Looking for a fun spring craft project? Let’s me show you how to make easy decoupage eggs on spools. A simple Easter project!

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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
  • Ribbons
  • Embellishing trims
  • Buttons
  • Lace or wider ribbon to fit around spool (optional)
  • 2 foam brushes
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters
  • Ruler
  • Sanding paper
  • Sponge


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.

Finished Project

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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.


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Here is a close up of another spool with just lace and button.

Now for more inspiration…


Cindy of Cloches and Lavender is the host of our Spring Blog Tour. We are bring you lots of inspirations from some amazing talented bloggers. Please be sure to visit their blogs for more wonderful ideas.

If you came from Juliet blog, A Loverly Life, thank you for visiting White Lilac Farmhouse.

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This is a great time to see to see more Spring Inspiration? Well today, we are sharing centerpieces, craft and DIY’S for the upcoming spring season!

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Click the links below the images to go straight to their posts.  We hope this inspires you to create and get ready for the upcoming spring season!

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White Lilac Farmhouse // Feet Under My Table // Bushel and a Pickle

Please me sure to check out my sweet friend, Leslie at Feet Under My Table. She is sharing some ideas to add spring into your home. You will not want to miss it.


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I hope you enjoyed all of these creative ideas for the spring. Have a wonderful day, sweet friend.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. 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!

    1. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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

    1. 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.

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