What better way to decorate eggs and use up some of my scrap fabric than to make some pretty fabric ruffled Easter eggs?
The first egg I made, I ruffled the fabric on my sewing machine. (It's the olive green egg in the middle, left click and open the picture in a new tab to see it up close.) On the next egg, I used my hot glue method for the ruffle. (The same method I used on this tote bag.) Using the hot glue saved me a step and I think it looks prettier since you don't see the gathering thread.
I started with 2 inch size plastic Easter eggs that I picked up from the Dollar store. Hot glue and some fabric scraps.
I cut the fabric into strips about 3/4 to 1 inch wide by the width of the fabric. When I didn't have a long enough piece of fabric to work with, I just cut a 2-inch strip down the middle and opened it like this to make one long strip:
Creating and gluing the ruffle was really quick and easy. I did it like this:
Step 1: Add a dot of glue to the top of the egg.
Step 2: Place the end of a ruffle strip in the glue and let it harden.
Step 3: Right under the edge of the of the fabric strip you already glued, add a 1 inch line of hot glue around the egg. (Caution: Hot glue is hot, I recommend these or these accesories to protect your fingers.)
Step 4: Place the fabric strip in the glue and slide the strip down until it is ruffled. Keep doing this around the egg until the entire egg is ruffled.
Step 5: Cut off any extra fabric, leaving just enough to add a dot of glue to the bottom of the egg and arrange the fabric so no egg is showing.
That's it! Isn't it pretty? Now go do a whole bunch so you can have a pretty bowl of Ruffled Fabric Easter Eggs too!
Looking for more Ruffly Easter Goodness? Be sure to check out my Ruffled Easter Baskets!
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