Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY Vintage, decoupage Easter Eggs

Ooh la la! I don’t use that expression very often, but it seems to suit these gorgeous, vintage style Easter eggs from Rebekah Meier. You won’t believe how easy it is to make these DIY decoupage eggs with tissue paper and Mod Podge. Why not make a few extras for your Easter display, or maybe for the bunny to deliver to someone special. Rebekah shares two versions – a French Post inspired Decoupage Egg and an Ancient Text Decoupage Egg.

Mod Podge Easter Egg crafts

French Post Eggs and Ancient Text Eggs by Rebekah Meier.

To make a French Post Egg and Ancient Text Egg, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” egg
  • Printed tissue paper:
    • Tim Holtz® idea-logy® Tissue Wrap in the Composer pattern for the French Post Egg
    • Vintage style tissue paper for the Ancient Text Egg
  • Distress Ink in antique linen
  • Charms: bee, key, or other
  • Book pages (for the Ancient Text Egg)
  • Embellishments: brass charms, vintage lace, string, ribbon
  • Mod Podge, matte finish
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; flat paintbrush; ruler; cosmetic sponge

To make French Post Eggs:

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You can use the wire “u” that came with the packaging to attach the charm to the egg.

1. Using decoupage medium, cover egg with pieces of printed tissue paper; tissue paper can be torn or cut with scissors.

2. Apply antique linen ink sparingly to egg with cosmetic sponge.

3. Wrap egg with vintage lace, secure with craft glue.

4. Wrap egg with string, add a bee charm and secure with a bow.

Hint: To attach the charm, save the metal piece from the packaging, and re-use to attach the charm to the egg.

To make a Text Egg:

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Lace, ribbon and a vintage style key add the final touch.

1. Cover egg with tissue paper, following Step 1 above.

2. Cut book pages into thin strips and apply to egg with decoupage medium. Let dry.

3. Wrap egg with vintage lace and add key charm. (See Hint above to attach the charm.)

4. Tie ribbon bow and glue to lace

how to make vintage, mixed media Easter egg crafts

Why not display these all year-round?

If vintage isn’t your style, check out this Inspirational Egg on StyrofoamCrafts.com. Choose words and phrases that will be meaningful to the recipient (or you).

how to DIY decoupge Easter eggs

Inspirational Egg by Kathleen George.

how to make decoupage Easter eggs with Mod Podge

The French Post and Ancient Text Decoupage Eggs first appeared in the winter issue of Stitch Craft Create.

Don’t forget, there’s a big giveaway at the end of the Easter Eggstravaganza! Yesterday, I promised to tell you why the prize package includes the winter issue of Stitch Craft Create. These beautiful, vintage decoupage eggs first appeared in the pages of Stitch Craft Create. The winner will also receive one dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam and TWO chocolate bunnies – milk chocolate and dark chocolate.

To enter the Easter Eggstravaganza giveaway, leave a comment every day from March 2 – March 10, midnight. Each comment is one more entry in the giveaway. I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, March 12.

Happy Easter egg crafting.


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57 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY Vintage, decoupage Easter Eggs

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  2. Tammy says:

    These are soo cute!!

  3. breebear says:

    Question: Why would I need to decoupage tissue paper before applying the book pages?

    • Sharon says:

      Very good question, and I don’t think it’s necessary. I think you can skip that step (and save a little time) and your eggs will be just as beautiful. Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. Katie says:

    I love these! I am wondering if you can use regular book pages? I also live on an island and don’t have access to many things. Do you think this would work with those plastic eggs?

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Katie, I’m sure you could use an old book for these. I’ve not tried plastic eggs, so I can’t answer that. The plastic eggs are smaller, so I know the size will be different. Have fun! Sharon

  5. Eden says:

    Beautiful eggs!

  6. It just dawned on me that Styrofoam has become….like Scotch Tape, Baggies, Super Glue, and Xerox…..a commonly used word that covers all similar products! Congratulations, Dow Chemical!

    • Sharon says:

      So true, Jill, and we want people to know that STYROFOAM is a trademark of Dow. We’re not cups, coolers, meat trays, packing peanuts, take-out containers, etc. We’re the floral & craft foam you know and love, and we’re the Blue* STYROFOAM Brand Insulation that saves $10 billion in energy every year. I’ll get off my soap box now . . . Thanks, Jill. Sharon

  7. I’m in love with your vintage decoupage eggs…..and the idea of enjoying some chocolate while I try my hand at creating some! Thanks for the project idea and for the chance to win your Giveaway!

  8. Sandra C says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. cnuland says:

    I love the French Post and music eggs – so beautiful!

  10. Linda Eggleston says:

    I believe you can try rubber stamping tissue paper if you can’t get the already printed kind.

  11. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    This would be a fun craft to do with the children at the library during Spring Intercession. Mahalo for sharing how-to.

  12. Cynthia says:

    I love anything covered in recycled paper. The eggs are awesome!!

  13. rrjane011749 says:

    These eggs are so adorable!

  14. Sherry Weaver says:

    Oh these are such darling little eggs!!! I will be making some for sure.

  15. Cindy Schmidt says:


  16. JuneA** says:

    O La La is right! 🙂 Do you have to use tissue paper or would a thicker piece (such as a book page) work? Thanks!!

    • Sharon says:

      Hi June, Thanks for stopping in today! These eggs use both tissue paper and book pages, so yes, you’ve got it right. Happy crafting! Sharon

  17. Tina S says:

    These are so pretty! I’d love to have a basket full of these in a wire egg basket somewhere in my home. Guess I’ll have to get busy!

  18. Kate says:

    Your vintage eggs are beautiful!

  19. Wendy Hatton says:

    This is a very elegant look for easter egg decorations.

  20. Sharon S says:

    I’m hosting a dinner for some of my sewing/crafting friends in a couple of weeks. These will be great for my tablescape. Thanks.

  21. Oooh, those eggs are darling!

  22. Joan Hoyer says:

    Love the text on the eggs!

  23. Heidi says:

    I love that they are tied with lace! So sweet.

  24. Marcie Lovett says:

    What an attractive way to use the styrofoam eggs! I’d never guess that’s what they were.

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Marcie. Truly, you can do almost anything with STYROFOAM Brand Foam. There’s not a finish or technique that can’t be adapted to it. Happy crafting. Sharon

  25. mary mac says:

    I wanted to do something different for Easter this year and this is it. What a wonderful Idea.

  26. jilldh says:

    Would love to win the kit!

  27. Jill Hubbard says:

    These are just gorgeous!

  28. Very cool idea. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Joy says:

    so gonna do these 🙂 Thank you!

  30. Christina July says:

    Awesomely vintage eggs you have there!!! ❤ them!!!

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  32. lynaeve says:

    I love these eggs

  33. Denise Gallwitz says:

    I love Easter an those eggs are cool !!

  34. Angie Dyer says:

    These eggs are so sweet! The ones with the music could be used almost year around on the piano or near your favorite tunes in the house. You could even use the words to ‘your song’ for you and your honey.

  35. Nancy D says:

    Love these eggs! The lace, the charms! Adorable!

  36. LisaM says:

    more fun eggs. IT is going to be an egg-tra fun Easter this year.

  37. Connie Smith says:

    Love the newsprint!! Never thought of using it on eggs!!! So shabby chic!!

  38. Debbie Kaste says:

    Great looking eggs! The Easter bunny sure would love tucking these into some lucky persons basket! Thanks for the tutorial;)

  39. Sharon says:

    I love your egg extravaganza. just was looking at your earlier one to see which ones are on my list to finish. Thank you.

  40. annehaun says:

    Love, love these vintage eggs. I hope I can find the tissue paper used in this project.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Anne. If you want this exact design, I’m pretty sure you can find it online, and fortunately, there’s plenty of time to order before Easter. Enjoy! Sharon

  41. Teri Schofield says:

    These are gorgeous!

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