Read This Before Using This Martha Stewart Egg Decorating Method

Martha Stewart and her team of crafty crafters have been creating colorful Easter eggs in unique and clever ways for 30 years (via Martha Stewart). Recently, the team compiled their 51 best Easter egg-decorating ideas into a list. Although they noted that their "best ideas find inspiration in the spring season itself," the one that Stewart herself decided to feature in a March 23rd Instagram post had little to do with the spring season. She calls it "faux-terrazzo," which is intended to mimic the look of terrazzo. 

If you're wondering right about now what faux-terrazzo – or just plain terrazzo – is, then you're in luck because we're about to save you the Google search: Terrazzo is a hard composite material used for countertops, floors, walls, and other architectural features, according to terrazzo-manufacturer TerrazCo. It's made by pouring a wet material that hardens – such as concrete or epoxy – and then stirring in chips of marble and other decorative stone to create an abstract-art look. 

If you're having trouble picturing it, you'll have a much better sense after you make the faux-terrazzo eggs because not only do they look remarkably like terrazzo but also, Stewart's method for decorating Easter eggs "a la faux terrazzo" is actually kind of reminiscent of how real terrazzo is really made.  

Martha Stewart's Easter egg decorating method

In the Instagram post regarding her new faux-terrazzo egg-decorating method, Martha Stewart hints at the answer to the question, "WHAT IS TERRAZZO?" But does she ever really answer it? Although it might be hard to spot, we're going to go with, "Yes, she does." And she does it quite cleverly, in fact.

First, Stewart begins with a clue that calls to mind things composed of stone (such as marble, sand, and glass...get it?): "Get ready to rock this Easter with a chic, new egg-decorating technique: faux terrazzo" (emphasis added). Stewart then outlines the process for decorating the egg, beginning with a reminder to blow out your eggs or hard-cook them (but don't eat them after you decorate them) before getting to the two-step process of brushing the egg with matte adhesive and then sprinkling on some colorful "craft-flakes." Now, when you think about what terrazzo looks like, doesn't it seem as if Stewart's Easter egg-making method almost offers a super-scaled version of how real terrazzo is actually made? (Except instead of matte adhesive, you've got epoxy, and instead of colorful craft-flakes, you've got marble and glass.)

"Everyone who spots the results will be floored," she concludes. "Floored!" See what she did there? For more hilarity from Martha Stewart and her partner-in-crime, Snoop Dogg, don't miss the "Potluck Dinner Party."