I have seen soooo many fabulous ideas for Easter Eggs on the blogosphere lately, but I was especially taken with some of the ideas shared over at Small Home Big Start. She has done some incredibly gorgeous Easter eggs over the last couple of years. She has great tutorials for Colorful Twine Wrapped Easter Eggs, Painted Robin’s Eggs, and Fabric Wrapped Easter Eggs.
You must check them out on her blog. Her Easter decorating is adorable, her handmade eggs are fabulous, and she has a great tutorial as well! In fact, her eggs were so beautiful that I was fully inspired…
I decided to try my hand at the twine wrapped eggs. Amanda had used embroidery thread but when I tried that I found that I royally screwed it up (did I mention I like my crafts to be Fast). So I switched to regular brown twine that I picked up in a three pack at a local dollar store. I also experimented with some thin yarn that I had leftover from last Easter. The thicker material worked better for me and I am really happy with how they turned out despite the change in materials
The supplies you will need are:
- twine and/or yarn
- hot glue gun
- Styrofoam eggs (I used two different sizes)
Here are the basic steps I followed:
Begin by putting a dab of hot glue at the tip of your egg. Gently press the twine into the glue and let it set for a few seconds.
Add hot glue down two sides of the egg a little ways and begin wrapping the twine around the egg.
Add some more hot glue a little ways down the egg again (on the two sides) and continue wrap, wrap, wrapping.
About 1/2 to 2/3 of the way down the egg cut the twine (or yarn) and hot glue the end to the egg. Flip the egg and start from step one again. Place some hot glue at the tip of the egg and gently press a new piece of twine/yarn into the glue, letting this set for a few seconds. Start wrapping the twine around again moving down towards the finishing part of the egg.
TIP: I found this method after experimenting with a few eggs. If you just keep going and wrapping the whole way down I found it was really hard to keep the twine/yarn tight at the opposite end of the egg. Switching it up and starting over and wrapping from the narrow towards the wide part of the egg helped keep it looking much tighter.
Keep wrapping until you meet the first part you completed, cut the twine, and hot glue the end in place. With the twine I trimmed the hairy ends off so that the egg wouldn’t look like somewhat had just rubbed it with a static-y balloon.
As I mentioned, I also made some using the same process but with thin yarn that I had on hand from last year’s Easter crafts. I love how these eggs turned out… they are so bright and fresh and cute. I think that the twine eggs mix nicely with them as well, and balance nicely with the brightly coloured yarn eggs.
I even stuffed the vintage jar beside my simple custom flower crate craft with these eggs. I think they look fab – and more importantly, they were fast and frugal!
See, even the bunny likes the. She is smiling.
What have you been doing to decorate for spring and easter? Have you tried making any Easter eggs this year? I’d love to hear your stories. And can you believe that Easter is only a week away!
Thanks for reading. And remember, my housie friends, HOME wasn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!
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