Today I’m sharing one last Easter egg decorating idea, and this might just be my favorite yet! I’ve been obsessed with tropical leaves and tropical foliage for the better part of a year, so I figured why not put it on my Easter eggs?? These DIY tropical leaf Easter eggs are fun and festive, and the combination of pink and green is absolutely perfect for early Spring! All it takes is our printable template, tissue paper or temporary tattoo paper, some Modge Podge – and you’re good to go!
White Tissue Paper (or Temporary Tattoo Paper)
To make the DIY tropical leaf Easter eggs:
Step 1. Download our printable template and print it onto white tissue paper. We got the best printing results by cutting a sheet down to a size just larger than an 8.5 x 11″ sheet of sturdy card stock, then wrapping the tissue paper around the card stock and taping it down on the reverse side and running it through the printer through the manual paper feed tray.
Step 2. Cut the printed tissue paper down to small sections of 2-3 leaves, cutting as close to the edge of the leaves as possible. Using your paintbrush, paint a thin layer of Modge Podge on half the egg and apply the tropical leaves to that half of the egg, being careful not to tear the tissue paper.
Step 3. Paint another layer of Modge Podge over the applied tissue paper leaves, smoothing wrinkles as much as possible as you go, and allow to dry completely. Repeat on the other half of the egg, and fill in gaps with single leaves as needed.
If you want to make these Easter eggs using temporary tattoo paper, just skip the base Modge Podge layer and apply the temporary tattoo paper directly to the egg with water according to the paper package instructions. I’d still recommend adding a layer of Modge Podge over the temporary tattoo to protect the design.
The tissue paper dries mostly clear once you apply the Modge Podge, so we used a handful of previously-dyed light pink eggs along with the plain white hardboiled eggs. I can’t decide which color I like better!
If you missed them, you can find the pink and gold Easter egg tutorial with spray food coloring here and the marbled Easter egg tutorial using food coloring here!