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"Quilted" Easter Eggs

This fun craft is ideal for your Easter decoration. It looks like a quilted egg, but really is fabric pushed into a Styrofoam egg. They can be hung on an Easter tree or anywhere in your home.

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Approximate Time: about 40 minutes.

Supplies:

  • Styrofoam eggs approx. 4x3 inches
  • small print pastel fabric cut in assorted sizes (see photo)
  • matching 1/4 inch wide ribbon about 1/2 yard
  • 1 inch pearl headed pins
  • a butter knife
  • cool temp glue gun and stick

Instructions:

  1. Using the butter knife poke each piece of fabric into the Styrofoam egg coming close to the edge of the fabric, but not too close. Tuck the edges in firmly.
  2. Do this randomly all over the egg. This creates the "quilted" look.
  3. When egg is completely covered stick a pearl pin in the center of each "quilt".
  4. Using the ribbon, make loops, leaving one loop longer for hanging.
  5. Hot glue the loops to the top of the egg centering so the longer loop is in the center.

I made 6 all of different pastel prints.

Have fun.
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By Janet from Long Island, NY

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April 8, 20100 found this helpful

What a fantastic idea! With the price of eggs, and most people throw them out afterward, this is crafty and green at the same time!

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April 19, 20110 found this helpful

Cute idea! How much fabric do you cut for each egg? Do you use a template? Thanks in advance.

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April 20, 20110 found this helpful

I remember making these as a child, but they were Christmas ornaments. We used styrofoam balls. A few tips to add: we used nail cuticle sticks (they're wood sticks with a slanted tip on one end & a pointed tip on the other) to push the fabric in. Insert a paper clip into the top to act as a hook. There is really no set size or template to use. Just random squares or other shapes of fabric. I've seen some pretty intricate ones that actually formed a design though. Draw on the styrafoam and follow the pattern if you want. This is a great, inexpensive way to use up scrap fabric or clothes you would have otherwise thrown out.

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