We’re just a few days away from Easter, but there is still time to squeeze in an easy Easter craft! A few days ago I made these decoupage Easter eggs, which I plan to reuse in my Easter décor for years to come.
To get started you will need:
- either plain papier mache or wooden eggs from the craft store.
- a decorative napkin with a spring-like design
- Mod Podge
- white paint
- foam brushes
- paper plates
- wax paper
First you will want to cover your work surface with wax paper. This will protect your surface from being damaged from glue and paint, but it will also give you a place to rest your eggs or brushes if you need – they won’t stick to the wax paper if they dry there.
Next, you will want to give all of your brown papier mache (or wooden) eggs a base coat of white paint. Be sure to let them dry completely before moving on. While your eggs are drying, separate your napkins. Mine were three layers, but I only need to use the top layer with the graphics on it. After you have separated your napkins, cut or tear them into smaller pieces. Don’t worry about what the edges look like. Once your eggs are completely finished you will not see the edges.
After your painted eggs have completely dried, begin applying Mod Podge to the egg. Place pieces of napkin on top of the Mod Podge, smoothing them down and pressing the wrinkles out as you go. Once your eggs are completely covered in pieces of napkin, apply a top coat layer of Mod Podge to seal everything in place. Once they are dried, you have Easter décor to enjoy for years to come!
Here’s a one minute video to show you how to create your decoupage Easter eggs!
I’d love to see your decoupage eggs! Be sure to tag me on Instagram @ BelleAntiquarian!