Thursday, 21 April 2011

Découpage Eggs

Découpage Eggs by Torie Jayne


In recent years I have needle felted eggs, hand painted eggs and sewed eggs. This year I thought I would have a go at some découpage eggs to hang on my Easter Tree. I had some pink spotty napkins I had picked up last year in Clas Ohlson and some blue gingham napkins I had bought earlier this year on a trip to Berlin. They were a perfect colour match to this year's Easter theme so I used them for the découpage.

After covering half an egg in masking tape I carefully removed it and cut into the centre until I could lay the masking tape out flat. I used this as my pattern to cut out the napkins. I love how they turned out and think the pretty egg hangers in silver really make them special.

Later today I will be sharing with you my hand painted eggs with a surprise!

Découpage Eggs
What you will need:
12 Ribbon hanging plastic eggs
12 Egg hangers
3 Pink spotty paper napkins
3 Blue polka dot napkins
PVA glue
Pink gingham ribbon 5mm wide
Blue gingham ribbon 5mm wide


Découpage Eggs by Torie Jayne

Instructions
  1. Remove plastic stopper
  2. Cut out oval from napkins, and remove all backing so you have a single sheet of napkin
  3. Paint half of egg in PVA glue, and carefully place napkin in centre, brush PVA glue on top of napkin with a paint brush, smoothing out all wrinkles, leave to dry
  4. Repeat on other side


  5. Découpage Eggs by Torie Jayne

  6. Cut ribbon to fit around egg
  7. Paint a line of PVA glue around joins of decoupage, place ribbon over joins and paint PVA glue on top smoothing down edges
  8. Push egg hanger into top of eggs through hole
  9. Tie white ribbon from egg stoppers though hanger loop and knot at end


Hanging Découpage Eggs

Have a sweet day!
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7 comments:

  1. Love them...I have done some but I love your dotted ones. xoxoxo hugs and Happy Easter.

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  2. Hello,thank you for comments...Happy Easter...

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  3. These look like so much fun!! Happy Easter!

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  4. Cute, I like the choice of colours and pattern :-).

    Happy Easter

    Alessandra

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  5. Very pretty.

    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  6. So sweet and pretty! Happy Easter!

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  7. Your eggs are fine for what they are, but in no way can you call them 'decoupage'

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