DIY Decoupage Easter Eggs

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Mar 15, 2018

I am excited to join a group of my favorite DIY bloggers to share some fun projects that you can do for Spring.  I hope you act like a bunny and do the blog hop!  Sorry, not punny! But really, check out my DIY decoupaged eggs made from paper napkins and then follow the DIY Spring tour. All the chicks are doing it!  Still not funny?

 

I recently found the most adorable paper goods for Easter from TJ Max. The brand is Cynthia Rowley and it is such a sweet, classic design of blues, greens and yellows inspired by watercolor paintings of bunnies, florals and a gingham pattern.  The plates and napkins are almost too cute to use, so I found a way to have my cake and eat it too.

 

I cut apart my favorite scenes from the paper napkin to decoupage onto colorful eggs. Its an easy and fun craft to do for your Easter table!

 

 

Here’s what you will need: 

 

Eggs – I found these at the craft store, but you can use hard boiled eggs
Mod Podge – it’s like a glue and a sealer, all in one
Small brush
Sharp scissors – I got these from HandyCrochet.com
Paper napkins in pretty patterns or themes

  1. First, unfold the paper napkin.  Cut out any of the design that you want to decoupage onto the eggs. If your eggs are white, then you can cut loosely around the design.  If you are using colored eggs, you will want to as close to the design as you can to eliminate any of the white space from showing, as seen below.  If your napkin is two-ply, you can separate the two layers at this time.

 

  1. Choose a layout and what pieces of the design that you want on the egg, taking into consideration that one side will predominantly face up.  Depending on your paper design, it could go around the egg.  Using the brush, paint mod podge across most of the egg before placing your paper on top.  You probably can’t move the paper without tearing once it is laid down due to the delicacy.

 

  1.  Apply the mod podge generously over the egg, covering the paper cutouts.  Brush from the center of the paper outwards to press out any folds.  I used a roll of tape to hold the egg in place.  Once the mod podge begins to dry, do not touch the egg until it is completely dry. The paper will easily pull itself up onto your finger if you do.

 

To display the eggs, you can use any type of container – mini buckets, crates or baskets.  I found these seeding pots at Dollar General.  They provided a natural look that I loved and worked well with the little brown rabbits.  You can use real or faux grass, but I chose to use sheet moss.  Just tuck a paper towel in the pot, first, to raise up the moss.

 

Pull the moss apart a bit for a more organic feel.

 

You can use your decoupaged eggs in your Spring or Easter tablescapes.

 

They would look cute styled on a tiered tray or placed in a coffee table vignette, too.

 

Thank you for hopping by the Cuter Tudor! Now scurry along to the next stop on the ‘I DIYed That’ Spring Tour.  Head over to my friend Bree’s home at The HomeMaking Momma to check out how she built a table for to spruce up her living room for Spring.

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The Tattered Pew  |  Joy in Our Home

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Little by Little Farmhouse  |  My 100 Year Old Home  |  Repurpose and Upcycle

Pennies From Heaven Home  |  Uniquely Taylor Made

Carrot Cake Inspired Tablescape

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Mar 14, 2018

I think life is worth celebrating every day! With carrot cake cupcakes looking so good at the bakery, I was inspired to surprise my family with a fun treat just in time for Spring. I whipped up this fun carrot inspired vignette with items from my decor stash, and a couple of of treats from the grocery store.

My goal is to inspire you to use items that you already own to make an afternoon at home even more special.  Let’s take a look at how my little tablescape came together.  First, I rummage through my craft room bins to find items that are similar themes or colors; in this case, carrots and orange and green!  Then I look in my decor stash for extra greenery and white dishes.

For this table, I used green gingham scrapbook paper as a table runner!  Scrapbook paper is an expensive way to add color or pattern to your seasonal or holiday table and cleans up easily. You can use it as a table runner, under plates at each place setting or create a cute banner.  Hobby Lobby has themed packs that make it easy to get a variety of patterns for around $10 and keep on hand for crafting!   I borrowed these little fern pots from a kitchen shelf.

Then I layered in my white pedestal cake stands as the centerpiece.  These mini stands are $1 at the Target Dollar Spot.  They have larger ones for only $5, y’all.  They are great for cupcakes, greenery and tablescapes in general. You can use them as trays or risers for almost any vignette!

I like to collect white dishes because they work with all kinds of decor from casual to elegant, depending on what other items you mix in!  When they are not being used, I display them in my glass door cabinet.

I like to buy classic holiday decor because it is timeless and can transition from Spring to Easter or vice versa.   Carrots, bunnies, nests, birds and greenery without all the ‘happy easter’ work throughout your Spring months.  For Easter, you can add a few eggs or Easter signs to complete the look.  I found this darling carrot banner from Walmart last year for under ten bucks.

Rabbits have represented Spring and Easter for a long time, and we all know that rabbits love carrots!  I have had this little raffia bunny a few years. I think he was a Marshalls find.  I love that he is neutral and a great texture.

I also used some extra felt carrots and a grass tray that I had, both from Hobby Lobby last year, to round out the centerpiece. I get that you may not have a decor stash to pull from, but collect your basics in neutral colors, like white serving dishes, and then have fun with a few inexpensive seasonal or holiday themed pieces.  I just add a few pieces to my collection each year.

Displaying items in a unique way can really change the perspective of what you are serving.  These cupcakes aren’t nearly as fun in a plastic container.  It is all about presentation.  So whether you are having an afternoon snack with friends, or planning a holiday get together, keep that in mind.

I don’t always drink sparking water, but variety is the spice of life and changing things up is fun!  These San Pellegrino orange flavored ones are my favorite. Yes, I bought them because they were orange.  I like things to match, y’all!

Carrot cake is one of my husband’s and my favorite flavors of cake.  I wish I had a great recipe to share, but these are from HEB, a grocery store in Texas.

Cream cheese icing, y’all!  It is so good!  When in the shape of a carrot, is icing considered a vegetable? Food for thought….

I want my kids to love being home and take these memories with them when they leave the nest, so they will always want to come back home.  It’s my favorite place with my favorite people.

My pillow is from LinenandIvory.com.  They have beautiful linen pillows and tea towels, all handmade.  Pillows are an easy way to change your seasonal decor; so are tea towels in the kitchen.  Support small shops, y’all!

Thank you for hanging around the Cuter Tudor today!

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