Project

Decal Eggs

You can decorate hard-boiled or hollow eggs, but only hollow ones can be saved for future use. To hollow eggs, see step 1 of the wreath instructions.

Decal Eggs

Photography: Mike Krautter

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2013

Introduction

Resources

Kamar varnish, by Krylon, $8 for 11 oz., joann.com
Inkjet Waterslide decal paper, in Clear, $17 for 20 sheets, decalpaper.com

steps

  1. Print clip art onto decal paper. (Open our PDF in Adobe Reader or Acrobat Pro to print.)

  2. Spray the paper with two coats of varnish; let dry after each coat.

  3. Cut out individual decals, staying as close to the designs as possible. Soak them in a bowl of water for about a minute.

  4. Remove a decal from the water and slowly separate it from its backing, sliding it onto the egg as you go. Smooth with your fingertips. Gently press a paper towel against the decal to absorb excess water.

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  5. Let dry a few minutes; repeat with additional decals. Try multiples of the same design, or a collage of different images.

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  6. Let dry overnight, then spray with a coat of varnish.

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