I love all things vintage, especially when it comes to children’s storybooks and artwork.

This is one of my favorite Easter egg decorating ideas. Photocopy old storybooks and use Mod Podge to decoupage the eggs.

This craft pays tribute to one of my favorite children’s book, The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward. It was a story my parents read to me, and now I love reading it with my son.

The country bunny is one busy mama, which makes me love her even more now that I’m a grownup.

This is one of my favorite Easter egg decorating ideas. Photocopy old storybooks and use Mod Podge to decoupage the eggs.

Not only is the story sweet and packed with great lessons, but the book is gorgeously illustrated. I remember loving the artwork and colors as a child.

I first shared this tutorial last year at seven thirty three. But since it’s one of my favorites Easter egg decorating ideas, I wanted to share it here, as well.

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To make your own storybook decoupaged Easter eggs, you will need:

I didn’t want to destroy our copy of The Country Bunny, so I made some color photocopies on my printer.

This is one of my favorite Easter egg decorating ideas. Photocopy old storybooks and use Mod Podge to decoupage the eggs.

I tore the copied pages into strips and irregular shapes, trying to keep certain bits of the text and artwork in tact, like the bunnies’ faces.

I coated the backside of each strip with Mod Podge, then applied them to the paper eggs.

This is one of my favorite Easter egg decorating ideas. Photocopy old storybooks and use Mod Podge to decoupage the eggs.

Don’t worry about getting the paper super smooth. I didn’t even fret much if my paper wrinkled. That just makes the eggs look more vintage!

Once each egg was covered in storybook pages, I finished them with a coat of Mod Podge to seal.

Be careful not to touch the topcoat of Mod Podge until it is completely dry, as your sticky fingers may remove part of the paper or printed image.

This is one of my favorite Easter egg decorating ideas. Photocopy old storybooks and use Mod Podge to decoupage the eggs.

Once the eggs have dried, they may still be slightly sticky or tacky to the touch. Spray with an acrylic sealer and they should lose that sticky feel.

These look so pretty displayed in a basket or as part of your Easter decor.

This is one of my favorite Easter egg decorating ideas. Photocopy ld storybooks and use Mod Podge to decoupage the eggs.

I think these Easter eggs would be beautiful made using pages of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit books.

Use this same technique with scrapbook paper, sheet music, printed book pages, wrapping paper, colorful fabric, or napkins to make Easter eggs to match any theme.

Do you have a favorite children’s book that would work well with this craft?



Comments

  1. These eggs are so cute, Amy! I found a book at the auction that has sheets for decoupaging and I believe it’s from Peter Rabbit. I will have to pull it out tomorrow!

  2. they are adorable! I ‘ve never tried decoupage but your eggs make me want to try it! First time here, found you at a linky!
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  3. Amy, theses are just precious! I have just the friend that these would make. A great gift For!
    Stopping by from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  4. Dropping in from Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party! I love this idea! I’ve been looking for something less messy for Easter eggs this year and this is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Gina @ Always Savory

  5. Thanks for linking up to Oh My Heartsie Girl WW!
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  6. Absolutely precious! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing on Show Me Saturday! Pinning!

  7. I can’t wait to make some for Easter! Thanks for sharing your craft / diy at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Hope to see you again soon. Pinned & Shared…
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  8. Beautiful Eastwr eggs and great tutorial. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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