Happy Thursday, friends! Today I want to share with you a fun little craft, just in time for Easter! Come see how easy and fun it is to decoupage eggs!
I saw this simple craft on social media last year and by the time I wanted to try it, all of the pretty paper napkins were sold out or on back order. So, this year I was prepared! I started by ordering all of my supplies online but you can easily buy them at a craft store. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Plastic or wooden eggs (I chose white wooden eggs)
- Modge Podge Glue in a Matte finish
- small foam brush
- Pretty paper napkins
I chose wooden eggs that were already white because I was going to use blue and white napkins. These eggs were found on Amazon in a two-pack of 18 white eggs. All 36 eggs were around $25.
I started by covering my work surface with a long sheet of aluminum foil, but wax paper would work well too. Then I put a small dab of Modge Podge Glue on a paper plate. (Caution, it’s messy!) A small foam brush works perfectly to apply the glue to the eggs.
Honestly the hardest part of this whole project is separating the napkins from the backing. For example, if your napkins are 3-ply, you need to remove the other two thin layers of the napkin, leaving only the piece with the print. The top printed layer will be very thin and nearly translucent. Then, just tear the napkin into small pieces. My print had flowers, birds, butterflies, dragon flies and some lettering, so I tried to keep the pictures intact as much as possible. (This luncheon napkin is made by Michel Designs and was about $10 for a package of 20 and I only used 3 of the napkins.)
Brush on a thin layer of glue to the egg and place a piece of the napkin on the egg, smoothing it with the brush and your fingers. Try to avoid handling the egg too much while the glue is wet, because it will start to peel off. Brush over the top of the napkin after its in place with another thin layer of glue. Do just one egg at a time and let the glue dry before adding more layers of the napkin.
I found that I like the eggs with the flowers the best. Naturally any color or style napkin would work to go with your decor.
Here are the eggs with a few layers of the decoupage. Just keep layering the pattern all over the eggs until most of the white space is filled or until you are pleased with how they look.
Once the eggs dried I added a few to my dining room table centerpiece. Don’t the eggs look pretty with the bunnies? I think I”ll put the others in a bowl on the coffee table.
This was such a fun and easy craft project! After Easter I’ll store the eggs until next year. But wouldn’t this be fun to do to some large wooden balls and keep them out year round? Hmmm…..
Well, Thanks as always for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely weekend! Until next time, much love, Dell