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Paper Napkin Decoupage Eggs

Decoupage. It is making a come back. I must say I am enjoying the simplicity of the craft. I don’t think there is any right or wrong way to do it. So, for me, decoupage is just a ‘go with the flow’ kinda project.  It is a project that you can personalize and not have sweat dripping off your forehead because you are afraid of screwing it up.

paper napkin decoupage eggs

Today, I am going to share my technique in creating paper napkin decoupage eggs. The process will take a plain old white egg from ordinary to extraordinary.

decoupage napkin egg tree DIY

Materials:

painted white wooden eggs

patterned paper napkins

decoupage medium, modge podge

medium sized brush

jewelry charms & eye hooks

decorative trim

wax paper

drill

scissors

paint brush

paper napkin decoupage eggs

 

paper napkin decoupage eggs

Peel apart the layers of napkins. You will only want to use the top patterned layer.

paper napkin decoupage eggs

Cut your patterned napkin into squares or rectangles. It really doesn’t matter on the size or shape of them. Start applying decoupage medium to the egg in sections, adding a square piece of napkin at a time. I also painted over the top of the napkin pieces to smooth them out and for overall adhesion.

Because my paper napkins had a few different patterns on them, I was able to create different looking eggs. I loved this because I could have variety, but the overall look would be cohesive.

decoupage paper napkin eggs

Place the egg on a piece of wax paper to dry completely. I let them dry overnight.

paper napkin decoupage eggs

To embellish the eggs as pictured, you will need to pre-drill a very small hole into both ends of the eggs. I then screwed jewelry eye hooks into the holes until tight. On the top I added a decorative trim  to hang. On the bottom I added a little charm to dangle and add to the vintage charm.

paper napkin decoupage eggs

Grab some branches from your backyard and throw into a vase. Then, start adding your paper napkin decoupage eggs. It is that simple.

paper napkin decoupage eggs

 

paper napkin decoupage eggs

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Free Printable Welcome Spring

 

free spring printable

Who doesn’t love fresh flowers? Running to the floral shop has become a ritual for me. Every week I go on a search for a fresh flower arrangement. I used to be able to just walk into the backyard and pick a nice bouquet. But, somehow being busy with kiddos and life doesn’t leave a whole lot of time to tend to the flower gardens….or get a pedi….or finish that recommended book.

But, somehow, no matter how exhausted I am walking around in the floral shop seems to inspire me. I walk out of the shop re-energized with a smile on my face.

Today, I want to share a few of my favorite Spring vignettes and my hope is to inspire you to hop on over to the floral shop and find a bouquet that makes your home happy. I also hope you will take some time for you today….print off a printable from some of my favorite bloggers and create a vignette on your mantel or a centerpiece on your table. Just take time to enjoy the simple things….like pedicures or finishing that book!free printable welcome spring

 

First up on my list of favorites: You really have to pop over to her blog and experience all of the fabulous elements. One photo just doesn’t do this dining room justice.

spring dining room liz marie

LIZ MARIE BLOG SPRING DINING ROOM

Second, I love this fresh and bright centerpiece from Kristin over at Yellow Bliss Road. There is just something about lemons and tulips full of sunshine!

easy spring centerpiece ideas

YELLOW BLISS ROAD EASY SPRING CENTERPIECE

Now, let’s talk about this springtime vignette. Oh my. I can’t seem to pick a favorite piece and this girl can style a room, vignette, and chalkboard like no one can!

spring vignette dear lillie

DEAR LILLIE SPRING VIGNETTE

And now for a bit of whimsy. I love this floral arrangement almost as much as I love my Starbucks caramel macchiato! Such a fun element adding the carrots. It definitely will be a conversation starter.

orange tulips and carrot floral arrangement

THE WEDDING CHICKS ORANGE TULIPS AND CARROT ARRANGEMENT

free printable welcome spring

WELCOME SPRING FREE PRINTABLE

And now, please hop over for some extra inspiration. Each of these lovely bloggers have created a free printable for you, as well as some great decorating vignettes.

21 Free Easter & Spring Printables

 

 

Bird Prints Vignette with Free Printable by Town and Country Living

Dreamsicle Botanical Recipe Print by My Sweet Savannah

I Love Paris in the Springtime by So Much Better with Age

Spring Floral Watercolors by Migonis Home

Let New Adventures Begin by City Farmhouse

Hello Easter Greeting Card Printable by Sweet C’s Designs

Hippity Hoppity by Clean and Scentsible

Spring Vignette and Free Printable by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Botanical Prints for Spring by Shades of Blue Interiors

Spring Easter Bunny Free Printable by Thoughts from Alice

The Earth Laughs in Flowers by Ella Claire

Well, Hello Spring by Nest of Posies

Free Printable Welcome Spring by Dandelion Patina

Aztec Easter Egg Print by My Someday in May

Rain Boots Printable by Chronicles of Home

Bunny Gift Tag by In My Own Style

Easter Placemats by Finding Silver Pennies

Our Nest Watercolor Printable by Craftberry Bush

He Makes All Things Beautiful by AKA Design

Gardening Printables by Lilypad Cottage

Easter Garden Stake Printable by The Wicker House

Rustic Spring Wreath Tutorial

tutorial spring rustic hydrangea wreath

I can feel it. Can you?

The feeling that Spring is on its way.

The other morning I went out to warm up the van before taking the kids to school.

There was just something different about the outdoors.

The birds were singing.

The sun was shining.

I could feel Spring….even though it was 11 degrees out.

Maybe it is just my desperation for winter to be over. But, something was different.

So, I was inspired.

Inspired to bring a bit of Spring into our entryway.

I would love to show you what I created.

It is simple.

It is inexpensive.

It can be used for Spring or St. Patrick’s Day decorating.

A rustic inspired wreath tutorial.

tutorial spring wreath

Supplies you will need:

Grapevine wreath

1 Artificial Hydrangea Stem

Small Piece of Burlap

spring wreath tutorial

Cut your hydrangea flowers into individual florets.

wreath tutorial spring

I intentionally purchased a very dense grapevine wreath so that I could just push the florets into the sections of woven grapevine. Glue was not needed.

diy tutorial wreath spring

1 hydrangea head (flower) should be enough to fill the wreath in a simple fashion.

spring wreath DIY tutorial

Take your piece of burlap and make a bow to your liking. I used a small piece of twine to hang my wreath to the chalkboard.

wreath tutorial hydrangea

 

tutorial diy spring wreath

 

spring wreath tutorial vignette

I hope you enjoyed this simple wreath tutorial to bring Spring into your home on a budget.

Now for more fun, I am joining a few of my blogging friends in a Spring blog hop.

I hope you will be inspired by Spring……

inspired by spring blog hop

 

Inspired by Spring blog hop

 

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