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DIY Easter Egg Decoupage With Marimekko Napkins

Every year I love to do a bit of Easter egg decorating. Last year, I made rustic upcycled denim eggs and the year before, no-sew patchwork fabric Easter eggs. This year I decided to go with one of my favourite obsessions, Marimekko.

I’ve decoupaged lots of things with Marimekko napkins, from a garden bench to large Christmas wall art, and I even made some DIY Marimekko shoes. So why not some Marimekko Easter eggs?

How To Do Easter Egg Decoupage

I always use real eggs for my Easter egg decorating, as I often have scrambled eggs for breakfast, so they are readily available and cost me nothing. You can use craft eggs if you can’t be faffed with blowing your eggs.

The only problem with using real eggs is that I struggle to get hold of white eggs. In the UK, all the eggs in the supermarket are brown. So, I had to paint my eggshells white for my Easter egg decorating.

I know in a lot of other countries, chicken eggs are white. I used to think that was because they were bleached white. That’s what my dad told me. As it turns out, he was wrong! It’s all to do with the breed of chickens.

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What You Need For Decoupage

Painted blown easter eggs
Marimekko KAINO paper napkins

DIY Marimekko Eggs

Step 1: If your eggs aren’t white, paint them white.

Step 2: Next, Marimekko paper napkins are three-ply. You will only be using the top printed ply, so carefully separate the top ply from the rest of the paper napkin.

Separating top ply paper napkins

Step 3: Cut away small flowers and design elements from the napkins.

Cutting out pattern from paper napkin

Step 4: Cover the egg with a 50/50 Mod podge water mixture and carefully stick the paper napkin cut out to the egg.

Use a clean foam brush to push the napkin down onto the eggshell.

Paper napkin easter egg decoupage

Step 5: Cover the eggs with bits of paper napkins until it is covered. Fill in any gaps with tiny pieces of paper napkins.

Marimekko easter egg decoupage.

Step 6: Finally, to finish off, cover the eggs completely with two coats of Mod Podge to act as a protective varnish. Let the first coat dry before adding the second.

I found that resting the eggs on a wire frame made this easier.

Decoupaging easter eggs.
Easter egg decorating with Marimekko napkins
Marimekko easter eggs
Marimekko decorated Easter eggs

I habitually buy a pack of Marimekko paper napkins whenever I visit a Scandi shop. And now I have quite a collection so I will decorate some more eggs with Marimekko.

You’ll find more detailed instructions on paper napkin decoupage here and more Easter crafts for adults.

Other egg crafts on Pillarboxblue include,

Decorating Easter eggs with Marimekko



Wednesday 21st of March 2018

Oh wow, these look beautiful! Great idea to decorate those Easter eggs :)

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 21st of March 2018

Thank you,so much.


Tuesday 20th of March 2018

These are so pretty! I enjoyed seeing the previous years as well. Thank you for sharing them with us at Party in Your PJ's. Pinned!

Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Thank you, Teresa. I like to think of a new way to decorate eggs every year.

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