Ruffled Fabric Easter Eggs
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I have a fabulously easy Easter craft for you today! With just a few fabric scraps and some hot glue you can make these Ruffled Fabric Easter eggs. They are perfect for display and will add color and texture to your Easter decor.
We are starting to do a little decorating around the house for Easter, as I was pulling everything out, I came across a bunch of plastic eggs from last year. I have seen these types of eggs decorated and displayed so many different ways. I thought it could be a great craft to use some of the fabric scraps I had been hanging on to.
I experimented a bit on the best way to make ruffles and add them to the eggs. I tried ruffling the fabric on my sewing machine, but didn’t care for how much the gathering thread showed. (This was the olive green egg- you can see it in the photos below.) I finally decided to use a hot glue method for the ruffle. (It’s the same method I used on this no-sew tote bag.) Using the hot glue saved me a step and I think it looks prettier since you don’t see the gathering thread.
To make the eggs, you need:
- 2 inch plastic eggs
- hot glue/hot glue gun
- fabric scraps
Cut the fabric into 3/4 to 1 inch wide (the longer the better.) 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:
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 I just need to make a bunch more!)
They look so pretty, I thought a big bowl of bright Easter eggs would be the perfect Spring centerpiece for my kitchen table.
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
This is so adorable! I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!! Gonna try it in next Easter!
Those are darling! Definitely something the kids could help! Pinned for making later!
Such a cute idea! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later today that features your tutorial: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=87080 –Anne
this is wonderful I have added your project to my mommynmeblog.com for my other viewers to see
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/
Not bad at all.
Thank you so much for sharing. Loving this idea!
I am featuring your beautiful eggs today if would like to hop over and grab your featured button!
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
Very pretty indeed! Something I never thought of and now wish I had! Great job.
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!
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