Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY Decoupage Tissue & Ribbon Eggs

A tisket, a tasket, put these pretty eggs in your Easter basket. Designer Kathleen George decorated these DIY Easter eggs with pastel tissue paper and ribbons. If you prefer your Easter decorations in a brighter palette, check out the Bright Paper & Ribbon Eggs, too. This week, follow all of the creative ideas for decorating Easter eggs for your chance to win a most eggscellent prize package.

Easy Easter egg decorating

Tissue Paper & Ribbon Eggs by Kathleen George.

To make Decoupage Tissue & Ribbon Eggs, you will need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” egg
  • Rubber bands, three
  • Ribbons per egg: one yd. of one color, two yds. of second color; ¼” – 5/16” wide
  • Tissue paper
  • Mod Podge, matte finish
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Brush; wooden skewers; small scissors; pencil; craft pins

    how to decoupage tissue paper on Styrofoam Easter eggs

    Each egg is covered in tissue paper, and then wrapped in two colors of ribbon.

To make Decoupage Tissue & Ribbon Eggs:

1. For each egg, cut out six pieces of colored tissue paper using the pattern provided.

2. Insert a skewer into the top of the egg to use as a handle. Mark the center bottom of the egg with a pencil.

3. Stretch rubber bands around the egg, top to bottom, and evenly spaced. With a pencil point, mark each section in the middle of the egg (each section will be about 1-3/4” apart).

4. Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on one section, top to bottom. Place a tissue paper section onto the surface, and smooth down with a soft dry brush or your fingertips. Use small scissors to make little snips along the edges so that the tissue will lie flat against the egg.

5. Continue covering the egg one section at a time. The sections will slightly overlap. When completely covered, let egg dry.

6. Seal egg with Mod Podge, and let dry. When dry, gently twist and remove the skewer.

7. Cut the 1 yd. of ribbon into three, 12” pieces. Position the first length of ribbon over the section lines and wrap it around the egg, starting and ending at the bottom. Place a dab of glue in the skewer hole and using the skewer, tuck the ribbon ends into the hole. Use craft pins to hold in place, if needed, while glue dries. Repeat with two other 12” lengths.

8. Cut the 2 yds. of ribbon into six, 12” pieces. Wrap the second ribbon around the egg on each side of the first ribbons. Glue the ends into the skewer hole also.

9. Tie a small ribbon bow and glue and pin to the top, if desired.

Here’s another option – Bright Ribbon Eggs. The tutorial for the Bright Ribbon Eggs is on StyrofoamCrafts.com.

Easter egg crafts made with tissue paper decoupage and Styrofoam eggs

Bright Ribbon Eggs by Kathleen George.

Have you entered the Easter Eggstravaganza giveaway? Here’s how: 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.

cute and easy ideas for decorating Styrofoam eggs

The 2013 Easter Eggstravaganza on Crafts ‘n Coffee will feature tutorials for all of these Easter eggs.

And what do you win? The most eggcellent prize package includes:

win the Easter Eggstravaganza!

You might win the winter issue of Stitch Craft Create; one dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam; and TWO chocolate bunnies — one milk chocolate and one dark chocolate.

  • One dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • The winter issue of Stitch Craft Create
  • Two chocolate bunnies
tie-dye Easter egg tutorial

Tomorrow, we’ll transform this t-shirt into Easter eggs!

See you tomorrow (and here’s sneak peek of tomorrow’s egg).

Happy Easter egg crafting!


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18 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY Decoupage Tissue & Ribbon Eggs

  1. CraftyB says:

    Love the sherbet stripes! Makes me think of Spring which has definitely not yet arrived in my neck of the woods.

  2. Angie Dyer says:

    Very creative! Where do you have time to think of this lovely Easter Egg Designs? Love the pastel colors and the added trims. Will make a pretty basket display in almost every room in the house. Also fun to give as gives to neighbors.

    • Sharon says:

      You have very lucky neighbors, Angie! It’s been so much fun this week sharing this many Easter egg ideas — and we’re not done yet! I have a few more in the hopper . . . Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  3. JuneA** says:

    Lovely, lovely Easter eggs! I do a tree every year too-Hubs bought me a small, white fiber-optic tree to use for my holiday trees…this will look fantastic against the white!

  4. Tina S says:

    So cute! Great idea!

  5. Elizabeth Brunner says:

    Love these fabric eggs. Thanks for the inspiration and the contest.

  6. Sara Altman says:

    Oh so beautiful !

  7. Bev says:

    These are beautiful Sharon. I especially love the bright ribbon eggs. Thank you for sharing these. Looking forward to seeing the transformation of the t-shirt tomorrow.

  8. Sharon says:

    Thank you again for a beautiful egg. What a great collection.

  9. Gorgeous! Thanks for posting such detail. I will have to try this.

  10. Debbie Kaste says:

    Very pretty eggs! Love the pastel shades with the pretty ribbons. Thank you for the tutorial, pattern and inspiration.

  11. Nancy P. says:

    Love the pastel colors of these eggs. So sweet in a special basket.

  12. annehaun says:

    These eggs are lovely – so feminine.

  13. Katiria says:

    Oh those tissue eggs are my favorite they are so beautiful. Thanks

  14. Jane says:

    I have been anxiously waiting for this particular egg. We have always had a tradition in our house of having an Easter Egg tree. These eggs will look beautiful on it! I finally found a new tree for my Easter ornaments; someone gave me a beautiful fig tree (artificial) so will put the little clear lights on it and use that.
    My Mom had such a green thumb that she would cut flowering branches from her garden when they looked like sticks–they would bloom into beautiful forsiythia branches.
    I would use branches of different heights, etc. and spray them white.
    Trying the fig tree this year,


  15. LisaM says:

    Those are so neat. Think I will give it a try and then add some butterflies. Great ideas.

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