Good Morning everyone.
In my last post I showed you some really cute and colorful wrapped eggs I had made. So today I thought I would show you how to make your own with whatever bits of yarn, twine, baker's twine, or string you may have on hand. It makes no difference they are all done the same. This is a picture of the eggs in one of my Dollar Store Tins that I painted. These are quite simple to make and take just a few minutes - so you can turn out a dozen or more in no time. I usually make mine while watching my evening TV shows.
You will need:
- a glue gun and glue sticks
- Styrofoam eggs ( I already had these or you could use the little plastic eggs from the dollar store
- bits of yarn, twine, bakers twine, string, whatever you have on hand.
Start by placing a dot of glue in the center of the one end of the egg and then looping the yarn/string in this dot. Make sure the end is pushed down in the center of the loop so it doesn't stick out.
The eggs above were done in different yarns. The brown one is some jute I had on hand. The two blue striped ones are actually the same variegated yarn just different because of where I started in the variegation. The rest of the eggs were actually done with the same skein of yarn that I picked up at Big Lots some time ago for $1. I was a bit surprised when I got into it and found all these different patterns it had. But as you can see you can come up with a multitude of patterns for your eggs depending on what yarns/twines you choose to use.
Such a simple project that takes so little time and you have a really cute little Spring vignette. Except for the rabbit the above vignette is all thrift store, dollar store or made items. The milk bottle $1 at a thrift store. I wrapped it with twine then added a dollar store twig of "faux" flowers. The little tin from the dollar store. I painted it and added a bit of drop cloth fabric with a bit of ribbon and a flower I made. Then I filled it with our wrapped eggs I made from items I already had. The Styrofoam eggs came from the dollar store at Christmas. The rattan place mat was $.25 at Good Will. The bunny did come from Hobby Lobby a couple years ago and was a gift to me from my son. So we have a very cute vignette on a budget.
I think I am going to go make some more eggs right now - it fits right in to my twine wrapping mood I have been in lately. How many do you think you'll make?
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Until next time have fun creating something you enjoy.
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