Introduction: DIY Découpage Ostrich Eggs
Découpaging eggs is an easy and impressive way to dress up your next Sunday brunch. And although you can easily apply this technique to chicken eggs, I encourage you to go big with spectacular ostrich eggs! All my guests love them and they are pretty cheap to buy on the internet. Crazy how you can buy pretty much anything on the internet :).
- Ostrich eggshell
- color copies of vintage botanical prints or printed sheet paper
- egg stand or candle holder
- sharp scissors
- matte Mod Podge
- flat brush
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Start by printing color copies of vintage botanical prints. Printed wallpaper or wrapping paper works for this as well. Using small, sharp scissors, cut out the motifs as closely to the edge as possible. I always like to position and lay out the cut-outs before attaching them.
Because some of the cut-outs are very delicate, apply the Mod Podge directly onto the egg instead of the cut-out itself. Dip the brush into the Mod Podge and apply a thin layer to where the first cut-out will lay. Gently place the cut-out on top of the glue.
Before the glue gets too tacky, smooth out any creases and bumps with the end of the brush. Then apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top. Allow to dry for at least 10-15 minutes.
Add on other cut-outs, allowing each piece to dry each time before
applying another. Once everything is dried, apply a single coat of Mod Podge around the entire egg.
Place them on egg stands or candlestick holders . . .
and display them alongside cheerful floral arrangements