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These Thread-Wrapped Easter Eggs Are An Egg-cellent Holiday Craft!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Commonthread 3-5-15 (15 of 26)

One of the best things about holidays—besides all the fab food and catching up with your nearest and dearest—is that they provide an opportunity to create more crafts! And what makes these thread-wrapped DIY eggs extra-special is that they’re so easy to do, you can share them with the little ones in your life as a family project. Just gather together some balloons, DMC embroidery floss, and other easy-to-find crafting supplies…you’ll have chic and fun holiday decorations that you might want to keep year-round!

CV Supplies

What You’ll Need:

  • 6 skeins of DMC embroidery floss (use colors of your choice/décor)
  • 6 small party balloons (do not use water balloons—they do not hold their shape during the drying process)
  • Fabric Stiffener (such as Mod Podge Stiffy)
  • Bowl—slightly larger than the size of the inflated balloon
  • 6 chopsticks or pencils
  • 6 plastic cups (larger than the size of the inflated balloon)
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Ribbons, ornament hangers, or a bowl

How You Make It:

1. Blow up and knot 6 balloons to the size and shape desired. Be sure that they are smaller than the size of the 6 plastic cups.

2. Select your first color of floss. Create a slip knot loop and place around the balloon knot.

3. Begin wrapping tightly around the balloon—change angles of your wrapping to get better coverage. (Hint: Do not remove the wrapper from the skein of floss—pull from the skein as you wrap. This will eliminate tangles.)

CV Step A

4. When you reach the end of the skein, use a dab of the fabric stiffener to secure the end to the balloon. (Hint: Use 2 skeins of floss for a more solid coverage.)

5. Add 1” of the fabric stiffener to your bowl, and then gently roll the wrapped balloon in it until thoroughly coated.

CV Step B

6. Hold wrapped balloon above the bowl for 15 seconds to allow excess stiffener to drip back into the bowl.

7. Poke a chopstick or pencil through the loose end of the balloon knot, being careful not to puncture the balloon and hang the balloon in the plastic cup to dry.

CV Step C

8. Repeat steps 2-7 for all balloons.

9. Allow to dry undisturbed for 24-48 hours or until thoroughly dry. (Hint: Repeat Steps 5-7 for a more sturdy egg.)

10. When completely dry, slip the chopstick out of the balloon.

11. Pull the knot of the balloon up from the threads and cut off. You will hear a crackling noise as the balloon separates from the threads. Use the end of the chopstick to assist with the separation.

12. Pull the deflated balloon out through the openings of the thread egg (use tweezers if necessary).

13. Add ribbons or ornament hangers to display…or simply place them in a bowl for an instant decorative accent for your home!

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More Easter Embroidery

Friday, March 23, 2012

While we’re on the subject of Easter Eggs, check out this awesome 3-Dimensional Embroidered Egg from Wendi Gratz over at the Shiny Happy World blog.

Each of the 4 sides of the eggs are embroidered identically in cotton embroidery floss on a soft, wool felt ground. You can download the pdf pattern from her web site.

These are so pretty, I want to make an entire basket of them!

Another gorgeous project for Easter is this Chocolate Diorama Easter Egg from LDH at the With a Grateful Prayer and Thankful Heart blog site.

The egg is crocheted in brown and white yarn, and then decorated with embroidered flowers in bright, Spring colors using basic embroidery stitches.

Complete directions for crocheting the egg and working the embroidery are available on the site.

Tiny figures are inserted into the opening in the egg after the stitching has been completed.

Both of these little beauties are sure to become heirlooms!

~Emma





 


Free Easter and Passover Projects + Stash Giveaway Winner

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hello Everyone-

Happy Passover! For all those who celebrate. In honor of Passover, and the upcoming Easter holiday, here are some fun projects you can create at home using DMC threads.

Passover Matzah Cover
This cute matzah cover can be embroidered using DMC Pearl Cotton Size 3 Color #825

Get the embroidery pattern

Styrofoam Glittered Easter Eggs

You can make these cute eggs in a cinch. These would look great on your Easter Table, or packed in your Easter Baskets for a special homemade gift. I bought Styrofoam glittered eggs from ACMOORE and embellished them all with DMC Threads. I used pins and pushed them into the threads to tack them down.

Egg 1:
Materials used:
Fuscia DMC Color Infusions Memory Thread Color #6120
Silver Metallic DMC Color Infusions Memory Thread Color #6210
Dritz Dressmaker Pins size 17

Directions:
Un-wind your Memory thread from the shuttle and cut both threads to measure 12 inches
Take the Fuscia Memory Thread and wrap around egg in a zig-zag pattern, tacking the thread down at every point with the head of the pin
Take the silver Memory Thread and follow the pattern around the egg, tacking down each point as you go

Egg 2:
Materials Used:
Orange DMC Color Infusions Memory Thread Color #6150
Orange checkered craft bow
Dritz Dressmaker Pins size 17

Directions:
Cut 2 pieces of your orange Memory Thread to measure 12 inches
Take the orange thread and wrap around top of egg in a zig-zag pattern, tacking the thread down at every point with the head of the pin
Take the other piece of thread and inverse the top pattern around the bottom of the egg, tacking down each point as you go.
Tack down the orange craft bow on top of your egg to finish

Egg 3:
Materials Used:
DMC Pearl Cotton Variations#4090
Dritz Dressmaker Pins size 17

Directions:
Un-wrap your skein of Pearl Cotton and cut one piece to measure 18 inches
Tack the Pearl Cotton down to the top of the egg
Wrap Pearl Cotton around egg from top to bottom, in even spaces
Tack down the end of the thread with pins
Cut off excess thread

Egg 4:
Materials Used:
DMC Pearl Cotton Variations#4040
Flower beads
Metallic beads
Dritz Dressmaker Pins size 17
Hot Glue Gun

Directions:
Cut 2 pieces of Pearl Cotton to measure 18 inches each
Tack the thread down with a pin and begin making scalloped edges with thread, tacking down each scallop with a pin
Repeat on the bottom of the egg for two rows of scalloped detail
Push flower beads into egg on every other top of scallop and secure with hot glue
Push metallic Easter colored beads into egg on every other top scallop and secure with hot glue

Egg 5:
Materials Used:
DMC Pearl Cotton Variations#4050
Dritz Dressmaker Pins size 17

Directions:
Cut 2 pieces of Pearl Cotton to measure 18 inches each
Tack the Pearl Cotton down with a pin and begin making scalloped edges with thread, tacking down each scallop with a pin
Repeat on the bottom of the egg for two rows of scalloped detail

Egg 6:
Materials Used:
Fuscia DMC Color Infusions Memory Thread color#6120
DMC Color Infusions Green Memory Thread color#6160
DMC Tapestry Wool #7681
Dritz Dressmaker Pins size 17

Directions:
Cut a 9 inch piece of Fuscia Memory Thread
Take your Memory Thread and make 2 loops on opposite sides of each other by twisting the middle.
Twist your Memory Thread again to make a loop next to your first loop, bring thread towards you to make a final loop on the opposite side of the flower
Tack down flower with pins
cut a 1 inch piece of DMC Tapestry Wool and tack down in the middle of the flower
Wind your Tapestry Wool into a ball and tack the rest down to finish the center of your flower
Cut a 3 inch piece of Green Memory Thread
Make a loop on the bottom of your green piece of Memory Thread
Tack the green Memory Thread down to complete your stem

Egg 7:
Materials Used:
DMC Pearl Cotton Variations #4077
Pink satin ribbon
Dritz Dressmaker Pins size 17

Directions:
Cut a piece of the ribbon to 8 inches
Wrap ribbon around the middle of the egg, tack down with a pin
Cut a piece of Pearl Cotton to 8 inches
Wrap Pearl Cotton around the egg on top of the ribbon, tack down with a pin

Egg 8:
Materials Used:
DMC Tapestry Wool #7316
Orange checkered craft bows
Dritz Dressmaker Pins size 17

Directions:
Cut 6 pieces of DMC Tapestry Wool each piece measuring 5 inches
Take one piece of Tapestry Wool and tack down end onto your egg with a pin
Wrap the wool around in a circle and tack down with a pin
Place a bow on top of your Tapestry Wool circle and secure with a pin
Repeat above steps all around egg to complete your bow egg

Egg 9:
Materials Used:
DMC Tapestry Wool #7681
Purple Sticker Letters
Dritz Dressmaker Pins size 17

Directions:
Cut 3 pieces of DMC Tapestry Wool each piece measuring 8 inches
Take your sticker letters and spell out “Happy Easter”, secure with pins if necessary
Take your piece of Tapestry Wool and wrap around egg on top of saying, secure in back with a pin
Take your second piece of Tapestry Wool and wrap around egg in the middle under “Happy”, secure in back with a pin
Take your third piece of Tapestry Wool and wrap around egg on the bottom under “Easter”, secure in back with a pin

Now about that giveaway, I am so excited because I get to announce the winner of the Stash Giveaway!

And the winner is….. My 1st Bambina!

My 1st Bambina will receive the following prize:

DMC Premium Steel Peacock Embroidery Scissors
DMC Needle Threader
DMC Tapestry Needle Pack Size 18
DMC Chenille Needle Pack Size 22
DMC Gold Plated Needle Assortment
DMC Thread Cutter
28 Plastic DMC Bobbins with metal ring
2 DMC Horse Head Floss Organizers
DMC Pearl Cotton spring color assortment
DMC 117 Cotton Embroidery Floss spring color pack
Large mesh stash bag

This giveaway is valued at over $50.00!!!

Congratulations to our winner!!





 


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