There’s something so thrilling about creating a craft for next to nothing! When I saw that Dollar Tree had 18 packs of plastic eggs, I just had to get some for Easter crafting. Today, I’ll show you how to make fabric covered Easter eggs that look high end for dirt cheap!
It’s time again for the monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop, hosted by my friend Andrea from Design Morsels. You won’t want to miss what my crafty friends have been up to this month! The links to all of their blogs is at the bottom of this post.
- Plastic Easter eggs (mine are 1.69 inches)
- Fabric scraps
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
How to Make Fabric Covered Easter Eggs
To make one egg, cut the fabric into six strips. Each strip should be about 4 inches long by 1 inch wide. Don’t worry if the fabric is frayed.
Apply hot glue to the top, side and bottom of an egg and glue on a strip of fabric. Repeat on the other side of the egg.
Apply glue under the fabric and press in place against the egg. Wherever you see bulging fabric, add glue and press into place until smooth.
Continue to add fabric strips, overlapping at the seams so none of the plastic is visible. Completely cover the egg with fabric and smooth the fabric against the egg with hot glue and your fingers.
Snip off any loose strings and/or bits of hot glue.
Done! This is a super easy and inexpensive way to add some cute Easter decor to your home!
I actually first made these eggs last year for my Blue and Yellow Easter Tablescape.
Then I used them again this year when I styled my Easter Tiered Tray.
What type of fabric should I use?
I recommend using a lightweight cotton fabric, like those used for quilting. It will be difficult to smooth out heavier weight fabrics against the egg.
What patterns of fabric look the best?
I like to stick with a similar color palette with complimentary patterns.
Where can I find fabric?
As you don’t need much fabric for this craft, check first to see what you already have in your stash. If you still need fabric, you can buy inexpensive quilter’s fat quarters at Walmart. They are already grouped in complimentary colors and patterns.
I hope this inspired you to start crafting for Easter! For more inspiration, check out the other blog hop participants below. Next on the hop is our hostess, Andrea from Design Morsels. You’re going to love her burlap bunny ear napkin rings!
Until next time!
How to Make Fabric Covered Easter Eggs (you are here)