Decoupage Easter Eggs - Super Easy Copycat Pysanky

Last Easter I really was into trying natural dyes for eggs, see HERE and HERE and marbled eggs HERE.  This year I instead decided to decoupage some eggs. The art of pysanky takes creativity, skill and a steady hand. This knockoff requires only a bit of cut and paste ability.

What you will need:

A dozen blown eggs
Several paper cocktail napkins with pretty, bright designs
Mod Podge Decoupage Sealer
Wooden skewer
Foam Brush
Paper plate

What to do:

Separate the two plies of the napkin, removing the plain backing and discarding it.

Cut out small parts of the napkin design and then brush one side of the egg with some Mod Podge using the foam brush. (Inserting the wooden skewer into the hole in the bottom of the egg makes it easier to work with.)

Carefully stick the napkin designs to the surface of the egg, overlapping the edges and then carefully brush with Mod Podge to coat. Let dry. I used my knitting blocking foam square and blocking pins to set the eggs to dry.

Once dry, turn the egg over and decoupage the other side and then let dry completely.  Apply a final coat of Mod Podge over the entire egg and once again set until completely dry.

Happy Easter!

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  2. These are gorgeous! I bet these would be super cute on a chandelier or maybe a baby mobile! They may be a bit above my craft skill (I have no patience nor sense of lines) but I am game to try!! Thanks for sharing at!

  3. These eggs are really pretty! Love it when others get creative with their decorating. One year we did water color painting on our easter eggs, this was when the kids were little, they were super pretty! -Carole

  4. Okay. This is the Pysanky for me. Easy, quick, perfect for my attention-span! Thank you!

  5. How fun! And what a great idea to use all those random printed napkins I have left over.

  6. Okay, I love this! And it would be fun to do this for our egg cracking contest. I'd win for sure with all that mod podge on there. Nah, just kidding. That would be cheating, but it would be fun for a laugh. Anyway, these are beautiful!

  7. These are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Have a great week.
    Debi, Charly, Marci, and Suzan