How to Decoupage Ostrich Eggs

Updated July 20, 2017

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


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.

Things You'll Need

  • Ostrich egg
  • Decoupage glue
  • Foam brush
  • Magazine cut outs
  • Tissue paper
  • Wrapping paper scraps
  • Cardboard for base
  • Scissors
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Vanessa Lewis has received a B.A in psychology and creative writing from the University of California, Riverside. She currently works as a child care provider and previously worked as a teacher with children that have developmental disabilities. Lewis has written for her high-school paper and U.C. Riverside's "The Highlander" newspaper for two years.