Categories : Mazette
If you don’t already know, we’re huge fans of decoupage and vintage botanical prints over at MAH. So when I came across the idea to combine two of our favorite things into a spring-themed project, I was instantly inspired. Decoupaging eggs is an easy and impressive way to dress up your next Sunday brunch. And although you can easily apply this technique to chicken eggs, I encourage you to go big with spectacular ostrich eggs!
You’ll need: ostrich, emu or chicken eggshells color copies of vintage botanical prints or printed sheet paper egg stand or candle holder sharp scissors flat brush waterbase glue Start by printing color copies of vintage botanical prints. Printed wallpaper or wrapping paper works for this as well. Using small, sharp scissors cut out the motifs as closely to the edge as possible. I always like to position and lay out the cut-outs before attaching them. Because some of the cut-outs are very delicate, apply the glue directly onto the egg instead of the cut-out itself. Dip the brush into the glue and apply a thin layer to where the first cut-out will lay. Gently place the cut-out on top of the glue. Before the glue gets too tacky, smooth out any creases and bumps with the end of the brush. Then apply a thin layer of glue over the top. Allow to dry for at least 10-15 minutes. Add on other cut-outs, allowing each piece to dry each time before applying another. Once everything is dried, apply a single coat of glue around the entire egg. Place them on egg stands or candlestick holders . . . Happy Easter !