Decoupage Easter Egg Tutorial
*Styrofoam eggs (I found these at JoAnn)
*Patterned papers (or fabric would work)
*Mod Podge or other decoupage medium (I used matte finish)
*Ribbon, trim, buttons, pearl-head pins, etc.
I started this project similar to the way I did my decoupage bunny last week, but I ran into some problems with both the patterned paper and the Styrofoam eggs and had to tweak my technique. In order to preserve the paper and help it adhere more quickly to the Styrofoam egg, I brushed the Mod Podge directly onto the paper instead of onto the egg.
2. Place the strip on the egg and press down for a few seconds.
3. Flatten the paper by creating small wrinkles. Add another strip, slightly overlapping previous strip. Continue until entire egg is covered with paper.
4. Cover entire egg with a layer of Mod Podge. Smooth out paper and make sure it is completely adhered. Allow to dry.
5. Once your egg is dry, you're ready to decorate it with your trims, buttons, and other bling. I took a piece of ruffled ribbon (see tutorial here) and pressed a piece of double-sided craft tape down the middle.
Remove the tape's backing and press ribbon around the center of the egg.
For this egg I added a button in the middle of the ribbon.
This egg is decorated with a piece of ric rac held in place by pearl-head pins, pressed into the egg.
Christmas and Valentine's decor!).
6. To hang eggs, cut a length of ribbon and align one end with the top center of an egg. Press a pin into it to secure. That's it!
I hung three eggs in the center of my open frame and added it to my spring mantel decor in my kitchen. I love how bright and cheery it makes the room look!
This post sponsored by First Century Studios.
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