We saw a robin in the driveway this weekend, and nothing says “spring” more than a robin and this Spring Egg Wall Art in shades of robin’s egg blue. I used Mod Podge and fabric scraps to decoupage these spring eggs, and they’re easily changed up with your favorite colors and prints. There are so many ways to decorate these eggs, and you can use tissue paper and paper napkins, too. You can even use different sizes of eggs. I considered decoupaging and framing just one large egg, but decided on nine smaller eggs instead. Here’s how I decoupaged my eggs and made the Spring Egg Wall Art.
To make Framed Spring Eggs, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
- 2” eggs, nine (change up the size and quantity to fit your frame)
- Picture frame; my frame was 1″ deep, and measured 9-1/2” x 11-1/2” with a 7-1/2” x 9-1/2 opening
- Fabric scraps (I used four different patterns)
- Scrapbook paper, one sheet
- Mod Podge, matte finish
- Paper adhesive or spray glue
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; serrated knife; paintbrush; wood skewers; wax paper; masking tape or duct tape
To make Framed Spring Eggs:
1. Cut a thin slice from the back of each egg, so the eggs will sit flat in the frame.
2. Cut 1” strips from each fabric, and then cut the strips into small triangles. (In my mind, small triangles would most easily fit around the curves of the egg. I’ve no idea if this is geometrically correct!)
3. Insert a wood skewer into the cut side of each egg.
4. Working on one egg at a time, brush Mod Podge onto a portion of the egg, and place fabric triangles on the Mod Podge. Overlap the triangles to cover the egg. Brush Mod Podge over the fabric pieces. Continue covering the egg with fabric, working on one area at a time. When the egg is covered, carefully remove the skewer and place the egg on wax paper to dry. Continue till all of the eggs are covered in fabric.
5. Remove the frame backing and the glass. Trace around the backing on the sheet of scrapbook paper. Cut out the scrapbook paper and glue to the backing with paper glue or spray glue.
6. Arrange eggs on the frame backing. When pleased with the arrangement, glue in place with low-temp glue gun.
7. Place the frame backing back in the frame, and be sure it’s secure. If needed, add a small amount of tape at the back of the frame to help hold the backing in place.
Here are a few more ways we’ve decoupaged eggs in the past. Any of these eggs would be beautiful framed and hanging on the wall! The only difference in the tutorial would be to cut a small slice from the back of each egg, so that the eggs will sit flat in your frame.
Topsy Turvy Easter Eggs made with paper napkins
I hope you’re seeing signs of spring where you live!
Happy springtime crafting!