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How To Make DIY Decoupage Easter Eggs

Are you ready for DIY Easter Eggs Inspiration? You can make high-end designer Easter Eggs with these decoupage techniques. See options for using old book pages to decoupage Dollar Tree eggs and easy napkin decoupage ideas. Here are some DIY decoupage Easter Egg decoupage ideas that will make your home look stylish and high-end this Spring.

This post includes DIY tutorials for making decoupage Easter eggs and how you can use them to decorate for the Easter Holidays.

These easy-to-make unique Easter eggs are budget-friendly because you can use old plastic Easter eggs or inexpensive Dollar Tree eggs. It doesn’t matter if they are faded or scratched because you will cover them with scape paper, napkins, scrap fabric, etc.

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Since this article was published, Farmhouse Style Magazine picked up the article and featured it in their Spring 2024 publication. It is such an honor to be featured in my favorite magazine.

Image that was featured in Farmhouse Style Magazine Spring 2024 - Old Book Page Decoupage Easter Eggs

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Where Can You Get Your Eggs?

Here are some budget-friendly options if you want to make some DIY Easter Eggs.

I have used a combination of old plastic eggs and new foam eggs to make the eggs I’m sharing with you today.

You can also use real hard-boiled eggs if you are not planning to save your project for another year. However, I prefer to keep my projects, and the faux eggs are budget-friendly.

In addition to the eggs, you will need:

Napkin Decoupage Easter Eggs

This option has unlimited possibilities. You can find so many great napkin choices to use for your egg decoupage.

Today I’m using bird napkins and foam eggs for this tutorial.

Decorative napkins, foam Easter Eggs and Mod Podge to make DIY Easter Eggs

Prepare the Napkins

Begin by separating the three-ply napkins. You only want the top layer with the print.

You can use a piece of tape and apply it to the backside of the napkin. You can easily pull the layers apart with this technique.

Separate Layers of Napkin for Decoupage Easter Eggs tutorial.  Easy budget-friendly Easter Decorations

Next, you will need to cut the napkin into smaller pieces. The smaller the eggs, the smaller you want your napkin pieces.

I cut around the birds so they would be the focus once applied to the eggs.

Cut napkin into smaller pieces to make DIY Easter Eggs for decorating your home this Easter Holiday.

Apply the Napkin Decoupage to the Eggs

When applying egg decoupage, it’s best to work in small sections when applying the napkin.

Begin by adding mod podge with a brush to a section of the egg, which is approx. the size of your largest napkin piece.

Then spread the napkin over the mod podge.

Gently smooth the napkin with your fingers to apply it as evenly as possible. Don’t worry if you have some wrinkles.

smooth napkin with fingertips to adhere to the egg.  DIY Easter Egg Tutorial.

Continue to smooth the napkin by applying more mod podge with a small brush.

You can use the brush to adhere the napkin and smooth wrinkles. However, be gentle because the napkin can rip easily.

Smooth the napkin on the Easter Egg with a small brush and mod podge to diminish the wrinkles and adhere to egg.

How to Hold the Easter Egg While Applying Napkin

You will learn quickly that you can’t hold the Easter Egg in your hand and continue to apply the napkin.

I added a toothpick to the foam napkins after one side was completed.

This allowed me to finish applying the napkin without damaging the finish.

If you are working with plastic or wooden eggs, you should decide how you can hold the egg before beginning.

Use toothpick to hold the foam easter egg for Easter Craft

Allow To Dry

Finally, stand the DIY Easter Eggs in styrofoam using toothpicks, allowing them to dry for approximately 1 hour.

Use toothpicks to stand the decoupage Easter Eggs until they are dry.
Yield: 12 Easter Eggs

How To Decoupage Easter Eggs

How To Decoupage Easter Eggs

How To Use Napkins to Decoupage Easter Eggs.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Foam Easter Eggs
  • Napkins
  • Mod Podge


  • Small Paint Brush
  • Toothpicks


  1. Separate the three-ply napkin layers using tape to pull the back layers away for the printed top layer.
  2. Cut the napkin into smaller pieces & around the design.
  3. Use the brush to apply mod podge on the foam egg
  4. Add a toothpick to the egg so that you don't have to touch the egg when the napkin has been applied.
  5. Begin adhering the napkin pieces over the mod podge.
  6. Use the brush with additional mod podge to smooth the napkin over the egg surface.
  7. Continue until the egg is covered and all areas are as smooth as possible. You will see some wrinkles, but this is normal.
  8. Allow eggs to dry for approx. 1 hour.


If you use plastic eggs, you will need skews or chopsticks to hold the egg for application and drying.

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Decoupage Plastic Eggs

There are a few things to consider if you decoupage plastic eggs.

First, you should use wooden chopsticks or skews to hold the egg firmly.

Most plastic eggs will have a hole that can be enlarged to accommodate a chopstick or ice pick.

For plastic eggs use skews, ice pick or chopsticks to hold the egg while applying the napkin decoupage

In addition, for smaller eggs, you should cut the napkin into smaller pieces to allow for easy wrapping.

Insider Tip

Also, I’d like to point out that the color of the egg will show through most napkins. If you are using multicolored eggs, you may want to paint them solid before beginning.

Otherwise, the same techniques apply.

Cut napkin into smaller pieces for smaller eggs.

Scrap Paper or Old Book Page Easter Eggs

Another fun way to decoupage Easter Eggs is using old book pages or scrap paper.

To make old book page Easter Eggs, I recommend cutting the book pages with pinking shears or riping the pages into strips. For this project, I recycled some old Easter Eggs that we no longer use. Even if they are slightly damaged, it doesn’t matter because the paper will cover any imperfections.

Use old book pages to decoupage Easter Eggs.

Because the paper is much heavier than the napkin decoupage, you will want to apply a heavier coat of mod podge to each egg.

Then, wrap the paper pieces around the egg in multiple directions, applying more mod podge as you go.

Once the egg is covered with paper, wrap jute twine around it to secure it.

Finally, apply a coat of mod podge over the twine to adhere.

How to Decorate with Decoupage Easter Eggs?

Decoupage Easter Eggs are so fun to scatter around the house for Easter Decorating.

First, I love how the bird eggs turned out, and they really brighten the coffee table centerpiece. They add a stylish touch to this thrifted hurricane candleholder.

Hurricane Lantern Candleholder filled with napkin decoupage Easter Eggs with Blue Birds

I added a mix of large and small eggs to the candleholder.

Hurricane Lantern Candleholder filled with napkin decoupage Easter Eggs with Blue Birds on coffee table.

The floral napkin decoupage Easter eggs would also look great in a bowl or jar. However, their delicate design will look amazing hanging from tree branches or moss stems.

Napkin Decoupage Easter Eggs on moss stems for holiday decor.

The more rustic old book page Easter Eggs were first added to a bunny dish on the porch coffee table.

Rudy says, “It’s already EASTER!?”

Old book Page Easter Eggs in a bunny dish on the coffee table with a mini Goldendoodle in the background.

Then I remembered the DIY book page paper roses and decided to make a vignette with the eggs and one of the roses.

Which do you like the best?

I hope you enjoyed these DIY Easter Egg tutorials.

As you can tell, many options exist to create one-of-a-kind Decoupage Easter Eggs. You have to be cautious because this project can be slightly addicting. LOL

Bowl filled with napkin decoupage eggs with blue birds.  Easter Craft Ideas.


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Additional Decoupage Ideas

Here are some other decoupage tutorials you may enjoy.

Plus…. don’t miss this Easy Easter Wreath DIY Tutorial.

See How To Make An Easy Easter Wreath with this simple tutorial.

I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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~Chrissie O.

Wednesday 14th of February 2024

Once again, I salaam you: You are the master!!! Truly - those are beautiful!!! I used Dollar Tree colored "twine" (a bit like butcher's twine that had a strand of color through it) and balloons last year to do some "eggs" - blew up the balloon just into an egg shape, some bigger some smaller, ModPodged it, and wrapped the twine all around it like you did with your book-page egg. After it was dry enough to retain shape, I popped the balloon and slipped it out. They turned out great but, in retrospect, I should have gotten foam eggs from DT!!! THIS is why you are the Master!!! I imagine you've done this a time... or 12!! lol Thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration! I love seeing things you do, and them making them fit my style/decor. I don't think I've seen a thing you've done that wasn't simply, elegantly, understatedly stunning! Sincerely! ~Chrissie


Thursday 15th of February 2024

Chrissie, Oh my gosh what a sweet comment. I appreciate your encouragement so much.

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Monday 27th of February 2023

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Monday 27th of February 2023

Thanks for sharing.


Monday 27th of February 2023

Cute! I will have to try this. I’m ready for Spring and Easter!


Monday 27th of February 2023

Melanie, I do appreciate your comments.


Sunday 26th of February 2023

I have never done decoupage eggs, but those plastic eggs are so much better to play with. I really appreciate how you use them to decorate, you Spring arrangements are beautiful.


Monday 27th of February 2023

Leanna, I'm so glad you like this. Thank you for your comments.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 25th of February 2023

Another amazing DIY idea Rachel. I really don't know how you have the time to come up with all of these inspirational ideas. Love this.


Monday 27th of February 2023

Kim, I appreciate your sweet comments.

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