Wednesday, March 25, 2009

decopaged eggs

I saw the cutest Easter eggs at Inspireco Her's are glittered and tied with ribbons. I planned to make mine just like hers.
I started with old plastic eggs in various sizes. Then I used pages from an old dictionary and encyclopaedia and some scrapbook paper that looks old.
For glue, at first I used the last of some Mod Podge thinned with a bit of water. When that ran out, I switched to Elmers School Glue, also watered down.
Both glues work great, I like the mod podge ones because they have a bit of a shine but the Elmers glue is much easier to wash off your hands.

This batch of 2 dozen eggs won't be for Easter though. I really like they way look just plain and in a black egg basket in our dining room all year.

Tracey at Frugal Luxuries by the Seasons also made some very pretty decopaged eggs. She used real eggs.

These would be a great craft for children and youth to make. You just have a way for them to wash their hands afterward, my hands were pretty much covered with glue.


  1. I really like the way the eggs look in the basket. It looks like your style! I also like your toile in the previous post.

  2. These are sooooooo cute Rhonda! I would love having these to decorate with. They look fabulous in your wire basket too.

    Hugs ~

  3. These are great!!! I may have to make me some of my own.

  4. LOVE IT! Was the paper you used already brown? I guess that would be the scrapbook paper? That's just too clever! Most egg~cellent!

  5. Very nice! I love how they turned out!!

  6. Rhonda, what a great idea! They turned out so cute, and look adorable in the wire egg basket! The plastic eggs are perfect for kids to decoupage. You are so smart!

  7. Kings Daughter Some of my scrapbook paper was tan-ish. The old dictionary paper was very yellowed, almost falling apart, but it glued on the easiest and looks darker after it dried.

    Tracey - I am not that smart but thanks for the compliment!

    This was a craft that did turn out like I thought it would but ended up being very successful.

  8. WOW they turned so beautifully. Great job. Paula xx

  9. Beautiful! And so creative. They look wonderful in your display.


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