Create inexpensive and unique Easter-themed crafts using a few common items you can find at your favorite Goodwill of Orange County store. Today’s fun and easy project uses a decoupage medium, old book pages and some Easter decor. We think it turned out pretty cute!
Have you tried decoupage using Modge Podge? It is one of my favorite craft supplies. It’s easy, messy and fun. You don’t have to be precise to have your project turn out great.
Hop to it!
Goodwill of Orange County is full of inexpensive Easter decor. By using decoupage, you can tie together several items into an Easter centerpiece or display. Because your Easter decor will only be displayed for a few weeks, there is no need to spend a lot of money to create a festive craft.
For this craft, you’ll want to find an Easter Bunny, plastic or ceramic, and plastic Easter eggs as well as an old book with lots of text. Goodwill has a plethora of gently-used books at great prices.
Easter Bunny (plastic or ceramic) – If you don’t see any at Goodwill, you should be able to find them at a craft store or dollar store.
Plastic Easter Eggs
Modge Podge Decoupage Medium – I used the Matte finish
Old Book Pages
Optional: Hot glue gun and ribbons and flowers to embellish your items.
Step 1: Tear pages from your book into 1″ wide strips. The lengths can vary. You can estimate how many you need depending on the number of items you are going to cover.
Step 2: Apply a generous amount of Modge Podge on a small section of your Easter Bunny figurine.
Step 3: Use the sponge brush to apply the torn book-page pieces onto the figurine. Smooth over any curves with your fingers. You can bend or tear the paper during this process and continue to overlap strips as you go to give it more depth and texture.
You will do the same technique on the eggs or any other objects you chose. Spring chicks would be cute too!
Step 4: Paint another layer of Modge Podge over the top. The wetter the paper gets with glue, the better it will adhere.
Be sure to allow 15-20 minutes in between coats. Use your sponge brush with a little Modge Podge to glue the sides of pages down if they start to lift. Use your fingers to make the paper conform well to the figure. It’s messy, but this is what worked best. If you have any holes to cover, just tear up more of the page into small pieces to cover them.
Note: The Modge Podge will apply white, but will dry clear.
Step 5: Decorate with festive ribbons and flowers in your favorite springtime colors.
It’s easy, messy and fun!
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This project was created by Adrianna of More With Less Today.
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