Decorate Easter Eggs With Paper Napkins!

Spring is finally here! Now if someone would just tell the Chicago weather… 🙂 But warm or not, it’s officially time to start thinking about Easter, so today I’m bringing you a super simple way to decorate Easter eggs with paper napkins!

Decorate an Easter egg with a paper napkin!

But first, let me introduce myself! I’m Jessi, and I blog at Practically Functional, a blog about simple, practical projects and ideas to help you love your home, no matter where you live! I’m so thrilled to be a contributor here at Reasons To Skip The Housework; I have so many fun craft ideas to share with you guys!

We just bought our first house, and I’m having a ton of fun turning it into a home. I decorate, I craft, I DIY, I build, I organize, I cook… I even garden! Practically Functional is about loving your home and turning it into the perfect place for you, your family, your pets, your hobbies, your work, and everything else you love! And don’t worry, I’ll give you detailed instructions and pictures in every tutorial, so stop by for a visit some time and see if you can find some inspiration!

Now onto the Easter eggs!

Decorate Easter Eggs With Paper Napkins

Decorating Easter eggs is my favorite Easter activity; you have so much creative license and there are so many different ways to dye, color, draw on, stain, embellish, or just plain decorate an Easter egg! Today I’m going to show you a super simple way to decorate an Easter egg that takes less than five minutes. Plus they require zero artistic ability and turn out pretty every single time!

Here’s what you need to decorate an Easter egg with a paper napkin:

  • hardboiled eggs
  • paper napkins with pretty designs on them
  • Mod Podge
  • a paintbrush

Decorate an Easter egg with a paper napkin!

Start by cutting out a section of the napkin that has the design you want to use on it. Cut pretty close to the design; if you leave too much extra white space, it will bunch up on your egg when you glue it down. (Don’t worry if your napkin is textured instead of smooth, you can flatten it all out later!)

Decorate an Easter egg with a paper napkin!

Paint a very thin layer of Mod Podge onto the egg.

Decorate an Easter egg with a paper napkin!

Then lay the section of napkin on top of the Mod Podged area, and gently smooth the design onto the egg.

Decorate an Easter egg with a paper napkin!

If you need a bit more Mod Podge around the edges, just paint another thin layer wherever you need it. Be careful not to get the napkin too wet or it will tear as you smooth it!

Once you have all the edges smoothed out and firmly attached to your egg, set it aside for a few minutes to dry. And you’re done! Now you have pretty Easter eggs with designs that look like they were painted directly onto the egg!

Decorate an Easter egg with a paper napkin!

What’s your favorite way to decorate an Easter egg?

If you’re looking for more great Easter ideas, check out these projects!

Easter Baby Onesies

DIY Easter Baby Onesies

Painted Paper Mache Easter Eggs

Painted Papier Mache Easter Eggs

Practically Functional: Paper Easter Egg Garland

Paper Easter Egg Garland

Feel free to stop by Practically Functional for a visit anytime, or follow along through social media! I’d love to see you there!


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About Melanie L.

Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

13 thoughts on “Decorate Easter Eggs With Paper Napkins!

  1. Question: They are lovely, does the mod podge soak into the shell? Are the eggs still edible? My grandkids would love them

    1. I don’t believe the Mod Podge soaks through the shell; it’s basically just gluing the napkins to the outside of the shell. We ate these eggs and it all seemed totally fine. Also, like regular white glue, Mod Podge is non-toxic; of course that doesn’t mean it has gone through FDA testing processes to determine whether or not it’s food safe, because it is a craft supply and not a food, but for me at least, that makes me ok if a little bit gets on my hands or on a plate of food before I eat it. 🙂

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