String Easter Eggs

This Easter, lunch is at my parents place, followed by an Easter egg hunt for all the grandkids.  I wanted to make some decorations for the day and have been pinning a few ideas on pinterest.  I found a few tutorials for String Easter Eggs and thought I’d make a few up as a centre piece for the table and fill some with chocolate eggs as gifts.  This is the tutorial I followed.Easter string eggs5

 

I used  a pump to help with blowing the water balloons up.  I put little Easter eggs into 4 of them and left 4 without.  I started using lengths of string at 50cm as I thought it might be easier to wrap however the ends were annoying to hide.  The rest were to 2metre lengths,  using 4metres per egg.

Preparing to create

Preparing to create

I used mod podge and water although on my second attempt I used 2 parts mod podge to 1 part water.  I found this worked better after my first egg collapsed when popping the balloon.

I tried different ways of wrapping the string and found crisscrossing it around the balloon worked the best.  You really need to let the string soak in the glue as that helps to hold its shape once dry.  I left them to dry overnight turning them a couple of times so the glue doesn’t pool in one spot.

I certainly didn’t nail it, they seem a bit fragile, but they turned out okay and I think they’ll pass as looking like eggs on the Easter table.  They will compliment these lovely cutlery sleeves my talented friend designed a couple of years ago.

And these ones are for the kids.

There’s still a week until Easter so plenty of time to whip these up yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

Amy (34 Posts)

I'm Amy, a mummy to two boys, a 2yo & newborn. I love all sorts of crafting from sewing to scrapbooking to baking, but at the end of the day I enjoy making bags and purses the most. Instagram: http://instagram.com/amywyhoon Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/amywyhoon/ Online store: www.hand-made.com.au/ladybugsanddaisychains


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  1. Love these! Pinned them for some craft with the kids this week coming.
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  2. I’ve tried to make them with PVA glue and water before and it was a great big fail. But you’ve inspired me to try them again these school holidays!
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