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Easter Egg Decorating Idea

3 Apr

It’s that time of year again for coloring Easter eggs!  Every year we get together with friends to have a causal lunch and decorate eggs.  Even as my kids get older, they still look forward to doing this.  This year, their friends thought outside of the “box” (pun intended) and looked up a fun new way to decorate eggs on YouTube.  I wanted to share their idea with you (as well as some basic egg coloring 101) if you happen to be coloring eggs today or tomorrow.

Getting readyGetting ready!  Use food coloring and 1 tablespoon vinegar per cup.  Then add warm water before putting eggs in the cups.   Submerge eggs in cups for at least a minute each.  For more fun, try the Cool Whip egg dying technique!

cool whip

Start with a tub of Cool Whip.  Put it in a casserole dish or any type of pan where you can spread it out.

Dye in cool whipOnce the Cool Whip is spread out, add drops of food dye all over.

Cool whip swirl

Swirl the Cool Whip all around … let the colors mix!

Cool whip upclose

Place eggs in the Cool Whip mixture and cover them under the mixture completely.  Let sit on the counter for 30 minutes.

egg

Rinse the eggs off under water after 30 minutes.  They turn out with cool marbled effects like a watercolor painting.  A fun way to dye eggs!

Eggs

Here are our eggs after we finished!  We did a mix of traditional egg dying and the Cool Whip technique.  What fun ways do you decorate eggs for Easter?   Share in the comments below … I would love to hear what you and your family do!

xoxo,

Jennifer

 

How to Decoupage Easter Eggs

18 Mar

Decoupaging Easter Eggs is simpler than you could ever imagine! Just follow these easy steps from the staff at The Stationery Studio.  We sat down in our staff kitchen with some Mod Podge, paintbrushes and our personalized napkins and VOILA! In less than an hour, we had beautifully decorated Easter Eggs.  Imagine the possibilities….Our Caspari Napkins left over from the Christmas holidays were perfect for the task.  You can re-purpose your custom paper napkins from Birthday Parties, Christmas or Holiday Parties and use them to decorate Easter Eggs with these instructions:

Easy Tips for Decorating Easter Eggs

 

What You’ll Need for Easy Egg Decorating/Decoupaging with Paper Napkins:

Decoupage Tools and Materials:

  • Sharp scissors
  • Paint Brushes – various sizes
  • Paper napkins (we used Bright Lights Pearl Caspari Napkins from TheStationeryStudio.com; $48 per 100)
  • Mod Podge (Matte-Mat) glue sealant (available at most craft stores or online)
  • Blown-out eggs

How to Blow Out Eggs

1. Pierce both ends of a raw egg using the tip of a paper clip or a sharp-edged knife.  Twist gently in holes to widen them slightly, with bottom hole a bit larger.

2. Poke a toothpick into the larger hole; pierce yolk, and stir.

3. Hold egg, larger hole down, over a bowl. Blow air into egg until all the contents are out of the shell. Rinse egg with warm water; drain. Blow air into egg again. Let dry.

How To Paper-Napkin Decoupage

1. Find a napkin design that can be re-purposed for Easter.  Trim loosely around the designs on your custom 3-ply paper napkin using sharp scissors. Separate printed top layer; you only need to use the top layer.

2. Coat part of a blown-out white egg with Mod Podge using a small paint brush. Apply 1 cutout design to egg (see pictures above); smooth with brush. Let dry. Repeat, adding designs as desired.

3. Apply Mod Podge with a medium brush to entire egg. Let dry.

Kids and kids-at-heart will love to decorate Easter Eggs with this simple technique.  A monogrammed napkin will add a personal touch to your Easter Decor, perfect for centerpieces at Easter brunch and are sure to remain special keepsakes for years to come.

How to Decoupage Easter Eggs with Paper Napkins

2 Apr

Decoupaging Easter Eggs is simpler than you could ever imagine! Just follow these easy steps from the staff at The Stationery Studio.  We sat down in our staff kitchen with some Mod Podge, paintbrushes and our personalized napkins and VOILA! In less than an hour, we had beautifully decorated Easter Eggs.  Imagine the possibilities….Our Caspari Napkins left over from the Christmas holidays were perfect for the task.  You can re-purpose your custom paper napkins from Birthday Parties, Christmas or Holiday Parties and use them to decorate Easter Eggs with these instructions:

Easy Tips for Decorating Easter Eggs

 

What You’ll Need for Easy Egg Decorating/Decoupaging with Paper Napkins:

Decoupage Tools and Materials:

  • Sharp scissors
  • Paint Brushes – various sizes
  • Paper napkins (we used Bright Lights Pearl Caspari Napkins from TheStationeryStudio.com; $48 per 100)
  • Mod Podge (Matte-Mat) glue sealant (available at most craft stores or online)
  • Blown-out eggs

How to Blow Out Eggs

1. Pierce both ends of a raw egg using the tip of a paper clip or a sharp-edged knife.  Twist gently in holes to widen them slightly, with bottom hole a bit larger.

2. Poke a toothpick into the larger hole; pierce yolk, and stir.

3. Hold egg, larger hole down, over a bowl. Blow air into egg until all the contents are out of the shell. Rinse egg with warm water; drain. Blow air into egg again. Let dry.

How To Paper-Napkin Decoupage

1. Find a napkin design that can be re-purposed for Easter.  Trim loosely around the designs on your custom 3-ply paper napkin using sharp scissors. Separate printed top layer; you only need to use the top layer.

2. Coat part of a blown-out white egg with Mod Podge using a small paint brush. Apply 1 cutout design to egg (see pictures above); smooth with brush. Let dry. Repeat, adding designs as desired.

3. Apply Mod Podge with a medium brush to entire egg. Let dry.

Kids and kids-at-heart will love to decorate Easter Eggs with this simple technique.  A monogrammed napkin will add a personal touch to your Easter Decor, perfect for centerpieces at Easter brunch and are sure to remain special keepsakes for years to come.