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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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  1. This is so adorable! I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!! Gonna try it in next Easter!

  2. this is wonderful I have added your project to my for my other viewers to see

  3. I am featuring your beautiful eggs today if would like to hop over and grab your featured button!

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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! 🙂


    Create With Joy

  7. These are adorable! Thanks for linking up at whimsy wednesday!

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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 stop by if you like.

    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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.