Thursday, March 26, 2009

tutorial: fabric covered eggs

a great craft to do on any day of the week with kids...AND cute! first get you some lovely yummy springy fabrics. these i got as a swap from this lovely gal
then you'll be needing some plastic eggs (i got mine at walmart they were $2)
first cut your fabric the width of your egg in the middle (where it splits open) and the length should be just long enough to cover the top and bottom of your egg. my measurement was roughly 6" by 4 1/2" (but i would just wrap it around your egg to get accurate measurement 'cause egg sizes vary)
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then you want to cut strips like a comb on both sides of your fabric (the sides that will be on the top and bottom of your eggs) do not cut all the way through you want it to stay in tact in the middle.
next get your modge podge.
here's where the kids go to town and have some fun. modge podge your egg. slime it up a bunch!

wrap the middle of the egg with tightly and then gently start pushing down all the strips so that they overlap each other a little (add modge podge if needed...we did)
do the same to the bottom.

and keep going with all the colors. you will end up with a super cute basket full of eggs!
(this tutorial was inspired by my fabulous friend who just so happens to be a professional quilter. thanks F for the instructions over the phone so i could make it into a tutorial.)

52 comments:

3 M's said...

another really cute idea V! I haven't finished the basket yet, and voila- here's another project for me to add to the list ;)
Thanks for the idea/tutorial!

3 M's said...

another really cute idea V! I haven't finished the basket yet, and voila- here's another project for me to add to the list ;)
Thanks for the idea/tutorial!

eli said...

Its amazing how a simple idea .... now to go try it ... thanks

Anonymous said...

This is very much how we used to cover blown out eggs with Japanese washi paper...the only difference that adults may want to do is we tapered the ends of our fringe strips so they came to a point...sorta like what the end of a letter opener looked like...it'll make the ends lie flatter. Your eggs look so pretty done in the 30's fabrics :)
-DianeM

belladella said...

Yippee- a project with fabric and glue and no needles- my kind of project! Watch out spray paint, there might be a new lovah in town....Modge Podge!

rachel griffith said...

i clicked on your blog and i was all like, "hey i know those guys"

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you did with them. they were actually the perfect fabrics for this. funny how things work out.

p.s. i especially love the yellow one. {and the white one.}

Michaela said...

Thank you so much for a great idea!

52knit4 said...

Gotta do this with my kids...thanks for the great idea!

Rue said...

Good morning V :)

My daughter Annie will love doing this! Thank you for sharing it :)

Oh and the baskets on the wall.... so cute! Love the phone stand too.

rue

Nanci said...

Very cute, I used to do this with tissue paper, a very good craft to use up scraps.
Next you will have us doing fabric baskets ala Moda Bakeshop!

SummersDesigns said...

This is so cute and great for the kids. It will be our project for this weekend.
Thanks!

Angela said...

Oh... so very cute! I just might have to try this before easter! I'll have to squeeze it in somewhere. ;)

Sarah said...

so cute!

Mindy said...

I love 'em! And the fabric is delicious!

Anne said...

V, I love having coffee with you every morning!!! I have several things I could get done - but I am skipping ahead to egg making! Just the inspiration I need to "spring" clean and put out a few Easter items. Plus, I think this would be a cute little gift for the hostess of my bee-let in April.

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Awesome Eggs! ooxx`jod

Small House said...

I'm all about covering eggs and making them all cute. Love the fabric. I have plenty of fabric, but these cute eggs are making me want to stop by JoAnns on my way home from work.
Have a great day.
Sandra

Stephanie said...

What a great centerpiece idea!! I love it!

jabeybaby said...

What a cute idea!

another amy said...

THAT is adorable. My girls would love this! So good to talk to you. Thanks again for all encouragement and advice. xo

Kara said...

That is so stinkin cute! How are you guys btw?

Lisa said...

Your eggs are adorable! Great idea! and the bench you put in your laundry room ... AWESOME! Love your blog and all your great ideas!

Betsy said...

Look at you another great idea!

Sherri said...

What a terrific idea...thanks so much! I'm going to make some of these!

Mercy Ottis/The Stone House said...

I love these!!Thanks !!! ♥

Wendy said...

those are very cute! i might have to do that next week during spring break!

Magicaldamselfly said...

Loving this tutorial and how cute to fill up my basket that you posted.

Happy sewing,
Sheila

At Home In Georgia said...

I have just had one of the hardest weeks of my life!!! A wonderful fun craft like this is just what I need! They remind me of washi eggs I learned to make while living in Japan.

At Home In Georgia said...

I am also loving those baskets you hung on the wall...beautiful.

merathon said...

i am not a crafty person, but even i can handle these! i just linked to your tutorial on my blog-- that's how much i love it!

Sandy said...

Love this!! I freely admit that I always have a huge jar of ModPodge laying around the house, so I will definitely be making this with the kiddos!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

The fabrics you used are SOOO pretty! I'll be linking.

Small House said...

I'm making these eggs as I said in an earlier post, and was wondering if I showed them on my blog could I link to yours???

LET ME KNOWJ :)
Thanks

Sybrina said...

Very cute and cool! You might be interested in a craft I saw last year. A blogger friend of mine shares about her life in Japan:

http://angellsintokyo.blogspot.com/2008/05/one-of-best-stores-in-tokyo.html

Suzanna said...

So cute! I'm going to try some and take them to my mom for Easter. :)

Lilith Silvermane said...

Great idea.
I am going to my boyfriends parent's house for Easter (first time) and I'd love to make these for his sister and his mother. :)

Huge brownie points right??

CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper) said...

Yet another great tutorial! Thank you for sharing it with us. I posted the link to it at PassiFlora magazine (http://passifloramag.com/2009/04/easter-craft-and-twitter/) hope ou do not mind.

Lora said...

I'm not sure exactly how I found your blog...from another blog, I'm sure:) It's lovely! I loved this tutorial!! I made these this week with my daughter and they turned out so cute. I blogged about it today and linked to you. Thanks for sharing this great idea!!

Vânia G. said...

Olá Vanessa,

Obrigada por partilhar este tutorial eu postei o link no meu blog.
Abraço
Vânia G

Rachel said...

Adorable and recyled too! I'll be posting a link to your tutorial on my blog this week, along with your tutorial button image, if you don't mind. Thanks!

CC said...

Oh my!!!!! I love the eggs. How sweet and so spring like. They're just beautiful.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Those fabric covered eggs are so cute. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

Amy said...

Oh My! I just found your blog! Those eggs are so stinking cute!!!

Anonymous said...

I do the same thing to make christmas ornaments, except i cut the fabric into long strips and wrap it around styrofoam balls, then add a hook. they always turn out so pretty and cool-looking.

Cinnamon Stitched Primitives said...

Thans for sharing! Ive been doing fabric covered eggs but covered them one strip at a time, sometimes having a hard time since I couldnt get the strip to lay flat. I will try your technique of keeping the fabric one piece. :)
HUGS
Shannon

rebekah said...

Love these! Will just have to get my hands on some plastic eggs!

I posted a link to your blog here:

http://justfordaisy.blogspot.com/2011/03/easter-craft-egg-stravaganza.html

Looking forward to making some eggs!

Rebekah

Kendra said...

Just found your blog and LOVE your tutorials. These eggs are so sweet and it juts so happens I was looking for a way to decorate eggs as an addition to my Easter decoration! I'm getting my plastic eggs today! I'm linking to your post on my blog - kreationsdonebyhand.blogspot.com

Uber Cute!!!

Kendra

Jamie B said...

I love your fabric covered eggs! They are so bright and colorful. I hope it's okay, I just couldn't help but feature them in a Easter craft round-up I just finished. You can see it here:

http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Easter-Crafts-Round-Up-20-Super-Cute-Easter-Crafts

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome tutorial! I can't wait to make some of my own.

Marti @ Sew-Licious Home Decor said...

So cute and easy! I would love for you to share it at our HOPPITY EASTER Craft Party!!

http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/02/hoppity-easter-craft-party.html

xoxo, Marti

Brooklyn said...

your way was awesome and it totally Worked

Jo said...

I made these covered eggs and also taught my cousin in Arizona to make them. We had a ball picking out cute fabric and making them. Thanks for a fun and easy project!!!

Jade said...

This looks like a fun 4H project. It won't take a long time to do so those kiddos that are in between projects can do this with little help and it is easy enough for both age groups to do and present at the fair. Thanks!

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