Easter Eggstravaganza Week: Tissue paper + Mod Podge = Ombre Easter Eggs

For today’s Easter craft idea, it’s on to ombre. Have you noticed the ombre trend? Ombre fashion, ombre wall art, ombre pillows, even ombre hair! Well, why not Ombre Easter Eggs? Kathleen George’s tutorial will show you how to decorate your Easter eggs in an ombre motif using tissue paper. I’ve also included a few other tissue paper Easter egg crafts as part of today’s installment in Easter Eggstravaganza Week. (I hope you’re playing along each day this week, for your chance to win our Most Eggsellent Prize Package!)

Ombre Easter Egg Crafts

Ombre Tissue Paper Easter Eggs designed by Kathleen George.

To make an Ombre Tissue Paper Easter Egg, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 4” egg
  • Rubber bands, three
  • Tissue paper: light, medium and dark shades (we used shades of yellow and orange)
  • Paper or silk flowers in coordinating colors (we used Recollections from Michaels)
  • Mod Podge, matte finish
  • Optional: Ribbon for hanging, 3/8” x 8”; straight pin
  • Tools needed: 1” soft paintbrush; chopstick or wooden skewer

how to make ombre Easter eggs

To make an Ombre Tissue Paper Easter Egg:

1. Wrap three rubber bands around the egg, stretched end to end, and spaced evenly around the egg. The rubber bands will divide the egg into six lengthwise, equal sections. Place a small piece of tissue paper over one section and trace along the outer edges of the rubber bands. This will be your pattern piece. Cut it out and test fit it around the egg, making sure it will fully cover. If needed, adjust your pattern.

2. Insert a chopstick or skewer into the middle of the large end of the egg; this will serve as your handle.

3. Using pattern, cut two pieces from each shade of tissue paper – light, medium, and dark. Trim pattern on each side till it’s half as wide, and cut out one more piece from each shade of tissue paper. Cut small snips along the edges of each piece so they will fit more smoothly along the egg’s curves.

how to make ombre Easter eggs

Overlapping the pieces of tissue paper provides additional gradation in colors.

4. Remove rubber bands from the egg. Brush a coat of Mod Podge on one section of the egg, and add a full-size tissue paper piece, stretching from top to bottom. Gently smooth on the tissue paper from the center toward the edges, and make additional snips in the edges, if needed. Repeat, till all six, full-size sections are covered. If some pieces overlap, that’s o.k. and adds to the ombre effect.

5. For additional gradation, add the narrow pieces of tissue paper between the sections, creating additional overlapping of the colors.

6. Seal the egg with a coat of Mod Podge. Place handle in a container – glass, vase, etc., and let the egg dry.

7. Decorate with small flowers.

8. Optional: If hanging eggs, knot together the ends of an 8” length of ribbon and pin and glue knot into end of egg.

To make a Solid Color Tissue Paper Egg:

1. Repeat Steps 1 – 8 above, except you don’t need to cut out the additional half sections in Step 3.

Wrap up your tissue paper eggs in tulle ribbon to make our Tissue & Tulle Wrapped Easter Eggs. The photo links to the tutorial on StyrofoamCrafts.com.

Easter egg crafts

Tissue & Tulle Wrapped Easter Eggs designed by Diane Flowers.

These Bright Ribbon Eggs use patterned tissue paper and colorful ribbons, too. For the tutorial, click on the photo.

Easter egg crafts

Bright Ribbon Eggs designed by Kathleen George.

Have you noticed the ombre trend? Do you have any ombre accessories in your home? Do you think you will? Share your thoughts on ombre for your chance to win our Most Eggsellent Prize Package. (Check out the details of our Easter Eggstravaganza to see how else you can enter to win.)

Happy ombre crafting,


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15 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza Week: Tissue paper + Mod Podge = Ombre Easter Eggs

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  2. Peach Lee says:

    Yes, there is definitely a growing resurgence in the Ombre Trend just as there is a resurgence in the Crepe Paper trends of the Victorian Era. While I have not indulged in any Ombre crafting, I certainly plan to! xOx Peach

  3. Peach Lee says:

    This is one of my fave of the Easter eggs to craft. I like the crowning flower and tissue paper strips. It looks like a lot of fun!

  4. Donna O'Neil says:

    The ombre eggs look interesting. I might use different colors for more pep.

  5. Sar Tann says:

    Now these are great because the possibilities are endless with these eggs. I’ve done this using tissue paper and also ( my favorite) decorative napkins. They came out amazing. I recommend this craft for everyone to try, It’s seriously beautiful. 🙂

  6. Melle Eldridge says:

    I don’t have any ombre accessories-yet-but I do have an ombre tee. Does that count? Lol!

    I’m working on some raggedy quilts and honestly can see potential for one being ombre. 🙂 shades of pink for a sweet toddler niece! Something she’ll love and cherish long past her second birthday!

  7. Geri Johnson says:

    Yes, the ombre trend has been around for a while. I saw some dyed Easter Eggs on Pinterest & tall cakes that have layers that darken as they reach the bottom, tie dyed this and that in ombre tones, furniture, pillows, purses, tights, shorts, skirts, tops, fingernail polish, evening gowns, lipstick, coffee cups, drapes, they are even referring to hair colors as ombre colored when it goes from dark to light or light to dark — that’s what I will call my hair color when the gray starts to show – ombre! I don’t really have anything in my house currently that could be called ombre colored – probably the last thing I did have was a layered Jello salad made with Cool Whip! 😀 😀 😀 I guess I better hurry up and make something or I will totally miss the trend — maybe an ombre colored mustache since I don’t have any mustaches either …

    • Sharon says:

      I haven’t thought about Jello 1-2-3 in years. Remember that? It automatically separated into layers and yes, today it would be called “ombre”.

  8. I love the ombre look. I have a lot of girls ask for it with their highlights when I am working at the salon. It is a fun trend, but I don’t see it lasting too long.

  9. Mary Lou says:

    i love the look of ombre but I am not much for trends. I may have something but I will not be going over board.

  10. Jennifer H says:

    I don’t have any ombre, but I like it. I have seen ombre tunics and dresses that I would love to have!!

  11. annehaun says:

    I do not have any ombre but really love it. I am thinking of making my Easter eggs in ombre shades of the same color.

  12. ambjer s. says:

    I have noticed the ombre trend. I have a couple candles that are kind of ombre, i also have an ombre pashmina shawl/scarf

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