Easter is in one week! For those of you who are looking for a last minute Easter egg project, consider making these pretty DIY Easter eggs! They are made from paper napkins and mod podge!
What I love best about this project is that I can get watercolor Easter eggs even though I can’t paint! They are so easy to make and you can customize them to your taste by using any paper napkin you like!
- A bottle of Mod Podge
- Paper Napkins with a pretty design
- Faux white eggs (I bought mine for a few dollars at WalMart!)
Step 1: Take a paper napkin and take apart the layers, making sure that you use only the top part. The napkin I used had three layers. I took them apart and set aside the floral side to use on the eggs.
Step 2: Cut the paper napkin into short strips about the length of your egg, or into squares. They don’t all have to be even or the same size. You can even cut out particular shapes or patterns.
Step 3: Put a drop or two of mod podge onto your egg and spread it around a bit.
Step 4: Place a napkin strip or shape onto the mod podge.
Step 5: Put another drop or 2 of mod podge onto of the napkin piece.
Step 6: With your finger, (or a small paint brush) spread the mod podge all over the top of the napkin, smoothing it down as you go. The whole egg should be covered in a layer of mod podge and napkins. Don’t worry if the pod modge goes on thick. It will still dry clear. The trick here, is just to get the napkin as smooth as possible so it doesn’t dry and leave wrinkles on your pattern.
Step 6: Repeat steps 3-6, until the eggs has been completely covered in paper napkins. Alternatively, you could do one side at a time, let it dry and then do another side. This process makes the egg easier to handle, it just takes more time so I preferred to do it all at once.
Step 7: Set the egg to dry on a small stand. (I used a round scotch tape roll but I saw these egg stands on Amazon and they would probably work great too!) Turn the egg over every so often to make sure all the sides get a chance to dry.
And that’s it! When the eggs are dry, you will have some pretty Easter decorations to use however you like! Since I use the fake eggs to do this, rather than real egg shells, they are unbreakable and I can even let my toddler play with them!
These eggs can be used in so many different ways to decorate for spring and Easter. I’ve even used them to decorate a spring Bundt Cake!
This was honestly such an easy project to do! I had seen this egg decorating method on Pinterest and was skeptical if I could get my eggs to look as pretty as those. But this DIY project really works! If I can do it, so can you!
If you make these eggs, be sure to let me know how you use them! I love seeing all your ideas!