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Dècoupaged Wrapping-Paper Easter Eggs

Wrapping paper is the building material for this artful centerpiece. Pick colors that echo your linens, and form shreds into a nest.

decorated Easter eggs in a bowl

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2020


Anchor it with découpaged eggs, then set everyone's place with a fritillaria stem or two—and you've just decorated your table for a song.


Also pictured: John Derian and Astier de Villatte Plates, $132 each, John Derian and Astier de Villatte Plates Soup Bowls, $128 each, Walter G. Granada linen, in Moss (used as tablecloth), Crate & Barrel Helena Linen Dinner Napkins, in Sage Green (similar to shown), $8 each,


For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Easter egg decorating ideas, Easter and spring centerpieces, Easter table crafts and favors.


  • Patterned paper (Gift & Creative Papers, in William Morris, $16 for 12 sheets, Smudge Ink Ferns gift wrap, $4 for a 19"-by-27" sheet,

  • White papier-mâché eggs (Jamali Garden White Papier-Mâché Eggs, $5 for 12,

  • Scissors

  • Matte découpage glue

  • Paintbrush


  1. Cut paper into strips about two inches long and a quarter-inch wide.

  2. Brush them with matte découpage glue and smooth onto papier-mâché eggs; let dry.

  3. Snip sheets of another pattern into about 60 strips, each 3/8 inch wide and 18 inches long, with scissors or a paper trimmer. (You can use a shredder, too.)

  4. Twist the whole bunch in your hands, as if you were putting your hair into a bun, then nestle the swirl in a shallow bowl. Top with eggs.

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