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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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.