As I mentioned in my Carrot Easter post my mom is letting me help with her Easter decor this year. I found some really cute ideas online and sent her links to make a final selection. My mom choose plastic egg garland I found on Pinterest, because she has acquired quite a few eggs when we were young and this is a really cute way to reuse them. If you are planning to buy plastic eggs I strongly recommend buying eggs that have small holes in them. Most of our eggs were not pre-holed and my mom, sister and I poked them all with thumb tacks and hammers. This part of the project was not much fun… but we did get a few laughs and broken thumb tacks.
We also found a couple of eggs that had seen better days. One had moldy melted chocolate inside and another had moldy smarties. Eww!
What you need:
- plastic eggs
- fishing line
- Thumb tack and hammer (if your eggs do not have holes)
First look through your eggs and make sure there are holes. If not get to work poking them. Invite others to help at this point because it may take a while and crafts are much more fun in groups. New eggs are pretty thin and poke easily, older eggs are a little thicker and may require assistance from a hammer.
Once all your eggs have holes string them onto a spool of fishing line. Put all but a couple of eggs on the line.
To make ending eggs cut a slit in one side of an egg, large enough for a paper clip to fit through. Select three different colored ribbons of any size to hang from the end of garland. Cut about 6-12 inches of ribbon depending on how long you want your ends to be. Use the paperclip to feed the ribbon through egg slit. Knot ribbons inside egg with an inch of ribbon left over. Take the fishing line and feed through a hole on the opposite end of egg. Tie fishing line to ribbons, stuff egg with the ribbon and fishing line ends and close egg. Measure the egg garland to the place you want to display it and repeat end step.