Can’t Sleep! Result = Easter Egg Decoupage

I don’t know why but I’ve been unable to sleep a full night this week. I’m not sure if it’s the pregnancy (I’ve been tossing and turning and waking up starving in the middle of the night!!) or if it’s all the projects I want to do but don’t have time to complete during the day or maybe a combination of the two. Isn’t it crazy how decorating and crafts can keep someone up at night? My neighbor, Alison, was just telling me she was having the same problem!

Anyway, I was up last night {really this morning} from 4-6:30. I tried to go back to bed but after 30 minutes of lying there I finally realized it wasn’t working and I got up. I decided to tackle a few projects on my list. The first to share was something that I saw in this month’s All You magazine.

I earmarked the page about a month ago but it was still to early for me to start thinking about Easter. Now with Easter only two weeks ago, I thought it was time to dig out my magazine. As I’m reading through the instructions, I realized I picked out the same patterns as my inspiration. How cool is that!!


 Origami Paper, Eggs (preferably wooden or Styrofoam eggs but I only had the plastic ones), craft glue (I used Mod Podge), a brush (but you could use your finger if you’re in a pinch) and scissors

1. Measure the egg’s length and width (circumference). Add a 1/4 inch to the length and 1/8 to the circumference. Using the revised measurements cut a rectangle out of the origami paper.

2. Fold the rectangle lengthwise with the outside facing in. Draw a line about 1/4 an inch from the fold (parallel to the fold). Cut slits about 1/4 inch apart toward the line you drew but do not cut past the line.

3.Unfold the paper and apply glue to the fold line. Wrap the paper around the center of the egg. The slits will be facing up and down.

4. Apply glue to the underside of a strip and gently adhere the strip to the egg smoothing it out as you press it down. Cut the strip if it extends beyond the tip of the egg. 

5. Repeat the process until all slits have been glued down and the egg is fully covered.

 6. Apply a thin coat of glue over the entire egg to seal it.


What cute Easter eggs!! What fun crafts do you have planned for Easter or Spring?

Thank you for visiting! Hope you enjoy the craft! Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions or general feedback!

Other Spring Crafts you may enjoy (distressed birdhouses, super simple bird silhouette, spring banner from scrap materials, spring wreath)! Click on the image to access the tutorial or post.







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