Easter eggs (decorated with paper napkins)

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Easter eggs

If painting is not your thing or let’s say it is, but your skills are secret yet to the world, you might want to try this technique to decorate hard boiled eggs this Easter: lend a personal touch to your decor by dressing your eggs in a paper napkin pattern that catches your eye! When properly stored (3-4 days in the fridge), these easter eggs can be safely eaten afterwards. I suggest you using them to prepare these delicious hard boiled egg cookies, which are my sons’ favorites.

You can even use this idea to decorate other recipes, such as these brownies baked in eggshells

Finally, if you want other Easter ideas, please check here for past Easter recipes I have published in the blog!

Happy Easter!

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Separate printed top layer, discard lower sheets.

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Lay a piece of the napkin over the egg and brush with egg whites until smooth

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Cut off excess napkin and let the eggs dry

{How to decorate Easter eggs with paper napkins}

Preparación: 15 min
Cooking time: none

Yield: 12 easter eggs


  • 12 white hard boiled eggs, cold
  • 3 paper napkins. I used these
  • 2 pasteurized egg whites, lightly beaten


  1. Take the napkins and separate printed top layer. Discard lower sheets. Cut every napking into four squares
  2. Dip brush into the beaten egg whites and apply an square on the front center of the egg (the back will have a hinge). Dip brush into egg whites and gently smooth the napkin from the center out.
  3. Cut off excess napkin, and let the egg dry on a paper towel
  4. For a glossier effect, when dry, wipe the eggs with vegetable oil (using a paper towel)


  • Sources: Martha Stewart (English) and this blog (Croatian)
  • Hard boiled eggs can be kept up to four days in the fridge (unpeeled)
  • If you have prepared this recipe, and want to send me a pic and your comments, please use this form . If you wish to subscribe to receive my recipes in English please do it here

Autora : Sandeea Cocina

44 Comments a “Easter eggs (decorated with paper napkins)”

  1. 25 March 2013, 6:55 pm - мария


  2. 26 March 2013, 7:16 am - Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    So fun, easy and bright for easter :)

  3. 27 March 2013, 9:12 pm - Reyhaneh

    I’m going to try your fab idea and make brownies in egg shells. Would you suggest decorating them first then baking or decorate after baking the brownies?

  4. 28 March 2013, 12:20 pm - katie

    Oh my… these look amazing (and so easy to make)! Pinning to make next year!

  5. 29 March 2013, 12:53 am - Lisa

    We have boiled eggs in the fridge and some cute napkins. Going to try this as a less messy alternative to dying eggs tonight. Thanks!

  6. 30 March 2013, 3:20 pm - thefolia

    Gorgeous eggs–all your treats look like treasures–I can’t even imagine how yummy they must taste!
    Happy Nesting!

  7. 1 April 2013, 12:47 am - Debra

    What are pasteurized egg whites and how/where can I get them? Pasteurized usually means heating a liquid to a temperature that kills bacteria that are present. Thanks in advance for your help.

  8. 1 April 2013, 2:09 pm - lilia

    hi tanke you for baeuty ideas .lili

  9. 3 April 2013, 10:20 pm - nancy

    again a wonderful post!

    yours from germany

  10. 3 July 2013, 9:30 pm - rzkifkkvujyk


  11. 3 July 2013, 9:31 pm - bhslbiinmuql


  12. 3 July 2013, 9:31 pm - zvvzwzruktof


  13. 6 July 2013, 7:29 am - fcspitukmtet


  14. 13 July 2013, 11:23 am - hietynesrmoz


  15. 13 July 2013, 11:23 am - imsnyevwbrra


  16. 3 April 2014, 7:06 pm - Shauna

    Just gorgeous!

  17. 15 April 2014, 1:42 pm - carla bontempi

    ma la traduzione non c’è?? Mi piacerebbe farle ma, non si capisce se le uova vanno bollite e, sopra si mette il tovagliolo con quale colla?

  18. 17 April 2014, 11:58 am - Petra

    Super nice, featured again:)

  19. 19 April 2014, 3:52 pm - caggid

    nessuna colla! usi il bianco dell’uovo come “collante”!
    prima bolli le uova le fai raffreddare e poi inizia a decorare

  20. 22 February 2015, 4:30 pm - Slavka

    Great idea. Never heard of using egg whites. I am familiar only with traditional decoupage, which I used to make my own spring egg as by coincidence, I had at home the same napkin.

  21. 14 March 2015, 10:09 am - Danielle

    pasteurized egg whites are the liquid eggs in a carton in the dairy section of the market. If your in the USA, here is a Google image search that help you find the cartons:

  22. 30 March 2015, 8:49 am - Maki

    In notes for blog you wrote CROATIAN, but is SERBIAN

  23. 1 April 2015, 8:35 pm - tamja


  24. 3 April 2015, 11:43 am - Ioana

    Does this technique work for woden eggs too?

  25. 3 April 2015, 3:45 pm - Shonda

    I used to decoupage everything in sight years ago – reading this post was a great reminder of how much I enjoyed it and miss it!! This is one of the most beautiful Easter projects I have found on the web. Your photos are gorgeous!

  26. 3 April 2015, 8:50 pm - mary beth @ www.mbzinteriors.com

    Now here is a beautiful craft that I think I am able to do. So pretty! Thanks for sharing

  27. 4 April 2015, 7:27 pm - Christine

    I just did this with my lil one. There now drying. Do I need to peel off the napkin after there dried? Or do I just rub the oil over the whole egg and voila?
    Thank you for the great idea:)

  28. 9 April 2015, 11:49 am - Beauty Follower

    I am going to try this… your eggs look so lovely!


  29. 10 April 2015, 10:06 am - Deedee

    Can I make pasteurized egg white at home?

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  33. 19 March 2016, 7:59 pm - SweetJ

    This post has been featured here > http://sweetmeetsbakeshop.com/2016/03/19/sponged-nail-polish-31-other-diy-dye-free-easter-eggs/
    Happy Easter and keep on crafting!

  34. 27 April 2016, 1:55 pm - Veda

    The link to the blog you posted is in Serbian, not Croatian :)

  35. 29 April 2016, 12:48 am - Athena


  36. 4 March 2017, 8:23 pm - Dinyar M. Dalal

    Brilliant idea!!! and it looks Excellent!!!

  37. 14 March 2017, 3:01 am - Antoinette

    I’m wondering if I use the pasteurized egg whites can I do these with blown out eggs. Well it smell if left for years.

    I want to be able to use the decorated eggs over again.

    Thank you.

  38. 20 March 2017, 2:06 pm - bbgirl3191

    Don’t you think cooking it would make the egg wash you used as a glue turn golden brown, like when you egg wash a croissant. But idk about doing it after, cuz you risk getting raw egg on your brownie.

  39. 28 March 2017, 10:25 am - victoria

    Will try for sure!! looks great!!! very interesting work for my eight year old daughter :))))

  40. 28 March 2017, 10:34 am - victoria

    Who can tell me,,, what happens if I use simple egg whites and not the pasteurized ones??? Help,.please

  41. 9 April 2017, 2:58 pm - MyTu

    Hello, how are you? I had feature your beautiful craft in my blog (www.myhousetucasa.com/en) , I hope you don’t mind. Have a nice day!

  42. 18 May 2017, 9:14 am - Hettie

    How do you take the decoupage napkin off | or do you take it off before eating.

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