Easter Eggstravaganza: Beautiful Butterfly Eggs

When my daughter was young, we would purchase butterfly larvae and watch them transform into cocoons and then emerge as bright orange butterflies. It’s like watching the drab, winter landscape transform into a more colorful spring. Perhaps that’s why I have a soft spot for these sweet, Butterfly Stamped Eggs. I think they’re a lovely way to wrap up this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza, and a beautiful tribute to spring.

Stamped Butterfly Eggs on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Stamped Butterfly Eggs by Rebekah Meier.

To make Butterfly Stamped Eggs, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” and 3” eggs; foam block or scrap piece
  • White tissue paper
  • Mod Podge, gloss finish
  • Archival ink pad* in black
  • Antiquing ink pads (Rebekah used Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, and Scattered Straw)
  • Butterfly stamps (Rebekah used Papillion CMS 106 stamp set from Stampers Anonymous)
  • Tools needed: Scissors; wood skewer or chopstick; 1” flat paintbrush; cosmetic sponges

*Note: Archival ink will withstand the decoupage medium and other water based products.

To make Butterfly Stamped Eggs:

1. Insert a wood skewer or chopstick into the wide end of each egg to use as a handle.

2. Tear tissue paper into 1” pieces, and decoupage onto eggs using Mod Podge and a flat paintbrush. Cover egg completely with tissue paper. Insert wood skewer or chopstick into foam block or other scrap piece, and let eggs dry.

Stamped details on Butterfly Eggs. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Stamp butterflies on tissue paper, and then decoupage onto the eggs. If you use archival inks, they won’t run when the Mod Podge is applied.

3. Using archival ink, stamp butterfly design onto tissue paper. Let dry.

4. Trim around the stamped design, center and apply to egg with Mod Podge. Let dry.

5. Using a cosmetic sponge, gently apply Distress Ink onto eggs, and let dry. Rebekah used Tumbled Glass ink on the 4” egg, and Scattered Straw and Antique Linen on the 3” egg.

6. Carefully twist and remove the wood skewer or chopstick. Decoupage a ½” square of tissue paper over the opening.

Last year, Rebekah shared Butterfly Eggs with a dimensional butterfly cutout.

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

Nature’s Butterfly Eggs by Rebekah Meier.

While we’re on a butterfly theme, don’t miss Patty Schaffer’s Butterfly Topiary & Egg made with a butterfly paper punch.

paper and paint chip butterfly topiary and butterfly egg

Butterfly Topiary and Butterfly Egg by Patty Schaffer.

Do you have a favorite egg from this year’s Eggstravaganza? Have you tried any of them yet?

It's the annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Crafts 'n Coffee!

If you want to take a closer look, here’s a quick recap of this year’s Easter eggs:

Vintage Glitter Eggs

Twine Easter Eggs

Needle Felted Easter Egg Garland

Vintage Map Eggs

Sunny, Springtime Fabric Eggs

Origami Paper Easter Eggs

Thank you so much for joining in the Easter Eggstravaganza!

Have a wonderful Easter weekend.


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8 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza: Beautiful Butterfly Eggs

  1. sllvncookie says:

    Thank’s Sharon for egg designs ideas ,,,Happy Easter ..

  2. Angie Dyer says:

    Butterflies are a sign of spring and new birth. Wonderful for Easter and the spring season!

    • Sharon says:

      I’ve not yet seen butterflies around here, I think it’s still too cold. How about you — any butterflies in your area? The daffodils are budding, so I know we’ll see a little springtime soon. Happy spring, Angie. Sharon

  3. LisaM6 says:

    Love the butterflies. I have some washi tape with butterflies that would work too. Now to find the stuff. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Lisa, Ooh, your washi tape would make beautiful (and easy) eggs. I found a tutorial for you from a few years ago, and the tape worked out great. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend, and found time to craft with your daughter. Sharon

  4. You had me at butterfly! These are definitely my favorite of all of them, even more so than the sparkle eggs! LOVE the topiary and fluttering egg to pieces! I think that I need to make a few of these to remind me that Spring has (almost) sprung! 6 degrees today and they are predicting snow tonight, tomorrow and Sunday! UGH! Will it EVER end? How is your weather doing? Happy Easter!

    • Sharon says:

      I hope you had a lovely Easter, Barb. We had snow here on Friday, and now we’re into the April rains. I’m holding out for the May flowers! Spring is right around the corner, Barb. Sharon

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