Fabric eggs

I have a marvelous friend from Stockton Maryland that taught me how to do these pretty eggs.

Fabric eggs

Fabric eggs

I love using these for decorating for any season or just to be different decor.  They’re very easy to make and very inexpensive.

You need plastic, wood or styrofoam eggs,  white glue, brushes, scraps of fabric and wax paper lined tray or dish.  Take the fabric and snip into small pieces of fabric 1/2 – 1 inch in any shape you can cut.  I usually cut 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ strips but the smaller the pieces the easier it is to work with and won’t pucker.  Next, mix about a 1/4 – 1/2 cup of glue with enough water to make it easy to soak up in fabric.  Then you take a snip of fabric, lay it on the egg and brush with the glue mixture to soak good.  Lay the next piece of fabric on the egg and brush on more glue.  Continue doing this until the entire egg is covered.  Smooth out any bumps, wrinkle and blemishes and lay on waxed paper to dry.  Try not to soak the fabric with the glue or it’ll stick to the wax paper.  Think of a basket of pretty polka dot eggs, satin, stripes, endless choices.  Once they’re dry (I usually don’t move them for at least 24 -48 hours) place them in baskets, trays, whatever you want to use to decorate.  Simple and easy!!

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