I love a good decoupage project! I always tease and say I would decoupage everything if I could. If you have 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. If you like to craft and are looking for a fast, simple project for Easter, this is it! Decoupage is a very satisfying art form. The steps for this project are few and this post will be short and to the point!
“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.
Supplies – Wooden Easter Eggs
You will need exactly four supplies for this project. I had every single item in my craft supply stash, therefore, this project didn’t cost me any money. Isn’t that the best?!
- Mod Podge
- Paper napkins
- Wooden craft eggs
- 1 inch brush or foam brush
For this project, I used leftover paper cocktail and dinner napkins. I wanted to make these eggs colorful, so I used several pretty patterns I had. 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.
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.
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 witth.
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.
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.
When the egg is dry, I brush a very thin layer of the Mod Podge over the entire egg to secure the napkin pieces in place.
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!
Happy crafting friends!!