Do you have any of those brightly-colored plastic eggs laying around and nothing to do with them? I had a whole giant bag that I was saving from last year just in case I thought of a use for them. Kennedy loves to play with them, but honestly they mostly just make a big mess all over the house when the cats get into them and I’m not so fond of that.
I thought I might try making something out of them that would actually look nice sitting on a table instead of making me feel all frustrated.
I’ve seen fabric covered eggs before, but mostly they were a little shabbier than I was in the mood for. Now, don’t get me wrong, these eggs are mighty shabby, but using patterned fabrics that match others I’ve used around the house made all the difference here.
I just cut 4 one inch strips and then smooshed them onto the eggs using hot glue. Bingo! Co-ordinating decor eggs! It’s a simple idea, but it’s one that made me just a little bit happier.
Now, if only I could get the cats to stop loving them so much too. They seem to also think those fake green styrofoam berries are pretty tasty. Well, you can’t win them all! At least they can’t hurt the eggs when they play kitty soccer with them! And they still match my decor even if I still find them laying on the kitchen floor every minutes!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.