Is it really almost Easter? I have to admit that I just took down all of the hearts around the house from Valentine’s today to make room for these cute egg garlands. (Truth be told, my Christmas cards are still in a basket in my living room. Seriously, who has time to keep up?) Holidays can’t just be ignored when you have kids, though, so over the weekend we got down to business. These garlands are pretty simple, and what I love about them is that they can be made with just about anything. We made one for each of the kids, plus one for each set of grandparents and one for my mantle. That’s seven garlands all in a matter of a few hours. Easy!
Here’s how to get it done. First, you need an egg stencil. I thought about including a download, but then decided that really…we all know how to draw an egg, right? I know you can do it!. Just fold a paper in half and cut like you would a heart, but make it an oval. Next, decide what you want to use for your eggs. We used the following: marbled wrapping paper, map of paris, watercolor paints, washi tape, and old art (in this case it was the color studies from a few months ago). I got the wrap from the Papyrus in my town. They do not sell the map and marbled sheets online, but you can get some great wrapping paper at Paper Source.
Then we got busy painting, cutting, taping, stringing. Sometimes we embellished with pom-poms or beads. We even cut up some straws to string! When the paper was thin, like the wrap, we glued the eggs to cardstock and then cut a second time. We used an 1/8 inch hole punch and a needle to string the embellished garlands.
I’m slightly obsessed with garland (if you haven’t noticed), so I could make these day and night. But really, they are super easy and fun…so get busy. All you need is one cute decoration and you’re done (in my book). These will be up for a long time 🙂