I’m not much of a decorator/crafter when it comes to Easter. In so many way, Easter has gone the way of Christmas and has become very secularized. Despite what Pottery Barn and Target have been trying to tell us, Easter is not really about bunnies and Christmas is not really just Santa. After doing a little research, I decided that eggs would be reasonable and could be incorporated into our spring time decor as eggs represent the resurrection and new life and the egg can also represent the boulder placed before the tomb. So, here is my egg garland. The idea came from a book I bought years ago called Gifts from Nature by Matthew Mead. I’ve been planning to make the garland for years and just now got around to doing it!
1. First off, hollow out your eggs. I shake the egg vigorously to break the yolk. Then, taking a little coffee spoon I tap the ends and create a small hole on each end. Blow out the egg.
2. Rinse off your eggs and let them dry. Enjoy scrambled eggs from the blown out remains! (I completed steps one and two early last week, a good idea if you are a bit busy)
3. Thread a long needle with your ribbon of choice.
4. Thread your eggs with the ribbon. Leave about an 1″ between each egg and leave a long ribbon tail on each end (in case you want to tie the garland to anything).
5. Using a super cheap silk flower stem from Michaels, I cut off the little flower stems. I found a silk flower bush with very small flowers so as not to overwhelm the eggs.
6. Insert each little sprig on each end of the egg. The sprigs stayed put and no hot glue was needed (good thing too as my glue gun has been in the garbage for some time now!)
7. As you can see, that is all there is to it! Now find a nice little place to hang it, preferably away from small children as it is rather delicate.
Twelve eggs make a nice sized garland. Of course you could dye your eggs but I wanted mine to be white and not too busy. Kids could easily do this project and would enjoy it a lot!
Happy Easter Everyone!