I love a good decoupage project! I always tease and say I would decoupage everything if I could. If you’ve never used decoupage, today is your lucky day! I am sharing how to decoupage pretty wooden Easter eggs.

Before we get started, let me just say that this is a very easy project. The steps for this project are few and this post will be short and to the point. If you like to craft and are looking for a fast, simple project for Easter, this is it! Decoupage is a simple and fun technique that allows you to transform ordinary objects into beautiful works of art. I’m no artist but it’s fun to do a project that makes you feel like you are!

 “Craft is passionately creating something with your hands.” – Sarah Chatterton.

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What Is Decoupage?

Decoupage is an artistic medium that you use to decorate different objects. By cutting or tearing napkins, paper or pictures, you then apply them with the glue. Decoupage can be used to decorate many items such as wood, plastic or glass.

Gather Your Supplies

This project only requires four readily available materials, making it perfect for a budget-friendly craft day! Luckily, I had everything on hand, so this adorable creation came at no cost. Isn’t that the best?!

  • Mod Podge
  • Paper napkins
  • Wooden craft eggs
  • 1 inch brush or foam brush

For this project, I used some leftover paper cocktail and dinner napkins. I wanted to make these eggs colorful, using several pretty patterns was the perfect solution. If you don’t have any napkins laying around, try your local dollar store. They usual have a small selection and are very inexpensive.

There are several decoupage glue sources but I always use Mod Podge. It is a glue, sealer, and finish designed specifically for craft and art projects.

Step 1 – Separate and Tear Your Napkins

The first step is picking out the napkins you want to use. Most napkins are two or three ply. Here’s the important part. You need to separate the layers until you have the decorative piece by itself. Then tear the napkin into small uneven pieces.

Step 2 – Apply Mod Podge and Add Napkin Pieces

Once your napkins are prepared you’re ready to add them to the wooden egg. I always add some Mod Podge to a small disposable plate. This makes it more accessible and easier to work with.

Using your brush, take a small amount of the Mod Podge and add a thin layer to half your egg. I only do half of the egg at a time allowing it to dry, before I do the other half. If you do the whole egg all at once, you risk your fingers sticking to the paper and tearing it. Remember, Mod Podge is glue and will become gummy on your fingers.

“Making something with your hands is one of the most satisfying things you can do.” – Unknown

Gently add small pieces to the glued area. I use my finger to smooth out any wrinkles. However, please note, your egg will probably have wrinkles in it and that’s ok. Continue until you finish the first half. Set it on a clean surface to dry.

Once the first half is dry, repeat the process on the other half.

Step 3 – Seal Your Masterpiece for Lasting Beauty

Once the first layer of Mod Podge and napkin pieces are completely dry, I use a clean brush to apply a very thin layer of Mod Podge over the entire egg. This final coat helps to seal the design, ensure the napkin pieces adhere securely, and create a smooth, finished look.

Once your eggs are completely dry, you are ready to use the decoupage wooden Easter eggs in your home decor displays!

How to Decoupage Pretty Wooden Easter Eggs

I told you this tutorial would be short and sweet! If I’ve inspired you to make your own, I would love for you to share your decoupage wooden Easter eggs with me!

You can check out my posts How to Make a Decoupage Pumpkin With Napkins and How to Make Easy Vintage Ornaments to see other items that I have used decoupage on.

Happy crafting friends!!

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14 Comments

  1. I finally found some pretty floral napkins yesterday. Yours are so colourful and pretty it makes me look forward to trying it. Thank you inspiration.

  2. Your eggs turned out so cute, Kim. I just snagged some wood eggs from Target the other day but didn’t know what I would do with them. Now I do!

    Thank you for sharing your project!

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