Fabric Covered Eggs and a new winner….

Hello everyone!  I hope your week is going well.  The weather here has been nothing but gorgeous this Spring break. 

Everywhere you go, Spring is in the air….

Hubby took the kiddies out for a few hours yesterday, giving me time to decorate some Easter eggs.  I used a common egg wrapping method known in Japan as ‘washi eggs’.  The eggs are usually wrapped with washi paper or rice paper using glue, but as I didn’t have any, I decided to try some regular printed paper and some fabric.

Here is what you will need:
Scissors
Glue
Fabric scraps
blown out eggs
ruler

1. Blow out eggs, rinse and allow to dry
2. Measure height and circumference of egg (this one measured 3″ x 5″) 
3. Cut piece of paper with those dimensions adding 1/4″ to both height and length
4. Measure and mark 5mm lines 
5. Fold paper vertically towards the left as shown
6. Fold paper horizontally upwards as shown (paper is now folded in quarters)

7. Cut along the drawn lines, leaving the centre untouched
8. Cut ‘points’ to the top of the slits
9. Open up paper
10. Apply glue to the uncut area of the paper
11. Wrap paper around egg
12. Carefully apply glue to every slit and glue down one by one

I found the fabric was much easier to handle than the paper as it molded easier around the egg.  After doing two eggs I stopped measuring and marking the lines and simply just cut free form.

And of course, there’s always room to play around…

Today we decorated more eggs in a more traditional way.  We had a lot of fun being creative and can’t wait to show you one particular little guy….:)





And now, I would like to announce the 
NEW WINNER of the Pleated Poppy gift credit…

Melanie from Whimsical Creations
Congrats Mel…xo

Well, keeping it short again today but with a big ‘thank you’ for stopping by.


much love,
Lucy


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Comments

  1. says

    Oh- Those are so cute. Looks like you are more ambitious than I am…although I might try the fabric patch ones. THOSE look pretty easy. Can’t wait to see the ones you have still to show us. And, congrats to the new winner. Hope SHE shows up to claim the prize! xo Diana

  2. says

    I love this my sweet friend! I went from the top to the bottom so I am commenting here on all your egg loveliness! And you have my fabric loving heart loving this project and the other beautiful ones you did too. You forever inspire me. And I do miss you and ask your forgiveness for dropping off the radar these last few months. I will email you soon to check in with you!

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