Monday, March 23, 2015

How to Make ~ Decoupage Eggs



With Easter mere weeks away, I thought I would share this delightful craft tutorial with you, just in case you felt inclined to decorate your home for this lovely occasion and have some fun crafting while you’re about it!

While I do not embrace the world’s view of Easter, choosing rather to dwell on the real reason for celebrating, I do however, enjoy doing a few Easter inspired crafts, baking some yummy treats and the great excitement of an Easter egg hunt which has been a tradition in our home for as long as I can remember…

Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right…

~ Philips Brooks, “An Easter Carol”

This lovely craft is perfect for that evening when you‘re feeling somewhat creative, and a wonderful bonus is that you will have plenty of eggs for the next morning’s breakfast…what could be more delightful…?

How about some delicious French toast, my friends…?
On searching the web, I was greeted by such mouth-watering recipes that I was quite spoilt for choice!
After some consideration, I decided that a simpler one would be just right, for when one is cooking for a family such as ours, a fancy breakfast of gourmet French toast takes quite some time to prepare!

I settled on this one – it was not too exotic, yet different from our usual recipe and both enjoyable to make and eat! 

  Delicious buttermilk French toast… 

Now, shall we begin our crafting session…?

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To make decoupage eggs you will need…

 
Fresh eggs…

 
Pretty paper napkins…

You will also need some Modge Podge, Decoupage varnish and a sharp tool to make a hole in each egg…


 Using a sharp tool such a corkscrew, start by making a little hole in the bottom of each egg…


 
It is really not as difficult as it may sound, simply make a hole and use the tips of your finger to peel away a little of the shell to form a 1cm hole…


Use a skewer to pierce the yolk, then turn the egg upside down and remove all the contents by shaking – this is rather enjoyable!
Rinse the egg out thoroughly with clean water.


Immerse the eggs in a solution of 100g salt to 1 litre water for 30 minutes, filling them up so that they sink.
Shake the water out and rinse the shells in clean water. 
Leave to dry completely.


Now cut or tear small pieces from a paper napkin... 


What we found, was that it was better to tear or cut out an individual design such as a flower or a butterfly than to just use random pieces, as the result is much more effective and pleasing to the eye…


Coat the top half of the egg in Modge Podge and apply a small piece of paper napkin, coating it in another layer of Modge Podge to ensure it adheres smoothly onto the egg.  Work in small stages…

 
Note:  It is a good idea to first cover the egg in the white paper part of the napkin before doing a second layer of the actual design so that the colour of the shell doesn’t shine through the thin paper…


It is best to leave the first half of the egg to dry completely before attempting to decoupage the other half…
The wet paper napkin also sticks to fingers very easily and will make the egg look tacky if touched.


Once dry, repeat the process on the bottom half of the egg and again allow to dry completely.
Coat the egg in a decoupage varnish or another layer of Modge Podge and leave to dry overnight.



And there you are!  Just look at your beautiful creations!
Now you can use your pretty eggs to decorate your home!



We popped our pretty eggs in the beautiful crocheted baskets Nancy made for us – do keep an eye out on Heartmade for more on these lovelies!  


Oh, and I have a lovely idea up my sleeve for using these decoupage eggs in your home, which I will share with you very soon, so stay tuned!

“I am the resurrection and the life:  he that believeth in me, though her were dead, yet shall he live.  And whoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”

~ John 11:25


This idea has been adapted from Your Family Magazine, April 2015


Happy Monday, friends! 
Thank you so much for visiting today ~ I do hope you enjoy some lovely Easter crafting, and do feel welcome to pop any questions you may have in the comment box below!

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27 comments:

Libby M. said...

These are so cute, Kelly-Anne :) And so spring looking, too! I've seen a similar craft where you add confetti bits inside the egg, and then children can play with them on Easter. These, however, would be such an adorable and cheerful decoration- one that I just might have to give a try! :) Thank you for sharing with everyone- hope your day is lovely, sweet friend! Lots of love to you!

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh my Kelly-Anne, these are just delightful! I love the napkins you used...so pretty! These little crocheted baskets are just precious as well. Sadly, I have not done any decorating for Easter this year with the kitchen remodel affecting my dining room. It is the room I decorate the most. Hopefully next year! For now, I will enjoy yours. Have a blessed and beautiful evening my friend.

Hugs, Vicky

CGrace said...

So pretty! I'm definitely pinning this. Isn't it lovely all the creative things out there that there are to do? :) Happy Monday!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh yes indeed, CGrace! And you are such a dear to visit and pin - thank you! Xx

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Libby - you are such a treasure, dear friend, and I always enjoy your sweet visits:). Thank you!
Confetti bits sound so interesting...*sigh*...how fun crafting is!
Blessings!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh, thank you Vicky! You are so kind and how glad I am to have you stop by today!
I am going to visit your blog now to see the progress of your kitchen - so exciting I am sure:)
Hugs and love!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Kelly-Anne,,the decoupaged eggs turned out so beautifully. I love using Mod Podge and this would be fun craft for my grands. The crocheted egg cups are adorable, too. Now I'm hungry for french toast!!

Christine said...

A beautiful idea and one I look forward to trying very soon! Thank you for a lovely tutorial!

Stephanie said...

Once again, you have wowed me with your creativity and beauty. Kelly-Anne, you are a treasure!

I am in love with your pretty eggs and may have to make a few myself :) I am sure my son would enjoy making some that are more "boyish."

I also appreciated how you highlighted the true meaning of Easter - we serve a risen Savior, hallelujah!

The baskets that Nancy made are very charming :) Love and hugs to you, my friend!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment, dear Kitty! ...Isn't Modge Podge amazing?!!
Hope yor day is beautifully blessed:)
Love and hugs!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Thank you, Christine, and what joy to welcome you to my blog! Hope you enjoy this fun Easter inspired craft!
Hugs!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Dearest Stephanie! It is always such a delight to hear from you - thank you so very much for your loving comment!
My heart sings with praise for our wonderful King who died and rose again - how truly amazing was this deed of absolute love and devotion...
And I do hope your son enjoys this craft for it can definitely be a bit more boyish! :)
Hugs and much love to you! Praying your day is simply beautiful, dear friend!
Hugs,
Kelly-Anne

Scrappy quilter said...

Another really fun project and great tutorial.

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

I am so very glad you enjoyed it! And I love having you visit - thank you!
Hugs!

Jazzmin said...

SO, so beautiful and creative! I love how unique and sweetly pretty these are. And how delicious your french toast looks. I love french toast.

You left me such a kind comment on my blog somewhat recently (thankyou!) and I apologize that I am just now getting a chance to visit and comment on your blog. I love your beautiful blog and am excited to follow you here :)

Have a blessed day!!
~Jazzmin

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh I love these decoupage eggs and your tutorial is clear and makes it look so easy!
I've pinned it to my Easter board - thank you Kelly-Anne, I can't wait to make some.
It will be a great project for me to do with my granddaughters when I visit them in France in June! They love creating and baking.
Thank you
Hugs
Shane

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello Shane! Thank you so very much for your sweet visit! I am so delighted to 'meet' you - just popped over to your beautiful blog and left you a note there! Hugs and much love in Christ,
Kelly-Anne

Kelly-Anne said...

Dearest Jazzmin! It is such a great joy to meet a sister in the Lord, and I am thrilled to have discovered your beautiful blog! I look forward to blogging together in the future and being encouraged by your love for Jesus!
Thank you kindly for your sweet visit - praying your Sunday is richly blessed and filled with sunshine!
Hugs and love,
Kelly-Anne

Stephanie said...

Good morning, my dear! I just wanted to let you know that this sweet post was featured at Roses of Inpsiration today :) Thanks for joining the party last week. Hugs and blessings!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh my! What a sweet surprise, Stephanie - thank you!
Hugs!

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Kelly-Ann!Your Easter eggs are absolutely adorable! I love all about them including the crocheted touch! They are full of color, joy and love!
Thanks for sharing tutorial of this lovely idea.
Have a wonderful Easter!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Heidi-Mari said...

My Friend!
This is brilliant!! SO, SO Beautiful and girly!!
I'm gonna try it too someday!
Lots of Love

Home Meadows said...

What a fun project and I love the little crochet baskets that the eggs fit in, very cute. Hope you are having a great day, Heather

Debby Ray said...

Kelly Anne...these eggs are just gorgeous! I don't decorate much for Easter either but I do like these lovely eggs! I may have to try this next year! Thanks for the great tutorial...and I LOVE me some French Toast too! Happy Resurraction Sunday, sweet friend!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow I love the eggs and the crocheted basket, so pretty!

Lady Linda said...

Hi Kelly-Anne...you blog is delightful and I love your messages. The eggs are so beautiful and I enjoyed the tutorial. Stopping by via Stephanie.
Happy Easter.

Kelly-Anne said...

Hello Julie ~ thank you for your lovely visit! My sweet sisters and I had such a delightful time creating these!
Hugs and love!