I love to decorate for the seasons as much as anyone, but I sure as heck don’t have the budget, nor the storage space for all the seasonal decor. Maybe you can relate! These simple Mod Podge easter eggs are super easy and inexpensive to make. Plus, they take up almost no space to store. Or, you can do what I did and hide a little chocolate treat inside and let everyone crack one open at Easter dinner!
You will need:
- medium sized dollar store plastic eggs
- floral paper napkins
- Mod Podge
- small paint brush
- foil wrapped chocolate treats (optional)
How to make Mod Podge Easter Eggs…..
I chose napkins with fairly large flowers, but choose whatever speaks to your style and decor. Cut napkins our around the flowers or pattern to create several small and medium pieces, as shown above. Most napkins will have multiple levels. You want to use just the top printed layer.
If you are adding a chocolate treat, twist the egg apart, insert the chocolate and close the egg up.
The plastic eggs that I got from our local dollar store had tiny plastic tabs on each side, which I just snapped off when I separated the egg and filed smooth with a nail file before snapping the egg back together.
Using a small paint brush, apply a fairly generous coat of Mod Podge to one side of the egg.
Place a piece of the napkin over the Mod Podge and using your finger, gently press down all edges against the Mod Podge.
I found it the easiest at this point to use your finger dipped in more Mod Podge to smooth out any wrinkles. Ensuring your finger is coated in the glue will help prevent accidental tearing.
Note: The key is to not press or rub too hard or the napkin may start to rip. If this should happen, simply place another small piece of napkin over it.
Rotate the egg around, and repeat with another coat of Mod Podge, another piece of napkin, smoothing it out with a finger dipped in the Mod Podge.
Continue the above steps until the entire egg is covered with the napkin.
I carefully placed each egg in an empty candle stick to dry over night.
I used several different colored eggs, and each one gave the egg its’ unique color, as the color will show through!
When they were all completely dry I placed them in a dish filled with grass! At Easter, I will use them to decorate the table, and let everyone open one to reveal a chocolate carrot!
Until then, they add a touch of spring decor to the living room!
I was really pleased with my budget Mod Podge Easter Eggs (total cost was under $10 that includes the Mod Podge (using a Michael’s coupon of course!), but I was even more impressed when I saw similar paper mache eggs at a local home decor store for a whopping $24.99 for four! With my supplies I could have made a dozen!
What do you think? A pretty, easy project that doesn’t break the bank!
Until next time……