Decoupage Easter Eggs

Use your imagination to dream up creative combinations of images, painted backgrounds, and other decorations.
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Creating the Craft

What You Need:
Easter Eggs
If the image fits, you can
decoupage it.

  • Empty eggshell mounted on a 1/8-inch-diameter dowel (see next page)
  • Image to decorate the surface of the egg: greeting card, wrapping paper, stationery, or a photocopy of a photograph
  • All-purpose glue
  • Toothpick
  • Damp paper towel or cloth
  • Acrylic paint in colors for the background (optional)
  • Sponge brush
  • Mod Podge, Royal Coat, or any decoupage medium
  • 6-inch square of Styrofoam
  • Small paintbrush
  • Brush-on glitter paint (optional)
  • 1/2-inch-diameter gold findings

Instructions:

1. Using scissors, carefully cut out the image and paste it on the egg using all-purpose glue, cutting into the image to help it lie flat. Press out any wrinkles by gently rolling a round toothpick over the image. Wipe off any excess glue with a damp paper towel or cloth.

2. If desired, paint the background of the image with a wash of acrylic paint; let the paint dry.

3. Using a sponge brush, dab decoupage medium onto the egg. Let the medium dry. Repeat this step twice. Place one end of the dowel into the square of Styrofoam as a base to hold the egg while it dries.

4. If desired, embellish the egg with brush-on glitter paint, using a small paintbrush.

5. When the egg is dry, add finishing touches: Carefully cut off the masking tape, slide the egg off the dowel, and glue a gold finding at each end of the egg to cover the holes.

Continued on page 2:  Emptying an Eggshell

 

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