Book Page Decoupage Eggs

Hi there, friends! Happy Wednesday to you! Can you believe we are at the end of February already? On Monday, I shared my Springtime Side Table Vignette with you and promised a tutorial for the eggs would be coming. So, today, I bring you the Book Page Decoupage Egg tutorial.
I forgot to do a picture with the supplies you need, but they are really simple. Are you ready? You need old plastic easter eggs (whatever size you want to use), Mod Podge, foam brush and book pages ripped into smallish pieces.
Start by running a line of Mod Podge around the opening of the egg to seal it and stabilize it.
Rip up some pages of a book that you no longer need, preferably into small pieces. I tried to use strips, but had much better results with the smaller pieces. I used the same book from my Book Page Butterfly Garland.
Spread some Mod Podge on part of the egg and press a piece of paper to it.
You'll need to use quite a bit of Mod Podge to get the paper softened up to lay right on the curve of the egg. Spread the Mod Podge on top of the piece of paper too.
Repeat the process until you have covered the egg completely. All the while, you will need to do some "smooshing" with your fingers. That's the technical term for smoothing out the paper and keeping it from being too lumpy. I may have failed to mention that this is a bit of a messy craft. ;-)
When you have covered the whole egg, go over it once more with another coat of Mod Podge and set it aside on wax paper to dry completely.

That's it. You are now ready to add the adorable eggs to baskets in vignettes, to hang with a ribbon from an Easter tree, or even use them in a spring wreath.  I had so much fun doing this project. I may be looking for more uses for this book I've started tearing into ;-) I would love to see how you incorporate the decoupaged eggs into your spring decor if you do make them. Come back on Friday to see how I fashioned the twine and yarn wrapped eggs!

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53 comments:

  1. I was pretty sure this was going to be your technique, and I love it! I've been kind of "into" book page crafting lately, so this will fit right in. Thanks for sharing, Nici!

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  2. Such a cute project! Looks Great!

    Jen @ Noting Grace

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  3. I love the mixture of the book page eggs and the yarn/twine wrapped eggs! Pinning this one!

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  4. These are adorable! Pinning to my Spring inspiration board and will feature your project on the Worthing Court Facebook page tomorrow morning. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. They look so elegant. I would love for you to share this project at my Wednesday party.
    http://viewfromrivermountain.blogspot.com/2012/07/family-tree.html

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  6. This is the kind of craft I love, quick, easy and yet stunning. I will have to give this a try!

    Thank you for sharing! I see you made the PW sandwich - I have a week of PW recipes going on at my blog right now! I just love her recipes!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  7. These are so cute! This is a perfect craft for Easter! Thanks for sharing!!! =D

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  8. Easy-peasy, Nici!I have hundreds of those plastic eggs in my basement. I think no one will miss a dozen or so! Thanks for stoping by and joining TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS and sharing your decoupage eggs!

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  9. I need to get my children to do this for me :)

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  10. Still haven't tried any decoupage project, but after seeing this, I might even try it this Easter.

    P.s. found you via Real family fun linky party

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  11. Grea idea! I have so many of these plastic eggs leftover from last year. Thanks for sharing!! - Shelly

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  12. So cute!
    Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.
    KC

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  13. I think this is such a cool idea. And I just love the colors you chose. :)

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  14. Love it! Please share your entry on Creative Crafts Thursday, www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com, and any of your favorite projects each and every week.

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  15. These are so cute! I love finding new uses for book pages. I can picture them tucked into little places all around the house.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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  16. Very cute! I have just resolved to actually do a bit of decorating for spring, so I may try these...pinning!

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  17. Love this! I bought some eggs today and I plan on doing this with some craft paper...thanks for the tutorial :-)
    Hopped over from Craftberry.

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  18. I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Spring/Easter Linky Party! You can find it here: http://littlemomprairie.blogspot.com/p/blog-round-up.html

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  19. These are so cute! I have some eggs and think I'll do this with some old colorful children's books. Thanks!

    If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-10/

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  20. Love that you used these eggs rather than the real thing! Vegans rejoice! I did some glass jars with the twine today too. I love the idea! :) Great for easter!

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  21. I love your eggs. I specially like the ones with the twine. I have all my supplies to make the twine ones. Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  22. No way! what a fun idea! This would be fun to do with the kids... :)
    pinning....!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  23. These are so great!! I love book paper crafts. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

    Jamie

    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  24. Love these eggs. I tried something similar. So easy and fun.
    Ruth

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  25. What a great idea!! They are adorable!

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  26. Perfect and easy to do w/the kiddos for Easter! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm visiting today from Sincerely Paula's weekend hop.

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  27. They are so cute! I really like the pop of blue in the bunch! Thanks for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  28. Nici, these are so cute! You have wonderful ideas, and you execute them so beautifully. :)

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  29. I love how they turned out and look in the basket. Very cute!
    I saw you sharing at Life on Lakeshore Drive.
    Debbie :)

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  30. I LOve these! So easy for my kids to make!

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  31. Nici, I LOVE these! I can't believe you just used plain old plastic eggs! Now I'm off to rip up a book...lol! Thanks so much for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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  32. Nici, these are so beautiful!! I'm working on some eggs today. I love yours. Thank you so much for sharing with us this at A Bouquet of Talent!! Love seeing your awesome projects. Have a wonderful week. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  33. Love this idea! Such a fun way to get festive and springy.

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  34. Great idea! Anytime I thought of decoupaging eggs I thought of the paper mache kind which are rather expensive....this is so much better! Sitting here saying "why didn't I think of that!" Happy Creating, Catherine

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  35. Super cute, although I always have a tough time tearing apart books. I guess I'll just have to thrift shop some horrible ones I'd never read for this craft. Thanks for sharing, they look great.

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  36. SO pretty!! Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2013/03/trendy-tuesday-26.html

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  37. HI! Thanks for linking up to "Show It Off Wednesday" on View From River Mountain last week! I will be featuring THIS on this week's Show It Off! I would be SO pleased if you would grab a featured button from my blog. I hope you can link up again this week.

    http://viewfromrivermountain.blogspot.com

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  38. Super Craft,
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.
    Hope you will be visiting this week again for more tutorial fun :)
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  39. Fun project, Nici. Thanks for sharing at Tasty Thursdays!! Nichi

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  40. Thanks for sharing this tutorial, I am going to make some of these Eggs for our spring decor. ;o)

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  41. Love the book page eggs and the whole bowl! Thanks for linking them up at Think Tank Thursday. I have featured you today.
    http://www.saving4six.com/2013/03/welcome-to-think-tank-20.html#comment-form

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  42. I love anything with book pages - egg-cellent! Thanks for sharing at our spring party.
    Kelly

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  43. I love the eggs! I may just have to try this out one of these days!

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  44. A great idea - I love books - I have a bunch af news papers to use - thank you for the inspiration!

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  45. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this afternoon!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me later this evening for Make the Scene Monday #65!

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  46. Very cool!! I'm stopping by from Couponing & Cooking blog hop.
    Thanks
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  47. Featuring you today! :) Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2013/03/15-ideas-recipes-tutorials-for-spring.html

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  48. Such a cute and easy idea for Easter! Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    I know I’m running a little bit behind in pinning but I wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
    http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

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  49. Love this project! So glad I found it via this year's Easter post!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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