Colorful Easter eggs decoupaged with tissue paper geranium flower die cuts, with the flowers made to pop-up!
Decorating Easter eggs is one of my favorite things to do. That and anything related to Christmas crafting and decor, but we already know that. There are quite a few options for eggs to decorate. There are paper maché eggs, plastic eggs and then the real deal, with the insides blown out. I prefer using real eggs since there are always some in the fridge and they are super inexpensive, so I can decorate tons of them.
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I wanted bright and happy Easter eggs and these geranium dies from Spellbinders make the prettiest flowers. I don’t see too many geraniums in the desert and they remind me of my grandma’s back patio. My favorite part of these eggs is the three dimensional flowers. I can’t claim that the idea for the flowers was mine. My middle daughter said, it would be awesome if the flowers popped up! So we did just that. The flowers definitely add an element of fun to the Easter eggs.
- Easter eggs (plastic, paper maché)
- Tissue Paper
- Glossy Mod Podge
- Geranium and Leaves Wild and Free Dies from Spellbinders
- Diecutting Machine
- Foam Brushes
- DecoArt Neon Lights Knockout Blue Acrylic Paint
Take your eggs and paint them your desired colors. I used two coats of the light blue on real eggs to get great coverage. More paint may be needed on the paper mache eggs and a primer might be needed for plastic eggs. Using the geranium dies and your die cutting machine, cut out leaves and flowers in your desired colors of tissue paper, I used red, magenta, lime green and kelly green tissue paper.
Once the paint on the eggs are dry, use a foam brush and Mod Podge to glue the leaves on to the egg. I love how the curve of the egg causes the leaves to wrinkle a bit, making the leaves look more realistic. Let dry. Once the leaves are in place, add the first layer of flowers, gluing the whole flower to the egg. Add a layer of Mod Podge to the entire egg and let dry completely.
Once dry, add a small amount of Mod Podge to the center of the flower already glued to the egg. Crinkle the petals of another flower up, and place on top of the glue, avoiding getting glue on the petals. Once dry, repeat for a third layer. Once dry, display your eggs in a cute carton or on a bed of Easter grass. They would also look adorable hanging from branches on an Easter tree!