Hello friends. Hope you had a great weekend. I spent mine getting my house cleaned up before I go on vacation. I like to come home to a clean house. I also did some crafting. I’ve never been the type of person to decorate my mantel for every holiday but I decided to give it a try and decorate for Easter. One of the the things I made was these decoupage eggs.
I haven’t done decoupage in years. I’m talking since I was a young girl. My mother is the crafter in our family and I have fond memories of sitting down with her and helping her craft. One of the things she loved to do was decoupage.
I found some paper mache eggs at Michaels and immediately knew I wanted to decoupage them. I purchased some acrylic paints in spring colors along with mod podge, foam brushes and some scrapbook papers.
I’m not going to lie. In my mind this whole process went a lot smoother than it actually did. Eggs aren’t flat so it was challenging to paint them and decoupage them. I took some caps from empty medicine bottles and used them to hold the eggs while they dried. I found it easier to paint the eggs one half at a time and flip to the other half once the first dried. I applied several coats until I was happy with the coverage.
After the eggs were completely dry I cut several pieces of scrapbook paper but ultimately decided that I wanted to use the cherry blossom flowers for all the eggs.
I didn’t want to decoupage in the traditional sense of coating the paper completely with glue right away because I feel it’s more prone to wrinkling. What I did was coat the back of the paper and glue it to the egg. It took a lot of pressing and working the paper down to get it to stick. I had to add some more glue in spots that weren’t sticking.
Once all the eggs were done I went back and starting coating the eggs with coats of mod podge. I used the same technique of doing half of the eggs at a time. A couple of coats was all it took.
And here are a few shots of my mantel. I’m not the greatest decorator but I’m happy with it.
I just love Spring. I’m so excited for the weather, the flowers and the decorations. It’s my favorite time of year. Hopefully I get some more pep in my step.
Have a great week and happy creating!
*Subway art made using this tutorial.
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