Where we currently live, decorations for Easter consist of an Easter Tree (aka; cut Forsythia, Cherry, or Cattail branches) decorated with blown and decorated eggs. Since I've taken the stash busting oath until April 22nd, I thought I'd Mod Podge ours.
In order to make your own you'll need: blown/hollowed eggs, Mod Podge, toothpicks, twine or embroidery floss, fabric scraps, paintbrush and scissors.
In order to "hollow" your eggs, use a sewing needle (a thicker embroidering needle works best) to poke a small hole in the top of each egg. The make a larger hole in the bottom of the egg, insert a toothpick to break the yolk, and blow on the top of the egg to remove the white and yolk. You'll of course want to do this over a bowl to catch the contents. I recommend later using those for a yummy Greek style omelet or 7 egg pound cake. I then like to let water from the faucet run through the egg and rinse out any leftover egg-i-ness.
Then for each egg you'll want 1/2 a toothpick and a length of twine to make each hanger.
I'm not sure what to call the knot. Make a knot to form a loop, then knot the bottom through the toothpick.
Turn the toothpick vertical to insert the larger bottom whole. Another option would be to hot glue an eyelet or scrapbooking snaps to cover the hole and twine entrance.
Use small scraps of fabric to Mod Podge the eggs. The variations here are endless. I found odd shaped and long strips to be more effective in covering while leaving a flat surface.
Some were done with complimentary colors or one color with a few accent pieces here and there.
For others, I chose fabrics from one color group.
I think this one might be my favorite. I love the splashes of red throughout the green.
They go a long way to add a little extra oomph to the lovely yellow blooms.
I'm so glad we've come to learn about this great Easter tradition. I like it so much more than the boiled and dyed Easter eggs. You know, the ones that no matter what you do, turn the egg inside into a muted version of the shell, rendering your egg salad or deviled eggs into a rainbow of food dye.
And, as always, I'm blown away by how beautiful Anna Maria Horner fabrics are. I mean, come on. It even makes yolk-less eggs look good.
That woman's a genius!