Pysanky Egg Decorating with ScanNCut

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, crafting expert and educator, is a paid consultant of Brother Crafts USA.

I know that Easter has come and gone, but I wanted to share the eggs I made this year! They were inspired by psyanky.

What is pysanky? In the simplest of terms: you dye eggs multiple times adding wax at each layer to preserve the various colors. Inspired by this notion but looking for an easier process than wax, I turned to my ScanNCut for help and made these pysanky inspired Easter Egg Place Cards...

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.for my Passover seder:


I started with a carton of hard boiled eggs and a package of dye cups. Put the pellets into the cups and then add vinegar and water and you've got dye:


To create an egg:

  1. Cut names and shapes from adhesive backed craft vinyl using your ScanNCut.
  2. Onto a clean dry egg, place your vinyl name. (You can watch this video on how to use a Transfer Sheet to apply vinyl: needs to link to Brother Crafts USA Youtube.
  3. Place egg into dye.
  4. Once the egg has reached the color you desire, remove it from the dye and allow it to air dry.
  5. Once dry, apply various shapes to the dyed egg.
  6. Place the egg in a new dye color.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 until you’re satisfied.
  8. Allow the egg to air dry and then remove all of the vinyl. I find the hook tool helpful for this process.

That’s it! You’re left with a collection of gorgeous pysanky inspired eggs!


I love how these turned out!

Talk to you next week!