If you’re looking for a quick and easy DIY Easter project, I’ve got just the thing. Decoupage Easter eggs require few supplies and can serve as a fun activity for the whole family, especially for kids.
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Decoupage Easter Eggs
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Note: For a 6-inch egg, I used 1-2 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ scrapbook paper.
Directions for Making Decoupage Easter Eggs
Step 1: Create Paper Strips
Since I already had paper mâché eggs to start with, I could move straight into decoupage. That meant tearing my paper into strips of various sizes.
Try to create pieces that are small enough to mold to the egg’s contours but large enough to display your decoupage pattern. It’s like putting high-rise skinny jeans on your egg…form fitting but full coverage. My paper pieces were generally 2 to 2.5″ long. If in doubt, start with bigger pieces. You can always downsize later if needed.
Step 2: Apply Mod Podge
There’s no mystery to applying the Mod Podge. My only advice is to apply the glue generously both under and over your strips of paper. I used the Matte finish, but Mod Podge sells many other varieties like Paper, Pearl or Sparkle.
Tip: I used an open mason jar to prop up my egg while I worked.
Be sure to overlap your pieces well, but you can always fill in any gaps after your first layer dries.
Step 3: Let Glue Dry
After you’ve covered 2/3 of the egg, wait 10-20 minutes for the Mod Podge to dry. I learned the hard way that if the glue hasn’t dried completely, it’s easy to rip off some of the paper with your fingertips. If that happens to you, have no fear. Take a coffee break and patch up the decoupage egg once the glue dries.
Step 4: Display Your Decoupage Easter Egg
The last step is simply finding your favorite way to display your decoupage eggs. You can dress up your eggs with ribbon, lace or bling or put them on candlesticks surrounded by Easter decor (see below). If you want to involve your little ones, try using comic book paper or their own colorful drawings as decoupage material. I look forward to hearing about your decoupage egg-ventures soon! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)
P.S. I couldn’t bear to throw away the three little pine cones my boys contributed to my decoupage eggs…but I may have spray painted them gold to blend in better.