Make It Pretty Wednesdays: Hodgepodge Button & Ribbon Hanging Easter Eggs!

Do you have one of those decorative Easter egg trees? I wanted one, but decided that getting some bendable branches from Michaels and sticking them in a a foam block in an old pot was a better idea. Now I just need the eggs to hang on it! Using Glue Dots®, I came up with a hodgepodge style egg with buttons and a ribbon and trim bedecked egg. Not a bad start for my little tree, right?

Here is what you need for the Hodgepodge Button Egg:

  • Blown out egg, cleaned and dried. If you’ve never done this, Martha Stewart has a great tutorial.
  • Glue Dots® Mini Dots
  • Tiny buttons
  • Embroidery Thread
  • A large safety pin, unbent and a small piece of tape

  1. Cut desired length of embroidery thread. Fold in half and tape the end that is folded to the end of the unbent paper clip. Push through blown out egg and then secure with a knot at what will be the bottom of the egg.
  2. Add Glue Dots® Mini Dots at various locations around the surface of the egg.
  3. Add your buttons, varying the styles and colors. There you have your fun, almost polka dotted looking Easter Egg!

Here is what you need for the Ribbon & Trim Egg:

  1. Cut desired length of embroidery thread. Fold in half and tape the end that is folded to the end of the unbent paper clip. Push through blown out egg and then secure with a knot at what will be the bottom of the egg.
  2. Draw lines from the top hole to the bottom hole on the egg, keeping them as consistent and straight as possible. I was glad I had my eraser handy!
  3. Run the Glue Dots® Continuous Glue Lines® right on top of the pencil lines.
  4. Add your ribbon to the glue lines. Add additional lines of ribbon, centering them between existing ribbon, if desired. And then you are ready to hang your Easter egg!



I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team.

About Natalie

A committed, but not yet institutionalized SAHM of three. I enjoy crafting experiments, cooking and baking adventures, and fancy myself as handy with a power drill as I am a glue gun. I may not get the project right the first time, but I always have fun doing it!

Comments

  1. Very col idea. I love Easter egg projects.

  2. Wow! Your photos are incredible and I love how beautiful this turned out

  3. These are really pretty I never heard of an easter egg tree! I bet my son would love to do this!

  4. Love your Easter Egg Tree! I hope you’ll post more pics as you fill it up. You’ve certainly given me a few ideas, and I’ll have to see what I can come up with for our family to do.

  5. Cloudy Day Photography says:

    What a great idea! I love the colors and the decorations.

  6. So pretty! I love the buttons

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