Handwritten name cards tied to eggs cradled in raffia complete the well-scripted theme for this tablescape.

March 17, 2021
sumi-e-style eggs
Ngoc Minh Ngo

This fine art's signature is black-ink brushstrokes on rice paper. To use a white egg as your canvas, thin black acrylic craft paint with water to the consistency of mayonnaise, and swipe lines or abstract shapes onto one side with a round brush. Let it dry, then decorate the other. Do the same to natural brown eggs with white and black paint, and group them in different-size bowls. For their packaging, get the raffia how-to here below.

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of decorated Easter eggs.

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Cut an 8-inch length of paper twist. Unfold and nestle an egg inside. Tie off each end with a 9-inch strip of raffia.

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Step 2

Lay another strip of raffia over the egg, vertically or horizontally. Knot the ends at the center, or secure them at either side with raffia ties that are already there. Trim the excess raffia.

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