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.
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.
Have a beautiful spring weekend!