DIY French Script Easter Eggs

To celebrate Easter I made these easy and inexpensive

DIY French Script Easter Eggs Using Mod Podge.

DIY French Script Eggs using Mod Podge from Setting for Four

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DIY French Script Easter Eggs from Setting for Four #modpodge #diy #tutorial #french #script #easter #decor #ballard #milkglass

Paper Mache Eggs – Pack of 6, Michaels

Mod Podge *

Page(s) of French Script printed from your printer- I was inspired by the ‘Le Poeme’ Rug in the Ballard Designs catalogue.


This rug features script from the poem La Cigale et La Fourmi (The Grasshopper and The Ant) written in the 17th century by Jean de La Fontaine.  This poem tells the story of an industrious ant, a carefree cricket and the end of summer.  I found the poem here.  I copied the French poem into a Word document and then changed it to a script font that I love called ‘Jellyca Gare de Chambord’ which you can download for free here at

This is what the ‘Jellyca Gare de Chambord’ Font looks like, isn’t it cool?

La cigale ayant chanté

DIY Tutorial:

After you have printed the poem, cut out each line of words into strips.

With a paintbrush apply Mod Podge to back of paper strip and apply to egg.

Press firmly to make sure all edges are glued on.

Keep applying the paper strips until the egg is covered.

You’re done – Enjoy!

Here are my eggs all finished and placed on a bed of Reindeer Moss (I love this stuff – I used it to make my DIY Reindeer Moss Spheres). 

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My pretty script eggs are sitting in a Vintage Westmooreland Milk Glass bowl;

I love milk glass and the intricate design around the top of this bowl.


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With my DIY Pottery Barn Easter Rabbit

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Update: Here are my DIY French Script Eggs in raffia nests that I used to decorate my Spring Table! What a pretty way to decorate a Spring and Easter tablescape!
Easy DIY French Script Egs in Rafia nests
I’m so happy with these French Script Eggs!  Do you decorate your home for Easter?

I hope you and your family will all enjoy the upcoming Easter holiday!

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  1. says

    Beautiful eggs, Heather! Thanks for sharing the great font – I’m always looking for pretty script fonts.

    Claire @

  2. says

    Okay, seriously, I love this project. This is something I could actually pull off without going crazy. Thanks for the great Easter tip. I’m actually thinking I could do this for fruit objects too. :)

  3. says

    Absolutely LOVE these eggs! I think the way you did it in strips, really worked well!! And I love the way you used a particular poem…so cool!
    Happy Easter to you!

  4. says

    I saw these earlier today at Amanda’s party and thought how cute! We love our French script don’t we? The French must think we’re nuts! lol! So nice to meet you and your blog. ~ KIM @ Sand & Sisal

  5. says

    I love these! I wonder if it would work on plastic eggs? I happen to have a bunch of them and am always looking for ways to decorate them! I am pinning.

    I would love it if you would share this at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party. It is live right now.

    Cynthia at


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