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



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


  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.

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

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



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