Friday, March 18, 2011

Easy Easter Egg Garland & Subway Art


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Talk about being more than a one-trick pony. There are so many ways to decorate with the good old-fashioned plastic Easter egg. My kind of fun.

This craft requires a bag (or two...depending on how long you want your garland) of plastic Easter eggs. I believe mine were $1.96 at Walmart. IMPORTANT: make sure to look at the eggs before purchasing to make sure they have they holes in the ends...you don't want to have to make those yourself. You'll also need fishing line (monofilament)...although to photograph this easier, I also used really thin ribbon for the below tutorial. Also grab gross grain ribbon in a variety of colors (the 1 inch works great)...you can also use fabric cut into strips. It would be pretty darling if you pre-washed it all to fray up those edges. But, I was wanting to do it pretty fast, so I just used ribbon. That's about it...and scissors. Of course.

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See the holes? It's like these eggs were designed for this.


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Pull your ribbon or monofilament through the holes in each end of the egg. Tie a knot on one side. You may have to tie several knots on top of one another to get it large enough to not slip back through your holes.

Keep on stringing the eggs on, one after another.

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After you string up all your eggs, tie another knot (or ten...ha!) in the other end.
Try to leave a bit of space at the end (a few inches) so you'll have room for expansion as you add your ribbons. I learned this the hard way and had to remove a couple of eggs the first go round.
Measure your ribbon pieces at about 6 1/2 inches or so. I used a variety of colors.

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Just simply knot your ribbon in between each egg.

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And there you have it. The possibilities are endless with this...especially with all the egg styles these days. I was thinking of doing camo eggs for my boys' rooms with camo strips in between. Or you could even do the pretty gold or silver eggs for a less playful look.

I'm linking this up to Tatertots & Jello and a few other Linky Parties!
This is my first linky-party go-round! Woohoo!

I'd love for you to follow me. As a special THANK YOU for becoming a follower, I'd love to give you my latest Easter Subway Art creation I just designed for my business.
 For the instant download, click here.

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30 comments:

  1. Very cute idea. I see you are new to blogging. I'm going to be your newest follower to see what you create.

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  2. Such an adorable idea! I usually don't decorate for Easter, but I just might have to make this. I love that it's easy on the budget. I've definitely become a follower. I'm new to blogging, too. Please check me out at craftwhencan.blogspot.com.

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  3. Hello! :) What a GREAT idea! I can't wait to try this - thank you for sharing! I'm your newest follower! Blessings, Michelle

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  4. What a great idea. I have to try this one for Easter. Thanks so much for linking up to my Swing into Spring party. Don't forget to stop back and grab a button to add either to the end of your post or your side bar. Also, if you haven't already, please stop back and become a follower (if you leave me a comment letting me know you're following I'll follow you back). Hope to see you soon.

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  5. Super cute idea Kristi! I think I just might have to do this. I have about 1 billion eggs hidden away in the attic. What a great use for them! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  6. Hi Kristi! I love this idea it is simply adorable and very easy to do. I cant wait to try it. I am hopping over here from Tatertots & Jello. I am also a new blogger, stop by my blog if you get a moment. I am a new follower of yours as well. I love getting new followers, it makes me feel loved ;)

    lauren

    www.warmfuzzypurpleandgold.blogspot.com

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  7. How adorable! This is such a neat idea!

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  8. Thats such a cool idea! New follower, hope to have you follow back!
    http://kellyhunterphotography.blogspot.com/

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  9. It looks great!

    Found you true Design it Chic bloghop!

    Thanks for sharing
    Leontien

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  10. what a fun idea thanks for sharing this looks easy enough to do to create a festive environment

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  11. looks great

    I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you please follow me back? http://susansdisneyfamily.blogspot.com/
    thank you :)

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  12. I am following you on google connect from "Boost My Blog Friday"! Cute blog;-)

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    Jeanette Huston

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  13. i LOOOVE this. i always feel like some garland is to frou frou for my test... but I LOVE THIS! this is so so cute! (and cheap!)

    thanks for sharing!! found you through tt&j! :)

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  14. What a Darling idea!! I LOVE it! Can't wait to make my own.
    Look forward to more of your ideas.

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  15. Very cute and colorful, love it. Great job. winks-jen

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  16. Kristi,

    The garland is so, so cute! I can't wait to show my daughter I am going to be making this with her for sure. I also adore your Easter Subway Art you created. I am going to share this on our Facebook wall with our readers over there! Also, in a couple weeks we will be hosting Sister Saturday Easter Party, this is a holiday themed party we host At The Picket Fence, which will be all things Easter! Hope you'll join us again with this great tutorial.

    Thank you for linking up to Inspiration Friday!

    Heather @At The Picket Fence

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  17. I made my own garland today - and of course blogged about it. I included a link back to your page/tutorial. Come and see! (craftwhencan.blogspot.com)

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  18. WOW! This is a HUGE success. I love it!

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  19. Super cute! Love the ribbon idea!!! thanks for becoming a follower!

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  20. Looks like I finally have a use for all those extra eggs laying around. ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  21. So cute I'm sharing on my blog today!

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  22. Absolutley Adorable. I made one of these last year, but it definetley was not this cute. the ribbons make it complete. Way to go !
    -rox

    stop on by for a visit www.foodfuncreativenessandgardening.blogspot.com

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  23. I'm your newest follower! I love your shabby chic style and this cute garland idea! I would lOVE to have the Easter subway print, I'll send you an email!

    Thanks!

    April Maus

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  24. Hi Kristi, we're sharing your easter egg garland tomorrow on Sister Saturday Easter Edition At The Picket Fence. Hope you can stop by and see your feature!

    Heather

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  25. Seriously! I LOVE this. With Joy, Carey

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  26. I am your newest follower from www.graeplace.blogspot.com I love all of your ideas and think they deserve a 2nd Glance. Link up on tomorrow (Saturday) with 2nd Glance Saturdays @ www.graeplace.blogspot.com

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  27. A super fun and quick idea! Thanks so much for sharing this at my Springtime Link Party!

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