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.
These are so pretty!! What a great idea!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
These are adorable! Thanks for linking up at whimsy wednesday!
Oh my goodness! These are so cute! They'd go brilliantly with the Bunny & Duckling I made for easter!
Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂
Really beautiful project! Brilliant idea and the fabrics are delicious! Angie xo
I love the ruffled eggs!!! Pinning it!
These are adorable!! I love them. I love that you chose such bright happy fabrics too.
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!
Looking forward to more posts,
The ruffles are so cute! Thanks for sharing!
How cute are these?! Love them!
Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party. I'll be featuring this tomorrow.
Oh are these little guys cute! I would love to have you share them at my party!
Oooh these are so pretty and so different! I love them! xxxx
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
Soooo cute! Love how colorful they are!
Oh for goodness sakes, you are too creative. I love these ruffled beauties, how fun!!!
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.
These are so beautiful, I might just have to try this one! I would love for you to come share at my link party!
I love using my glue gun for ruffles, so thanks for this fantastic idea! Love it!
The…Late, Young Family
Oh these are adorable! I love the fabric choices. Stopping by from DIY by Design.
These are sooo cute!
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
This is so creative! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂