This is an easy tutorial on how to Decoupage Easter Eggs!
I get ALL into Easter.
During the month of Easter, I display little bunnies and eggs EVERYWHERE in my house. I have grown quite a collection of eggs. I have some I have purchased from my travels. I have some from taking my children to the Easter Egg Rolls at the White House.
I also have some that the children have made over the years. They are each special in their own way and pulling them out every year brings back those happy memories that are associated with each particular egg.
This year, we wanted to create a something a little "more grown-up" and a little something "Eggs-tra Special," so we decided to try decoupage.
How to hollow eggs
To keep the our decorated eggs permanently, we removed the yolk and hollowed out the eggs. To hollow out your eggs, do the following:
- Carefully create a tiny hole with a pin on the top and bottom of each egg.
- Blow out the yolk. It will take a little time, but be patient.
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Supplies you will Need:
To Mod Podge your eggs, you will need a little imagination and the following supplies:
- Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (4-Ounce), CS11305 Matte Finish
- tissue paper
- pretty napkins
- craft jewels
- card stock
- glue gun
Steps to decoupage eggs:
Follow these steps to decoupage Easter eggs:
- Pour Mod Podge glue on a disposable plate or bowl.
- Brush Mod Podge onto each area on the egg where you will glue down your paper.
- Lay down the paper.
- Then brush another layer of Mod Podge over the paper to seal it. Allow it to dry before adding anything additionally.
Drying requires just a little patience. It dries fast.
We found it works well to work on two eggs at one time. Allow one egg to dry while you are working on the other egg. Alternate between the two until both are finished.
Tip 1: Cut out the designs or cut paper in pieces to glue on rather than trying to glue one whole napkin sheet. It gets very wrinkly if you try to glue big pieces.
Tip 2: If you are using a napkin, separate the napkin layers. Keep the printed layer and discard the white layer.
Add your craft jewels
After your eggs are finished, add your craft jewels for a beautiful effect.
Here we decoupaged tool at the top and a napkin on the bottom. Then we added craft jewels around the center.
This egg was decoupaged with Gold & White Polka Dots Tissue Paper 20 X 30 - 24 Sheets. Then we hot glued tiny flowers and finished it with a little tool and feathers. It is a tiny work of art!
Who doesn't love polka dots?
Here we decoupaged napkin. Next, we punched out butterflies on card stock with Tekyo Creative Life Shape Size 1" Multi-pattern Hand Press Album Cards Paper Craft Punch,card Scrapbooking Engraving Kid Cut DIY Handmade Hole Puncher. (Butterfly) and hot-glued them on. Don't you love the 3-d dimension?
On this egg, we cut out flowers from a card stock and decoupaged them on. Next, we added a layer of tissue paper and decoupaged that over it. Then we glued craft jewels for the perfect finished touch!
This egg was decoupaged with a pretty patterned napkin. Then we glued pretty craft pearls. Isn't it lovely?
This egg had a combination of napkin and tissue paper glued to it. Then a gold ribbon was added to it to give it that perfect little touch!
I hope we inspired your Inner-Easter-Creative-Artist-Self to go and make some BEAUTIFUL eggs. I had so much fun. If I can do it, I promise, anyone can do it! HAPPY EASTER!
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