Easter is coming and thoughts will soon turn to decorating your house for this springtime holiday. One of the most popular Easter decorations are colorful eggs. This egg craft uses only a few inexpensive materials to create delicate thread Easter eggs. The result is a delicate, yet beautiful form that can be hung or placed in a bowl or basket.
1. Small balloons
2. Embroidery floss or thick thread
3. Fabric stiffener
Constructing the Eggs
The first thing you have to do to create the thread Easter egg is blow up one or several balloons until they are the desired size for your project. This will be the mold, or form, for the finished thread egg, so you should think about where you are going to use the holiday decorations first.
After you blow up the balloon, you should pour some of the fabric stiffener into a bowl. You can purchase this in most craft, fabric, or sewing stores. Then, cut the embroidery floss or thread into approximately one-foot lengths. This is the maximum length you should use for this project.
Next, simply dip the floss or thread into the fabric stiffener, carefully brush off any dripping excess and lay the thread onto the balloon. The fabric stiffener will hold it in place. Keep repeating this action until you have enough threads on the balloon to form your Easter egg. It is important to overlap the strings so that they will glue together and make a solid shape.
The embroidery floss or thread can be applied in many different patterns. You can place them randomly, or make overlapping stripes, plaid, swirls, or other patterns.
In order to dry the fabric stiffener on the thread eggs, you have to hang them by the tie of the balloon. After they are dry, you can pop the balloon and draw it out through the top of the egg.
Possible Uses for the Eggs
Depending on the size of the thread Easter eggs you have made, you can use them in many great decorator ways. You can make a pretty holiday decoration by piling several in a basket or bowl for Easter. Larger ones can be hung on inside Easter trees or in doorways for a great look. If you want to make the thread eggs fancier, you can decorate them with ribbons and bows. You can also put a small bunny of chick decoration into the open bottom. Just remember that these thread Easter eggs are delicate.
You can create these delicate thread Easter eggs easily with your family. After drying, they can be used in many different ways to decorate your home for the holiday.