Faberge Inspired Dollar Tree Decoupage Egg
Having been inspired by Faberge for many years, this Faberge inspired Dollar Tree Decoupage egg was the closet I was ever going to get to owning one. I love details, colors, jewels, and pearls so I put them all together using a Dollar Tree egg. Faberge in my eyes is a brilliant designer so he inspires me. I challenge myself to create a beautiful egg hopefully I can inspire you too.
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- Dollar Tree Egg or Wood Egg Cut Out
- Mod Podge
- Faux Pearls
- Faux Jewels
- Gold Leaf
- Gold Leaf Adhesive
- Dixie Belle Paint Company Cotton
- Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
- One Inch Chip Brush
- Two Inch Chip Brush
- Small Artist Brush
- Small Scissors
Inspiration At The Dollar Tree
While at my local Dollar Tree I came across this large egg sign, being a creative person I knew coming up with an idea to upcycle it wouldn’t be too hard. My first thought was a decoupage egg. Having so many napkins at home it was a perfect idea. My next thought was Faberge. So I grabbed some jewels and pearls too. After all, you gotta have some bling. Who else gets inspired at a Dollar Tree? I love to craft and create home decor on a budget and was looking forward to seeing where this idea was going.
Gathering The Perfect Napkins
Once I got home I couldn’t wait to start crafting. Searching the decorative napkin pile that I keep for decoupaging, I came up with the perfect pattern for my decoupage egg. A gorgeous french country print with a beautiful royal blue. Next, I grabbed my small scissors. The napkins I choose where two-ply. You have to separate by removing the back of the napkin. It is easier to decoupage with thinner paper. I couldn’t wait to begin designing my decoupage egg.
Picking The Background Paint
Wanting the decoupage egg to have the perfect base coat I choose Dixie Belle Paint Company color Cotton. A pure white color that was a perfect neutral and would go well with the royal blue pattern. I flipped the worded side down because it would be easier to paint. Applying a coat of paint using a small artist brush to the egg. Allowing it to dry for about twenty to thirty minutes before applying another coat. I was going for a more solid look because I wanted the pearls and jewels to stand out. This decoupage egg was coming together.
Designing My Decoupage Egg
Once the napkins were separated, I began to cut the patterns out using a small pair of scissors. Next, the fun part began designing my decoupage egg. Placing the cut-out napkins on the egg making a design that was going to make me happy. After all, this decoupage egg was going to be fabulous and Faberge inspired. Once I was happy with the design I began to decoupage using mod podge and a one-inch chip brush. I used the matte mod podge to glue down the napkins in place. Allowing to dry overnight. Once dried I applied a second coat of the mod podge allowing it to dry thoroughly.
Applying Gold Leaf
Once my decoupage egg was completely dry I couldn’t wait to add all the decorating ideas. I knew pearls and jewels were a must but I wanted to give this decoupage egg a little more. Thinking how beautiful some of Faberge designs were I decided to add some gold leaf. I used a gliding adhesive which I apply with a small artist brush in the areas I wanted the gold leaf to stick too. Allowing the gliding adhesive to tack up slightly so applying the gold leaf would be easier. Gold leaf comes in sheets so I cut sheets of gold leaf in small squares about the size of a quarter. Dabbing them onto the gliding adhesive to achieve the look I was going for. Once happy with the results I allowed the gold leaf to dry completely. Drying time was about thirty minutes. I then took a two-inch chip brush and brush away any loose gold leaf flakes. Gold leave can be messy but the mess is worth the trouble.
Let the fun begin, I love adding special extra details. To me, it adds that extra personal added touch. I choose pearls and some blue jewels. Both complement each other and work well with the pattern on the egg. The gold leaf helped bring out the rich color of the blue in the decoupage egg. Heating up my glue gun I was looking forward to seeing what the jewels would add to the decoupage egg. Faberge is known for his fine details and added touches. I was hoping my decoupage egg would be half impressive. After all, I was working with what I had available.
Once the glue gun was heated up I began with the blue jewels. Placing them in the areas I thought would enhance this decoupage egg. Once satisfied I glued them down in place with a small dot of hot glue. The blue jewels added so much detail and sparkle. Such a big difference from when I first saw this decoupage egg. It was really shaping up to be more than I thought it could be. Adding the pearls I thought would give it that added richness and texture it needed. Next, I had to figure out where they would look the best. I grab my glue gun adding a small dot of glue careful not to burn myself and placed them where I thought they should be. Carefully I put them in place. Allowing the glue to dry. To my amazement, it looked perfect. I fell in love with my decoupage egg instantly and hope you did too.