When people think about decorating eggs, they likely think of dyes and paints, but these are not the only options. Instead of dressing up an egg with color, literally dress up an egg with a miniature outfit you create yourself. Making clothes for eggs is an entertaining and easy craft project. It takes almost no time or skill and can be just as creative as you are once you figure out the basics.
Things You'll Need
- Several colors of felt
- Needle and thread
Making the Main Outfit
Cut a strip from the felt or fabric with a width a little more than half of the egg's length; one and-a-half inches should work. This strip should be long enough to wrap all the way around the egg with at least one inch extra.
Wrap the felt strip around the egg so you can hold the extra bits together on one side. Pin the strip together, right up against the egg so the strip stays in place when you let go. When you take the egg out, the strip it should look like a circle with two flaps sticking out or the outline of a fish.
Sew along the pinned line and cut off most of the extra fabric, leaving a little bit beyond the seam. Press the seam open with your finger and turn the circle of fabric inside out. This circle should fit snugly on the egg.
Accessorizing the Outfit
Cut out shapes such as a necktie or bowtie from a contrasting color of felt. Keep the shapes proportional to the egg; for instance, a necktie shouldn't be longer then the width of the strip.
Tack down the tie with glue, positioning it one-fourth inch down from the top to leave room for a collar. Remove the egg.
Cut a small slit in the circle down to the top of the tie. Fold down the corners of the slit onto the top of the tie and glue them. Pin them in place while they dry so they stay in the proper position.
Sew on a line of buttons or glue on rhinestones in the shape of a necklace instead of a tie to create an outfit for a "girl" egg. Add a ruffle to the bottom to make a dress if you have slightly more advanced sewing skills.
Tips & Warnings
- Use fabric instead of felt; cut the strip about one-half inch wider than needed and hem both sides about one-quarter inch before Step 2 in the first section. Make sure the side with the pattern or color is against the egg.
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