Sunday, February 10, 2013

Twine and Lace Easter Egg Tutorial


Happy weekend my friends!! I've been having some fun playing in the studio the past couple of days. I thought I would share with you the twine and lace Easter eggs I've been making.
I prepared a tutorial, but I'm sure you probably don't need it. They are really easy!
Anyway here goes...

I purchased the eggs at Hobby Lobby. There were 6 for 87¢. Yep, 87¢. These eggs are slightly larger than a normal size plastic egg. Place a small amount of glue on the rim and close up the egg. This will help with strength.

For the twine, I use medium weight gardening twine from Ace hardware. It's cheap and easy for me to find, but I know the craft stores are carrying some now to.

Start by the winding the twine in a circle between your fingers, using a little bit of glue to help hold it together. Make sure the center is tightly wound or you will see the colored egg peaking through.

Place some glue on your egg. (I love "The Ultimate" by Crafter's Pick, available at most craft stores)
Then place your twine at the bottom of the egg and begin wrapping your twine.

Gently push up the twine as you go to keep it close to the previous wrap and keep it level on the egg.

When you get passed the half way point, flip the egg over and continue wrapping.

Finish wrapping your egg and cut off the extra. Again, be careful to wrap the end completely or your egg color will show through.  Now just embellish to hearts content!!! Here are the ones I have made so far....









I don't do a lot of decorating for Spring and Easter, but I really like these eggs. I will probably leave them out until Summer!!! I hope you make some of your own! Have fun!!!

Today I am linking up with  Inspire Me Monday at Create with Joy!!!

72 comments:

AliMc said...

Those are adorable, thank you for sharing!

gracie said...

A fun project!

American Cottage Antiques said...

Loved these Karen, I pinned it to my Pinterest craft ideas.

Sassy Southern Lady said...

I plan to give these a try so cute.

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

These eggs are so pretty Karen. Thanks for sharing. I've shared your tutorial on my Blog...the tab is on my Navigation Bar = TUTORIALS so others will see it too.

Jan

Jo said...

Oh these are so sweet! beautifully done, and thanks for the tutorial!

mon-coin-joli said...

WOUAH super mignon ces oeufs, quel beau travail de collage !
bises
Nicolette

bobbie said...

Very fun & cute ~ thanks for sharing!

The Refeathered Roost said...

Great tutorial and such a pretty project. I would really like to try this. Thanks for sharing.
melinda

RuthSMac. said...

They're so pretty! I'm going to make some.

morkaren said...

Tusind tak for inspirationen, de er meget flotte. knus morkaren.

Bente said...

The eggs are just gorgeous.

Have a great new week

Hugs

Karen B. said...

Sweet Karen,

your tutorial is fantastic and the eggs looks so lovely!
many hugs
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Lavender Cottage said...

Oh, these are pretty Karen. And, because they are earthy and not just Easter in appearance, I think they could stay out all year maybe. I always thought the plastic eggs on their own were tacky and it's nice to see they can really be dressed up.
Judith

Denise said...

Wonderful! I love the work you did on them.What a beautiful outcome. Denise

Cyn said...

oh Karen bestill my heart. I have tried may ways to cover eggs and failed all times, but this looks so great! Thanks will try,

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I may just have to try that...I love the one with the ribbon on top and the buttons...great idea!

Tamara said...

So Sweet. I love that they are feminine and rustic. I'm new to your blog and have found such inspiration here. BEAUTIFUL! And it was fun to discover that we are distant neighbors. I live in the White Mountains.
Thank you for sharing your talent!

Blessings,
Tamara

Pendra said...

Lace & buttons are two of my most favorite things, how could I not love these! Funny to think of Spring & Easter today...it's snowing here in Minnesota! Thanks for sharing a little sunshine!
Hugs,
Pendra

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty and easy, Karen! I guess its the twine wrapping that takes a little time to get right. Love the different embellishments you added. This would be a good project to use up all those little pieces of lace and trim I hold on to.

Sheila said...

Happy Sunday!
Karen....this is a great idea, I am going to do these with my girls for our Easter decor theme. I hope your weekend has been great!1

Smiles,
sheila

Sharon said...

Beautiful! Who would have thought twine could look so nice!

I'm visiting through Inspire Me Monday.

Stasa Lynn said...

As always - these are beautiful. Cannot wait to try!

Ava Gavloski said...

wonderfully creative with these jute easter eggs.
ava g

Rhonda said...

How sweet are these? I love how easy it is, I bet it would work on an antique bottle, too!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Such a charming idea! Love the use of white appliqu├ęs on the natural twine..also the use of your button stash for the photos! Wonderful!

lynn cockrell said...

Karen, I totally love these eggs. I have so many buttons and lace and I am going to make some of these, for sure. Is the glue you used pretty fast to dry as I don't think I've ever used this brand? Thanks for sharing this great idea!

Katherine Wolak said...

These are lovely! I have been wondering what to do with some I have and I just might try that! :D Thank you!

Hugs,

Missy George said...

Beautiful Karen..

butterfly said...

These are so lovely - thank you for sharing such a great idea!
Alison x

Carolyn Dube said...

Beautiful- so romantic with the laces! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Traversy said...

Really great post and craft!

BECKY said...

Hi Karen! Love these eggs, gal!! Each one is just so pretty! I wouldn't have thought to make jute eggs!! What a fun and well executed idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Becky

Jen said...

HI! Karen ,I loved how you decorated the eggs ,I think the twine and lace together make them look so lovely. An ideal decoration for the table over Easter.

Corry said...

Wat een prachtige romatische eieren
Dank je wel voor het delen
Groetjes Corry

Nantawan Bennett said...

Happy Monday.
Visit from The Inspire Me Monday Community.
Nan
www.blogshe.net

Eva Agnes said...

Gorgeous eggs Karen.
And thanks for the tutorial.
Hugs
E#va Agnes

Barbara Jean said...

very sweet. thanks for sharing.

blessings
barb

Cherie said...

Oh, how enchanting. I have been blowing hen eggs and covering them with paper pulp made from old envelopes. I bet they would look beautiful with a little bit of lace or a crochet flower. I shall give it a try

Diane said...

Love these, very creative and something I hadnt thought of or seen before! Great! Thanks for posting!
Diane
http://treasuringgrace.blogspot.com/2013/02/god-speaks-real-stories-of-gods-guiding_8.html

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

DaCraftyLady Debb said...

How cute are these? Wow And they look fairly simple too. I am going to have to try these. And I am putting a link on my Crocohetoholic blog to come visit...~~Debb

Sandra Kaye said...

Super cute girlfriend!!!! Love them! See ya in the morning:):)

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

So beautiful and fun to make. I live in South Africa and I have 8 enormous ostrich eggs. I was going to paint them, but after seeing your post I am set on trying out your ideas! I just need a lot more twine...LOL

Thanks for sharing!

Hugs
Sumaya

PlantWerkZ said...

They are looking so nice. Thank you for great tutorial. PlantWerkz

Wilma said...

Hi Karen,

These eggs look beautiful.Romantic.
I'm a follower for some time now and
I love your posts and your work.
Thank you for sharing and this tutorial.

Blessings,
Wilma. Shabby Royale.

Robine Savert said...

Wow, this is a really cool tutorial!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Just beautiful Karen, and the possibilities are endless!

Stephanie said...

These are precious - thanks so much for the tutorial!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

OMG!! These are just darling!! Love them!!

Hus,
Debbie

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Vonda said...

You darling friend..love the eggs they can be left out all year long not just at Easter time..You are soooo talented kiss and love, Vonda

PattieJ said...

These are adorable I can't wait to try making some! Thanks for the tutorial!

Morelowe love. said...

Awesome! ;)

Charlene said...

Looks like you're having a ball. Great tutorial. I am knee deep in packing, signing papers, calling contractors......... We sign on the house Friday & get it on Wednesday the 27th. Hate having 2 house payments but, that will just have to be until I can get everything done. HUGS!
Charlene

Michaele said...

The eggs are beautiful, and the tutorial so easy to follow! Nicely timed too- I was hoping to find a craft I could work on for a bit before Easter crept up on me.

:)

Michaele

deborah said...

These are so cute! I'm not very crafty, but they look like something I could handle! ;) And I love them enough to give it a try. I like the contrast of the twine and lace. Beautiful!

Laurie Duberg said...

Wow ! These are gorgeous ! I'm not much for decorating for holidays but I sure would love to try this out. I'm not very crafty but sure looks pretty easy. Thankyou Karen for sharing your tutorial. Many thanks, ~ Laurie~

Holly Shaw said...

I can't believe that I missed this last week! These are lovely and I really enjoyed this tutorial. What an inventive way to use some cheap and plastic eggs and make them into something truly lovely.

Jeanine DeNitto said...

hi, i think these are so lovely...i am trying to make some, but i am using paper mache eggs and different coloured yarns. the problem i seem to be having is getting the yarn to stick when i get to the other tip of the egg.. any suggestions? otherwise its working well. i am using colours like green, blue, pastel etc like you would dye eggs with. :-) i will post a photo when i get a bunch compleated

vicki said...

Karen- I've never seen anything like these before-- I love the twine and buttons and lace!!!
Vicki

Jeanine DeNitto said...

can you tell where do you get these lovely laces?

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Hi Karen, I'm Donna's SIL in TX. I blog over at Posed Perfection and am going to be sharing a tutorial on twine wrapped eggs tomorrow. I just wanted to let you know that your eggs are absolutely gorgeous and I mentioned you at the end of the post as my inspiration for my eggs. Mine are just plain, but I had to share how beautiful yours are and direct my readers to see the works of art you created. I'm following you on GFC and Google+. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Nici Higby

The Tablescaper said...

These are AMAZING! I am so inspired.

I'd love to have you link to Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Crystal Grandeur said...


Amazing....wonderful creation....thank you for this fabulous share...:):)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your eggs turned out beautiful! I love the crochet one-enjoy:@)

Diane said...

What a wonderful project and your tutorial is done so well. My youngest granddaughter collects buttons, so we must try our hands at these eggs one of these days!

Debbie Borthwick said...

I love these!! I especially love all the little embellishments you added, so adorable! I'll be pinning to do these, they fit better in my decor than the bright spring colours. Thanks for sharing!
Debbie :)

Lisa said...

Rustic combined with feminine - my favorite combo!!! Love this project! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
xo,
Lisa

Ruth Kelly said...

A twine egg with lace - now that is very different.

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Jeanine DeNitto said...

Hi here are some eggs like these that i have done. couldnt find such pretty lace as was used on this blog but i have improvised :-)

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