Easter Egg Garland

Hi everyone!! I thought while the kids were gone for  a bit this week, I would make some Easter decorations for the house.  I wanted to do some type of garland for our living room- and thought the Easter Eggs from Samantha Walker, in the Silhouette store would be perfect.  I needed to make shadows for the eggs- so the patterns would have something to sit on- but, that was easy enough, by using the ‘offset’ window.

I also added a small circle to the top of the eggs, so that it would cut out a hole for me to thread the eggs onto the twine.  This saved me the time of punching holes later. (Here’s what my mat looked like)

I cut the eggs out of the DCWV Spring Fling card stock and patterned paper stacks.  I love that the card stock stack has regular card stock, pearlized card stock and glitter card stock, because I had to have some bling on a few eggs!

I then glued the patterned eggs onto the solid eggs, and threaded them onto Green Apple Divine Twine

If your eggs are sliding or twisting around too much for your liking, you can use Tim Holtz tiny attacher to staple them to the twine- or if you really want, you can sew right through all of the eggs.  My sewing machine and I don’t get along–so that was out of the question for me. 😉  If your eggs are bigger than mine, you can also put 2 holes at the top and lace them through both holes.

I always find it hard to take pictures of a banner or garland- because they take up so much room- but, I had fun taking these photos- playing around with the aperture on my Nikon D3100 .

 

I think the kids will LOVE this when they get home!!  Now to find some tulips to go atop my Easter tablecloth! 🙂

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