DIY: Pottery Barn Inspired Easter Eggs

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In need of egg dying inspiration? Look no further. We’re loving this DIY from Ashley Pepitone of Camp Makery, who was inspired by the colors, patterns and textures of our latest spring collections. Take a look at her innovative egg designs and learn how to make them, below!

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Photography: Haley Sheffield
Florals: Juli Vaughn

© 2013 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com

Pepitone worked with several different color palettes, all inspired by Pottery Barn collections. This blue and white scheme calls out to our beautiful Indigo Collection. Pepitone simply used a set of Sharpies to hand draw patterns onto each egg.

© 2013 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com

© 2013 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com

“I love using Sharpies for these projects,” she says. “They come in so many colors, and they won’t get on your hands. You can put the egg down and come back to it without worrying about it smearing.” Pepitone suggests choosing an inspiring pattern that isn’t too geometric for these eggs. “Looser patterns mean you won’t be able to tell where you started or stopped,” she says. The pattern above comes from our latest Easter collection.

© 2013 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com

Pepitone used several natural dyes to color these beautiful eggs, just like her grandmother taught her. The tan eggs were dyed by boiling them with several black tea bags, and the terra-cotta hued eggs got their color by boiling with the skins from 5 yellow onions. “You can let the eggs soak for as long as you want to get a darker color,” adds Pepitone.

© 2013 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com

Each egg has its own pattern or monogram — Pepitone used stickers on the eggs and put the eggs in a nylon stocking tied at the top to hold the stickers in place during the dying process.

© 2013 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com

Pepitone simply glued small pieces of faux moss to a green Sharpie outline to create eggs with raised moss accents or monograms.

© 2013 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com

“I love the monogrammed eggs because I think they’d make great place markers,” says Pepitone. “You could use faux eggs that you can use year after year, or allow guests to take them home.”

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