Make BEAUTIFUL DECOUPAGE EASTER EGGS with simple materials and in a few steps. With these tips and tricks, it is fast and easy and so much FUN!
I am in a blue and white kinda mood. And when you are from the Netherlands then Delft Blue China comes to mind. I decided on one more Easter craft for this year. I ventured into the world of decoupage and see if I could master a new craft technique: how to decoupage with tissue paper.
See for yourself, did I succeed?
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I have loved doing this little decoupage craft project. The surface of eggs is small, so you see results really fast. It proved to be a holiday project that was really easy to do. The only real challenge was choosing the perfect tissue paper (but I have some great suggestions later in this post).
Supplies for DECOUPAGE EASTER EGGS
To decoupage Easter eggs with tissue paper you only need a few materials:
- Eggs. You can use paper eggs, plastic eggs or real chicken eggs that have been blown out.
- Napkins with a pretty design. Look for decoupage tissue paper or for paper napkins with splittable layers
Instructions for making TISSUE PAPER Easter eggs
- Separate your napkin and only use the very top layer with the pretty design
- Cut out the illustrations from your napkins.
- Prepare a non-sticky area where your eggs can dry.
- Apply a thin layer of ModPodge on the side of the egg
- Carefully place your piece of tissue paper
- Smooth it out with your brush and a little bit more ModPodge
- Work on one small area at a time, and let dry
- Repeat until your egg is covered
More Decoupage Tips and Tricks
Some more tips and guidelines in this Easter egg decoupage tutorial.
I used two kinds of eggs (because I had them) both turned out the same. I had a set of plastic craft eggs from the craft store and I had a couple of real eggs that had been blown out. Since the end result was the same, and I can’t tell anymore which was which, I would advise buying cheap fake eggs because they can’t break. They have to be white eggs though. Because that one layer of the napkin is so thin it won’t cover any color.
I separated the top layer of the napkin first and then cut out the flowers. If handling that very thin tissue paper is difficult for you, you can also start with the cutting and then separate the layers.
When cutting out the shapes I followed the outline of my flowers roughly. I didn’t fuss and try to get it perfect, but I did try to come close. Cutting out flowers like this takes patience, but since there is a lot of material to work with you can make a mistake or two.
Working around the leaves and the flowers left me with round pieces with bits sticking out. This was perfect because it was much easier to follow the curves of the egg without too many creases when the edge had ‘gapes’ in it.
My Delft blue paper napkins came from a Dutch store. But I found some similar ones online.
✅ These blue and white floral napkins would work beautifully
✅ The butterflies on this napkin would make really pretty Easter eggs
✅ An original choice would be these blue and white urns. They’d make chinoiserie Easter eggs.
I started gluing the slightly larger pieces of tissue paper first, medium-sized pieces in the next round, and in the final round, I filled the holes with small bits of flower or a bit of stem with a leaf.
Try to not use your fingers. My fingers were the worst tool in decoupaging my Easter eggs. They kept sticking to everything.
Use your brush for picking up the bits of tissue from the table, placing them on the egg and smoothing the paper out.
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When gluing the tissue paper to the Easter egg this was my workflow (after having cut out the flowers):
I would start with trying on a piece of tissue paper to see how it would fit best.
Then I applied a thin layer of ModPodge to that area.
I placed the bit of tissue on the egg and that was the last time I touched it with my fingers. I used the bristles of my soft craft brush to smooth it onto the egg, taking extra care of the edges.
I used the back of my brush to carefully roll out any creases, the excess ModPodge, and press down the edges.
Then I put the egg down to dry. I used some plastic sheet protectors to put my eggs on. The eggs didn’t stick to the plastic and my table didn’t get full of glue.
After having done all the eggs I was working on, I would take a break, go do something else and come back an hour later for the next round.
Working with ModPodge is a sticky affair. I would wash my hands and brush regularly. After a gluing session, but also midway sometimes. Whenever my fingers would become a nuisance or the brush wouldn’t glide smoothly anymore I knew it was time for a quick rinse off.
I decoupaged all my eggs over the course of a day. I also got two loads of laundry done, cleaned my floors, went grocery shopping, and cooked soup. All in all a productive kind of craft!
Decorating with White and Blue Easter Eggs
When you have beautifully decorated Easter eggs then it isn’t hard to come up with some pretty uses for them. If you nestle them in pretty bowls or baskets with torn paper, bits of straw, or a small nest, they make a pretty centerpiece. They also make nice decorations lined up on egg holders or in an egg serving dish.
If you attach a bit of string or ribbon you can hang them from a branch (curly willow branches are used here traditionally) or in front of a window.
Please, don’t forget to pin this post to your favorite board on Pinterest to remember it and revisit it in the future!
The potential ways to decorate with your pretty eggs are endless. Have fun with it!
These are so so pretty! Why is it that I can never find the exact napkins to make things like this with? I’ve searched hundreds of places for just the right ones and never find what I’m looking for. Can I ask where you found these?
Ans Potting says
Leuk, ga ik ook proberen. Kus, Ans
Sue Sherman says
I am so happy I found your site. My mom was also a Marianne. My paternal great grandfather was also born in the Netherlands. I love the egg project so much I’m out to buy some napkins and eggs today.
I am very happy too that you found my site! And that you liked my Decoupage post.
Funny about the coincides in name and heritage…