Last year I bought the local Dollar Store out of tiny egg ornament to make these Robin egg vase fillers. This year when I busted out my Easter decorations, I felt like using the little Robin eggs for something different. Since the eggs had already suffered through such pain (the ripping out of the ornament hanger...the indignity of being painted over and then splattered with paint), I was trying to think of somenway to use them that didn't involve more torture. I was unsuccessful ;)
Instead, I poked them with crazy-sharp toothpicks and then strung them into a garland. So simple, but I love the result. It kind of reminds me of Wilma Flintstone's necklace...if her necklace was blue.
Would you like a strand of egg pearls for your very own? If you'd like the Robin's egg variety, check out the how to here. Otherwise, proceed to the tute :)
Eggs of the foam variety - enough to form a nice garland
Somthing to thread the eggs onto (I used embroidery thread - all 6 strands)
A long, heavy duty needle (fair warning - it will be pretty useless after this project)
1- If your starting with egg ornaments, rip out the ornament hanger. Otherwise, continue on to step 2
2 - Using a sharply pointed instrument (large toothpick or bamboo skewer) poke a hole from one end of the egg to the other (lengthwise). Repeat for all your eggs.
3 - Thread your eggs onto the thread/ribbon/jute of your choice
4 - Hang and admire
I hung the garland on my dining room hutch to add a little more Easter to the dining room. The puff on the far end of the garland is something I'm trying out. I'm still not quite sure how I'd like to finish the ends off...