Monday, April 2, 2012

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

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

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. Those are so cute! I did something similar this year with sheet music.

  2. Love those! They're beautiful. Especially in that pretty dish!


  3. Tres chic...mais oui, bien sûr.

    amy @

  4. Hi,
    I am a new GFC follower. I found you on a grow your blog hop. I would love for you to please stop by my site and return the favor. Thanks so much!

  5. Beautiful eggs, Heather! Thanks for sharing the great font - I'm always looking for pretty script fonts.

    Claire @

  6. Gorgeous!!! I love how elegant they look. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Those are charming and I am sure not too hard to make. They are lovely grouped together in an arrangement.


  8. 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. :)

  9. Okay these are amazing!! I love them, they turned out great. The photography is amazing too!

  10. Wow! They look so pretty!
    I am featuring them tomorrow on my blog... thank you for partying with me!

  11. 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 cool!
    Happy Easter to you!

  12. LOVE the eggs ... love your style.

    Following ~
    Mary @ Sea Quilts

  13. These are so sweet! I just featured these on Crafty Thursdays at The Daily Citron, with proper credit to you, of course.
    -Viva recently posted Top 10 Websites for Gardening Tips

  14. Great eggs!! Using thin strips of book pages totally makes it work!

  15. Very nice! I love eggs like these that can really be displayed any time of year. Have a wonderful Easter and thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  16. Those are very pretty!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party. I will be featuring these tomorrow!

  17. 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

  18. These are beautiful! You displayed them so nicely too!
    Kim@ Too Much Time

  19. Heather
    Love this - the font is fabulous and of course nestled in your milk glass - pure Easter perfection!
    Pinning this!

  20. Again, I'm loving the script! These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing on Show Off Saturday!


  21. I love how these turned out. I'm all into script this year, and this is a wonderful use of it. Thanks for the idea!

  22. I love the look of the script eggs! I'm really loving the white eggs with green moss look for Easter/Spring.

  23. These are beautiful! love them in the moss and white dish! great job!

    bonnie @ uncommon

  24. Hello and Happy Easter! Stopping by to let you know I featured you today!

  25. Hi There,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry are being featured this evening!


  26. These were last week's most viewed link. I'd be honored if you'd come and grab a button:

  27. Absolutely sooo charming!
    Love them!

  28. I am loving these Heather! So cool!
    House on the Way

  29. 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

  30. Those are so elegant looking, Heather! I love anything in French.

  31. Heather, I can't decide which I love more, the milk glass bowl or the eggs! Both are fabulous and I may have to try my hand at making some similar ones this year! Pinning your great project! :)

  32. I love your French script eggs.

  33. Heather, I am so excited to try these- they are just beautiful! Pinned:)


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