Instead of dye, use the natural color of brown eggs as a base for glamming up your Easter eggs

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Give your Easter eggs a natural look this holiday. Rather than dousing your eggs in a variety of paints across the color spectrum, let the natural brown color of the eggshell form a base for a cohesive egg collection that’s more elegant than buoyant.

Start by gathering the materials you’ll need to create three variations on natural Easter eggs: brown eggs, paper towels, washi tape, two small bowls, fine-tipped paintbrushes, a toothbrush, and edible paint. On one egg, create a stencil pattern using the tape (which also prevents mixed paint faux pas), then paint between the lines. Carefully peel off the tape as your design is revealed. The best designs contrast the brown background.

Paint another egg with an eye-catching gold color, then use a paper towel to blot. This simple design creates an aesthetic that’s weathered yet sophisticated.

For the third version, use a toothbrush to lightly splatter the egg with paint. First, lightly dip the toothbrush in paint. To create the splattered effect, gently brush your fingers across the toothbrush, directing paint to fly onto the egg. Not only will you save dye, you’ll avoid having your fingers stained the colors of the rainbow for several days after.

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