Decoupage Easter Eggs
Creating the CraftWhat You Need:
If the image fits, you can
- 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
- 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
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.