DIY Pantone Easter eggs | How About Orange

April 06, 2012

DIY Pantone Easter eggs

The graphic designer in me couldn't resist attempting faux Pantone Easter eggs.

I dyed these boiled eggs by standing them vertically in small cups of dye. Then I typed up the labels and printed them on ink jet temporary tattoo paper. Remember to print the words backwards! I used Silhouette brand tattoo paper I bought at my local PaperSource, but you can also get similar stuff from DecalPaper.com. I matched the color numbers using my chip book. Knowing they were correct gave me great inner satisfaction.

80 comments:

Roxanne said...

So fun! I would've matched the numbers too :)

Grandma G said...

Well of course you matched the numbers! I would expect nothing less from you! ;)

Must be very busy again, huh? You're kinda tardy again. Not that I've missed you..... ;)

Love you!
Mum

Trude said...

These turned out super cute! Love!

Dr. Derby said...

Oh, I love these too! Another #pantonism for my prismatic blog...

marmollada said...

Great idea! And so precise finishing! I generally don't like Easter eggs but these look super cool :)

Jessica Jones said...

Those are the good sides of the eggs. :) There are a couple finger prints on the back sides in a few places.

PamH said...

So awesome!! I attempted ombre ones, but with a 3, 5 and 1 year-old helping, it ended up being a revision of ombre, but oh well! Lol.

Luke and Hailie Girl said...

fantastic!

stephanie c. said...

So wonderful!!

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

These are AMAZING. Seriously. Best idea ever.

Emily said...

These are so amazing I just died!

pak said...

Cutest thing ever...

Karin said...

:D
Every year we start with lines and stripes on Easter eggs, but we never end with it. We created "Letraset-eggs" or "Keith Haring-eggs" for example but your idea is something new, worth to try, great.

Danielle said...

These are beauuuutiful.

Carren said...

Totally made me smile!

April said...

Love these!

...I wonder if you'll get a cease and desist letter. ;)

carolyn said...

LOVE!!

rachel renner said...

Love this. @April LOL at cease and desist. Not unlikely!

ruth said...

Very cool!

mrs.lmnop said...

Umm... Amazing.

1129design said...

you are my winner for 2012 eggs!!!!!!!

laura sweet said...

Beautifully done!

1129design said...

me again, I reblogged here http://1129designorecchinigioielli.blogspot.com/2012/04/and-winner-is-uova-pantone-diy.html
happy (colorful) easter!

RealExams said...

beautifully blog posting i really appreciate for this blog thanks for sharing this post.

Michele said...

How cool are those?

MAN vs. GEORGE DESIGN said...

What a fantastic idea! I love it!

Julie Gallagher said...

AMAZING! So clever indeed.

lisaT said...

love love love it. happy with our eggs, but these are just so classy.

Marie Z. Johansen said...

Happy Eggs! Truly Unique!

Christie Jones said...

Hi Jessica Jones, I'm Christie Jones! This is the first time I've visited your blog and I am blown away by these amazing eggs!

Rose said...

Hilarious concept!

Geevz said...

You are so getting a cease and desist order :) I love this idea though! WAY cute!

Leyla Torres said...

Fun, fun fun!!

Donaville said...

Jessica, this is terrific :) Would be fun to do on plastic eggs, too (paint instead of dye).

Deanna @ TheChangingHouse said...

Ha! You're so creative!
Love the eggs!

Simply AJ said...

Took one look and knew it was you... super cute! AJ@queenofmynest

koo-ki-nuts said...

Pinned!! These are just tooooo cool! :)

Katelyn said...

cute idea!

Thea said...

Love it! I was thinking that you could only match the colors after you dyed them.

milinky said...

Lovely!!

Vicki said...

LOL! I love these and would have totally matched them up too!

LimeRiot said...

EEP!! This are amazing. How clever to use temp tattoo paper. I'll have to keep an eye out for that.

Erin said...

This is cracking me up! I love it!

Rari said...

These are great! Love them!
Wonderful idea ...

Kim said...

Love these! What a fun idea.

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

Oh my goodness. These are AWESOME!!! :) Fabulous idea, I love it!

Tina in Boston said...

Genius!!!

JeffC said...

EGGCELENT!!!!

ttiki said...

i'm a french fan and i love all you do !! excuse my poor english ... i just say : "wouahh, c'est trop beau, magnifique, superbe !!! BRAVO !!!"

Jessica Jones said...

Merci bien!

Oltreverso said...

Ma che belle! Grazie per aver condiviso l'idea!
Paola

Meg the Grand said...

Genius!

WendyB said...

Adorable!

hoopty doopty said...

Are you sure the people at Pantone won't be contacting you to say you are infringing on their copyright? LOL

Holly said...
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Holly said...

You are my hero! I love the ideas you come up with!

London Man Van said...

I like it very much! It's a very original idea! I always try to find different ways to colour our eggs for Easter! This will be mine surprise for this year :)

Annie Dixon said...

Cute, clever, AND edible! Surely that all adds up to great art!
Had to post it on my blog (anniedixon.com) and link back to yours...

katrina said...

you are BRILLIANT.

Anonymous said...

ok maybe i'm just stupid, but i dont get it. first, what the hell is pantone? and second, they are just 1/2 dyed eggs, whats the big deal??

Jessica Jones said...

Hi! Pantone is the color matching system used by the graphic design industry. See this post for more info.

Lucie Kate said...

AMAZING!! I heart Pantone! I am truly inspired. Thank you.

ALEXandra said...

Love it !!!!!

ponty_van said...

I really enjoyed reading this post, I always appreciate topics like this being discussed to us. Thanks for sharing.

able mabel said...

very cool!

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Donatella M. said...

...and I also featured your Easter eggs !
http://www.inspirationrealisation.com/2013/01/do-inspire-yourself-23.html#

Koosje Koene said...

Haha, fun!! What a great idea, and well executed - especially combining the right numbers too.

susy said...

Just taking a minute to celebrate your total brilliance.
love it. : )

celesteandpearl.blogspot.com said...

So brilliant! We love these so much we want to feature them on our blog (with a link to your site, of course!). Thank you for the amazing inspiration! Keep it coming!

Warmest,
Liz and Lo

{celesteandpearl.blogspot.com}

mijbil said...

Brilliant! :) Just wanted to let you know that your cool Pantone eggs have been featured in my Easter roundup!
http://mijbilcreatures.blogspot.se/2013/03/diy-easter-projects-roundup-2013.html
Many thanks for sharing, and big hugs from Sweden! :)

Rue du chat qui pĂȘche said...

Hey,
WOW! I love this post and have included it to my Easter egg round up.
I think the decorations work well with my blog esthetics. Let me know what you think...

http://rueduchatquipeche.blogspot.com/2013/03/craft-easter-egg-inspiration-creative.html

redesignedbym said...

Love these! Possibly the best Easter eggs I have seen in a long time. ~M.

Sean Ford said...

I had to check out Paper Source after I saw this. Those Easter eggs are a really good idea. It's a very original and personal take on it.

Anonymous said...

Are these raw eggs, how do you make them white? What inks do you use to dye them? I live in the uk our eggs are brown. Thanks! Super excited to make.

Jessica Jones said...

White eggs are more common here than brown. I'm afraid you will have to get eggs laid by different chickens! I forget now whether I used standard food coloring (like for coloring frosting) or an actual Easter egg dye kit with the tablets that dissolve in water and vinegar. We can purchase egg dye kits here at Easter time that are super cheap.

Jessica Jones said...

Oh, and the eggs are boiled. Peel and eat!

Tharvey said...

I saw these in the Pinterest Easter email and clicked on it so I could send the link to you, haha. I guess I know your tastes.

Jessica Jones said...

Ha! That's funny!

Britni Vigil said...

These are awesome, love the idea of using the tattoo paper for this!

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