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Decoupage Eggs

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A close-up of my first ever banner.

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*Subway art I made using Cricut’s Word Collage and the write feature of the Explore.

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Flowers my sweet husband surprised me with.

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More flowers he surprised me with.

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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Comments

  1. Oh how pretty! I love the eggs…they are so pretty. Your mantel looks wonderful! Yeah for hubby bringing you flowers, they add a very special touch. The Easter Word art is sooooo pretty….I love it. Seeing all you are doing with your Cricut, it is hard not to buy one myself.
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  2. Very pretty! I also love the idea of dressing up wooden eggs that you can keep and use every year. Brilliant!
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  3. Cute set up!!

  4. Michelle Seitz says:

    Thank you for sharing! I will definitely have to try it!

  5. Michelle Seitz says:

    Of coarse! Can I email you through the email you send out of your new posts?

  6. These are beautiful, even if they were a bit difficult to accomplish! Thanks for sharing via Mandy’s Recipe Box link party.
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  7. I love it. I’ve done decoupage once before, last year and I had so much fun with it. This is perfect.
    I’m so giving these little eggs a try. Going to Michaels tomorrow. Yay. I love cookie decorating but crafts with paper have a special place in my heart, too. Thanks for the idea Melissa.

  8. Melody James (Sweet Ivy Confections) says:

    Your mantel is adorable! I so wish I had a fireplace so I could spruce up the mantel during the holidays! You did a fabulous job! And the eggs are too cute!

    • Thanks Melody! Do you have an entry way or area of your house with a small table? You can get one of those shelving units for the wall above the table and use that area as your decorative area for holiday decor.
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  9. The eggs turned out beautiful!
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  10. You mantle looks so fresh & Springy! Love the eggs!

  11. Hi Melisssa, your pretty decoupaged eggs caught my eye over at the Live Laugh Party. I love them!

  12. They are beautiful, and your mantel is setup so pretty too!
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  13. Hi Melissa! These eggs are so lovely and your mantel looks beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – will be pinning to our party board! Hope you have a happy weekend and a fabulous week!
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  14. Melissa, what a sweet and pretty craft for Spring! They look so beautiful on your mantel. Thank you for sharing these with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- tweeted! :)
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  15. Beautiful eggs! I love the colors and the flowers. The flowers look like they were painted on.

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  16. Melissa, These are so beautiful. What a great addition to Easter and spring decor. Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend linky party. I will be featuring this post when the party goes live tonight at 7pm Central time!! Hope to see you there!!
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  17. The decoupage eggs are beautiful, Melissa! Now you make me want to craft and decorate my mantel for spring. I just love all the bright colors on yours. Looks great!
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  18. What a great project! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie. It was included today in a spring craft and recipe roundup at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/04/spring-and-easter-crafts.html

  19. These are so cute…love them.

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