Yesterday, I learned how to make blown eggs with the Fireman’s sister in law. She runs a daycare, so I hung out with a couple of two year olds and dyed eggs. Yeah, it was awesome. Don’t be jealous.
I’d never made blown eggs before, and man, was it MESSY. Definitely fun, though. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them when I was done, though. They were so delicate I was worried that if I put them in a bowl they would break. Plus, we all know that the Fireman likes to screw with the Easter decorations. I figured that they won’t last until next year, so I should have them on display. Enter the Easter egg garland.
Seriously easy and cheap, guys. All I used was coffee filters, string, and pipe cleaners. Oh, and eggs. DUH.
I started with some coffee filter flowers, made using this tutorial.
Really pretty, and so much easier than I thought they would be. I knew that the holes in the eggs were too big to use knots with, so I made some much smaller flowers to help hold the eggs in place. It took a couple of minutes to figure out a design, but I came up with an easy one. Simply crumple up one filter:
And gather the bottom of the filter up so that it seems to resemble some sort of flower:
Then wrap a piece of pipe cleaner around the base of the flower to secure it.
VOILA! Easy peasy.
Next, I used a carpet needle to thread the string through the eggs, and wrapped around them once to hold them in place on the string.
Then you simply put the string through the base of the flower (above the pipe cleaner) twice to hold it in place, and go onto the next egg. Easy, right? At the ends of the garland, hook the big flowers on. I used pipe cleaners as the base so that I could shape them easily. I did thread through the flower as well.
Seriously, how cute is that?
Oh, and fun fact. When I was blowing out the eggs, I forgot I had chapstick on. Did you know this is what the end result of that will be?
Huh. Who knew? Has anybody else ever made blown eggs? Or kissed an egg?
UPDATE/DISCLAIMER: “My Mommy, who is
so all wonderful and knowing and creative going to make an Easter egg garland now, actually blew eggs with us when we were little. I am so sorry to sully her Girl Scout genetic crafty side.” Clearly I did not write this.
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