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Stamped Eggs

Wait -- don't toss that canceled postage into the trash. Use it to hatch Easter decorations.




  1. Step 1

    Remove stamps that are stuck on paper. Soak stamps in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes, then peel away; dry them facedown on kraft paper.

  2. Step 2

    Working in sections, coat a blown-out eggshell or a wooden egg with Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage glue.

  3. Step 3

    Position stamps so they overlap.

  4. Step 4

    When done, paint a thin layer of decoupage glue over entire egg.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2007



Reviews (4)

  • wizroland 17 Apr, 2011

    What about removing the "new" self adhesive type of stamp from paper? Do they come off the paper like the old fashion lick type? I've done the lick type, but never tried the self adhesive ones....

  • cairn_girl 26 Mar, 2011

    Its also easier to steam stamps over a humidifier or a kettle.

  • white30083 9 Mar, 2009

    You could use EasterSeal stamps too.

  • chadgarner_deleted 6 Mar, 2008

    You can purchase these colorful stamps from 19.95 for a pound of them on paper. You will have a ton to do a lot more than just eggs with. While they are soaking in hot water they float right off the paper. I even made one covered in vintage Queen Elizabeth stamps in various shades of red.