Decoupage Easter Eggs

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Today’s post is another quick Easter/Spring decor tutorial.  Easter eggs are always a staple in the decorating arsenal.  I bought a large package of cheap, colorful plastic eggs last year and used them all over the house.  It was effective but lacking the appeal I was going for.  The colors were just too bright for my neutral theme.  I decided I needed something a little less distracting.  Something classy that would blend into my everyday setup.

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 Instead of buying new decorations, I decided to upgrade my current ones.  I started with the plastic eggs.  Decoupage seemed the best way to go.  I have a very large supply of craft paper that I went through looking for the perfect pattern.  In the end, I didn’t use any of it.  I used book pages instead.  Below is the process.

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Materials:

Plastic Easter Eggs

Book Pages

Mod Podge

Paint Brush

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:  Tear some book pages up into small pieces and a few long strips.

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 Step 2:  Brush some Mod Podge onto the plastic egg.

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 Step 3:  Place the book page pieces on the Mod Podge that’s acting like glue.  I started with a long piece down the center line to secure the two sides of the egg together.

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 Step 4:  Cover the paper with another layer of Mod Podge to flatten it, and start adding the smaller pieces using the same steps.

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 Step 5:  Finish adding smaller pieces with Mod Podge on the bottom and top of each piece until the entire egg is covered.

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 Step 6:  Allow the Mod Podge to completely dry.  Then decorate!

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 So simple, yet so classy.  I bought the small wreaths for one dollar at a thrift store.  They were perfect as nests for the eggs.

I have more Easter decor in the works.  So you can expect to see these eggs again with other fun projects in future posts.  Cheers!

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