Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY natural Butterfly Eggs

If you’re looking to make spring eggs that don’t scream “Easter” in bright, vivid colors, take a look at Rebekah Meier’s Butterfly Eggs. These butterfly beauties are soft and subtle, and you could easily display Nature’s Butterfly Eggs year-round. Thank you, Rebekah, for sharing your tutorial. (And don’t forget about the Most Eggscellent Prize Package giveaway.)

Pretty, decoupaged Styrofoam eggs. Love the soft colors and butterflies! CraftsnCoffee.com

Nature’s Butterfly Eggs by Rebekah Meier.

To make Nature’s Butterfly Eggs, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” & 4” eggs
  • Tissue paper in white
  • Butterfly stickers, flat and dimensional
  • Acrylic craft paint in cream and burnt umber
  • Decoupage medium, matte
  • Varnish, satin finish
  • Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, Sketchbook or other pattern of your choice
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; wooden dowel; 1” flat paintbrush; old newspaper; paper towels

To make Nature’s Butterfly Eggs:

1. Insert a thin, wooden dowel into the wide end of each egg and use it as a handle. Tear tissue paper into small pieces, and cover the eggs with tissue using the decoupage medium. Let dry.

2. Paint eggs cream. Let dry.

3. Cover your work surface with old newspaper. Dilute burnt umber paint with water (1 part paint to 2 parts water). Dip paintbrush into mixture, and gently throw paint onto eggs, creating a speckled finish. Blot excess paint with a paper towel. Let dry.

4. Apply one coat of varnish to eggs.

5. To finish the 4” egg: Wrap tissue tape around the circumference. Apply dimensional butterfly sticker to the center of the egg; secure with a dot of glue.

DIY a decoupaged Butterfly Egg. Pretty! CraftsnCoffee.com

Add a coat of varnish over the butterfly sticker so it appears to be decoupaged onto the egg.

6. To finish the 3” egg: Apply a flat butterfly sticker to the center of egg. Brush on a coat of varnish, creating a decoupage effect.

7. Carefully remove the wood dowel, and cover the hole with a small piece of tissue paper.

Now that your Nature’s Butterfly Eggs are finished, you can use your leftover tissue tape to make Vintage, Tissue Tape Eggs.

And of course, I can’t have an Eggstravaganza without a Most Eggscellent giveaway. This year’s Eggstravaganza has a sweet prize package (sorry, the basket itself is not included):

  • One dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • A $25 gift card to your favorite craft store (choose from Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores and Hobby Lobby)
  • A craft apron
  • Starbuck’s Via Coffee
  • Easter candy – yummy!

Sweet! Win these goodies during the Easter Eggstravaganza on Crafts 'n Coffee! (Basket not included.) CraftsnCoffee.com. To enter, just follow along and leave a comment each day during the Eggstravaganza. The more comments you leave, the more entries you have. I’ll announce a winner on Thursday, April 3.

I want to know what you’re crafting this spring — tell me about your crafty adventures right now.

Happy Easter Egg Crafting.


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34 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY natural Butterfly Eggs

  1. andrea smart says:

    What a great way to add something new to spring decorating, I am definitely going to try this.

  2. Sar Tann says:

    These are lovely.I never thought about decoupaging eggs before. I bet these would look great if you took 2 to 3 different sizes of eggs, cut in half length wise, decoupaged them on the on the front side and then framed. Love this idea!!!

  3. Diane Whitmarshby says:

    Love butterflies and they look so pretty on these eggs, . I would love to win the egg giveaway so I could craft some eggs that you have shown.

  4. Stephanie Grant says:

    We are working on spring arrangements for decoration at the cemetery and seasonal wreaths for our door.

  5. Angie Dyer says:

    Beautiful eggs! These could be displayed year around, instead of just at Easter! Great idea!

  6. studiorose says:

    Wow, these are beautiful, and look like a lot of fun.

  7. Debbie Kaste says:

    I love these eggs! The butterflies make them look so natural. Hope I have a chance to make some soon.

    I recently made some sewn paper bunnies for place cards at our Easter dinner table. The eggs would look terrific in a bowl as the centerpiece. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

  8. This is a lovely Easter craft! As my son gets older, the old Paas dip dye egg is boring – great way to continue a tradition more creatively!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you. Those Paas eggs are a tradition, aren’t they? I have such fond memories of dying eggs with Paas through the years. Sharon

    • Katiria says:

      I remember the Paas eggs from when I was little. I made quite a mess every time I tried to make them. I think I only did them once with my son and they still were a disaster and a mess. (but fun!)

      • Sharon says:

        Totally messy but always fun. My daughter picks a different egg decorating kit every year, and some have been great and some . . . Well, not so great. Sharon

  9. Denise Royal says:

    Easter baskets and loomed eggs.

  10. Susan Samuel says:

    I am working on an Easter bonnet at the moment (stuck as to what to do as inspiration seems to have gone on holiday) and I think your eggs may work out great for it. I could half some of the eggs length wise and attach them in various colours -or just one colour and add different coloured butterflies. Thanks for this idea.

  11. Nancy D says:

    Right now I’m playing catch up on a couple of quilting projects. But I have made a few stuffed bunnies and have plans to make some of the projects I have seen on here. The problem is I never have enough time to craft every cute thing I see 🙂

  12. LisaM6 says:

    What a fun egg. I will have to get my craftroom up and running so I can make one. The gift basket looks like it has some yummy peeps in it. Love them.

  13. What great give away thanks. I am enjoying your blog

  14. Sar Tann says:

    This is really beautiful and will have to try. Ty

  15. Espirational says:

    I love the eggs. Great look — you’d never know they are Styrofoam eggs. I might have to try this one.

  16. Jessica Weyrowske says:

    Very pretty!

  17. Katiria says:

    My adventure is quite a big one! ! ! I found out I’m pregnant and due in the Fall so now my mind is buzzing with ideas for crafts for a baby shower like center pieces, favors, decorations, games. It’s sooooo exciting !

  18. These eggs are absolutely gorgeous!!! I am going to have to get the goods so I can make some of these! They will even look beautiful displayed after Easter!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE butterflies! Would love to win this yummy prize package!!! TFS!

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