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!
What you will need:
12 Ribbon hanging plastic eggs
12 Egg hangers
3 Pink spotty paper napkins
3 Blue polka dot napkins
Pink gingham ribbon 5mm wide
Blue gingham ribbon 5mm wide
- Remove plastic stopper
- Cut out oval from napkins, and remove all backing so you have a single sheet of napkin
- 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
- Repeat on other side
- Cut ribbon to fit around egg
- Paint a line of PVA glue around joins of decoupage, place ribbon over joins and paint PVA glue on top smoothing down edges
- Push egg hanger into top of eggs through hole
- Tie white ribbon from egg stoppers though hanger loop and knot at end
Have a sweet day!