Easter

How to Make a Hand-Painted Easter Egg Garland

Paint and glitter, then string together real eggs to create this beautiful and delicate Easter garland. It's sure to add a colorful, springy touch when hung above a vignette or on a banister, mantel or Easter tree.

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Thread Eggs

Once eggs are completely dry, insert thin hemp twine into the top hole of the egg. Use an upholstery needle to pull twine through the opposite hole. Repeat the process with the remaining eggs, alternating colors and finishes.

Make Tissue Spacers

To add length and texture to the garland, make "spacers" out of white tissue paper. Stack together six pieces of tissue paper. Cut a 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" square out of the tissue (Image 1). Fold the square in accordion folds and trim each end into a point (Image 2). Use an upholstery needle to thread tissue onto the twine (Image 3). Gently pull the layers of tissue apart to make a miniature tissue blossom (Image 4). Place one after every third egg or at desired intervals (Image 5). Finish threading eggs and tissue spacers until garland is complete. Trim the hemp twine and create loops on each end for hanging. Tip: If garland is too long, make two smaller garlands or nestle extra eggs in a bowl lined with moss.

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