Quick Ways to Dress Up Plastic Easter Eggs With Lettering

If you’re like me and you just noticed that Easter is on Sunday, you’re probably scrambling to decorate some eggs. In addition to our typical dyed eggs, this year I thought I’d try embellishing some of our plastic eggs with lettering. Typophiles will love this! I’ve always loved playing around with fonts, from the moment I found books in the library on lettering to my first encounter with a Mac and all its typefaces. (New York and San Francisco whet my 14-year-old graphic design appetite!) I would spend hours practicing letters by hand… proven by this relic from 1989.

Lettering on Easter Eggs
Image by Julie Tiu.

You just need fine-tipped paint pens or permanent markers, lettering stickers, and rub-on letters.

Lettering on Easter Eggs
Transfer letters and paint pens for decorating eggs. Image by Julie Tiu.

These rub-on letters are tiny and take a lot to cover a big area, but are so fun to use. Just place the letter you want on your surface, and rub with a pen or plastic round-tipped end (like a burnisher).

Lettering on Easter Eggs
Image by Julie Tiu.

How about a monogrammed egg? I have a special place in my heart for Helvetica.

Lettering on Easter Eggs
Monogrammed Easter egg with rub-on letters. Image by Julie Tiu.

On the smaller egg, I rubbed letters in a random fashion. I like the chaotic look.

Lettering on Easter Eggs
Image by Julie Tiu.

If you like a handwritten look, take your paint pen and write Easter greetings in cursive. Stringy, imperfect penmanship is a-okay. And, shown below, the purple egg has the alphabet in typewriter (Courier) lettering.

Lettering on Easter Eggs
Image by Julie Tiu.

If you have some jumbo eggs, try writing favorite lyrics or a springtime poem! Tap into your inner typesetter and have a great Easter.

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