3.19.2012

Vintage Book Page Eggs

You've probably seen before that I like vintage book pages.  I've made party buntings, even a table runner, and covered little birds with them.  I thought it would be cute to decoupage vintage book pages onto Easter Eggs.  They go quite nicely with my Chalkboard Eggs this year.  I'm kind of going for a neutral palette this year, just a little change from the traditional pastels that usually accompany Easter decor.


I used Mod Podge, paper mache eggs (from Michaels), and a couple vintage books from a thrift store.  I chose 3 different books to use because they had varying shades of cream and tan and I liked the effect that this gave.


I simply covered the egg with Mod Podge, using a paint brush.  Then tore up little pieces of the book pages and layered them on the egg, making sure to put a generous amount of Mod Podge over each layer.  And the great thing is that they will last forever and I can pull them out year after year.


When I put it all together, I think I'll need to include some burlap.  Maybe in the form of a table runner or a Happy Easter bunting.



How are you decorating for Easter this year?  What's got your fancy or is inspiring you this season?

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12 comments:

  1. Very cute!! You reminded me that I need to make a craft run :) Can you believe Easter is coming up? Yay!

    Kristina
    Nook & Sea

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  2. Where did you get the cute egg carton? Love that!

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  3. Love these...thanks for sharing! :-)

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  4. i love these!! i have a collection of books that need to be mod podged to something.

    Thanks for your comment on my tie pattern, my husband wears a tie everyday and I can tell he gets bored :)

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  5. do you have any more cute easter ideas for home-made decorating?

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  6. Oh, the little chick is adorable too, what is he made out of?!

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  7. The little chick is from World Market. I got them there a couple of years ago. They came in a package of 1 dozen. Cute right?

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  8. Won't the eggs rot? Cute idea though

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  9. No, they are paper mache eggs, not real eggs.

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  10. These are fabulous! I'm going to (attempt to) make them!

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