate the look using a bright blue powder dust. Cover the entirety of the egg or opt for a pop of color by layering on a few brushstrokes.
Henri Matisse's cut-outs make for the ideal crafts for the little ones. Recreate this vibrant decoupage by cutting up an assortment of colorful tissue paper in the classic shapes. Glue the cut-outs onto the hardboiled eggs and you're all set!
We're channeling Donald Judd's structured nod towards minimalism with this contemporary DIY. Dye the eggs in a bright hue and set each one within a sake cup - a similarly shaped box will do as well. Place each egg and sake cup combo atop a plate to double as a place setting!
James Turrell is known for his works that depict light and the perception of space, a thematic challenge we were all too happy to replicate within our slew of egg decorating ideas. The trick? It's all about the ombre! We created a set of dyes in four color variations ranging from yellow, yellow-orange, orange, and red. Begin by dyeing the entire egg in the yellow cup, to designate the base. Pat the egg to dry before inserting it within the next color cup. Insert 3/4 of the egg into the yellow-orange to establish the slightly darker shade. Repeat the steps with the darker colors, inserting a slightly smaller portion of the egg with each remaining cup.
If you're not quite ready to give up on the pastels, these Agnes Martin-inspired eggs are just the thing. Color the eggs using traditional dye, using only a few drops to attain the subtle pastel shade. Set aside to dry. Use painter's tape to section off the vertical or horizontal stripes on the egg. We used a water-soluble powder to paint on the softly contrasting stripes.
While a Jackson Pollock-inspired egg decor may not be edible, it will definitely make for a wow-worthy centerpiece and a fun DIY with the little ones! Cover a cutting board with parchment paper and space out a handful of hard-boiled eggs on top. Select a specific color palette and splatter on the paint to recreate this playful look!