Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Easter Egg

An easy Easter Egg to hang on your front door for Spring time.

1/2 yard Burlap
1/4 yard Muslin
Grocery Bags (approx. 10)
Paint (pastel colors)
Wire for hanging
Ribbon or fabric to tie onto wire
Organza Ribbon for ruffle
Mod Podge
Hot glue gun

1. Cut the burlap into the size and shape of your desired Easter Egg.  Be sure to cut two pieces.
2. Paint your egg however you'd like, we did pastel polk-a-dots.
3. Cut a banner out of the muslin.
4. Paint Happy Easter on the banner and decorate to your liking and let dry.
5. When the banner is dry paint with mod podge all over, shape and let dry - this will give the banner structure.
6. Sew your organza ribbon into a long ruffle, make sure it will fit around the egg. To do this we used a ruffler foot on the sewing machine. (This foot is amazing and makes sewing ruffles so easy) This foot can be purchased on Amazon.

If you don't have the ruffle foot you can pleat/gather the organza as you glue it on.   
7. Stuff the egg with the grocery bags until plump.  
8. Sew the egg closed.
9. With the hot glue gun glue your ruffle to the back of your egg along the edge. 
10. With the hot glue gun glue your banner in place.
11. Thread the wire through one hole on the back layer of burlap and twist the end to secure. Repeat on opposite side to create a hanger.

12. Cut strips of ribbon/fabric and tie onto wire to decorate.

You can make all sorts of different holiday shapes - Santa Hat, Heart for Valentine's Day (or year round).

Be Creative!

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