Monday, April 11, 2011

Robin's Egg Garland

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 :)

Supplies:
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... 

30 comments:

Judy said...

That's so cute. I love it.

Kara @ Nest Candy said...

This is just a darling idea! I love it. Did you have any trouble with the foam eggs crumbling or breaking when you poked the hole through them? Thanks for the tute. :)

Lotte Lu and Brother Too said...

I like the puff or flower! What kind of material is it made out of? Super cute!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Super cute. I have a ton of eggs and this might be just what they need. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ruth said...

So very cute! I have a bunch of these eggs, too. Nice way to reuse them.

Ruth

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

Very neat! I wonder if it would work with bigger eggs??
Thanks for the tutorial. Found you on A2Z.

Tracy said...

a soft & pretty touch. :)

Jodie said...

Adorable, love it! Thank you so much for the sweet comment and for the follow! I'm now following you! Love all your great ideas!

Warm Wishes,
Jodie

http://lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com/

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

I love this it is so simple and cute!

I also wanted to let you know I awarded you the versatile blogger award you can check it out here
http://chocolatedroolandkisses.blogspot.com/2011/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

Crystal

Sugah Beez said...

Love the robin egg "pearls", lol! So cute ~ thanks for sharing.

Cherie said...

love the robin's eggs garland. Dollar store crafts are so much fun!

Rachel said...

so pretty! I saw some foam eggs yesterday at Target, but didn't get them :( Great Project... I may have to go back to get them now!!!
I am your newest follower from Bubbly Nature Creations. Please come check out my blog tomorrow for our Project Party weekend. I would love to see this there!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Clever project. I love the sweet little touch of blue it adds to your sideboard.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

How Sweet~ Love your creativity...

Sana said...

wow, so cute and creative looking thing it is and so cleverly done too!!

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I absolutely adore this project! I am hosting a Springtime Craft and Project linky party today and I would love it if you would particpate.

There is a giveaway involved. :)

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

Love this! You did an awesome job! Thanks for stopping by and linking, have a great weekend! ;)

Jamie said...

VERY cute!!! love the color!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

At The Picket Fence said...

How adorable! I love that you used all one color and they look so charming. Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday! :-)
Vanessa

heather {WhipperBerry} said...

i love speckled robins eggs, fantastic garland!!

kisses
heather

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Those poor eggs have been through a lot, but their pain has been worth it. I love them as a garland!

Shore Girl said...

Darling idea!

Brandy J. said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Pinkie said...

I love it. That is so pretty!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Cute!! I havn't seen this before. I like it :)

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! Hope to see ya again later this week :)

Ginger said...

Love that! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Shelbey said...

I love this project! It's adorable and so unique. I posted this project on my blog because I think my girlfriends/readers will enjoy it as well.

http://adesiretoinspire.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-egg-garland.html

Also, just wanted to say I'm new to your blog and I look forward to following it. Looks like you have a lot of really inspiring stuff!

Wendy said...

Love the way it turned out! What a great idea :)

Kindra-At Home With K said...

What clever way to make a springtime garland. I always enjoy your fun projects! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten today!

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