Basically I cut fabric squares, used Mod Podge to adhere them to eggs, added fake stitching and made a bunch. Easy, effective and not requiring much skill at all. Anyone can do it. Give it a try because I am sharing a step-by-step tutorial below.
- Old Jeans cut into a pile of 1/2" to 3/4" squares
- Eggs - either plastic ones or blown out real ones
- Mod Podge
- Paint Bruch
- Fine Sharpie Marker
- Cut the denim fabric into small squares. I found about 3/4" square was fine. I didn't bother measuring or drawing lines. This is a rustic project!
- I started using hand blown eggs, especially the ones with bigger blow holes but I then realized the entire thing gets covered so I might as well use plastic eggs. Blown eggs are like gold now that I seldom eat or cook with eggs.
- I used old spice jars as egg holders. Whatever works for you....
- Using a paint brush, cover the top half of the egg with a generous coating of Mod Podge.
- Add a square of denim and cover it with more Mod Podge.
- Continue adding squares of denim and lots of Mod Podge.
- On some eggs I used all the same light colored jeans.
- On others I used a variety of five different shades. I like them both mixed together in the bowl. The mixture makes for a better arrangement.
- This is a project that allows you to have a series gong at once because you do have to wait for things to dry.
- Cover the top half of the egg with overlapping squares. Be sure that every pice of denim is coated on both sides with Mod Podge. Also makes sure you leave no little gaps. The hot pinks will peek out if you do!
- Leave to dry for several hours.
- Flip the eggs over and cover the other half in the same manner.
- Allow the eggs to dry thoroughly. I waited over night.
- Using a fine Sharpie Marker draw tiny "stitches" along all the visible seams of the patches.
- I put all of mine in a handcrafted turned wooden bowl along with some natural paper filler for "grass".
Later in the month I'll unpack my growing collection of handcrafted eggs and put together mixed bowls and baskets.
Egg Projects from Previous Years:
Previous posts of Interest
- Ombre Colored Eggs • DIY
- Easter Egg Prep • filling the Holes
- Harlequin Eggs • DIY
- Meet My Easter Eggs
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