I'd seen pictures at various times of string eggs, and because I'm still gathering up the various components to create my awesome Easter/Spring mantle display, I decided to give these eggs a try. Last week while I visited daughter Lindsay down in Lancaster County, we spent a few pleasant hours making them together one afternoon while little Ellie napped. We had a lot of laughs as we compared eggs. Of course, she assured me that the quality of my eggs fell far short of her superior eggs.
Several skeins of embroidery floss
Mod Podge Stiffy Fabric Stiffener (or other similar product)
I started by cutting the threads into strips about 15 inches long. It will be messy once you start dipping them into the solution, so it's good to have them cut before that step. I found that one skein of embroidery floss covers about two eggs, if you don't mix colors. Next time I do this, I will experiment mixing colors on the eggs, and using several shades of one color on an egg.
Let the eggs dry overnight, then pop the balloons with the tip of a sharp knife or a pin. Gently pry the balloons out of the eggs. Use a tweezers to get them out if needed.
Making these eggs was a fun learning process. I will know better how to do it next time, and hopefully if you give them a try, you will avoid some of our mistakes.
I'm pleased with the way the eggs and the egg tree turned out. I have a large fireplace mantle, so it can easily accommodate the size of this finished piece
What do you think?
I love it!
I think it looks eggs-ellent and it is eggs-actly what i wanted!