Hi Everyone! Today I’ll be sharing with you a fun, simple DIY springtime craft using easy to find materials. I just love the rustic, farmhouse look of a basket of decorative eggs, and I decided to try and make some myself using these lovely, old music books that someone gifted to me.
I love, love, love the rustic, vintage look of these Easter eggs, and they were so incredibly easy to make! My kids were so interested in what i was doing (as usual) that they wanted to join in the decoupage fun, as well. My two girls made a very nice batch of their own eggs using floral tissue paper instead of the music sheets. They turned out super cute!
The materials you will need for this project are:
- plastic Easter eggs
- glue gun
- Mod Podge
- small paint brush or sponge
- old music sheets
The first thing you will need to do is tear the music sheets up into small pieces, about 1-2 inches each. Depending on how many eggs you want to cover, you will need a good size pile of pieces. Decoupage can get a little messy, and (if you’re like me) you will be getting a lot of glue on your fingers, so it’s nice to have a good size pile of music sheet pieces to start out with.
Next, you’re going to take your plastic Easter eggs and use the glue gun to seal them shut. Some eggs are a little flimsy and will pop open, so it’s much easier to glue them closed so they don’t do this while you’re in the middle of decoupaging them.
Once the hot glue has dried, it’s now time to do some decoupaging! I like to pour a little glue into a disposable plastic cup (or a sour cream container works great too!) so it’s easier to get your brush in.
Now, using your brush, apply a little glue to one of the eggs in a nice, even layer. Stick 1 piece of the music sheet on top of the glue, and use your fingers to press it down into place. Apply another thin layer over the top of the piece, and continue to use your fingers to get the paper to lay down flat on the egg.
If your paper is a little thick like mine was, it may take some patience to work the paper and get it to lay down flat. I found that you sort of have to fold or “pleat” the edges of the paper to conform to the shape of the egg. The paper softens quickly by the glue, though, so this is not difficult to do.
Now that the first piece is in place, it’s time to continue covering the egg. Repeat the process above until the entire egg is covered, and let the egg dry on a smooth flat surface. It will take several hours to dry completely.
And voila! When your eggs are done, you will have a wonderful batch of delightful, vintage-y, super cute spring eggs to add to your Easter decor! I just LOVE mine, and they make me smile every time I look at them.
And if you’d like to watch the video tutorial for this craft, here it is below:
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed this craft to bring a little spring into your home!