Photo Print Easter Eggs

Create a lasting memory this spring by adhering your beloved family photos onto Easter eggs. It is the kind of project that will make you smile to think of, and absolutely giddy to see completed.

Use the photos as seating cards for Easter brunch, hide them around the house for each family member to find their own, or close them up in a carton of eggs for an early morning surprise! Make a dozen for the grandparents and deliver them Easter week, or make one for each co-worker and leave them in the employee fridge for a spring break treat. The opportunity to put these easy photo eggs to good use is endless.

To make the photo print Easter eggs you will need a dozen eggs, photos that you love, an inkjet printer, masking tape, and tissues (the kind you sneeze on).

Hard boil your eggs and let completely cool. Meanwhile, tape a piece of tissue onto a normal printer paper. Tape all the way around the tissue – being sure not to leave an end unattached. Use the tissue taped paper to print your photos onto. As long as it is taped fully around, the paper should run right through any inkjet printer.

Cut around the photo shapes, no need to be exact, but get as close as possible. If the tissue is more than 1ply the bottom layers should slide away once the shape is cut out. Only apply the top layer of tissue to the eggs. Use a small brush to place Modge Podge on the egg and then the photo on top. Gently even out wrinkles with a finger and gently secure the ends with another layer of Modge Podge.

Let the eggs dry. Once the Modge Podge dries, the tissue layer is so thin you won’t be able to tell where the egg ends and the photo begins – the eggs look like portraits in themselves!

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Posted March 11, 2013
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45 Responses to “Photo Print Easter Eggs”

  1. Freya says:

    THis is pretty freaking awesome.

  2. Alison says:

    found this on Pinterest, and I was like…LET’S SEE WHO THE GENIUS BEHIND THIS IS…. DUHHHHH You’re like the best thing in the world.

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  4. tere says:

    dito on the genius thing…. this is awesome!!! And you look good on that egg, nice pic!

  5. Every Spring, just before Easter, I look forward to what egg decoration ideas bloggers will come up with. And they never disappoint. Actually, seeing such creative and different ideas makes me really believe in the infinity of human mind and creativity :)

  6. Karen says:

    I really want to make these for placecards. Kind of scared about the tissue paper not working and messing up my printer. Will any printer work? I would love to hear if anyone else tried it and it worked. So darn cute!!!!!

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  8. Robin says:

    I have a Canon something or other. Cheap one purchased around 6 months ago. Tried a craft for christmas that required the same technique of taping tissue paper to a sheet of paper & printing and it permanently ruined my printer. Huge smudge prints down one side and no amount of cleaning, head cleaning, alignment, cartridges, disassembly & reassembly will correct. Just in case you really need your printer… I can still use mine for the household stuff that we print, but anything “official” has to be sent to DH to print at work.

    • Victoria says:

      Robin, and Karen. So to be sure your printer is safe please tape all the way around the tissue- that is the only way to make sure it doesn’t get caught on the way through.

      The project calls for an ink jet printer – do not use a laser one. We ran about 8 different trials through it and it worked without a snag every time.

      I own a super cheap $14 HP inkjet that I use solely for craft projects like this. That is an option to consider, if using your more expensive printer makes you nervous. Hope that helps!

  9. Robin says:

    I taped well, it didn’t get stuck, it just screwed up the print head somehow? The replacement part is about three times the price of a new printer so for now we just use it anyway. I like the idea of a dedicated cheap printer for projects like this :)

    It’s a great project, btw, adorable! I just wanted to warn that you might want to think twice if you have a really expensive/nice printer :)

  10. This is genius! Such a great idea!!! I need an inkjet printer for this specific reason. Adorable.

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  18. Rhoma says:

    Do you think vellum paper might work? I’ve used this for other little photo type projects and LOVE this idea! Super cute…and who doesn’t love to see their face on something cool…but an EASTER EGG? Even better! :)

  19. Michele says:

    Have you tried regular tissue paper that you would use for gift wrapping? That is what I have often used for similar projects. That type of tissue paper is a bit sturdier and thinner. It runs nicely through printers when taped the same way.

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  28. Alice says:

    Could this be done on a wooden or styrafoam egg so you could keep it. Would make a wonderful tradition each year as a collectible for the family.

    • Victoria says:

      Alice, that is a great idea! The tissue disappears the best on a white backdrop, so any type of white egg would work. Love the thought of collecting them every year:)

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