Are you ready for DIY Easter Eggs Inspiration? Here are some DIY decoupage Easter Eggs ideas that you can make now to use for Spring decorating.
This post includes DIY tutorials for making 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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Table of contents
- Where Can You Get Your Eggs?
- Napkin Decoupage Easter Eggs
- Decoupage Plastic Eggs
- Scrap Paper or Book Page Easter Eggs
- How to Decorate with Decoupage Easter Eggs?
Where Can You Get Your Eggs?
Here are some budget-friendly options if you want to make some DIY Easter Eggs.
- Large Plastic Eggs or Small Plastic Eggs
- Recycle Eggs -If you have old Easter eggs from previous years, they work great
- Foam Eggs – 40 pieces – great deal
- Boiled Real Eggs
- Wooden 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:
- Napkins – Bird Napkins, Floral Pink Napkins, or your choice
- Mod Podge
- Small Paint Brush
- Toothpicks or chopsticks
- Jute Twine
- Old Book Pages or scrap paper
Napkin Decoupage Easter Eggs
This option has unlimited possibilities. You can find so many great napkin choices to use for your decoupage Easter eggs.
Today I’m using bird napkins and foam eggs for this tutorial.
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.
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.
Apply the Napkin Decoupage to the Eggs
It is 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.
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.
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.
Allow To Dry
Finally, stand the DIY Easter Eggs in styrofoam using toothpicks, allowing them to dry for approximately 1 hour.
- Foam Easter Eggs
- Mod Podge
- Small Paint Brush
- Separate the three-ply napkin layers using tape to pull the back layers away for the printed top layer.
- Cut the napkin into smaller pieces & around the design.
- Use the brush to apply mod podge on the foam egg
- Add a toothpick to the egg so that you don't have to touch the egg when the napkin has been applied.
- Begin adhering the napkin pieces over the mod podge.
- Use the brush with additional mod podge to smooth the napkin over the egg surface.
- Continue until the egg is covered and all areas are as smooth as possible. You will see some wrinkles, but this is normal.
- 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.
In addition, for smaller eggs, you should cut the napkin into smaller pieces to allow for easy wrapping.
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.
Scrap Paper or Book Page Easter Eggs
Another fun way to decoupage Easter Eggs is using old book pages or scrap paper.
For this DIY Easter Egg, you can cut the book pages with pinking shears or rip the pages into strips. I also recycled some old Easter Eggs that we no longer use.
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?
First, I love how the bird eggs turned out. They are such a fun addition to this hurricane candleholder.
I added a mix of large and small eggs to the candleholder.
The floral napkin decoupage Easter eggs look great hanging from tree branches or these moss stems.
To begin, I added the book page decoupage Easter eggs to the bunny dish.
Rudy says, “It’s already EASTER!?”
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
Additional Decoupage Ideas
Here are some other decoupage tutorials you may enjoy.
- Easy DIY Gift Ideas
- Napkin Decoupage Christmas Ornaments
- How To Make A Distressed Napkin Decoupage Lamp
- Napkin Decoupage Dollar Tree Pumpkins
- Recycled Tin Can Spring Centerpiece
Plus…. don’t miss this Easy Easter Wreath DIY Tutorial.
I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.
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