DIY – Decoupage Easter eggs

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

decoupage Easter egg diy

I have a little brother who is 17 years younger then I am. When he was like 5 years old (don’t pin me down on that one) he brought me these napkins from a holiday to Scandinavia. I think the design of the napkins really represents Scandinavian design. I love them! I don’t have much of them left unfortunately, so I decided to make something with them that would last me a little longer then just napkins. I mean; don’t you think he had a great taste at such a young age? I thought it was so sweet of him to bring them home for me. These decoupage Easter eggs are made with those napkins!

Read how to make these decoupage Easter eggs after the jump. . . 

What you need to make decoupage Easter eggs

– white eggs
– something sharp
– small bowl
– Mod Podge
– paint brush
– napkins with a fabulous, fine print
– scissors

How to make these fabulous Easter eggs 

First you need to blow out the eggs. Poke a hole in the bottom and the top of the egg. The hole at the bottom (the wider side of the egg) should be a little smaller then the one on the top. The one on the top should be around 2 mm wide, otherwise you have to blow until you turn purple. Now blow on the bigger side of the egg until the egg is empty. Hold the egg right above the bowl when you’re blowing. Put the egg under the running water to clean it from the inside. You might need to blow again to make all the water come out. Put the eggs in the microwave for about 30 seconds on high to dry them completely.

Alright, now we can start decoupage this Easter egg! Peel the top layer off of the napkin. This is the layer where all the color is printed on. Cut out the image you want to decoupage onto your egg. Get the Mod Podge and the paint brush and put some glue on the egg. Place your image on the egg. Put some more Mod Podge over the image. This way you will get a smooth result. Repeat until your egg is Easter worthy.

When the Mod Podge is completely dry your decoupage Easter egg is ready!

20 Responses
  • Sarah Lorrimer-Riley
    April 3, 2012

    Love, love, loving your blog!!! Just perfect.

    • Wilma
      April 3, 2012

      Thank you! That’s so sweet of you to say!

  • Melissa
    April 3, 2012

    So cute…
    The possibilities are endless with this!!

  • Donaville
    April 3, 2012

    Excellent taste for a five-year-old! Great way to extend the life of the pattern.

  • Sinea
    April 4, 2012

    Hi Wilma…I absolutely LOVE these Easter Eggs. How original! Your site is our featured site on the Ducks ‘n a Row Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop this week. Please stop by and add your links…spread the news, too!

  • Meri
    April 5, 2012

    I love how the pattern applied to the egg looks so organic because of less symmetry. It works really well.

  • Audra @ The Kurtz Corner
    April 5, 2012

    These are so cute, thanks for sharing!

  • Lindy
    April 5, 2012

    How cute! Love how they turned out. I hope you’ll link this post up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop.

    • Wilma
      April 5, 2012

      Thank you! I’ve linked it up.

  • Michelle
    April 6, 2012

    Ahhh!!! These are so cute. And made from napkins! Too cool. I’m doing an Easter link up today over on my blog… Would love it if you joined us!

    • Wilma
      April 6, 2012

      Thank you! I joined your link party!

  • Frau Haselmayer
    April 7, 2012

    LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

  • RhondasOriginals
    April 7, 2012

    If you aren’t into blowing the eggs manually, Martha Stewart’s site has information on how to blow them out with a small 1oz. ear syringe.

    Poke the two holes at the egg ends, then swirl the insides with a straightened paper clip. Insert syringe and squeeze. Haven’t tried it yet. I think she sells the syringes on her site.

    • Wilma
      April 7, 2012

      Thank you for the tip!

  • Kara Nielsen
    April 8, 2012

    Wilma, I want to do this, but with pictures of my parent’s grandchilren. What paper do you think would be best to use to copy images on and so the mod podge would work? Thanks Kara

    • Wilma
      April 8, 2012

      What a great idea! I made a tutorial for you! You can find it here.

  • Q @ JAQS
    April 12, 2012

    Love it!

    I featured you today on my blog :)

  • kendell
    June 7, 2012

    Thank you for sharing this project, it is really appreciated. I tried to pin it but it came up with 502 so I will try again later. Kindest regards

  • samira davis
    March 4, 2013

    im 12 years old i have a youtube channel with no videos i need help and u r very insprirng do u think u can help me my email is

  • Anita
    March 16, 2013

    Awesome! thanks for sharing such an easy and nice way to decorate eggs

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