The United States of Easter Eggs

We asked 50 craft bloggers across the country to decorate an egg honoring their home state. Check out their great ideas!

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Alabama

Sherry used paint and a permanent marker to call out Alabama’s unofficial state anthem.

Sherry Cole, savvyapron.com

Alaska

Natasha evoked the elusive northern lights using acrylic paint and glitter glue.

Natasha Price, alaskaknitnat.com

Arizona

To get the look of a blooming saguaro cactus, common in spring, Vanessa used paint and a fake flower.

Vanessa Rodriguez Coppola, seevanessacraft.com

Arkansas

Fabric apple blossoms are a nod to the state flower; the rhinestones resemble locally mined diamonds.

Amy Nelson, eunamaes.com

California

Inspired by a famous pink door in Palm Springs, Kelly made a clay version surrounded by paper plants.

Kelly Mindell, studiodiy.com

Colorado

Bernadette painted the Flatirons rock formations, a Boulder landmark.

Bernadette Uzcategui, blueprintsociety.com

Connecticut

The official animal of this tiny state is the giant sperm whale, which Eva created with watercolors and ink.

Eva Amurri Martino, happilyevaafter.com

Delaware

Delaware’s state bug, the ladybug, looks especially cute against Kita’s blue-painted egg.

Kita Roberts, passthesushi.com

Florida

This two-tone brown-painted “trunk” with construction-paper leaves perfectly mimics a palm tree.

Amber Kemp-Gerstel, damasklove.com

Georgia

Rachel dabbed on several paint colors with a stenciling sponge to create this peach of an egg.

Rachel Faucett, handmadecharlotte.com

Hawaii

Julie calls this gem-covered beauty the hala kahiki (“pineapple” in Hawaiian).

Julie Estrella, alohalovely.com

Idaho

Idaho is full of peaks; Claire painted these (based on the Sawtooth Range) with gouache.

Claire Free, inklingcalligraphy.com

Illinois

Nicole lives near Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous home and studio, so she painted it as a nod to her state.

Nicole Balch, makingitlovely.com

Indiana

Sara painted this egg with acrylics to look like the renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sara Davis, sincerelysarad.com

Iowa

Iowa produces tons of electricity from wind, so Liz turned skewer and toothpick tips into turbines.

Liz Lidgett, lizlidgett.com

Kansas

Paper cutouts on a painted egg create this pretty sunflower — the Kansas state flower.

Angie Pickman, ruralpearl.com

Kentucky

Hats off to Julee for designing this Derby-style topper with cardboard, fabric, feathers and a fake flower.

Julee Lair, diylouisville.com

Louisiana

Jessica painted and gilded this egg in Mardi Gras colors, then added a feathered paper mask.

Jessica Fediw, happytogetherbyjess.com

Maine

Lobster, Maine’s state crustacean, is the focus of this hand-painted egg.

Lauren Rachel Myers, laurenrachel.com

Maryland

It’s impossible to feel crabby when you see this egg, decorated with temporary tattoos.

Maritza Lisa, maritzalisa.com

Massachusetts

Amanda’s intricately painted scene of Boston Harbor portrays the seaside city’s past and present.

Amanda S. Light, primandpropah.com

Michigan

The route to the Upper Peninsula takes you over the Mackinac Bridge, depicted here with paint and marker.

Liz Marie Galvan, lizmarieblog.com

Minnesota

Made with paper, paint and fake ox horns, this egg celebrates icons Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

Alyse Siemers, apieceofalyse.com

Mississippi

Beth’s dyed and painted egg pays homage to the blues, which has origins in her home state.

Beth Hunt, bethhuntcalligraphy.com

Missouri

Missouri is home to more than 6,000 caves, so Emily hollowed out this egg and covered it in faux moss.

Emily Farris, thatsfestiveaf.com

Montana

This painted egg is inspired by the region of Montana known for its wheat, the Golden Triangle.

Joellyn Clark, montanaprairietales.com

Nebraska

This egg has painted kernels and a tissue-paper husk to represent Nebraska’s most widely grown crop.

Kathleen Hammack, www.thinking-smaller.com

Nevada

This paper version of Vegas’s iconic sign is glued to a glittery egg. (Nevada is the Silver State.)

Holly Gagnon, ribbonsandglue.com

New Hampshire

Sarah’s egg references the gold dome of the state capitol and the birch trees of the state’s forests.

Sarah Pelletier, birchlandinghome.com

New Jersey

Laura captured the Jersey coastline with sand and an Easter bunny made of shells.

Laura Kuhlmann, petscribbles.com

New Mexico

Jamie mimicked the look of a New Mexican concho belt with turquoise chips, ribbon and silver conchos.

Jamie Lewinger, morethanturquoise.com

New York

The outside of Sarah’s hollow egg is covered in sugar; the inside features a view of the Plaza Hotel.

Sarah Wilson, onesavvymom.net

North Carolina

Tasha gave a nod to the Wright brothers’ first flight with temporary tattoos of a plane and trees.

Tasha Agruso, designertrapped.com

North Dakota

Bison still roam the prairies in North Dakota, just like the tiny paper versions that travel across this dyed egg.

Jodi Reardon, northdakotamomblog.wordpress.com

Ohio

Ohio loves its buckeyes (nuts that grow there), so Abbey painted her egg to look like one.

Abbey DeHart, thecardswedrew.com

Oklahoma

Allison used gilded paper and paint (in red, burnt orange and turquoise) for her take on a red dirt road.

Allison Griffith, refunkmyjunk.com

Oregon

If you want to spot a hipster, head to Portland — or check out Erika’s painted egg and its glitter beard.

Erika Lee Sears, atinyrocket.com

Pennsylvania

The first American flag was likely stitched in Pennsylvania, so Wendy wrapped her egg in thread.

Wendy Cray Kaufman, abcsandgardenpeas.com

Rhode Island

This state has gorgeous lighthouses, including Castle Hill Lighthouse, which Leigh painted on this egg.

Leigh Medeiros, leighmedeiros.com

South Carolina

The palmetto tree, a South Carolina icon, appears on the state flag; Maureen painted hers with acrylic.

Maureen Anders, arworkshop.com

South Dakota

Lauren made a paper head and feathers for this delicately painted pheasant, the state bird.

Lauren Halgerson, ohmywordpaperie.com

Tennessee

Nashville is known as Music City, so Ellie painted a banjo, along with the Great Smoky Mountains.

Ellie, nashvillewife.com

Texas

The sunsets in Marfa inspired Katie to paint her egg with watercolors. The details are in acrylic paint.

Katie Taylor, spraypaintandchardonnay.com

Utah

Bees appear on the Utah state seal; here they’re pom-poms glued to a crepe-paper hive.

Brittany Watson Jepsen, thehousethatlarsbuilt.com

Vermont

This state is famous for its dairy products, especially cheese and ice cream, so Kim painted a cow.

Kim Conner, inspirationmadesimple.com

Virginia

Carrie lives near the Blue Ridge Mountains; this view is a common sight for her.

Carrie Waller, dreamgreendiy.com

Washington

Joanna referenced Washington salmon with an egg covered in delicate tissue-paper scales.

Joanna Hawley, jojotastic.com

West Virginia

The dome on the state’s capitol is gold and so is the top of this egg. The state’s founding year is a decal.

Leigh Anne Watts, houseologie.com

Wisconsin

Wisconsin residents’ love of cheese and football is legendary, thus this cheesehead egg.

Meg Hemmelgarn, greenwithdecor.com

Wyoming

Georgia depicted Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring not with paint but with thread!

Georgia Rowswell, georgiarowswell.com