DIY Feather Easter Eggs: Easy Farmhouse Style Rustic Easter Decor

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5 Minutes

Learn how to make DIY feather Easter eggs as a unique way to decorate Easter eggs without dye. This simple Easter craft idea is perfect for your rustic Easter decor with a farmhouse style theme for your holiday decorations.

I remember sitting at the table decorating Easter eggs with my son when he was little. I’d mix up the little cups of color so we could dunk our eggs and color them in fun patterns using wax crayons and other tools. Then we used stickers and other simple decorations to decorate them for an Easter display.

Coloring eggs with children is a lot of fun, but it’s also very messy. More than once a cup of dyed water spilled, making a mess on the table, chair and the floor. Of course, the mess was worth it to create those memories. However, had I known how much fun decorating eggs without dye could be, I likely would have embarked on it sooner.

Now that my son is grown, married and has been living on his own for a few years, I still like to keep the Easter egg design ideas tradition alive. Instead of coloring them, however, I’m learning how to decorate Easter eggs without dye to create beautiful eggs with less mess.

These feather Easter eggs are a fun and easy solution to making Easter egg designs that are mess free. They have a rustic Easter decor look, so they perfectly complement your existing farmhouse style decor.

Each year, I try a new way to make Easter eggs for home decor. This year, I decided on simple feather Easter eggs. I just love how they turned out!

They could not be easier to make. You just need hard boiled eggs, feathers and hot glue. These are simple Easter egg design ideas, but feel free to get creative. You can really have a blast with this Easter craft and personalize it to make it your own.

Both kids and adults will have fun learning how to decorate Easter eggs without dye. Younger kids might need help with the glue gun, but they can help make these eggs with some adult supervision.

Feather Easter Eggs Materials

Here are the materials you’ll need to make your own DIY feather Easter eggs:

  • Brown eggs: You can use hard-boiled brown eggs for this Easter craft project. Alternately you can also use hand blown eggs, paper mache or wooden eggs. 
  • Feathers: Choose small feathers that fit well as a design element on the eggs. You can use dyed feather or naturally colored feathers, depending on the look you want. I recommend using natural feathers if you want to make rustic Easter decor.

Tools Needed

In addition to the materials necessary to craft these feather Easter eggs, you’ll also need the following tools to create this rustic Easter decor:

  • Hot glue gun: You’ll need a hot glue gun and glue to adhere the feathers to the eggs. If you don’t own a hot glue gun, the Dollar Tree is an inexpensive place to buy one.
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Scissors: You will use scissors to cut the feathers for this Easter craft down to size, so that they fit onto the eggs.

How to Make Feather Easter Eggs

  1. Choose the type of egg you’d like to use for this Easter craft. If you are using brown hard boiled eggs, make sure the eggs are fully dry and have completely cooled before getting started.
  2. Once you have prepared the eggs, use a pair of scissors to cut the feathers down to size. You can make the feathers as small as you’d like based on the design you have in mind. I used three feathers for the designs on each of my eggs. However feel free to use more, or even less, depending on the look you want.
  3. Now that the feathers have been shortened, use hot glue to adhere the feathers to the eggs. I recommend gluing on the bottom third of the feathers so that the tops remain fluffy.
  4. Allow the glue to cool completely. After the glue has completely hardened and is no longer warm to the touch, your Easter eggs are ready to be displayed.

To display your Easter eggs as farmhouse style rustic Easter decor, set them inside a pretty bowl. Then place the the bowl onto a side table or bookshelf for simple, yet beautiful holiday decorations. You can also use the display in a foyer or as an Easter table centerpiece.

In addition, you can also add extra feathers, moss or fake crafting straw to the bowl. Then set your feather Easter eggs on top of these elements to display.

If you like this easy Easter egg design idea, then you can explore more ways to decorate Easter eggs without dye here.

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