Botanical Lavender Easter Eggs

I always like to do at least one craft at Easter time.
This year I thought it would be fun to decoupage images from napkins onto paper mache eggs.

I already had these paper napkins with beautiful images of lavender on them and thought the lavender pictures would look really pretty on Easter eggs.
When you buy the paper mache eggs they are brown and a little rough textured.
I painted my eggs and when they were dry used some sandpaper to roughen up the paint a bit.
I like the rustic look, but you wouldn't have to sand them if rustic is not your thing.


It's ok not to cut out your image perfectly as long as your egg color matches the color of the napkin because it will soak right in as you are using the Mod Podge.


The background of my napkins is white so on this aqua egg I needed to cut out my flowers very carefully so the white wouldn't show.


Your napkin has two layers, but you only use the top layer.
Put some Mod Podge on your egg, lay on the picture and put more Mod Podge on top.
I like to use the matte Mod Podge because I don't like things too shiny.
If you like more shine then get the glossy Mod Podge.
I should mention when putting the top coat of Mod Podge on I did one whole side of the egg and then when that side was dry, I turned it over and did the other side.



Ok, I'm really feeling like my directions stink so if you'd like clearer instructions here is a link to the Martha Stewart website http://www.marthastewart.com/266690/paper-napkin-decoupage-eggs
They do a much better job than I am.



I'm still not quite sure how I'm going to display these in my house.
Maybe I'll just line them up on my kitchen windowsill.


I found this cute little trophy at an antique mall this weekend.
It was a copper color but I slapped on some white paint.
I knew it would be the perfect size for holding Easter eggs.



I got these ceramic egg cups from Jo Anne's a couple of years ago.



Please enjoy a few (wink) more photos....












My friend Heidi gave me the most beautiful vintage Easter postcards and like I mentioned in this post she didn't even know I was using lavender in my Easter decorating this year!



I've been trying to find some cute frames to put them in so I can make an Easter vignette, but have not been having any luck finding some. :(
I have a few more days to look I guess.


Here's what the paper napkins I used looked like.
I bought them at Stein Mart last spring.







20 comments:

  1. These are really lovely. Great napkins!

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  2. This is such a wonderful and creative idea, your eggs turned out beautifully!

    Kat

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  3. Hi Lisa, such pretty eggs. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  4. Those are so pretty Lisa, what a great idea.
    I hope you are having a wonderful week so far.
    xoxo

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  5. Love the eggs!!! So delicate!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  6. The eggs turned out so pretty. I decorated my dining room buffet before we left so I would be ready for Easter when we get home! Getting sunburned even though we are wearing our sunscreen!
    :)Heidi

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  7. Lisa these are so beautiful!!! Have a wonderful week my friend.

    xoxo
    Kate

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  8. What a great idea! They turned out so well. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  9. Your decoupaged eggs are so pretty. My hubby used to be a manager at the Cicero Stein Mart nearly 20 years ago. We were going to move there but instead came to Kuwait. :/ Wishing you a great rest of the week. Tammy

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  10. Oh Lisa your eggs are so pretty. I have never tried that techique with napkins but it looks like fun.

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  11. Your eggs turned out great, Lisa! So pretty. What a good idea :)

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  12. So cute, Lisa. I love your egg cups too! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Hi Lisa!
    Those are the cutest eggs I have seen in a long time!
    Thanks for showing the napkins you used too. I thought maybe you painted or drew the scenes on them~
    :)
    xox
    A

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  14. Very pretty! Poked around your blog and saw lots of pretty things so I'm now a follower.

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  15. These are beautiful! Well done! Visiting from French Inspiration Friday.

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  16. Those turned out just beautiful. What a great idea.

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  17. Love those eggs... a new and lovely idea...

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  18. Those are really great! Coming over from Lynne's. Happy Thursday!

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