You don’t have to worry about cracked eggs or food safety issues with these decoupage eggs! They’re made with a wooden or paper mache base rather than hard-boiled eggs, so they’ll last a lifetime.
Nearly any kind of paper will work for this craft—scrapbook, origami, tissue and even fabric. The thinner the paper, the easier it is to work with and the less decoupage glue that you’ll need to use.
The great thing about this craft is that you can make beautifully-styled Easter eggs with just a little bit of effort. There’s no dying, drawing or painting required. Your holiday decorations will look flawless with little more than some paper, scissors and glue!
How to make decoupage eggs
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- scrapbook paper
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- Cut paper into 2½” x ½” strips using scissors. If necessary, adjust the length of the strip to fit the egg from top to bottom.
- Using a brush, apply glue to the back of one strip then adhere it to the egg, starting from top to bottom. Gently smooth the paper using your fingers then continue to work your way around the egg until it has been completely covered.
- Allow the egg to dry then apply a coat of glue on top. Once dry, display in a basket or use for an Easter egg hunt.