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Paper-Doily Easter Eggs

Craft these delicate eyelet-inspired beauties from inexpensive paper doilies (available in bulk online).

easter egg eyelet doily

Photography: NGOC MINH NGO

Source: Martha Stewart


To make decorated eggs last beyond the season, blow them out first. For a quick tutorial, watch how to blow out an egg.


Blown eggs come from our friend Gail Lambka of NakedEggs. Read more about her egg-blowing business and shop her selection for Easter.


  • Eggs
  • Paper doilies


  1. The large duck egg gets its ruffles from overlapping cut-up scalloped strips, secured along the bottom edges with Glue Dots.

  2. To create the melted-on look of the little eggs, adhere smaller doily pieces to the shell using découpage glue.

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