How to Make Fabric Covered Easter Eggs

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Square feature image of fabric covered Easter eggs in pastel patterned fabrics in a bowl with one on a table in front.

These cheerful Fabric Covered Easter Eggs are fun and easy to make. With scrap fabric and a few plastic Easter Eggs you can make a big basket full of these adorable eggs.


It took a little trial and error to figure out the glue and the right fabric size but once I had the formula I was off and running.

At first I tried using mod-podge but it was just too watery for this process and it didn’t set up fast enough. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts I grabbed my trusty tacky glue.

Tacky glue worked great. It allowed me to re-position the fabric as I went and dried clear in just a few minutes.

I’m just getting started but here are the five I’ve made so far and photo instructions and how to make them…

How To Make Fabric Covered Easter Eggs

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Fabric
  • Craft (Tacky) Glue
  • 3-inch Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Clear Tape

Helpful Tip:

  • Fold fabric to cut strips more quickly.
  • Don’t worry too much about making everything perfect. Once you add ribbon and the glue dries clear, your eggs will look great!
  • Do snip slits into your fabric as shown below. It takes a little extra time but will allow the fabric to wrap better around the egg shape.
  • Use solid satin ribbon–not sheer. I tried and it doesn’t work well.
  • Your hands will get a little tacky from the glue. Just saying : -)
  • Add any embellishments you want from buttons to beads to add your own touch.


First you’ll want to start by cutting fabric strips about 1/2 inch wide and long enough to wrap around your egg once with a little overlap. Longer is fine, you can cut them to size as you go.

Cut fabric strips about 1/2 inch wide.

Now you’re ready to start gluing the fabric to your egg. Below are step-by-step photos…

Fabric covered easter eggs PIN
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