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.
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.
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.
And these Bright, Needle-Felted Easter Eggs.
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?
Have a crafty weekend, and I’ll see you next week with a few more eggs-ceptional eggs!