Because life’s celebrations shouldn’t cost the Earth

Monday, 3 February 2014

Oh, So Shabby French Chic - Decoupage Eggs!

 'Vintage' Papier Mache Book Page Eggs - Part Deux

Whilst up in the loft this weekend I discovered some more plastic Easter eggs so, once again, I got busy with the PVA glue and created these gorgeously shabby chic decoupage eggs!

I applied strips torn from an old book of quotations for the background layer and 'aged' the eggs with a quick wash of watered down poster paint before adding images cut from a pack of paper napkins.

If you feel inspired to create your own Easter objects d'art take a look at my Decoupage Egg Tutorial where you will find full step by step instructions and photos.

 The serviettes I used for this project were 'Butterfly Mail' by Paper-Design.

I purchased mine on eBay and was lucky enough to be the only bidder and paid just 99p for the pack of twenty.  I made fourteen eggs in total and only used three napkins as each one has four printed sides.   Quite a few shops on the internet have them in stock at the moment, including and Amazon, or you might just pick up a bargain at eBay.  I also have some spares if you're desperate, just message me!

I then spotted these 'Butterfly Print Cloche and Bases' whilst I was shopping in Sainsburys and I'm hoping Mr Larkin and the children might treat me to one (or two) as a Mothering Sunday gift.  They would look perfect displaying my eggs on Easter Sunday either adorning the piano or dinner table.  

The description on the Sainsbury's site states 'The butterfly print cloche from our botanical range is a beautiful object in its own right, and a lovely way of displaying treasured possessions'. my eggs count as 'treasured possessions'?


  1. Hi Josie! I love your Easter Eggs! Gorgeous! xx

  2. Just adorable! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Hi Josie! I love this tutorial and will definitely try this for Easter this year. Thank you!

  4. Yes, the definately they count as Treasured possessions.