Honestly, decoupage is nothing new…BUT I love it on these eggs! With just a few supplies you can make really cute pieces for your home. Easter is just around the corner and I thought I would share with you how to decoupage easter eggs using paper napkins. This is also a fun craft to do with kids and for me, it made for a fun project on a cold afternoon.
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- Wooden Eggs. These are the white wooden eggs.
- Printed Paper Napkins
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brushes
- White Paint. (Optional – you’ll see why in a second).
Step 1: Paint the Eggs (Only If You Have To!)
The napkins I purchased had a white background – a lot of napkins do! I didn’t want any of the natural wood color to show through and wanted the final look to be seamless. That’s why I ended up deciding to paint the eggs white before I did anything.
I just so happened to have wooden eggs around for this project, but you can also just purchase eggs that are already white. That way, you can skip this step! If you are using wooden eggs like me, it’s really not too much of an inconvenience to paint them.
I started by painting just the top half of all the eggs and let them dry. Then, I flipped them over and painted the other end including the very bottom.
Step 2: Cut Out Elements From the Napkin
Next, cut out individual elements from your napkins. Some napkins come in layers so just make sure that you are just cutting a single layer of the napkin.
Keep in mind, you’re going to want a variety of sizes. This will be helpful when you go to start covering your eggs.
Step 3: Attach the Elements to the Eggs
Using mod podge, apply a generous dab on the egg and place your design.
Use your fingers and paint brush to make sure it is attached securely.
If you end up getting some folds, don’t worry too much about this as they will be barely noticeable when you’re done.
Keep going with this process until the egg is covered with elements however you like them.
Step 4: Completely Cover the Eggs with Mod Podge and Let Dry
The final step is to completely cover your eggs with a layer of mod podge and let them dry. Don’t worry if it looks a bit cloudy when applying the mod podge – this is normal and it will dry clear!
That’s it! Such an easy project with a fun result!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to decoupage easter eggs with paper napkins. I had a fun time creating these and there are so many variations you could make with this technique!
If you enjoyed this tutorial check out how I painted these Easter eggs using a toothbrush here!
If you have any comments, I would love to hear them below.