Thursday, March 22, 2012

EASY Plastic Easter Egg Garland {$2 Project!}


The Easter Egg Hunt over at It's Overflowing is complete! I'll share my featured project here next week, but I've got the back up Egg Garland post to pacify you until that time.

Do you have $2? A car, bike, or two legs to get to the store? Some twine or ribbon leftover from other projects?

THEN YOU CAN MAKE SOME PRETTY EASTER EGG GARLAND and wow your friends!

You will need:
1 bag of small plastic Easter Eggs. {Love the ones from Target, they have great colors this year!}
Twine or ribbon
Tape



When I was making my Scrap Fabric {posting soon!} Easter Egg garland, I notice that the plastic eggs come with two pre-punched holes in the tops. Perfect for making garland. Here's how:

If using twine, you'll need to use tape {I used painters} to cover the end so you can get it through the holes without shredding the twine. I also found that I needed to make the holes a tad larger, so I just used a metal skewer {or use a screwdriver} to stretch them a bit. You may not need to do this depending on your twine or ribbon.



Here's the easy part. Take your twine end and thread through the top of one of the holes. Pull through a bit and then go back up through the other hole.  Pull through to where you want it on the garland and then replace the bottom part of the egg.




 Repeat in a pattern or randomly...however you roll. This project was so easy my three year old could have done it! And, if you want to earn extra credit AND you are making this with your kids, you can teach patterns while you do it!

SUPER BONUS: Yyou could use the garland as a countdown to Easter, or make Resurrection Eggs by putting things inside of them and then numbering the outsides.

THIS SIMPLE EASTER EGG GARLAND IS MULTIPURPOSE!!!


TWO CAUTIONS! 
Be careful not to stab yourself with the screwdriver or metal skewer. I mean, it would hurt REALLY bad. And watch out when you pull the eggs through the twine - it starts to fly through the air and doesn't feel too good as it imbeds in your eyeballs. {see on my jeans in the picture below} Pull at a distance!



Can I just say that now's the time I'm dreaming of a dreamy fireplace mantel or some character in my home.

Trying to style this garland for a picture was like 

HANGING A DIAMOND NECKLACE ON A PIG!!!

But you get the picture, right!



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13 comments:

  1. LOVE! Quick project that makes a bright and cheery impact. Thanks for sharing!

    amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

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  2. This is such a sweet idea! I am a HUGE fan of frugal decorating tips and this is too cute...Just another reason for me to hit up Target ;)


    simplenests.blogspot.com

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  3. This Egg Garland is to DIE for!! Such a great idea!!

    -Heather
    www.made-famous-by.com

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  4. I like how you used the eggs - I just finished project with mine today...I bought tons of the Target eggs too! They really do have good colors this year, although not a very balanced collection. I kept running out of some colors. You did a great job on yours though!

    I'll be posting my project tomorrow, if you're interested, over at Tupelocreative.blogspot.com

    Jess

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  5. Super sweet idea,thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

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  6. Easter is definitely near now and what a great idea you have shared. It looks so beautiful! I am a new Follower of your Blog.
    Judy - JUDY H-J'S THOUGHTS

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  7. This is really fun. I might have to add it to my Easter decorations! Feel free to stop by and check out my ideas for easter at dosmallthingswithlove.blogspot.com.

    Nancy

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  8. Very very cute idea! Thanks for linking up to the Cutesy Monday link party!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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  9. I love your idea! And I also feel your "styling picture" pain--my husband asked if we should just a few nails in the walls for me to temporarily hang something for a blog picture then put it where I want it to go, usually somewhere less photogenic ;P

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  10. Really cute! But our plastic eggs do not have 2 holes....hmmm, have to look for some :)

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  11. it will burn off but it will be stinky. I would just leave the kitchen when you do it.
    Baled Scrap From USA

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