Ahhh. Spring is in the air! Whether it looks like it where you are or not, it’s coming. And none too soon, for most of us, right?!
So let’s get in the mood with some spring crafting and decorating! Lets make some French Script Eggs just in time for Easter!
French Script Eggs
My thoughts turn to flowers and baskets and eggs… and that takes me back to this craft I learned years ago. Papier mache eggs!
While perusing the ‘spring’ aisle at WalMart the other day, I came upon these:
Have you ever noticed these before? I haven’t… but what a great idea! For about the same cost as real eggs you can get some that you can decorate and then keep and use year after year! And they look just like the real thing!
For this project you will need:
- Eggs ( you can use those pictured above, or styrofoam)
- Decorative paper napkins (I already had these, but have seen similar at Tuesday Morning and TJMaxx)
- Mod Podge
First, separate the napkin from its other layers (most are 2-ply, some are 3). Then tear the printed layer into small, random pieces.
Coat egg in Mod Podge and begin to apply torn pieces of napkin, overlapping pieces slightly to cover all egg. This part is messy! You’ll have it on your fingers, so you’ll want a bowl of water and a cloth nearby.
Allow to dry. Then go over entire egg with another coat of Mod Podge. At this point, you can shake on some glitter dust if you want. I didn’t here, as I really wanted to see the french script.
If you use Pinterest, don’t forget to pin this picture, so you can refer to this post when you’re ready to create!
As you can imagine the possibilities are endless! You can do colorful eggs, mod geometric eggs, romantic floral eggs… well anything you can dream, you can do!
Happy Spring and Happy Easter!
(Also sharing at Between Naps in the Porch)