The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Easter Egg Ornament Craft

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Easter Egg Ornament Craft

The warmer weather has put me in the mood for some spring crafting! With Easter just around the corner, the kids and I began making a few crafts that could also serve as decorations. One of the crafts we made were these Easter Egg Ornaments out of pretty, pastel paper. Making them was a fun and easy way to begin adding little touches of spring to the home. Keep reading to see how you and your kids can quickly whip up your own Easter Egg Ornaments with just a few simple supplies that you probably already have in your crafts stash.

Easter Egg Ornaments
Supplies


Directions
1. Save and print out a copy of the Easter egg template. Cut out one of the eggs to use as the pattern to cut out additional eggs from decorative paper. You'll need four egg pieces to make each ornament so be sure to cut out a lot.

2. Fold the paper eggs in half lengthwise.

3. Take one of the folded pieces. With it still folded, apply a small amount of adhesive to one of the sides.

4. Lay another folded egg over the adhesive on the first egg making sure to match up the edges of both pieces of paper. This will be one-half  of your ornament. Use two other egg pieces to make the other half of the ornament.

5. Cut a piece of yarn that is several inches long.

6. Tie the two ends together into a knot. Thread a bead over the opposite side of the yarn and pull it down to the knot.

7. Lay the yarn across one of the ornament halves. Make sure that the bead is sitting plush against the bottom of the egg. Apply adhesive to the sections of paper that the yarn is touching. Lay a second half piece on top of the first. This will sandwich the yarn into the center of the ornament.

8. Thread a second bead onto the yarn allowing it to rest on top of the egg. Tie a knot to secure it in place. Tip: If necessary, you can neaten up the edges of your egg with your scissors.

Hang and enjoy your beautiful Easter eggs! They'd be perfect on an Easter tree like Nell from Rhythms of Play showed here.

Alternative ideas
  • String up several on a piece of twine to make a unique garland.
  • Group some of the eggs together in a basket to use for decoration.
  • Have the kids write a sweet note on each one and gift them to friends and family members.
You may also love this Free Printable Mini Easter Basket!


Happy Easter crafting!
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16 comments:

  1. These are adorable. Pinning them.

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  2. Those are adorable! I think I might even have most of these items on hand. :) I'm scheduling this on Facebook. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. love these- adorable, yet simple to make!!

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  4. Fabulous egg decorations! They would look awesome hanging from a tree.

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  5. I love these so much! They'll be perfect to add to our Easter tree this year. Pinning for sure, thanks for sharing!

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  6. What a great idea! The eggs are beautiful and I can't wait to give them a try.

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  7. These are adorable and they look so easy to make!

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  8. Can you believe that I've never bought crafter's tape? This tutorial has convinced me that they may be necessary :)

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  9. These are adorable! My kids would love to make these. And that paper is perfect for spring! Thank you for sharing your project at The Creative Exchange!
    xo,
    Laura

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  10. Stopping by from the linkup! These are so cute. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing! The Easter party will be open until Easter. Hope to see you again :)

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  12. I'm from the UK and work for a small Christian women's magazine. My editor asked me to find an Easter craft project and I'd love to use yours. Would you give me permission to replicate it in the magazine for our UK ladies? Wendy

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    1. Hi, Wendy! Thank you so much for reaching out. I'm flattered you would want to use it. As long as credit is given here for the original idea that is perfectly fine. Have a great day!

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  13. Fun & pretty! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party @DearCreatives Pinned & shared.

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