I’ve hatched another idea for springtime decorating. Once I started decoupaging, I just kept going and going . . . and I made this Easter Egg Garland in happy shades of pink. I’m a fan of pink and it was easy enough to pull a few coordinating fabrics from my stash. But you can also decoupage these eggs with tissue paper, paper napkins, book pages, origami papers, or fabrics in your happy color. I used the same technique from when I made my Decoupage Fabric Eggs, and I’ll share it again here. (I’m also announcing the winners of the Spring Craft Giveaway today!)
To make a Decoupage Easter Egg Garland, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
- Eggs, four, 3” and six, 2” (You can use more for a longer garland, and use different sizes, too.)
- Cube or other scrap piece
- Fabric in five different pink prints
- Packaging twine in pink and white (I bought mine at Michaels)
- Mod Podge
- Tools needed: Scissors; wood skewers; paintbrush; toothpicks; tapestry needle
To make a Decoupage Easter Egg Garland:
1. Cut several, 1” strips from each fabric. Cut the fabric strips into triangles.
2. Insert a wood skewer into the bottom of each egg to use as a handle.
3. Push a wood skewer all the way through each egg, about 1/3 down from the top. You’ll use these holes for stringing the eggs. Remove the skewer, and insert a toothpick into each hole.
4. Working on one egg at a time, brush Mod Podge onto a portion of the egg, and place fabric triangles on the Mod Podge. Overlap the triangles to cover the egg. Brush Mod Podge over the fabric pieces. Continue covering the egg with fabric, working on one area at a time. When the egg is covered, remove the toothpicks before the Mod Podge dries. Insert the skewer into a scrap piece of STYROFOAM Brand Foam to hold it upright while the egg dries. Continue till all of the eggs are covered in fabric.
5. Arrange your eggs in the order you will thread them onto the garland. Thread the tapestry needle with the packaging twine. Thread the eggs onto the twine.
6. Hang and display!
Here are the Decoupage Fabric Eggs I made with a bright combination of pink and orange. You could go in so many different directions with these eggs, depending on the fabrics, or papers, you choose.
These Framed Spring Eggs might be my favorite! They’re not pink, but the assorted shades of blue remind me of Robin’s eggs and springtime.
I hope you’ll make your own collection of happy eggs!
I know I’ll have two happy readers today, as I’m announcing the winners of the two Spring Craft Giveaway prize packages. I had fun reading about the many different ways you all plan to decorate your eggs! Random.org selected the winners and they are Rose and Kathy Ferguson. Congratulations! Please contact me for the details, Rose & Kathy!
Update: I need to hear from you, Rose & Kathy, by end of day April 14! I will need to pick another winner if I don’t hear from you!
A big “thank you” to Plaid Crafts for supplying some of the goodies in the prize packages!