If you don’t already know, we’re huge fans of découpage and vintage botanical prints over at HonestlyWTF. So when I came across the idea to combine two of our favorite things into a spring-themed project, I was instantly inspired. Découpaging eggs is an easy and impressive way to dress up your next Sunday brunch. And although you can easily apply this technique to chicken eggs, I encourage you to go big with spectacular ostrich eggs!
- ostritch, emu or chicken eggshells
- color copies of vintage botanical prints or printed sheet paper
- egg stand or candle holder
- sharp scissors
- matte Mod Podge
- flat brush
Start by printing color copies of vintage botanical prints. Printed wallpaper or wrapping paper works for this as well. Using small, sharp scissors, cut out the motifs as closely to the edge as possible. I always like to position and lay out the cut-outs before attaching them.
Because some of the cut-outs are very delicate, apply the Mod Podge directly onto the egg instead of the cut-out itself. Dip the brush into the Mod Podge and apply a thin layer to where the first cut-out will lay. Gently place the cut-out on top of the glue.
Before the glue gets too tacky, smooth out any creases and bumps with the end of the brush. Then apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top. Allow to dry for at least 10-15 minutes.
Add on other cut-outs, allowing each piece to dry each time before applying another. Once everything is dried, apply a single coat of Mod Podge around the entire egg.
Place them on egg stands or candlestick holders . . .
and display them alongside cheerful floral arrangements. Happy Easter!!
(images by HonestlyYUM)
My grandmother and I made a form of these back when I was in elementary school. (a very, very long time ago) The only difference was that we used real flowers from her garden. I won 1st place in our egg decorating contest that year. I may need to do this again. Thanks for sharing. Brings back lovely memories.
I love your idea; thanks for sharing! I’ve included your eggs in my Easter egg Round up!
<3 it..beautiful idea ^_^
Even We are into this industry for almost 10 years but I havent seen such carving of emu eggs
Awesome idea! love!
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So lovely! Love this idea!
so obsessed… love this!
This is really really pretty, I just have no idea where I’d get Ostrich eggs :p
@Alicia, there is a link in the supplies list that will lead you to Uniquely Emu, an online store where they sell ostrich and emu eggs!
I love this idea…I need to try it with my kids and fake eggs (egg allergy)
I love it!!! simple and nice diy
I will try it 😉
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Awww..love them! They look really cool!
Love this! Modge Podge is the shizzle! ; )
Great and beautiful idea. Love how you used the oversized eggs to really make an impact. The botanical prints are so pretty, especially in a easter vignette.
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