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Thursday, 21 March 2013

How to Make a Real Egg Easter Garland

I shared this post over on The Frugal Girls a couple of weeks ago. I'm sharing it here today as well in case ya missed it! 

Today I'm going to show you how to make this easy natural egg garland. It really is a stunner and I think it's definitely my favorite Easter craft of the year so far!

The first thing you'll need to do is blow out enough eggs to cover the length that you'll be making your garland. For this little one I made to go across my fantel (fake mantel!), I used 16 eggs.

Once you've got your eggs all set, you'll probably need to make the holes on each end a little bigger, just for ease of stringing. You can easily do this using a push pin.

(Thank you to my daughter for letting me photograph her dirty fingernails while she helped me!)

Next, grab some twine or ribbon and start stringing! I used natural jute twine, but anything will work.

Tie a loop or a knot at one end to keep your eggs from falling off.

You can see I made my holes quite large. It really doesn't matter at all. Once the eggs are all side-by-side, the holes are hidden completely! If you're still having a hard time getting the twine through, try grabbing it with tweezers and pulling it through the hole. It worked for me!

This is a great Easter decoration. It looks so nice paired with pretty things like satin ribbon or even rougher natural things like reclaimed wood and jute.

It's also a fabulous family project!

It takes a lot of lung power to blow out all those eggs! It's great to be able to take turns.

When you're done, you'll have a beautiful garland that you'll be able to keep and reuse for many years to come! Several of the eggs I used here were actually blown out last year and I was amazed at how well they keep. Good to know!

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Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I love this! Leave it to you Courtenay to do it real and do it right AND to give us an awesome tutorial on the whole thing! Thank you!

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Gwen said...

Oh, I did NOT miss this one! It's freak-deakin' gorgeous!

Vanessa said...

That looks so beautiful! I'd love to see this with all the different shades eggs come in. Pinning!

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

wow, so pretty! i tried to vlow out eggs last year is was HARD! way to go!

Maria said...

BEAUTIFUL garland! I love that you used real eggs, what a great idea! Love the natural, rustic look. Beautiful!

Dining Delight said...

What a beautiful natural looking garland and it looks gorgeous on your fantel. I know it would look fantastic in so many vignettes and displays.


Diane said...

Fantastic idea! I love that you can make the holes a little larger, which makes it easier to removed the egg from the shell. Thanks for sharing!!

Mary said...

Beautiful garland and photos! I need to wait til I'm ready to whip up a pound cake and a frittata and use those eggs :)

thepaintedapron.com said...

I don't know if I have the patience for this, but it certainly looks fabulous. This year I am loving the simplicity of plain white and brown eggs over the colored ones! I love that you and your daughter did it together!

The Tablescaper said...

I love this idea. I don't know if I'd have the patience to blow that many eggs, but maybe. So pretty and if you dyed the eggs it could have a whole different feel.

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Ann said...

What a lovely, natural idea!!!

anu said...

I just love your garland! I made a blown egg and bead wreath this year (http://www.nalleshouse.com/2013/03/easter-wreath.html). I like how you used brown eggs. It looks so simple and lovely.

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

LOVE this! Especially with the brown eggs, it's super gorgeous! In case you didn't see it earlier, I featured this today on my blog, so stop by and grab a Featured button if you don't already have one! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2013/03/10-creative-ideas/

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Girl of a 1000 Dreams said...

This is fabulous! I will have to give this a try!