Eggs Covered in Postage Stamps

This idea came from a page I tore out of a Martha Stewart magazine 5 years ago.

You can see the same article now on her website.

These large wooden eggs are perfect for this project.

I remember a period of about 10 years where I did every egg craft Martha Stewart featured on her Spring cover.

The stamp covered eggs are one of my all-time favorites, along with the marbleized eggs.

Martha Stewart's Marbelized Eggs

I remember re-creating these eggs specifically in 2003.  I spent the last few weeks of my mother’s life with her at home on hospice care.  I made these in her kitchen one weekend and filled up a basket to put beside her bed.  My mother loved crafts and she would’ve made them herself if she could have.

This egg craft is straightforward, covering the eggs in postage stamps using a paintbrush and ModPodge.

Where did I get the stamps? My husband collected stamps as a kid, but in recent years his philatelic love has grown cold. In other words, he said I could have them all (yay!). You can find all sorts of colors and styles of postage stamps on ebay.

If you try this with different sized stamps it’s easier to use the smaller stamps

on the smaller ends of the eggs.


A rainbow…


Have a beautiful spring weekend!


  1. MadelaineC

    Mailing eggs just got a whole lot easier. 😀

  2. This is a great one! Are you ok with me reposting and linking back to you on this one?

    My favourite are the eggs dyed with silk ties! A lot of work taking the ties apart though..:)

  3. @Sandi– Thanks so much! That would be great, I appreciate you asking! I’ve seen the eggs done with ties on Pinterest, they look awesome. Thanks for visiting today! 🙂

  4. I love these! I want to try this out, I have some old stamps around here somewhere.

  5. Scarlett,
    These are so cute and colorful. I have been saving stamps for awhile for crafts. This will be a perfect use of them.
    I would love to put this on Pinterest for everyone to be able to see and enjoy, and of course, i would give you credit for it.
    Have a lovely Spring day. It is so pretty here.
    By the way, I love the music, it is just what I needed to hear today.
    Love and a big hug,

    • @Karen –Yay, glad you liked these eggs and the music!I appreciate you stopping by. I would love for you to
      Pin these eggs, but Martha Stewart gets credit for the idea, these are just my take on her idea from 2007.
      I pinned them on my spring board and described them as “Martha Stewart postage stamp eggs” and, of course, I link to the article in the post. Thanks again for your kind words and hope you’re having a great weekend! 🙂

  6. Love these! My granddaughters and I have made the bunny out of a paper roll and Easter basket from small paper plates thanks to your inspiration (I shared them on my blog) and now I wish the kids would be coming before Easter so we could do these eggs ~ lol. Beautiful!

    • @Connie–That’s awesome! I’m so glad you’re able to use some of these projects for your crafty times together 🙂 I appreciate your kind comments so much, Connie, thanks for coming over today!

  7. Love your eggs, so beautiful!!!

  8. Spring cleaning found me in the attic gathering dozens of plastic eggs to go to our Hospice store…I kept a few dozen for future crafting projects…wonder if the plastic version could be covered in stamps…Love yours. Enjoy these beautiful days.

    • @LaVerne – I have no idea how that would turn out, but if you give it a try, let me know ok? That would be a lot cheaper than using the wooden ones! Thanks for visiting, always appreciate your sweet comments. 🙂

  9. These look great! And what a treasure your husband gave you with those stamps. I love stamps but have never held on to any of them long enough to have a collection. I like to randomly use them on projects. My grandpa however has been collecting them since he was a kid, and continues to do so… He has walls and walls covered with boxes filled with stamps. Maybe I could ask for some and make some eggs too?

  10. Scarlet, your eggs are beautiful. That’s a great way to use those stamps.

    LaVerne, yes you can use the plastic eggs for this type of thing too. I’ve made them using scraps of paper and also bookprint and they turn out good too. They just aren’t as heavy as the wooden ones.

    • @Delores –Thanks so much, and I’m glad you answered LaVerne because I wasn’t really sure how that would turn out! 🙂 I appreciate your comment, Delores, have a great week!

  11. Gotta try this! I love old stamps. These are a timeless Easter craft!

  12. Gorgeous, and so old fashioned Vintage style! I LOVE Martha!

    And, I LOVE your Stamps Eggs!! What a great project 🙂 xo

  13. Hi Scarlett .. the eggs look wonderful and stamp collections have some great photos in them .. very clever art work. Isn’t that a lovely memory of that time with your mother – now we can see where your creative skills come from! It’s so important to do things that the unwell person would love to do and see, and appreciate the thought process, as well as the doing .. and result.

    Great post – love the eggs … cheers Hilary

  14. these are all so gorgeous! Amazing how well the postage stamps are coordinated too! Happy Sunday! 🙂

  15. Scarlett, I just cannot even imagine how lovely your home is! So lovely!

  16. I love the details! Thanks for sharing~ Your Mom would love these, so sad to hear about her! You sharing these eggs with her, brightened her day! It is the little things that alter our view!~ Thanks for being you!

  17. I think I really kinda like these a lot. 🙂

  18. Scarlett these are wonderful and so easy to do! Do you mind if I post about this and link up? I can’t wait to do a little project this weekend.

    • @Vicki–Thanks so much, they are really fun and easy to make! Of course you can post about this project, I appreciate you asking. Looking forward to seeing your weekend creations! Thanks, Vicki!

  19. Another amazing idea!! Hey, Dave got some stamps that look like this for me from Anthropology! I may have to try this myself . . . . hmmm . . . oxxo!

  20. Eggscellent! Your eggs covered in stamps are wonderful. How unique and special. Happy Easter Hugs…

  21. I made some today! They turned out really cute. Thanks for the idea. I only wish I could make more, but our local store ran out of wooden eggs. 🙁

  22. Love them…I love to collect “Ks”…I think I’ll do a K.
    Thanks for sharing.

  23. I have done this before but after they are good & dry, I cover with many layers of clear varathane or other clear sealer, letting dry between coats. After a few coats I sand it smooth & continue adding layers of clear sealer. It gets super smooth & shiny. Use very fine grit sandpaper. I do it on Ostrich eggs…

    • Scarlett

      Oh Judy, I would love to try some crafting with ostrich eggs! Someday! Thanks for the good info on sealing, great tips!

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