Shabby Chic Easter Table Crafts & Favors – Paper-Napkin Decoupage Eggs Martha Stewart Style

Today is the Easter Holiday & I would like to wish all of our Christian & Catholic readers a Happy Easter & to our Jewish readers, Happy Passover!  So in this blog posting, we would like to share with you one of my favorite way to decorate the Easters eggs that I’ve learned from the domestic diva Martha Stewart! So join us with this super fun project & brighten a clutch of undyed eggs with stylized patterns from paper napkins, then tuck them into chipboard baskets to give as Easter favors.

No need for meticulous cutting: A loose trim around the designs will do, as the napkins’ edges will blend into the eggshells.

Chipboard baskets, packed with the colorful creations and holiday sweets, are decorated with coordinating tags.

Blow Out Eggs

1. Pierce both ends of a raw egg using the tip of a sharp craft knife. Twist knife gently in holes to widen them slightly, with bottom hole a bit larger.

2. Poke a straightened paper clip into the larger hole; pierce yolk, and stir.

3. Hold egg, larger hole down, over a bowl. Insert the tip of a rubber ear syringe (available at drugstores) into smaller hole. Blow air into egg to expel its contents. Rinse egg with warm water; drain. Blow air into egg again. Let dry.

Paper-Napkin Decoupage How-To

1. Trim loosely around the designs on a white napkin using small scissors. Separate printed top layer; discard lower sheets.

2. Coat part of a blown-out white egg (or a white paper tag) with Mod Podge using a small brush. Apply 1 cutout design to egg (or tag); smooth with brush. Let dry. Repeat, adding designs as desired.

3. Apply Mod Podge with a medium brush to entire egg (or tag). Let dry

Decoupage Tools and Materials

Patterned white paper napkins (we used Summer Hamptons Lunch Napkins No. 4873, $5.95 per set of 20, by Paper Products Design, from Platesandnapkins.com

Cherry-Blossom paper napkins in sky blue No. 004817, $6.25 per set of 20, from Asianideas.com

Mod Podge glue sealant (matte finish: No.19574255), by Plaid, from Createforless.com, or similar decoupage glue

Small and medium craft brushes with noncolored handles

Blown-out eggs

Optional for Display

Paper tags & Wood filler

Mini baskets, from Dcccrafts.com 

3/8-inch reed handles (No. 1038F), from Basketmakerscatalog.com

Easter grass in Cappuccino (No. GR009), $3 per 3 ounces, from Blumchen.com

Here is an episode of my favorite show “Martha Stewart Living” Easter special

Isn’t this project super easy?  I hope this posting inspired you to go to your local craft store and create your own super chic easter eggs to impress all of your fashionista friends!  If you like to learn more fun & chic decorating ideas and tips, click here to visit Martha Stewart’s official website ! I LOVE her! she is fabulous!

Until next time, be well & look fabulous! HAPPY EASTER & Passover!

XOXO

Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

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2 Responses to “Shabby Chic Easter Table Crafts & Favors – Paper-Napkin Decoupage Eggs Martha Stewart Style”

  1. I love these eggs! what a great idea!

  2. Hi Decoupage Sklep: Yes, isn’t this is such a fun way to make a easter egg? all thanks to Martha Stewart! thanks for check out our blog! please subscribe our blog !

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