- 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
- Optional- felt to finish off back of fabric covered egg
|Ora Mae with her Fabric Egg at Chambrel|
|Even Gentlemen can be crafty sometimes!|
- Make an Egg Template to trace- I used left over poster board from a previous project.
- Trace egg shapes onto card board or poster board and cut out.
- Trace egg shape onto batting ( exact size as board with no overlap) and cut out.
- Trace egg shape ( plus about 1 inch extra all the way around) on fabric and cut out.
- Glue your batting onto the front of your poster board.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Embellish your Egg with ribbon, flowers, leaves, butterflies, Easter eggs etc as you please.
- 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!|
Till next time- Keep those creative juices flowing and enjoy this first month of Spring!