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Ruffled Fabric Easter Eggs

We are starting to do a little decorating around the house for Easter.  I have been seeing lots of decorated Easter eggs around the Blog-o-sphere lately.  They look so pretty, I thought a big bowl of bright Easter eggs would be the perfect Spring centerpiece for my kitchen table.

Ruffled Fabric Easter eggs


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.


ruffled fabric easter eggs

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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61 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea! I love your ruffle eggs.

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  2. Great cute idea, I love your ruffled eggs. Beyond simple and your fabric choices are outstanding - loving all the bright colors. So very clever and pretty. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

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  3. Very pretty looking eggs! So colourful and bright!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. Those are adorable! Such a cute idea.

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  5. This is so cute! Found you via Craft-O-Maniac link up! :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    www.revolutionariesblog.com

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  6. Cute! Cute! Cute! Every one of them. I'm thinking...I CAN DO THIS!! Thanks -

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  7. Cute. I really need to get my Easter decor out.

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  8. These are so SWEET! I love the mixture of bright cheery Spring colors.

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  9. This is so creative! I love the ruffles that the fabric gives to the eggs. I'd love it if you shared this at Whimsy Wednesdays at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-4.html. We go live Tuesday night at 8 EST.

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays! I saw these are a finalist at Happy Hour Projects as an Easter craft and I'll be sure to vote for you. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  10. These are fantastic! What a great way to use up your stash!

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  11. Such cute eggs!! Those are fabulous! :)
    Smiles
    Holly

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  12. Clever idea, love all the colors you picked! I also like the ruffled no sew bag you made. Found you via Inspire me Monday hop I am over at DearCreatives.com stop by if you like.

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  13. These are to pretty and unique! We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party going on now and we'd love if you stopped by to link up - bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

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  14. I don't have a hot glue gun. I need to buy one. I love the eggs they are beautiful.

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  15. Cute!I love the choice of all the fabric! It's so bright and Springy:)

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  16. I love the bright colors and the ruffles...such a cute idea!

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  17. How fun! There are so many fun ways to decorate eggs, aren't there? I just grew up decorating with PAAS. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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  18. These turned out great. Such fun colors. I hope you'll add this to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop if you haven't yet.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

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  19. A lovely innovative way to decorate eggs, and would be quite easy for my girls to have a go at. Well done,and beautiful pictures too.

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  20. This is so creative! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  21. Adorable eggs! Would you be willing to link this post up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

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  22. Oh these are adorable! I love the fabric choices. Stopping by from DIY by Design.

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  23. I love using my glue gun for ruffles, so thanks for this fantastic idea! Love it!

    Gabby
    The...Late, Young Family

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  24. These are so beautiful, I might just have to try this one! I would love for you to come share at my link party!
    Amy@homehappyhome.blogspot.com

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  25. I've seen a lot of decorated eggs lately but these are the first ruffled fabric ones I've seen. They're really cute! I found these on Fireflies and Jellybeans party.

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  26. Oh for goodness sakes, you are too creative. I love these ruffled beauties, how fun!!!

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  27. I featured your eggs today! Come take a look! Thanks for linking up to my party! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/03/egg-cellent-egg-decorating-ideas.html

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  28. Oooh these are so pretty and so different! I love them! xxxx

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  29. Oh are these little guys cute! I would love to have you share them at my party!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/03/homemade-by-you-5.html

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  30. How cute are these?! Love them!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party. I'll be featuring this tomorrow.

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  31. The ruffles are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. These are my favorite by far! What a neat idea!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week!

    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com/2012/03/flaunt-it-friday.html

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Sarah@
    www.dottedlinecrafts.com

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  33. These are adorable!! I love them. I love that you chose such bright happy fabrics too.

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  34. I love the ruffled eggs!!! Pinning it!

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  35. How cute!

    Renonda@Snickety Things

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  36. Really beautiful project! Brilliant idea and the fabrics are delicious! Angie xo

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  37. Completely adorable!

    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  38. Oh my goodness! These are so cute! They'd go brilliantly with the Bunny & Duckling I made for easter!

    Cass
    http://casscansew.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/easter-project-dilly-daddle-duckling.html

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  39. These are adorable! Thanks for linking up at whimsy wednesday!
    Amy@homehappyhome

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  40. I want to feature these on an easter egg roundup I'm doing! Embracingmessy.blogspot.com. Please email me and let me know if this is ok at embracingmessy@gmail.com!

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  41. Jamie,

    Thanks for sharing this fabulous tutorial at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! I loved it so much that I selected it as one of my featured posts this week!

    Can't wait to see more of your creativity in action! :-)

    Ramona

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  42. These are so pretty!! What a great idea!

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  43. I love these Jaime! You have such great ideas! I am a color fanatic so these suit me fine :o)
    Thanks for linking up this week - hope to see you back this week!
    STacey of Embracing Change

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  44. Very pretty indeed! Something I never thought of and now wish I had! Great job.

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  45. So cute and what a fun idea! We loved having you join us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you again soon! -The Sisters

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  46. I am featuring your beautiful eggs today if would like to hop over and grab your featured button!
    Amy@homehappyhome

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  47. Thank you so much for sharing. Loving this idea!

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  48. What a fun idea! We'd love it if you'd share this at our link party - Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/

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  49. this is wonderful I have added your project to my mommynmeblog.com for my other viewers to see

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