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Let’s welcome spring with these fun DIY 3D paper egg ornaments. They’re easy to make and so pretty!

DIY 3D Paper Egg Ornaments

I’m so ready for spring weather! We’ve had some warm days already and the spring flowers are beginning to bloom and I couldn’t be happier about it.

Today I’m joining with my Thrifty Style Team friends and we’re sharing budget-friendly ideas for your home. This monthly challenge is hosted by my friend Julie at Redhead Can Decorate and the theme is always thrifty ways to decorate your home.

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Links to all of the ideas are at the bottom of this post, so be sure to visit everyone for some great tips.

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This month’s challenge is a bit sad because we have lost two of our members in the past month. My dear friend Paula from Sweet Pea lost her battle to cancer at the end of February. And a few days before that our talented member Michelle from The Painted Hinge passed away. It’s been a very tough month, and both of these ladies will be sorely missed.

Now let me show you my little project for this month. I created some DIY 3D paper egg ornaments from some pretty floral cardstock. I have them hanging on the tree in my living room, but there are several ways you could display them.

Here are a few ideas:

  • On a tree like I mine
  • Attached to a string and used as a garland
  • In a pretty bowl
  • Any way your heart desires
tree with paper eggs

If you’ve followed me for a while, you might remember some previous paper crafts with my 3D Paper Heart Wall Art project or my Watercolor Fall Paper Leaves from past Thrifty Style Team projects. See all of my craft projects here: Crafts Archives

How to Make 3D Paper Ornaments

This is an easy project that won’t take long to do. And you only need a few supplies.

Supplies needed

  1. Pretty Cardstock or Scrapbook Paper
  2. Cricut Explore Air or Egg Shaped Paper Punch
  3. Scoring board or tool
  4. Glue Pen
  5. Ribbon to use as hanger

Instructions for Making 3D Paper Eggs

1. Cut your paper into egg shapes and fold or score lengthwise

paper egg cutouts with glue pen and ribbon

For my eggs, I used 5 cutouts per egg. Using your cricut or an egg-shaped paper punch, cutout enough pieces to make as many eggs as you want. I made 8 eggs, so I cut out 40 pieces.

2. Glue Egg Shaped Cutouts Together

Using your glue pen (you can also use a glue stick) attach the right side of one cutout to the left side of the next one. You can use the same pattern or mix them up. It’s totally up to you.

egg shape paper cutout with glue being applied
paper egg shapes with glue pen

3. Attach Ribbon

3d paper egg with ribbon

Before gluing the last pieces together, insert a ribbon to use as a hanger. I cut my ribbon pieces to about 7″, but you can make them as long or short as you want. You could also use twine instead of ribbon for a more rustic look.

All that’s left to do is enjoy them!

3d paper eggs on tree

I’m enjoying looking at these on my living room tree.

3d paper egg ornaments on tree

But I also had fun setting them on top of some of my vintage milk glass vases!

Here are all of this month’s projects!

3d paper ornaments

3D Paper Ornaments

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These 3D paper ornaments are a fun and easy project that adds color to any season.


  • Pretty Cardstock
  • Ribbon


  • Glue Pen
  • Cricut or Egg Shaped Paper Punch
  • Scoring tool or Scoring board for crisp folds


  1. Using a Cricut machine or an egg-shaped paper punch, cut the cardstock into egg shapes. You'll need 5 cutouts per 3D egg.
  2. If using a Cricut, score center of the egg vertically with the scoring wheel or tool. If using a paper punch, fold the eggs in half lengthwise and crease with a scoring board or paper creaser.
  3. Glue egg shapes together with the folds fanning outward one at a time with a glue pen. You'll attach the left side of one the the right side of the next one and continue.
  4. Before gluing completely together, add a ribbon to the center to use as a hanger.


This technique can be used to create Christmas ornament too! Just use festive Christmas cardstock or whatever colors you want.

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  1. Michelle and Paula will be missed. They are crafting together in Heaven. I love your Easter egg
    ornaments. Fabulous job!

  2. Angie, your paper eggs are just adorable. I love how they look on your living room
    tree. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    Happy Spring!

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