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Color-Block Painted Wooden Easter Eggs

Now here's a treasure worth hunting for. These wooden Easter eggs are easy to customize with color—and eco-centric, since you can reuse them year after year.

green wooden easter eggs

Photography: Raymond Hom

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2018


Get Martha’s Guide to Easter Eggs—it's the exclusive resource for tutorials, tips, and decorating ideas.


As a natural alternative to the traditional Easter egg, these fillable ones are made from European linden wood. Decorate them as you see fit, then prepare each one with spring treats.


For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Easter Eggs and Decorating Ideas.


  • Wooden eggs (Pictured: Hollow Linden Wood Egg​, $5 each,

  • Craft paint (Pictured: Martha Stewart Multi-surface Satin Craft Paint in Beach Glass, Caribbean Blue, Cloud, Mermaid Teal, and Pea Shoot, $2.30 for 2 oz.,

  • Paintbrush

  • Easter candy (Pictured: Jelly Belly Deluxe Easter Mix, $7 for 6.8 oz.,


  1. Paint the tops and bottoms of the wooden eggs in different shades; let dry completely.

  2. Put something delightful inside.

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