Last Easter, with the aid of a dozen or so pre-adolescent girls, I made this fun Easter Egg garland as a decoration for the church party that we threw with out any budget (Would you like to know more about how we pulled that one off in another post?). I used the basic concept I had used to make the pumpkin place cards a few years’s back. It isn’t difficult and can add some pizzazz to your Easter festivities this year.
Start with a basic oval shape in your desired size and trace and cut dozens of ovals out of patterned paper. You want these ovals to be fairly uniform, so you might want to consider using your craft cutter, instead of an army of nine year olds (I had to do a bit of clean-up afterwards, but they have charm, right?). This was a great way to use some of that scrapbook paper that has been gathering dust in my craft room, since Scrapbooking hasn’t been happening since about 2003. :-/
Each oval gets folded in half, and you glue one of the blank sides of your oval to another oval’s back side. (That sounds wrong, but hopefully makes sense.)
I used 6 ovals per egg. You can use more if you want a fuller look, and might be able to get away with less. Finish the egg by gluing the last two free sides together.
Your egg will look something like this.
Keep repeating until you have lots of colorful eggs.
If you have been careful while glueing not to glue everything in too tight, it shouldn’t be difficult to thread a small piece of string or twine through the center of the egg.
You might consider knotting the string a few times to hold the egg in place. Another option would be a dab of hot glue where you want it to stay. Or you could just smoosh them all close together and not worry about it.
I know the mirror looks filthy. It’s just antique. Adds character, right? (*goes to check mirror and see if it’s really just filthy*)
I think I’m going to wait and show you the rest of my Easter mantle in a separate post since I need to go teach music classes and this is already lengthy enough. Do you decorated for Easter? Be sure and check out all of the insanity from Easters past.