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 favorite obsessions and that is Marimekko.
How To Do Marimekko Easter Egg Decorating
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. If you can’t be faffed with blowing your eggs you can of course use craft eggs.
The only problem with using real eggs is that it is hard for me to get hold of white eggs. In the UK all the eggs in the supermarket are brown. So for my Easter egg decorating I had to paint my eggshells white.
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 Marimekko Eggs
- Eggs – I used real eggs which I blew, (you can see how here), and then painted white. If you can get white eggs to start with then there is no need to paint. Or you can just buy some white craft eggs.
- Marimekko Paper Napkins – I used the KAINO print. There are loads of wonderful Marimekko prints available as paper napkins on eBay. I used about 2 paper napkins to cover half a dozen eggs.
How to do Marimekko Easter egg decorating
- Firstly if your eggs aren’t white, then paint them white.
2. Next, Marimekko paper napkins are 3 ply. You will only be using the top printed ply, so carefully separate out the top ply from the rest of the paper napkin.
3. Next, cut away small flowers, and design elements from the napkins.
4. Then, 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.
5. Next, carry on covering the eggs with bits of paper napkins until it is all covered. Fill in any gaps with tiny pieces of paper napkins.
6. Finally, to finish off cover the eggs completely with 2 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.
I have a habit of buying a pack of Marimekko paper napkins every time I visit a Scandi shop. Now I have quite a collection so I think I will be decorating some more eggs with Marimekko.
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