We're in love with this Ukrainian technique of decorating eggs.

February 15, 2019
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If you're in need of some Easter egg inspiration, you might find a new source in pysanky eggs. This traditional Ukrainian method of decorating eggs has been around for several millennia-and crafty people everywhere are coming up with beautiful ways to riff off of the classic technique.

But first, what is a pysanky egg? You've probably seen them before. More traditional eggs feature a folk-art design, created using a technique called wax resistance. The idea is that you draw your preferred design (very carefully) on the egg with a pencil. After you have your design penciled in, wax is added to the pencilled lines. Once dry, the egg is dipped into colored dye, but the waxed areas remain clean. That's how you get the beautiful linework that this style of egg is known for. (We put together a complete tutorial here, so you can make your own).

But before you try your hand at a wax-based egg project, take a look at what others have done-we pulled together some of the most beautiful pysanky egg designs we could find in order to inspire you.

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