Decoupaged Eggs

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By General Craft Contributor Michelle

Upgrade the basic plastic Easter egg to a beautiful patterned egg using this simple process.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

To begin, tear your napkins, or tissue paper, into small pieces–about one to two inches in size.  If the napkins are double layered, separate the layers before tearing them into pieces, discarding the plain bottom layer.   We want to create transparent layers.

If using a skewer, push the pointed end through the bottom of the egg to hold the egg while you work, and as you let it dry.

Use a small flat brush to brush a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the egg, and then lay a piece of your paper onto the wet Mod Podge.  Use your brush to spread more Mod Podge over the paper, flattening it onto the egg.  Continue applying small pieces of paper around the egg to cover, overlapping as little as possible so the color of the egg still shows through a bit.

That’s it!  Plain eggs become fancy!  Let your eggs dry completely, then display them in a bowl, or vase.  Attach them to a wreath, or poke holes in each end and thread them on a string to create a garland.

Happy Crafting!

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