How to Make Scrap 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, scrap fabric-covered Easter eggs are easy to make and they’re a perfect decoration for a spring-tiered tray, to add to wreaths, or as bowl or vase filler!

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. Below are all the details!

Supplies used to make decorative fabric covered easter Eggs
Supplies used.

Supplies

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Helpful Tips When Making Scrap Fabric Easter Eggs

  • Don’t worry too much about making everything perfect. Once you add ribbon and the glue dries clear, your eggs will look great!
  • I recommend snipping slits into your fabric as shown below. It takes a little extra time but it will allow the fabric to wrap better around the egg shape.
  • Use solid satin ribbon–not sheer. I tried and it didn’t work well.
  • Add any embellishments you want from buttons to sequins.
  • Your hands will get a little tacky from the glue.
Photo of six easter eggs covered with scraps of pastel fabric.

How To Make Scrap Fabric Eggs – 5 Easy Steps

STEP 1: Tape Your Plastic Eggs Closed

First, you’ll need to tape your plastic egg closed with clear scotch tape.

Photo of a yellow plastic egg sealed with a piece of scotch tape with tape roll next to it.
Tape the Easter egg closed.

STEP 2: Cut Fabric into Strips

Next, cut your fabric into 1/2-inch wide strips that are long enough to wrap around your egg once with a little overlap. You can always cut any excess away later. Then cut slits into one side as shown below. This will help the fabric wrap around the egg shape better.

Horizontal photo of fabric being cut into 1/2 inch strips.
Cut fabric into 1-inch strips with slits.

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STEP 3: Glue Fabric strips To the Egg

Start gluing your fabric strips in the middle of the plastic egg using tacky glue. Don’t worry about the glue being white, it will dry clear!

Horizontal photo of fabric being glued to the center of a plastic egg.
Glue fabric strips in the middle of the egg first, working out to the top and bottom.

STEP 4: Cover the Ends

To cover the ends cut a circle of fabric with slits toward the center as shown below. Then use tacky glue to glue the circle of fabric to the top and bottom of the plastic egg.

Photo of how to cut a round piece of fabric to cover the ends of a fabric covered egg with slits for this DIY.
Cut a circle of fabric with slits to cover the top and bottom of the plastic egg.
Horizontal photo of a round piece of fabric being glued to the bottom of a plastic egg.
Glue round fabric pieces to the top and bottom of the plastic egg.

Here’s a photo of my finished fabric-covered egg before I added any ribbon decoration.

Finished fabric-covered Easter egg before adding ribbon and decorations.
Photo of a finished fabric-covered egg.

STEP 5: Add Any Finishing Touches

As ribbon and finishing touches to your eggs. Here, I used pink zig-zag ribbon and yellow and purple satin ribbon that I had in my craft bin. You could also decorate your eggs with colorful buttons or sequins!

Vertical photo of finished fabric covered Easter eggs to pin to your Pinterest craft boards!
If you love this Easter craft idea, Pin the image above to your Pinterest craft boards to come back to later!

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