Monday, March 28, 2011

Fabric Easter Egg Door Hangers

I actually saw a version of this project earlier this month online and have made a few adjustments to it to make the construction and cost more feasible for large craft classes with Seniors in Assisted Living.  Since everyone loves to have seasonal door decorations- these Fabric Easter Egg Door Hangers are a big hit!
Supplies Needed are as follows:

  • Fabric ( at least two coordinating colors)
  • Poster board, card board or foam core for the backer
  • Batting ( two layers if very thin- one if thick)
  • Tacky glue
  • Pipe Cleaners- Two per "egg"
  • Hot glue/ hot glue gun
  • Embellishments- ribbon, flowers, Easter eggs, butterflies etc.
  • Plastic Easter Grass for pocket filler
  • Egg Template
  • Marker
  • Optional- felt to finish off back of fabric covered egg
Ora Mae with her Fabric Egg at Chambrel

Even Gentlemen can be crafty sometimes!

  1.  Make an Egg Template to trace- I used left over poster board from a previous project.
  2. Trace egg shapes onto card board or poster board and cut out.
  3. Trace egg shape onto batting ( exact size as board with no overlap) and cut out.
  4. Trace egg shape ( plus about 1 inch extra all the way around) on fabric and cut out.  
  5. Glue your batting onto the front of your poster board.
  6. Place fabric right side up on top of batting and glue edges all the way around on the back- you might need to trim extra fabric on the back.
  7. To make the pocket- use the same egg template as your guide and cut out a rectangular shaped piece wide enough to wrap around the middle of the egg and then glue the edges around the back to form the pocket.
  8. Twist your two pipe cleaners together to make a hanger and hot glue to the back of your egg.  If you are going to finish the back with a piece of felt, you would do that step at this point as well.
  9. Embellish your Egg with ribbon, flowers, leaves, butterflies, Easter eggs etc as you please.
  10. Fill pocket with Easter grass.  Pocket can then be filled with plastic Easter eggs, more silk flowers etc.
My class at Chambrel at Club Hill in Garland
The ladies at Horizon Bay in Grand Prairie are a crafty bunch!

Proud of her work of art!

Everyone did a great job with their decorations and really enjoyed this quick fun project! This is definitely a project that Seniors in many communities would enjoy- and would also be a great project to do with the grand-kids!

Till next time- Keep those creative juices flowing and enjoy this first month of Spring!


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