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DIY Easter Egg Garland

By Sweetmabelblog @sweetmabelblog

Easter has arrived and what better way to help you celebrate than to decorate your home with lots of loveliness. As the seasons change and celebrations occur, I like to put up new decorations and take down the old.  It’s nice to keep your home feeling fresh and as I love making things it means everything can have its moment of glory for a little while.
At the moment my Easter egg garland is taking center stage along with my hand painted eggs which I have hung from branches of pussyfoot willow.  It looks incredibly pretty in my open fireplace and is very well suited to the Easter holidays.

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Here is an easy DIY about how to make your own Easter egg garland.

You will need;

Pretty papers or thin card.  A mix of pattered and plain both work well.

Egg shaped template – I used a cookie cutter.



Need and thread

Sewing machine

First, use your egg template and draw on to your chosen papers.  You will need 4 or 5 shapes per egg, cut them out and place to one side.

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Now take 4 or 5 egg shapes and place them on top of one another. Using your sewing machine sew down the center of the egg and keep the machine running so there is a gap until the next egg is ready to be sewn.  try and keep the gap between the eggs the same.

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When you have used up all of your shapes make sure you have enough thread at the end of the garland to create a loop to hang.

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Now all you need to do is fan out the sheets of paper on the eggs to give you a 3d shape.

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If you want to create a single hanging egg then pile 4 or 5 shapes as before and staple twice down the center of the egg shapes.

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Using a needle and thread, make a hole at the top of the egg and sew in a loop to hang.

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Finish it off by fanning out the papers to make a 3D egg.

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