Here is a pretty vintage-style Easter egg decoration that you can use in your Spring decorating this year.
Pretty Vintage Style Easter Egg Decorations
You will never know that this project started out with a bag of paper eggs from the Walmart kid’s Easter aisle! Wait until you see how I transform them into a really pretty decoration I will be using this Spring.
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- Paper Craft Easter Eggs
- Acrylic Paint (Peach & Brown)
- Jute String
- Mini Satin Roses(sewing dept)
- Baby’s Breath
- Scrapbook Paper
- Mod Podge
Welcome to this month’s edition of The Handcrafted Society. Our monthly get-together where we all share a themed project with our readers. This month Missy from Sonata Home Designs was the lead and she chose eggs as the theme ahead of Easter and we all are doing a different color. I am peach.
If you have headed over here from Regina down at Saved From Salvage and this is your first time here let me introduce myself. Hello, I’m Jennifer and you have landed at Cottage on Bunker Hill. I’m a lifelong New England girl living in coastal New Hampshire. I love decorating, DIYing, gardening, and everything about being a New Englander…and of course I have an L.L.Bean jacket and boots…it’s a requirement up here!!
How to Make the Eggs
Paint the Easter Eggs
To make these vintage-style Easter eggs I am paper eggs that I found at Walmart. Any size and color of paper or paper mache eggs will work for this craft.
For this project, I am using a peach shade of acrylic craft paint and giving the eggs 2 coats of paint.
The paper eggs are porous and really needed 2 coats to evenly cover the eggs. Don’t worry about the line around the middle of the eggs…it will be hidden.
How to make speckles on Eggs
After the peach paint was completely dry it was time to make speckles on the Easter eggs.
For this step, you will need an old toothbrush and brown paint.
Pour a little paint onto a plate or napkin and completely wet the toothbrush.
Then dip the tip of the toothbrush into the paint and holding the toothbrush over the egg you will run your finger over the bristles.
By running your finger over the bristles small drops of paint will land on the eggs. Make sure to put a couple of pieces of newspaper down because the paint does splatter.
You may have to rewet the toothbrush to keep the paint on the thinner side and make tiny spots.
Embellishing the Eggs to Get a Vintage Look
To dress up the eggs I will be using thin jute twine, dried baby’s breath, flower stick-on embellishments, & small scrapbook paper flowers.
On half of the Easter eggs, I wrapped the jute twine around the center of the eggs a few times and tied a small bow.
From a sprig of dried baby’s breath, I cut small sprigs of the flowers off and tucked them under the jute twine.
Then I finished it off with the flower stick-on embellishment (sewing dept. at Walmart)
For the other half of the Easter eggs, I decorated them with small squares of scrapbook paper that I decoupaged onto the center of the egg.
I brushed Mod Podge on the back of the paper and put it in place.
Then brushed the front of the paper square with more Mod Podge and used my finger to smooth it over the egg.
This time I wrapped the jute twine around the entire Easter egg and tied a bow at the top of the egg.
Vintage Style Easter Eggs
For a cute display, I cut an egg carton down and filled it with paper grass and moss, and arranged the eggs on top.
vintage egg supplies
Next up, I would love for you to go check out Missy over at Sonata Home Designs to see her decorative Easter eggs.
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Thanks for stopping by today! Being able to share my projects, DIYs, and decorating ideas with you is amazing. Leave a comment below; I love hearing from you! Feel free to drop me a note here if you have any questions.
Wendy McMonigle says
Jen, these eggs are adorable. I love how you tied the twine and added a sweet touch to each egg. And the color is fabulous with the touch of speckling. My apologies for being so late in responding. I have been laid up with an infected finger… that got out of control.
Jennifer Howard says
Sorry to hear about all your hand troubles this week Wendy! Hope you are healing up and will be back to crafting soon!!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
I love these vintage-style eggs, Jennifer! They are so different from anything else I’ve seen. Thank you for the inspiration.
Jennifer Howard says
Jennifer S. Hadfield says
absolutely gorgeous, jennifer! I love the colors your used. I pinned them to my spring board to share 🙂
Regina Jenkins says
Jennifer – In addition to be so cute on camera, your project is adorable. I have never tried to “speckle” my eggs and need to and I love the color and the scrapbook paper you added and of course the way they were styled in the carton. Pinned!
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
I looked for paper eggs a few years ago and now I know where to find them. Yay! Jennifer, I must say these turned out so cute and I love the sweet rosettes! Pinning!
Amy Sadler says
Well, I love everything you do and this one is no exception! Your color palette is so good! Love it! Pinned!
These are so pretty, Jennifer! I love the toothbrush bristle technique! Your creativity is inspiring! Pinned!
Oh, how cute Jennifer! Love your soft colors and the speckling. It has been such fun hopping along with you ladies!