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!
- Cotton fabric
- Craft (Tacky) glue
- 3-inch plastic Easter eggs
- Clear tape
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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 to add your own touch.
- Your hands will get a little tacky from the glue.
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.
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.
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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!
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.
Here’s a photo of my finished fabric-covered egg before I added any ribbon decoration.
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!
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