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Easter eggs

If painting is not your thing or let’s say it is, but your skills are secret yet to the world, you might want to try this technique to decorate hard boiled eggs this Easter: lend a personal touch to your decor by dressing your eggs in a paper napkin pattern that catches your eye! When properly stored (3-4 days in the fridge), these easter eggs can be safely eaten afterwards. I suggest you using them to prepare these delicious hard boiled egg cookies, which are my sons’ favorites.

You can even use this idea to decorate other recipes, such as these brownies baked in eggshells

Finally, if you want other Easter ideas, please check here for past Easter recipes I have published in the blog!

Happy Easter!

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Separate printed top layer, discard lower sheets.
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Lay a piece of the napkin over the egg and brush with egg whites until smooth
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Cut off excess napkin and let the eggs dry

{How to decorate Easter eggs with paper napkins}

Preparación: 15 min
Cooking time: none

Yield: 12 easter eggs


  • 12 white hard boiled eggs, cold
  • 3 paper napkins. I used these
  • 2 pasteurized egg whites, lightly beaten


  1. Take the napkins and separate printed top layer. Discard lower sheets. Cut every napking into four squares
  2. Dip brush into the beaten egg whites and apply an square on the front center of the egg (the back will have a hinge). Dip brush into egg whites and gently smooth the napkin from the center out.
  3. Cut off excess napkin, and let the egg dry on a paper towel
  4. For a glossier effect, when dry, wipe the eggs with vegetable oil (using a paper towel)


  • Sources: Martha Stewart (English) and this blog (Croatian)
  • Hard boiled eggs can be kept up to four days in the fridge (unpeeled)
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