HOW TO MAKE DECOUPAGED NEUTRAL EASTER EGGS + FREE PRINTABLE

Last week I shared my formal dining room sage green and lavender spring table. You might remember that this particular tablescape featured a super cute bunny garden centerpiece and each place setting was adorned with a single decoupaged egg nested on a miniature grapevine wreath. Although the bunnies make a great focal point, my very favorite part of this styled table is the decoupaged neutral Easter eggs.  I love them for their versatility; they’re neutral and can be used in so many different vignettes not just for Easter but for all of spring, really. Beyond that, though, I love them because they’re meaningful. It would be hard to tell at a glance but the words that are decoupaged onto the wooden eggs are spiritual in nature. Various lines from Easter hymns and Biblical references are plastered all over these eggs; they’re both beautiful and applicable.

Decoupaged eggs on a cake platter with moss and grapevine

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Another thing that makes these decoupaged neutral Easter eggs easy to love is that they make for a super simple project that, if you’re so inclined, you could let the kids help with. Here’s what you’ll need to make a set of your own.

wooden eggs, foam pain brushes, Mod Podge and acrylic paints

Wooden eggs like these ones are really inexpensive on Amazon. If you’re a Prime subscriber you can have them delivered for free within two days. You’ll also need Mod Podge, foam brushes and acrylic paint (optional).  You’ll need to either download and print my free printable sheet of Easter words or create your own.

paper with printed words

Once you have that, go ahead and start tearing it into strips that you’ll use to cover the egg. TIP: try to omit the white margins of the paper and tear your sheets of paper into various sizes; you’ll need small, medium and large sized strips of paper for this project.

Strips of torn paper with words in typewriter font

Next, you’ll work in small sections, giving the wooden egg a base layer coat of Mod Podge and adhering the torn paper to the egg. You’ll want to apply the Mod Podge both under and over each shred of paper. This can be messy, but sometimes it’s easiest to use your fingers to fully coat the paper and smooth out any gaps or folds.

Strips of torn paper with words in typewriter font on a wooden egg

Continue with this process until the entire egg is coated. You might find that it’s easiest to work in sections, allowing the sections to dry between applications.

Strips of torn paper with words in typewriter font on a wooden egg

After you’ve applied your final strip of paper, allow the egg to dry completely. Then, water down a small, pea-sized drop of acrylic paint until it is very thin. Paint on a thin coat and allow it to dry completely before applying a final coat of Mod Podge. Your completed eggs are super versatile when it comes to decorating for spring!

Decoupaged eggs in a rustic clay pot a with moss.

Place them in rustic clay pots on a bed of spring green reindeer moss.

Decoupaged eggs in a rustic clay pot a with moss.

Use them in a tablescape as place settings, nested in a miniature grapevine wreath.

Sage Green and Lavender spring table set for Easter brunch or dinner

Or arrange them on a cake stand.

Decoupaged eggs on a cake platter with moss and grapevine

These examples only scratch the surface of what you can do with these decoupaged neutral Easter eggs. I bet you’ll find beautiful ways to incorporate them in your spring decor!


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