Dear Country French Decorating Friends,
I’m so delighted to share this DIY Country French Easter Egg Decor with you. I was inspired by a recent photo that I took and posted on our Facebook Page of Lavender Roses and Vintage Love Letters. It had that charming Country French feel that you love and put me in the mood to decorate and decoupage!
Lavender Roses and Vintage Love Letters
The various shades in the Lavender and Plum Flowers complimented the warm hues in the Antiqued Paper beautifully! I fell in love with this color scheme and had to use both the flowers and the vintage paper in my project. (This color scheme alone could inspire the decoration of an entire room!)
Materials for Country French DIY Spring & Easter Decor
The materials I needed were simple and easy to use: (you gotta love that!)
1 – Foam Egg Shape
1 – Vintage Style Love Letter Paper (you can find this at your local craft or scrap-booking store)
1 – Foam Brush
1 – Small Roll of Natural Colored Twine
1 - Decoupage Glue & Sealer in a Matte Finish
1 – Small Bouquet of Assorted Lavender & Plum colored Artificial Flowers
1 – Plume of Plum Colored Feathers (your local craft store should have a variety of these)
DIY Decoupage Easter Egg Step 1
First, I started to Decoupage a Foam Easter Egg
DIY Decoupage Easter Egg Decor Step 2
I used the back side of the Vintage Love Letter Paper to draw 4 – 4″ squares
DIY Decoupage Easter Egg Step 3
Once I had all my 4 squares cut out I was ready to glue or as the french say, decoupage!
DIY Decoupage Easter Egg Step 4
Gluing the Vintage Love Letter Paper onto the Foam Egg was fun. It was an instant way to add that charming and nostalgic Country French Style!
The large squares of paper had to be folded onto the egg shape which gave a gave a dimensional textured surface to the egg. This created a desirable uneven surface that reflected a hand-made quality that you Country French & Vintage Enthusiasts love!
DIY Decoupage Easter Egg Step 5
Helpful Hint: The cap to my decoupage glue served as the perfect holder for my egg!
IY Decoupage Easter Egg 6
With my Decoupage Easter Egg complete, I began creating the floral bouquet. The various lavender and plum colored artificial flowers were held tightly together by a green floral wire. This made it easy to bend and adjust each flower to a perfect position.
DIY Decoupage Easter Egg Decor Step 7
I positioned my plume of plum colored feathers in the back of my bouquet. I liked the way it looked toward the top center of the bouquet. It definitely added a French Marie Antoinette feel!
DIY Decoupage Easter Egg Step 8
I positioned the Decoupage Easter Egg in the center of the Floral Bouquet and used Hot Glue to secure it to the floral stems.
Helpful Hint: I glued some of the leaves together so there was a complete circle around the egg. I didn’t want to see any “holes” or “gaps” around the egg. Small yet dense bouquets always have a much more luxurious feeling!
DIY Decoupage Easter Egg Step 9
I used the roll of natural colored twine to wrap over all the floral wire. Using the twine added a Country French touch!
DIY Decoupage Easter Egg Decor
My Country French Easter Egg Decor was complete!
I think now I’ll definitely make a few more of these,
because there’s so many uses for them!
here’s just a few……
1. lay on a table at the bottom of a picture frame or vase
2. in a sweet little crystal rose bud vase (I used it this way!)
3. attach a twine loop to the back and hang on a door knob or handle (I definitely going to do this too!)
4. as the final touch to an Easter Present! Use this instead of a bow!
5. gifts of friendhsip and love
I hope you enjoyed this simple DIY Country French Easter Egg Craft.
I cherish your thoughts so please do leave me a reply!
Joyfully and with a curtsy,
Sophia “Sophie” Stone
Sophia “Sophie” Stone is a Published Award Winning Interior Designer and the author of ChateauSophie.com’s Country French Decorating Blog. She is also the founder of ChateauSophie.com, a Country French inspired On-Line E Commerce Boutique. Her interior design expertise is in Country French, French Chateau and European Interiors. She is an expert in The French & European Decorative Arts.