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Gorgeous Decoupage Easter Eggs

Just hatched: little decorating ideas using pretty papers and simple designs. For the wreath, work with plastic eggs. For other crafts, use hard-boiled eggs, or ceramic ones that you can display year after year.

Crafts by Suzonne Stirling; Text by Kate Doherty

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Decorated Easter eggs
Wendell T. Webber
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Letter Perfect

In lieu of place cards at the table, embellish eggs with each guest's first initial.

Here's how: Pick a fun font from your computer. Enlarge desired initial to at least 150 points. Bold it and print out on regular paper. Cut, leaving about an inch of white space around the letter. Apply dabs of white glue around the white space on the back of the paper. Place paper letter-side up on top of a piece of origami paper (patterned or color-side up). With fine-tip scissors, cut out the letter, including any interior parts. Remove top layer of paper to reveal origami layer underneath. Apply glue to back of origami letter and affix to egg. Repeat for all desired initials. Place an egg in shredded-paper "nest" on each guest's plate.

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