How to Decoupage Ostrich Eggs

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Use ostrich eggs as a decorating focal point that blends your own personal style with a handcrafted look. Use various scraps of paper such as magazine cutouts, leftover wrapping paper or tissue paper. Determine what colors you want and organize your materials accordingly.

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Things you need

  • Ostrich egg
  • Decoupage glue
  • Foam brush
  • Magazine cut outs
  • Tissue paper
  • Wrapping paper scraps
  • Cardboard for base
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Create a cardboard stand to hold your egg steady by using a small round or square box and cutting out the bottom. Place the egg inside your stand and make sure that it doesn't wobble or roll away.

  2. 2

    Apply glue to the back of a piece of paper and quickly place it on the ostrich egg. The smaller the piece of paper you use, the easier it is to smooth down with the brush.

  3. 3

    Use the decoupage glue and paint over the completely decoupaged egg to seal it.

  4. 4

    Let it dry for half an hour and apply two more coats of decoupage glue. Now, you have a one-of-a-kind craft to give as a gift or decorate your home.

Tips and warnings

  • Make your own decoupage glue using 3 parts standard white school glue to 1 part water. You can use different colors and pictures to represent different holidays and festivities. Use green and red with white paper cut-out snowflakes for Christmas or black and orange with bat cutouts for Halloween. Create a night light by drilling a large hole in the bottom of the egg, then use a nightlight adapter to give your room a beautiful glow during the night.

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