How To Make Beautiful Chinoiserie Eggs

Make these beautiful blue and white chinoiserie eggs with paper napkins, ModPodge, and a couple of other things. They are so easy to make and so attractive. Make them work with your spring or Easter decor.


Chinoiserie Easter Eggs are stunningly beautiful! And so easy to make! They are upscale and different and will add that WOW factor to any spring or Easter decor. Even if you are not crafty you can make this!!!! Let’s make chinoiserie Easter eggs.

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These are upscale and chic eggs! I made a bunch of them to use this Easter.

Chinoiserie eggs are so easy to make. Most of the time spent making them was waiting for the Mod Podge to dry. So I would Mod Podge a little and then go about my day.

This is such an easy decoupage DIY! Even if you are not crafty, you can glue a napkin to an egg! This would even be a good craft for an older child.

Ways To Use Chinoiserie Eggs


Here are some creative ways to display them…

  • add them in layers to a large glass hurricane
  • in a tiny nest
  • at each place setting on an Easter table
  • perched on a candlestick
  • nestled in a handful of moss
  • put them in an Easter basket with white crinkle paper

Materials Needed


Instructions To Make Chinoiserie Eggs

Here’s how to blow out the content of an egg, leaving the shell intact…

  • Make a small hole (a little smaller than the eraser end of a pencil) in the top and bottom of a fresh egg using the tip of a sharp paring knife or a skewer.
  • Poke a toothpick in the holes to break the membrane so the egg contents can emerge.
  • Put your lips over the pointy end of the egg and blow the contents into a bowl. Save the contents of the egg for later use. Don’t blow too hard, or you might break the egg. A steady medium stream of air works best.
  • Rinse by running a slow stream of water into the egg through the largest hole
  • Dry off the ends of the eggs.
  • Let the egg air dry inside and out.
  • If you don’t like the idea of blowing out an egg, you can use white plastic eggs.
  • separate all the ply of the napkin
  • keep the top ply that has the chinoiserie print on it
  • and discard the other ply


  • Tear off small single designs on the napkin and set them aside.
  • Add a thin layer of Mod Podge to a foam brush or an old painting brush.
  • Paint a small area of Mod Podge onto the egg and cover that area with one of the little pieces of torn tissue pieces.
  • Smooth the tissue down onto the egg by brushing a little more Mod Podge over the tissue and then gently smooth it down with a paintbrush or your finger.
  • Work on a small area and let it dry on wax paper, nonstick Reynolds wrap, or another nonstick surface.
  • Work on a small area at a time until the chinoiserie egg is covered. I worked on a dozen eggs at a time.
  • If you need to fill in small areas, cut a little strip or tear off smaller pieces of napkin and add it to the egg.

Pretty, right? These blue and white Easter eggs are so easy to make and will make a lovely gift.


Here is a post for Chinoiserie Pumpkins that are stunning to add to your fall decor!

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FAQs About Chinoiserie Egg DIY

Chinoiserie eggs are so easy to make and you only need a few things to make them. Here is what you will need: blown-out raw egg or white plastic egg, decorative paper napkins with 3-ply, Mod Podge, foam brush, and nonstick surface like waxed paper.

Yes, but only on the empty shell of an egg.

You will have better success if you use real, blown-out eggs or white plastic eggs. The key is to use an egg with a smooth surface. Wooden eggs that have been painted also would work.

I hope you will make these beautiful Chinoiserie pumpkins. If blue and white is not your spring thing, you can choose any decorative napkin! Happy Spring Diy-ing!


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  1. Shelia P. says:

    Hi Yvonne! I just love chinoiserie anything. I collect the ginger jars. I love how you’ve transformed these eggs into chinoiserie eggs, just beautiful! I’m going to try this same technique on some pumpkins in the fall as well. I bet they’d look great! Didn’t you have some of those this past fall? Someone did and I just loved them so much! I saw where someone else did these same type eggs but she cut her designs from the napkins out piece by piece. Well who’s got time for that? Not me! I like your way much better! Thanks so much for the link for the napkins and the tutorial. I think I can actually do this, lol! Have a great blessed day! ?

  2. Hi Yvonne,
    The napkins are ordered! Today I’m trying modpodge for the first time with terra cotta flower pots. Not sure how successful I will be with blowing out eggs, but I might give this a try if I like working with the modpodge.
    The eggs look beautiful and would fit right in with the blue and white I have going on right now at home.

  3. Yvonne, These eggs are so beautiful and in my FAVORITE color scheme, blue and white!! I can’t wait to try this DIY. PS LOVE, love , love all of your decorating and your beautiful home !!!
    Happy Easter!

  4. Karen VanLoo says:

    Oh how pretty! I love these. Last fall I made the Chinoiserie pumpkins like yours and love them. I received so many compliments, and added lots of blue in my usual fall colors and was thrilled with the result. Now to try the eggs!

  5. Yvonne, these are so gorgeous and everyone else thinks so, too because the napkins are sold out on Amazon! I guess I’m late to the party. I may look around a bit and see if I can find another design I like and try that until I can get my hands on the beautiful blue and white. You always have the most wonderfully creative DIY’s and I look forward to each new post! Thank you!

    1. Oh no! Try to do search on Amazon of “blue and white paper cocktail napkins” or “paper chinoiserie napkins” and see what happens.

      1. Thank you! I found some that I think will work – they’ve got a lot of pink, though, but I’ll practice and continue to look for the gorgeous blue and white.

  6. I love the eggs, it looks easy seeing you do them. Maybe I will be successful!!! I love you post!!!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! And, so easy. I’m going to try this. Thanks for giving us so many helpful hints and ideas. So love reading your blog!

  8. Love these eggs! Do you think I could use white plastic eggs for this process? Yours are beautiful.

  9. Another option is to glue some plastic eggs together, insert a toothpick in the hole they all have. Place egg on foam and spray paint a matt white, allow to dry, and then embellish.

  10. Kathy Allen says:

    These are so gorgeous that I would not limit their use to Easter; I am a blue and white china fan–can you tell??? Next time, I will get white eggs at the grocery store and we’ll be eating omelets and scrambled eggs forever!!!

  11. Elizabeth says:

    My Dear Yvonne
    It has been several years ( 4 spinal surgeries) since I have visited your beautiful home, your lovely personality, AND Wonderful Ideas. Your words and mine “Perfectly Sublime”, Gorgeous are the words I would use to describe these Beautiful Blue and White Eggs! Blue and White is also my favorite too!

    1. Hi Elizabeth, welcome back! I pray your back is better! I’m so glad you are here!

  12. These eggs are gorgeous! I’m going to have to try them.

  13. RRebecca M says:

    I did the pumpkin in the fall and will be making these as well!❤️. Thanks!

  14. Hi Yvonne…I’m a long time follower . I made these covered eggs with blue toil napkins …they are gorgeous! They are goose eggs that I was planning to paint. This was much easier and of course the blue goes great with my collection of blue and white China and cobalt blue depression ware. Thanks for the inspiration. Sandi