Friday, April 10, 2009

How To Decoupage Easter Eggs

I'm on an egg decorating kick right now. Today I completed these:

They're decoupaged with cut-outs from a vintage Ladies Home Journal. Here's how I did it:

First, punch holes in either end of the egg like this:

I found if you use a strong straight pin and punch small holes in a circle like that, you can remove the center and have a decent sized hole. Next, blow out the yolk. Better yet, get a kid to do it.

Rather than dump all those yolks down the drain, make yourself some quiches!* I added broccoli, ham, swiss cheese and ground pepper to some roll-out pie crust. So easy!

(*Quiches may contain traces of tiny eggshell bits and kidspit.)

Next, find some images that inspire you. I chose this:

and this:

Then cut out the parts you like. Here's how I made the miniature album covers egg. . .

First, coat the egg in Mod Podge (or your favorite decoupage), apply your paper cut-outs, then add more decoupage over top.

Keep layering it until it's covered. When the paper gets saturated it becomes more pliable. I used my fingers to smooth the rough edges.

Leave one of the holes open so you can add a hanging device. When it's dry, squirt some hot glue in the hole and insert a ribbon.

Tie the ends in a bow around the base and you're finished!

Here's how I made my shrunken egghead. . .

First, I painted an egg with nail polish and cut out Sofia Loren's lips and eyeballs:

Again, coat the egg in Mod Podge (or your favorite decoupage), apply your paper cut-outs, then add more decoupage over top and smooth down the rough edges when the paper becomes pliable.

Hot glue some hair on top and Viola!

Nothing says Happy Easter like a sexy shrunken egghead!

7 comments:

Jenny said...

dude those are awesome!!!!!

happy easter!!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

These are AWESOME! I really love the face! I'll be linking.

KB said...

Thanks! It came out a bit creepier than I intended, but I like it. She keeps staring at me! I should have taken a picture of the short red hair I gave her first because she looked totally different. Now I want to go do more.

niena said...

Reminded me!! Its been so long ago since last I did this kind of crafts. Wud luv to try it out sometime soon along with my kids. It wud be a wonderful for them.

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Carla said...

Cool. Love the comment about the kidspit.

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