Tissue Decoupage Easter Eggs
How to decorate a blown or a hard boiled egg?
Today’s project is an inspiration for those looking for lovely yet simple way to decorate eggs! With Easter nearly here I though it would be nice to look at another creative way to make those eggs shine. Tissue decoupage technique is particularly great for those who’d love to achieve the ‘painted’ design but maybe don’t feel very confident to actually paint.
The beautiful thing about tissues is that you can try so many different themes! If you’re a flower lover the tissue print options are endless for spring flowers, herbs or vintage floral baskets. You can also try child-friendly single motifs such as bunnies, little chickens or sheep. Then there are the pattern options from stripes and polka dots to more complex damask, toile de jouy or chinoserie styles. And if you wanted to get really into the spring mood – why not use some real pressed flowers?
I have chosen florals and pressed snowdrop flowers – here is the simple tutorial!
Easy Egg Decorating Ideas – Tissue Decoupage
- 3-6 eggs on paper tray
- napkins with design of your choice
- transparent glue
- cotton swabs
- an old empty bottle
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Beginning with a little disclaimer – the eggs I made were not intended for eating so I didn’t worry whether they are blown or hard boiled. However, I would recommend that you use blown eggs for this project because of the use of glue. Glue is not a food-friendly tool and so I cannot guarantee that the chemicals of it wouldn’t be passed through the shell onto the egg white and yolk inside, whether it is raw or hard boiled.
Carefully make small holes at the top and bottom of each egg using the tip of the scissors, one on each side. Hold the egg above some type of container and blow through the top hole into the egg until all of the inner contents don’t come out through the bottom hole. This is your egg blown, make sure you don’t actually eat any of the raw egg. Repeat the same for all eggs you want to decorate.
Take one of the chosen napkins and cut out the motifs you wish to use to decorate the eggs. Napkins usually come made with three layers but don’t remove any until you’ve cut the designs out. This is to make the manipulation easier and the motifs harder to damage. Once you’ve cut out all motifs remove the other two layers.
Decorating the Easter Egg
With all the designs cut out and prepared, pour the transparent glue onto the egg paper tray. I used simple liquid transparent glue which you can get in common stationery shops. Some of the liquid white glues can also be a good option, just make sure they become transparent once dry. This will create kind of a silicon-like film over the tissue once it’s applied onto the egg shell.
Take one of the eggs and hold it carefully with two fingers. Hold one of the cut out motifs on top of the shell and begin applying the glue with the cotton swab. The best technique are simple one way strokes from the middle of the tissue motif out to the edge. This way you won’t damage the delicate tissue and it won’t stick onto the swab. Apply all motifs this way until the egg shell is covered.
You can also try pressed flowers as shown, I think it worked out beautifully! I picked the snowdrop flowers outside a few days ago and pressed them flat to preserve them. I have a small little pressing kit but an old book will work just as well! You can try this option with any spring flowers, tulip or rose petal leaves or even field grass that you like! Just pressed them flat for a few days and then apply them the same way you would with the tissue paper.
Drying your Easter Eggs
Last step that you’ll need to do is dry the glue. To do this I used a little bottle to make sure none of the design on the egg shell gets touched. Sit the egg gently onto the bottle somewhere calm, on direct sunlight it should dry within about 30 minutes. And voila! – here are your own beautifully decorated Easter eggs with tissue decoupage!
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