Monday, 26 March 2012 15:20

Easter Egg Garland Featured

Easter eggs out of string - a great idea for holidays decoration!


Besides, it's so easy to turn them into a cute garland.  Here’s how I did it!  First, got some string, I used embroidery floss. You could also use pearl cotton thread or crochet thread.

Next make a stiffener mixture. I used 1 cup of liquid starch mixed with a half cup of flour. You could double or triple this recipe if you’d like.  

Then you stick your string in a bowl of starch goo, but don’t just plop it in there. Your string will get into a knot.  So don’t do it. Instead coil your string into the mixture and gently press it into the goo, I didn’t get one knot doing it this way.

For a little egg, blow up a water balloon and wrap the gooey string around the balloon. Make sure you wipe off the excess goo and let it fall back into the bowl, it doesn’t need to be drippy.
One skein of embroidery floss was just enough for one water balloon sized egg.

It’ll take several hours for it to dry. Once it dries, pop the balloon. You might have crusty stuff in-between the string, I scraped that out with a straight pin.

Then to make a garland, I decided to thread the eggs onto some more embroidery floss. You’ll need a fairly big needle to do this. I threaded it  at about 1/4th of the way down from the top of the egg.
To keep them in place, I hot glued the eggs to the string.

And that’s it!  I just love how it turned out! The bright fun colors are so… bright and fun!

 

3 comments

  • Comment Link BPerez Saturday, 07 April 2012 21:41 posted by BPerez

    String these on small lights for an extra effect at night...

  • Comment Link Kathryn Thursday, 05 April 2012 05:31 posted by Kathryn

    OHMIGAHD, I JUST GOT AN IDEA. Has anyone ever thought of trying this with thin lace? (I'm so on it).

  • Comment Link Kathryn Thursday, 05 April 2012 05:29 posted by Kathryn

    Too cute! I've seen these done in white for wedding decor, which I absolutely love, but I had never even considered trying other colors. Again, too cute~!

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