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The days are finally getting a little longer, and spring will be here soon. To get in the mood, I’m getting my Easter crafts done.
I’m going to show you how to make these pretty decorated Easter eggs. It’s easy and fairly quick. And you don’t need many materials.Have a few eggs? Some pretty napkins? Glue? You are so ready to get your Easter crafting on! Click To Tweet
Let’s be fancy and call them Decoupage Easter Eggs. Decoupage is basically a super easy craft where you decorate an object by gluing paper cutouts onto it.
- White eggs
- Sharp needle
- Patterned paper napkins or tissue paper
- PVA craft glue or Mod Podge decoupage glue
1. Start by blowing out the eggs. Use a sharp needle to make a small hole in the bottom of the egg, and a bigger one at the top. Stick the needle into the egg to crack the yolk. Hold the egg over a bowl, place your mouth over the small hole and blow hard to empty the egg. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Blow out any excess water. Let them dry before you start.
2. Cut out your patterns. Most paper napkins have multiple thin layers. We are using only the top layer with the pattern on it. Remove any layers under the pattern.
Cut out your designs. You can nip the pattern in strategic places to help it ‘fold’ around. This will help smooth it out.
3. Glue napkin pattern on the eggs. If using regular PVA glue, squirt a small amount in a plastic container or bowl. Add a little water, and mix to thin slightly. (Use about two parts glue to one part water).
Apply a very thin layer of glue to one side of the egg. Carefully place your pattern. Be gentle as to not tear the napkin (or crack the egg).
Apply another thin layer of glue over the top. Move the brush from the center outward. Work on small sections at a time to give you some glue-free area to hold the egg.
I don’t mind a little bit of a rough look, but if you want to smooth out folds and creases a bit more, stroke gently with your fingers across the surface as you go along.
4. Let the eggs dry. I let my eggs dry in an egg carton. Be careful how you place them. If there is wet glue on the bottom they will stick to the carton.
If you want to hang your eggs for display, take part of a toothpick and tie a piece of thread around it. Insert the toothpick into the larger hole and pull gently. The toothpick will move itself crosswise inside the egg, and you can easily hang your eggs.
Want to make your decoupage eggs at a later time? Pin it for reference!