If you're looking for a quick and easy craft to do this Easter, then decoupage is definitely for you. Decoupage comes from the old French word decouper, meaning "to cut out", so if you can cut and paste, you already know most of the techniques involved.
Basically, all you have to do is cut out pictures, glue the pictures onto an object, and then cover the object with glue to seal it. Not only is the end result very effective, decoupage won't make a hole in your budget; and you'll be able to create a beautiful display for your home, as well. Happy Easter!
Approximate Time: 30 minutes (per egg) plus drying time
Note: decoupage works best on matte surfaces, so apply at least one base coat of paint to remove the shiny finish on your eggs.
Note: leave to dry thoroughly between each coat. The edges of the serviette motifs should end up smooth.
You can have a go at decoupaging other household objects too, such as a lampshade, plant pot, wooden box, or even a glass plate.
By Anne D. from United Kingdom
Nice craft that is easy and just as intricate as you choose to make it. Decoupage is fun for all ages and can add a lot of beauty to your home decor.
I love decoupage and have used it to cover whole bookshelves or other small pieces of furniture including small tables and lamp bases etc.
A very old craft that I'd like to see come back in large order.
Thank you for sharing your work.