Make these gorgeous DIY washi paper eggs with plastic eggs from the dollar store and washi paper. Easy Easter decor for $1!
Hello, hello. With Easter around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about those eggs. I’ve got the perfect, last-minute Easter egg decorating project using plastic eggs you probably already have stashed away somewhere. These pretty DIY Washi Paper Eggs cost me 100 Yen (that’s under a dollar my friends!).
DIY Washi Eggs (with dollar store eggs!)
I was really excited when I saw a pack of beautiful handmade paper at the 100 Yen store. Some of the pages even had gold threads in it! They were the perfect inspiration for this year’s handmade Easter Eggs.
Here’s what you need for these beautiful Japanese inspired eggs:
Plastic Easter eggs
Washi paper (or other handmade paper)
Solution of 50% glue (Elmer’s) and 50% water
Cut your paper into strips and prepare the glue. If your paper is thin and opaque like mine, choose Easter eggs in the same color family for each color of paper.
Prepare the glue/water solution. Dip a strip of paper into the glue (use a straw to dunk it) and place on the egg.
Tap down the edges gently to smooth the paper on the egg. Use enough strips to cover the egg completely.
To speed up drying time. Set your oven to 200 degrees and leave on for 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and place your eggs inside for a hour. You can do this more than once until your eggs are dry.
Try styling your eggs with moss in a wire basket for a fresh update to a traditional Easter grass and basket.
If you liked these Washi Paper Eggs than you’ll love the DIY Japanese Ribbon Eggs that I made last year! You can find them HERE.
Looking for different ways to decorate for Spring? Click HERE.