I am so excited that Spring is just around the corner. All the snow is almost gone and that gets me so ready for warmer weather. With spring coming it means Easter is also coming. One of my favorite memories growing up was crafting. One of those crafts in particular was fabric covered eggs. We would blow out real eggs and rinse them out and then cover them with fabric and ric rac. I loved it then and I wanted to recreate it in my home for this Easter season but in a bigger size and for a center piece.
This craft is super easy and fun to do. The glue tends to get a bit messy but it just reminds me of my elementary days and playing in the glue. So that can’t be all that bad right? It took the most time to figure out the pattern that would work for the styrofoam eggs that I found at Hobby Lobby. However if you’re not in a big hurry Amazon has this awesome price and package.
Craft Glue-I use Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Straight pins (optional)
Begin by placing pattern on fabric, I doubled mine as I am not a fan of cutting and since you are not sewing lines don’t have to be perfect. You will be cutting out 4 pieces of fabric for each egg. Feel free to mix other fabrics and make your eggs more colorful.
Begin by gluing on piece of the pattern at the top of the egg. I found that it was easier to glue from the center out and to work with about an inch at a time. So from the top to the bottom.
Be sure to pull your fabric tightly as you go, not so tight that there is a lot of excess at the bottom but tight enough that the fabric lays smoothly on the egg.
Towards the bottom you will not be able to pull as tight without creating bumps. At this point you will need to cut the fabric to create some seams. I cut at an angle on both sides. Continue to glue the fabric and layer it on top of each other.
When it’s complete this is what one side will look like. You then move to the opposite side and repeat the fabric gluing process again. You will do this for the 2 remaining sides.
Once complete all the layers will be overlapping like this. Then you will begin the ric rac process. It follows the seam lines of the fabric. I placed the ends of my ric rac at the bottom of my egg so that the smooth part continued around the egg.
When both strips of ric rac are glued around the egg it gives you a seamless decorated egg perfect for the Easter season.
If you have some wonderful Easter crafts you like to do we would love to hear about them. Be sure to share them with us so that we have a chance to add to the memories we are creating.