Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. Growing up my favorite thing to do was run around the yard and gather up all of the Easter eggs. Now as I am older, it is just as fun to hide them for others to find!
This year I decided to make an Easter Egg Banner project that I discovered on Michael's
website. I may not be a craft guru, but I still had a blast making it... even though some of my eggs look more like squished blobs of yarn.
Mod Podge Stiffy Fabric Stiffener
Crochet Thread - Yellow & Purple
Double-Faced Satin Ribbon
Natural Jute Twine
Blow a balloon up into a small egg shape and tie it off.
If your balloon doesn't look like an egg, you can gently massage it with your hands to create the shape. Set balloon aside and continue to repeat steps 1 & 2 until you have the total number of balloons needed for your project. I made extras because I figured with my luck mine would come out misshapen.
Unroll approximately six yards of twine or yarn and place it into a disposable plate (next time I think I will only use yarn because the twine was harder to work with and the balloons that I made with yarn looked prettier). Pour Mod Podge Stiffy Fabric Stiffener all over the twine or yarn and work it in.
Being careful and working over a protected surface, hold the balloon in one hand and wrap the wet twine with your other hand. Wrap in all directions and everywhere, making sure to overlap and completely cover the balloon.
Set the balloon on top of a disposable cup to dry.
Once the yarn/twine is completely dry and hardened, use scissors to pop the balloon and pull out the pieces.
Tie little ribbons which will be glued onto your final product!
Cut a length of the ribbon to your specifications.
Using the twine, loop a piece of it through the top of each egg and tie onto the ribbon to secure into place. Trim the excess off.
Hot glue the miniature bows to the top of the ribbon, above where you tied the eggs onto.
Be super egg-cited because your banner is egg-stra cute!
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