Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Mod Podge Easter Eggs Project!

Today I am joining the Share It One More Time link up party.  This is my first time for this party and thought, what can I share?  My Mod Podge Easter Eggs came to mind.  What a perfect time!  If you are having a rainy day like we did yesterday, it would be a perfect project for the little hands you might need to keep busy.  They would make a terrific gift from your little ones to their grandparents.  Before we start, let me show you a vintage Easter egg from Germany.  Believe it or not, these are not that expensive.
(From S for Snail Blogspot)
Now for our project!  Since it is after Easter, head on down to your local craft store and buy all the paper mache eggs available, select some pretty scrapbook paper, a sponge brush, and a jar of Mod Podge.  If the Peeps are on sale, grab a pack of those.  A little sugar inspiration can do one wonders.  Now let's get crafting!

Supplies Needed:
Paper Mache eggs
Scrapbook Paper
Sponge Brush
Bottle of  Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre  (decoupage in a jar)
Pair of disposable gloves (optional, but I learned the hard way)
Wax Paper
Peeps or my favorite, Reece's peanut butter eggs (for snacking only)
As you can see, I didn't have a sponge brush and it was too late to go get one.  However, I can say from experience that the sponge brush is faster to work with. For my first egg, I began cutting strips about 1/2 inch in width.  After laying everything out on wax paper, I applied Mod Podge with a brush to the back of the paper strip as well as on  the egg.
Next, position the paper strip and then repeat the steps until the entire egg is covered.   Use your fingers to press the paper onto the egg, sealing edges with the pressure of your fingertips.  This process moves along very quickly. I didn't get a picture of this, but I am sure you get the idea. 

Continue in this fashion until all your eggs are done or until you run out of Easter candy!  Lastly, apply a couple of layers of Mod Podge to the entire egg and let it dry thoroughly.  Now they are ready to add a cheerful bit of color to your home next Easter!

I didn't like my first egg with the long strips, so decided to cut the paper into tiny squares.  I have voted the this one "Best Egg"!
Or maybe this should be the "Best Egg"?  Oops, I see a spot I missed.  Do you see it? Good thing about this project is that you can go back and fix it!
I can't decide!  Is this the "Best Egg"?  For this one, I randomly cut flowers from the paper and positioned them on the egg. 
I also did a green and yellow polka dot which you will see in the bowl below.  I cut the yellow pieces too large, so there are wrinkles on the egg.  Make sure that you cut the pieces so that they lay smoothly on the surface.  I still have 18 more eggs to do, but wanted to share this easy project with you while the "After Easter" sales are still going on.
I think this will be the perfect addition to the Reading Room.  By the way, this is another pair of gloves I picked up for my holiday decor.  They are soft kid leather with small pearls across the top.  What small hands she must have had!
TIP:  I didn't use gloves when I made the pumpkins (Delightful Decoupage Pumpkin Project) last fall and found that Mod Podge, even after repeated hand washing tended to stick to my nails resulting in a  "Mod Podge Manicure", another one of my inventions! In other words, you may want to use gloves!
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse!
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61 comments:

  1. thank you for to return.
    Sorry but my english is not so good!
    Come visit me always!
    With love Yone

    Gostei muito do seu trabalho vou tentar fazer.
    Adoro artesanato.

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    1. I think your English is wonderful! Thanks for visiting me and come back soon!

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  2. Such cute eggs! And I love your title... great motto! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by today and for being a new follower! Glad you liked the eggs!

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  3. These are just lovely! We were doing good just to dye some eggs this year, lol! Such a pretty display!

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    1. I know how that is. Even with adult children, we struggle sometimes to find the time to dye eggs. We did ours about 9:00 pm Saturday night! Again, never too late!

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  4. I love them all, so pretty all together! I know mod podge can be such a mess!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, I am so glad you stopped by. I am looking forward to finishing to other eggs. I think they will look good in a large bowl. I bet you are partial to the polka dot ones!

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  5. Those are gorgeous....get me to Michael's.
    Balisha

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  6. I love your eggs. They are so cute! I am loving Mod Podge!

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    1. It is fun, isn't it! It looks like once I finish the eggs, I will have to wait until next fall to do more pumpkins.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Hi
    I love your eggs. I think next year this cute project will be first on my list of Easter decor to do. Thanks for sharing.
    xo
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner

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    1. Hi Betty! I am so glad you visited and left a comment. I love to read them. Make sure you hit the craft stores now, get the eggs at a bargain, and you will be ready next year! Have a great Thursday!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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    2. And a special thanks for following Still Woods!!

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  8. What a fun blog. Thanks for inviting me over!! A new follower :)
    The Farm Girl

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    1. Hi Julie! So glad you stopped by for a visit. Please come back soon!
      Blessings from Still Woods

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  9. Hello there - I cam right away to see your fun blog. Would love to have you link to "Open House". Always love to see craft ideas there. On Tuesdays I have a Friends Sharing Tea blog party which is all about tea.

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    1. I just stopped by the Open House and added a link! Thanks for telling me about your party.

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  10. These are so cute and colorful! Great tip on the gloves with mod podge too! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Oh...thank you for following and I'm following you right back! Did you know that you are a no-reply blogger? You can fix that in your settings.

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    1. No, I didn't! I heading over to find out how. Thanks for visiting and following me!

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  12. What a festive idea for spring decorating! I will have to give it a try. Thank you for the inspiration. Love your vintage Easter egg, too.

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    1. I am into decoupaging lately, so am thinking of what I can do next. Glad you liked my eggs. Please come back anytime!

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  13. Hi!
    I love your blog and I'm following you back. I've also added you to my side bar so that I can keep up with updates from you when you post. Love your sweet eggs. They look so pretty in the bowl.
    ~Clara

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    1. Thank you so much Clara! I'll be posting a yummy cake next!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  14. Hi! I love the eggs and now you're set for next year! I've done a pumpkin with Mod Podge and heavy tissue paper from Hobby Lobby. I'll have to go see if I can find any eggs so I'll be ready for next year, too.

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    1. Hi Kitty! I did pumpkins back in the fall, but with scrapbook paper as well. I like the idea of tissue paper. In fact, I picked up several Easter packets on sale for half price on Tuesday. I think I am going to try that on a few of the eggs. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a new follower. I love the white lamp in this post!!! Beautiful and so happy we're now connected. Have a wonderful day.
    ~T

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    1. Hi Tanya! I am so glad that you came to visit and follow Still Woods Farmhouse. Isn't that a great lamp? A sweet friend gave that to me. She would be pleased that you liked it. Have a terrific weekend!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  16. Well, you're just the smartest one. Getting an early start for next Easter! :) Your little eggs are darling! Good to know about the gloves too. Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Since they were half price, I couldn't resist going ahead and making them. Plus, I am enjoying looking at them for a few days before I pack up the Easter decorations. Thanks for dropping by! See you soon!

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  17. Such a great idea! I will have to remember it for next year! I have a lamp that looks pretty close to yours! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    www.mypendinglife.blogspot.com

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    1. If you still have some at the craft stores, grab them while they are on sale! As I told Tanya above, a sweet friend gave the lamp to me. She would be pleased that you liked it. Thank you for visiting me and please come back anytime! The doors to Still Woods Farmhouse are always open!

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  18. Well, your eggs are just so cute! Great idea, getting stared early for next Easter! A bowl of these would make a darling gift too. Thank you for sharing at my HOME and have a happy weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Hi Sandi! I didn't think of making a set as a gift. What a terrific idea! I may have to go on the hunt for more "after Easter" sales!
      Have a terrific weekend!

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  19. Your eggs came out lovely!! I also adore your lamp!! Very pretty!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words about my transferware!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thank you Debbie! A sweet friend gave me that lamp. I will have to tell her how many compliments I received today regarding the lamp. She will be so pleased. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. They are beautiful. I am following you back. My step-son is in the coast guard. I live not far from Maine in MA.

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    1. So I wasn't far off! I lived in Rockland, Maine for several years and loved it. Such a beautiful place. Thanks for visiting and following Still Woods!

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  21. They turned out so well. I think I must make some!
    Smiles,Dottie

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    1. If you hurry, you might be able to catch a few on the after Easter sales. It is an easy and fast project.
      Blessings from Still Woods!

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  22. Such pretty eggs and what a great idea...I love them all but I think that flowered one is my favorite! :)

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    1. Hi Debra! Thanks for visiting Still Woods. I can't decide which on is my favorite, but had fun doing them! I am going to try tissue paper on a few of the other ones. Have a great day!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  23. Cute! Like that "best egg" cup too!

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    1. I have two of the "best Egg" cups...one for each of my boys. They each have a beautiful Russian egg that sits in the cups. I should have added the Russian eggs to my Snippets of Easter. They are quite unique!
      Thanks for dropping by and come back anytime!

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  24. Love your eggs. I bought some paper mache eggs this year, but did not get around to decoupaging them. However, you have inspired me to go ahead and get them done now and that way I will have a jump start on next Easter!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. Hi Susan and Bentley! If you get them done, please share them with us. I still have 12 to go, so maybe you can give me a few new ideas!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  25. A very cute project! I love the look of your eggs and now they will be all set for next year!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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    1. Hi Claudia. I love your party and look forward to it each week. I have met some great new blogging friends at your party. Have a great Sunday and a wonderful week!

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  26. Very cute! Found you on A Favorite Thing and I'd love to have you stop by and share your post on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/the-creative-homeacre-10.html

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    1. Hi Lisa! I would be happy to join your party. About to add the link to my post and head over there now! Thanks for visiting!

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  27. These are too cute! Thanks for visiting ...love your blog...will follow!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and being a "Friend of Still Woods"! I'll be posting a yummy cake recipe next, so come back soon!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  28. What a great project! Thanks so much for stopping by last week's Marvelous Mondays party! :)

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    1. Hi Julie! It is a really easy project. I still have about 12 eggs left, so will experiment with tissue paper decoupage. Have a great week and thank you for stopping by!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow. :)
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/creativehomeacre11.html

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    1. I enjoyed joining your Home Acre Hop and look forward to joining again!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  30. What a sweet idea! Thank you so much for posting the directions. Yours look beautiful in that bowl. Take care...

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    1. Glad you stopped by! It is an easy project and moves along fairly quickly. My kind of project!

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