Friday, March 25, 2011

easter egg garland {tutorial}

we visited some friends we hadn't seen in almost a year and a half this week and her house was decorated adorably for spring. i felt super sad that my house had, um, no decorations. sad news.

so i decided to make a easter egg garland. and i love it. it was super easy and i thought i'd show you all how to make it too!

**this was my second version of the garland. last night i tried to just loop the string thru my eggs and no matter how i did it, the eggs still moved on the garland. however. i did figure out a cute and functional way to keep them in place.**

What you'll need:
1. bag of plastic eggs (got mine at target, loved their colors this year)
2. stretchy beading cord (i cut mine 11 feet.)
3. crimp beads
4. small/med. beads
(i used some of my smaller crystal beads from when i used to make jewelry. i liked these because their shape allowed them to fit on the small hole of the eggs w/o going in them. i think that there are a lot of other kinds of beads you could use tho.)
5. flat nosed pliers.

step one:
thread one crimp bead onto your cording. using your pliers pinch the bead and squeeze. this should flatten your crimp bead.
add your crystal on next, these two together will keep your egg in place.

step two:
add your egg. it's best if you do one half and then the other so you can see the holes.

step three:
once you close your egg add another crystal and crimp bead.
i held my cording up in the air so that the egg would be all the way against the first side before i crimped the second bead. this would prevent the egg from moving at all on the cording.

step four:
repeat steps one thru three as many times as needed. as far as spacing the eggs, i used a really scientific method called "four finger spaces." aka, i used my four fingers to guess and would crimp the next bead down there.

step five:
hang and display your beautiful garland. i don't have a mantel, so i put it on my chandelier instead!

now, if you're anything like me, you've been so involved in making your adorable egg garland that you've failed to notice that your child to all the other unused eggs and displayed them in his own special way on the floor.

love that boy. even if he is mischievous. hope you enjoyed the tutorial and i'd love to see what you make with it!

2 comments:

  1. I love how easy this is! I also love the frames on your table! :) I'm visiting from Tatertots and Jello! :)

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  2. So cute....I made something very similar last week:http://ishouldbemoppingthefloor.blogspot.com/2011/03/easy-easter-egg-garland.html
    Found you through TT&J. I'm your newest follower!

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