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Decoupage Floral Spun Cotton Easter Egg Ornaments DIY Craft Tutorial


These decoupage egg ornaments are so fun and easy to make with literally hundreds of color and design combinations possible!  We used spun cotton eggs that are slightly bigger than a real chicken egg.

Supplies: Spun Cotton EggsRice Paper Sheets, Miniature Dresden Borders, 1/8" Velvet Ribbon, Metallic Paints, Mod Podge, Paint Brushes, Alleen's Craft Glue, Scissors, Pipe Cleaners or Skewers for Drying

Step 1: Tear rice paper images from sheets and decide on placement.  If using a patterned sheet, cut a strip about 1-1/4" wide and long enough to pass around the egg shape once with slight overlap.

Step 2: Paint Mod Podge onto area of egg and on back of rice paper image.  Place image on egg and gently press into place.  The image will lay down on the curve of the egg with slight overlaps and folds in the design. Paint a coat of Mod Podge over the top of the design, taking care not to "rough" the fibers of the paper and scuff the image.  Repeat for each additional image.  Let dry completely (generally over an hour). 

Step 3: Paint top and bottom of egg with coordinating metallic paint.  Let dry.

Step 4: Glue mini Dresden border along edges of paint at top and bottom to make a "frame" for your center design.  Let dry.

Step 5: Cut a  5" length of velvet ribbon to make a loop hanger.  Fold ribbon in half and glue about 1/4" to 1/2" of ends into hole at top of egg.  Let dry.

Tips: Use a skewer or pipe cleaner in the hole as a "handle" when painting and drying, too.

Tearing images from the rice paper sheets leaves edges frayed and rough which is ideal for a smoother application.  Cutting images leaves a harder edge that is more visible on your finished ornament.  Cutting a strip from a patterned sheet, however, allows you to have an edge to paint to and then later hide with the Dresden trim.

Metallic paint gives shimmer and dimension to your ornament.  We used a mix of Martha Stewart Crafts pains in various "Pearl" hues.




Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Aquamarine ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Aquamarine ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Azalea Pink ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Azalea Pink ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Eggshell ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Eggshell ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in French Vanilla ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in French Vanilla ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Fuchsia Pink ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Fuchsia Pink ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Golden Yellow ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Golden Yellow ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Lavender ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Lavender ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Light Blue ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Light Blue ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Minty Green ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Minty Green ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Off White ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Off White ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Pale Pink ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Pale Pink ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Pool Green ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Pool Green ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Royal Blue ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Royal Blue ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Shell Pink ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Shell Pink ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Teal Green ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Teal Green ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Turquoise ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in Turquoise ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in White ~ 1/8" wide

Tiny Velvet Ribbon Trim in White ~ 1/8" wide

$1.49

Wild Flower Swags Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Wild Flower Swags Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Flowers and Garlands with Butterflies Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Flowers and Garlands with Butterflies Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Mixed Butterflies with Roses Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Mixed Butterflies with Roses Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Mixed Petite Butterflies Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Mixed Petite Butterflies Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Pastel Flower Corners Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Pastel Flower Corners Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Pink Flower Borders with Butterflies Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Pink Flower Borders with Butterflies Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Wild Flowers and Butterflies Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Wild Flowers and Butterflies Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Calendula and Butterfly Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Calendula and Butterfly Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Antique Gold Petite Pennant Dresden Foil Trim ~ 1/8"

Antique Gold Petite Pennant Dresden Foil Trim ~ 1/8"

Out of Stock!

Aqua Petite Pennant Dresden Foil Trim ~ 1/8"

Aqua Petite Pennant Dresden Foil Trim ~ 1/8"

$2.95

Green Petite Pennant Dresden Foil Trim ~ 1/8"

Green Petite Pennant Dresden Foil Trim ~ 1/8"

$2.95

Mixed Flowers Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Mixed Flowers Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Mixed Purple Tones Flowers Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Mixed Purple Tones Flowers Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Pink Petite Pennant Dresden Foil Trim ~ 1/8"

Pink Petite Pennant Dresden Foil Trim ~ 1/8"

$2.95

Pink Rose Brocade Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Pink Rose Brocade Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Silver Petite Pennant Dresden Foil Trim ~ 1/8"

Silver Petite Pennant Dresden Foil Trim ~ 1/8"

$2.95

Springtime Flowers Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Springtime Flowers Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Steel Blue Petite Pennant Dresden Foil Trim ~ 1/8"

Steel Blue Petite Pennant Dresden Foil Trim ~ 1/8"

$2.95

Antique Gold Miniature Beaded Fleur de Lis Dresden Trim ~ 3/16"

Antique Gold Miniature Beaded Fleur de Lis Dresden Trim ~ 3/16"

Out of Stock!

Aqua Miniature Beaded Fleur de Lis Dresden Trim ~ 3/16"

Aqua Miniature Beaded Fleur de Lis Dresden Trim ~ 3/16"

$2.95

Pink Miniature Beaded Fleur de Lis Dresden Trim ~ 3/16"

Pink Miniature Beaded Fleur de Lis Dresden Trim ~ 3/16"

$2.95

Silver Miniature Beaded Fleur de Lis Dresden Trim ~ 3/16"

Silver Miniature Beaded Fleur de Lis Dresden Trim ~ 3/16"

$2.95

Steel Blue Miniature Beaded Fleur de Lis Dresden Trim ~ 3/16"

Steel Blue Miniature Beaded Fleur de Lis Dresden Trim ~ 3/16"

$2.95

Aqua Dresden Fleur-de-lis Trim ~ 3/16" wide

Aqua Dresden Fleur-de-lis Trim ~ 3/16" wide

$2.95

Chrysanthemums and Butterflies Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Chrysanthemums and Butterflies Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Eucalyptus and Mixed Flowers Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Eucalyptus and Mixed Flowers Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25

Eucalyptus and Mixed Roses Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

Eucalyptus and Mixed Roses Rice Paper Decoupage Sheet ~ Italy

$3.25