Easter is just around the corner. Have you purchased a bag of plastic Easter eggs yet? My kids are grown, so I can finally skip the plastic grass and eggs. I still like decorating for the holiday, so I decided to try a more decor friendly twist using the old eggs I already have.
I made this one into a hanging ornie, but I think several of them would look adorable in a bowl or basket. If making it into a hanging ornie, heat the end of craft wire in a candle flame and poke one hole in both the top and the bottom of the egg. Remove the wire. Ignore the two holes on either side of the center. They were there already, just not where I wanted them.
Ouchie Alert! You will want to keep a bowl of ice water nearby to dip burned fingertips.
Starting at the top of the egg, apply a dot of hot glue. Don’t cover up the hole you made. Place the end of twine in the glue. Let it cool a bit so you don’t end up pulling it off. Note: I used baling twine, but jute could also be used for a similar look.
Adding more hot glue as you go, wind the twine around the egg in a spiral. Push the new row snugly against the previous row. When you reach the bottom of the egg, don’t cover the hole you made. In my photos you can see the original color of the egg through the rows, but as I stare at it in my hand I can’t see it. Really! I wouldn’t lie to you! This project was done before the flash went out on my camera. I think the flash must have brightened the space between the rows. Yep, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Cut a 4-inch length of craft wire. Insert the wire through the top hole and out the bottom one. You will have wire extending from each end of the egg. Thread a red wood bead on each wire end. Grasp one end of the wire with the tip of needle nose pliers. Curl the wire around the plier’s nose and remove. This creates a loop. Repeat on the other end of the egg.
Places I’m partying this week: