Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY a pretty, Easter Egg Garland

The colors in Patty Schaffer’s Easter Egg Garland are so cheery! Look closely and you can see the sparkling beads she added, too. It all adds up to a pretty, Felted Easter Egg Garland. Patty’s garland is about 36” long, and you can add more eggs to make it longer. Patty hangs her garland across a buffet in her kitchen. You can try that, or swag it across a mantel or in a window, or wherever you need a little splash of color.

Colorful Easter Egg Garland. DIY on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Colorful, needle felted Easter egg garland. DIY on CraftsnCoffee.com.

The contrasting beads add sparkle.

To make an Easter Egg Garland, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Nine, 2” x 2-1/2” eggs
  • Wool roving in nine assorted colors
  • Embroidery floss in coordinating color, about 36”
  • Beads in coordinating colors, about 15 per egg
  • Invisible thread
  • Tools needed: Scissors; needle felting tool*; beading needle; large sewing needle

*Note: Felting needles are extremely sharp; use caution at all times. The higher the needle number, the finer the needle and the smaller the hole left in project.

To make an Easter Egg Garland:

1. Place a small amount of wool roving on an egg and use the felting tool to attach the roving to the foam egg. Insert the needle into the egg over and over again, locking the fibers in place. Add more roving and continue to felt it in place till the egg is covered.

Detail of a sweet, Easter egg garland. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Make it bright, or choose pastels.

2. Repeat Step 1 till all nine eggs are felted.

3. Use a beading needle and invisible thread to attach beads to each egg.

4. Thread a large needle with embroidery floss, and string on the eggs to create a garland. Center the needle about ¼ of the way down from the narrow end of the egg, and push it through the egg, keeping it centered as you go. Inserting the needle ¼ down from the top will help the eggs hang straight and keep them from spinning.

I’ve featured a few needle-felted eggs in past Eggstravaganzas, like these Pastel, Needle-Felted Easter Eggs.

Here's an easy way to try needle felting (and it's not hard) -- DIY these pastel Easter Eggs with tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.comty

Pastel, Needle Felted Easter Eggs by Rebekah Meier.

And these Bright, Needle-Felted Easter Eggs.

needlefelting tutorial

Bright Needlefelted Easter Eggs by Rebekah Meier.

Don’t miss all of the spring pretties in Patty’s etsy shop. You’re sure to find a card, tag or little gift idea to tuck into a special Easter basket.

Where would you hang this Needle Felted Easter Egg Garland in your home?

I want to hang this in my house! Sweet, Easter egg garland. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Pretty colors, all in a row.

Have a crafty weekend, and I’ll see you next week with a few more eggs-ceptional eggs!

It's the annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Crafts 'n Coffee!

Happy crafting.

Sharon  

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6 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza: DIY a pretty, Easter Egg Garland

  1. Sar Tann says:

    I really have to try my hand at felting. That little chick is ad adorable.

    • Sharon says:

      I know! Do give it a try — when you start with the foam base, you’ll find that you need less roving and it goes faster. I’d love to know how it works out for you. Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. This is so pretty! I would hang it in the little shelf area between our kitchen and living room! LOVE the sparkle! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      I’m so glad you like this sweet garland, and yes, it would add a lovely pop of color to your shelf. How’s your spring crafting coming along, Barb? Sharon

  3. LisaM6 says:

    The felted eggs are so cute. The multicolored eggs and flowers make a great Easter/Spring decoration.

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