Looking for a fun spring craft project? Let’s me show you how to make easy decoupage eggs on spools. A simple Easter project!
Tutorialow To Make Easy Decoupage Eggs on Spools
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- Styrofoam Eggs
- Tissue Paper
- Wooden Spools (2 x 1-1/2-inch)
- Dowels that will fit in the spool
- Paperclay or Modeling Clay
- White Mineral Paint or Acrylic Paint
- Dark Wax or Distressing Brown Ink
- Tissue Paper with color or design (you can use decorative two ply napkins)
- Modge Podge
- Tacky Fast Drying Glue
- Embellishing trims
- Lace or wider ribbon to fit around spool (optional)
- 2 foam brushes
- Wire Cutters
- Sanding paper
First, you will need measured the dowel to the height for the tall egg. With wire cutters, you will make a score line to snap the dowel.
If the dowels are a little smaller than the hole on the spools, you can roll into a log some Paperclay or modeling clay and push it into the hole on the spool.
Next, you will insert the dowel into the hole and smooth the clay around the dowel. The hole on the spool should be completely covered.
Flip in over to smooth the bottom of the spool from any clay overflow.
Let them dry for approximately 1-2 hours. When the clay has dried, sand it so that it is smooth.
While the clay in the spools are drying, place one of the Styrofoam eggs on a spare piece of dowel. Push the dowel into the egg to hold it but not too far into it.
The tissue paper needs to be torn in small pieces and set aside.
With a foam sponge begin applying Modge Podge over the egg. Next start working the tissue paper over the egg and applying more Modge Podge on top of the paper. Let’s be generous with the Modge Podge!
Sometimes your finger works best to smooth out the lines. Continue building up your eggs with tissue and Modge Podge over the tissue until you get the desire look.
For this project, the eggs have two layers of tissues paper.
It is important to allow the egg to completely dry. If not you risk tearing the paper if handling the egg too soon.
Decorative trim can be added to the egg once it had dried.
While the decoupage eggs are drying, the spools can be painted. You can use any color paint. I am using some Dixie Belle white paint that I had on hand. It is the Silk All-In-One in the color White Cap. This mineral paint has a built in primer, paint and top coat. It is perfect for this project. Each of the spools and dowel got one coat of paint. It dries pretty quick.
Add some Dixie Bell Dark Wax to give it a little of an age look.
The fun part is to embellish your spools with ribbon, rhinestones, pearls, buttons, etc. Whatever you have on had from your scrapbooking days, pull it out to use.
You can use a hot glue gun on the spool. Do not use it on the Styrofoam eggs. It will melt it.
I love Quick Dry Tacky Glue. It sets in a matter of minutes.
To add your egg to the dowel, pour some Quick Dry Tacky Glue into the hole. Then push the dowel into the egg where it is well secured.
Here is a quick island center piece with the Decoupage Eggs On Spools. These Decoupage Eggs would look cute on a shelf group together or single.
Each of the eggs were done slightly different but all coordinate. The one egg appears in the photo as orange but it is more of a coral color.
The tissue papers were in shades of corals from light to dark.
Here is a close up of another spool with just lace and button.
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I hope you enjoyed all of these creative ideas for the spring. Have a wonderful day, sweet friend.
Leslie Watkins says
Love your tutorial on these sweet eggs! Their uniqueness means you never make any the same or tire of this project. I love that! Always wonderful sharing your great ideas with my readers on our hop! Have a great Wednesday!
Thank you so much my sweet friend. Leslie, your comments mean a lot.
What a fun idea. Super cute, my friend. I hope that you will share this on the Fabulous Friday Link Party. You can find it on my website. Hugs to you.
I would love to share it on your link party this Friday. Thank you so much, Renae. I have some great spring projects coming in the weeks to follow.
Juliet | A Loverly Life says
What an adorable project. The tutorial was so easy to follow, thank you for sharing.
I can’t help but think that this would be a great project to do with kids!
Thank you for letting me share your project with my readers.
I hope you have a loverly week, my friend!
You are right, Juliet. I bet it would be fun with kids. All fun things they like to get their little hands into. I think my grandchildren will love them.
Kim Waldorf says
This is such a fun project, Tammy! Your eggs look so good. Dreaming of spring!
Thank you my sweet friend. I think the grandkids will like it.
Karen Velinsky says
Enjoyed your tutorial…it’s nice to see Spring DIY’s now!
Thanks for sharing…
Thank you, Karen. I appreciate you popping over to the blog today.
Cindy McTigue says
This is an adorable project especially for spring and Easter. These can be left out until summer months.
Love how you embellished the spools.
Thanks for joining the hop my friend!
Thank you so much, Cindy. I wanted some more vibrate tissue paper. I shopped my house and used the tissue paper on hand.
Jennifer Howard says
Super cute craft!!
Jennifer you are so sweet! Thank you so much and for popping over to the blog today.
Kimberly Snyder says
Adorable project, Tammy! Simply adorable! Thanks for sharing! Great hopping with you!!!
Thank you, my friend. I am glad you liked the project. I wanted to do something festive for spring for the grandchildren.
Crystal Ratzlaff says
Tammy they turned out so very pretty! Love how you put them on a stand! Great tutorial!
Thank you so much, Crystal. I appreciate you popping over to the post today.
Such a fun and pretty diy Tammy! Just in time for Easter! 🙂 Susan
Thank you, Susan. It was a fun project.
Cindy Rust says
Your eggs turned out so cute Tammy! Mod Podge is so much fun to use. I love the colors for the tissue paper you used too! Pinning 😊
Thank you, Cindy. I was using all stuff that I had on hand in my art supplies. It is always fun to create with what you have in the house.
Tammy, I love to decoupage and this is a unique take. I also would like to try the spools to anchor many different crafts. Would love it if you would add this post to the Friday with Friends link party. It started today, and here’s the link: https://myhubbardhome.com/friday-with-friends-party-finishing-out-february/
have a nice weekend
Rachelle, thank you so much. I would to do the link party. Thanks for popping over to the blog.
These eggs are so cute, Tammy! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this before but I can’t get over how creative they are. The tissue paper adds such a pretty layer of texture to the eggs. Thanks so much for the easy step-by-step instructions! Loving and pinning, CoCo
Thank you so much, CoCo. I think they would be cute with some floral napkins or tissues. However, I was trying to create with items on hand. My grandchildren loved them. They were over this weekend and commenting, Nana I like your Easter Eggs. I had them paint some wooden eggs.