DIY: Upcycled Easter Egg Buntng

Guest post by Anne Weil of flax & twine


I've recently been having a blast working on some landscapes using paperboard cutouts and fabric. You can do so much with so little - I love that! Working on those landscapes brought these little egg cutouts to mind. Create this a sweet little Easter DIY bunting using recycled paperboard and bits of fabric and trim. Its very easy to do and looks super cute.


Materials:
Bits of Fabric
Trim
Recycled Paperboard
Sewing Machine
Contrasting Thread
Yarn



1.  Cut six to ten strips of paperboard in 4 x 1.5 inch pieces and fold in half with wrong sides together.




2.  Create an egg template with shape tapered towards top  - don't make a straight oval.  Use more than one template to have some variation in shape.


3.  Use template to create egg outline on each strip.  Outline should be on top of folded piece of paperboard. Orient the egg so that its top is towards the fold.



 4.  Cut out egg shape with an Exacto blade.



 5. Repeat for each.
 

 6.  Cut fabric or trim to fit cardboard piece.  Super fun way to use little bits of the things you LOVE!


7.  Arrange trim and fabric and enclose within folded paperboard. Sew around egg shape, secure other decorative trim, add stitching detail.


8.  Snip off any thread ends.


 9.  String yarn through top of each egg with a darning needle



 10. Hang!



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Anne B. Weil started flax & twine in 2010 with the express purpose of exploring her own creativity. Anne is a crafter, knitter, maker and doer with a penchant for putting too much on her plate. She loves exploring and adventuring with her children every day.  Within the chaos of being a working mother, Anne strives to pass-along the value and love of handmade to her children and others.

Editors note:  For those of you who don't have time to make a bunting but would still like one, Anne has them available in her etsy shop here!

Jan Halvarson

24 comments:

Ames and Tash said...

These are gorgeous - I especially love the recycled materials and the sewing detail! So great I will share this on my blog :) Happy Easter!

A Charmed Life said...

Wow, the bunting looks super cute! I hope I'll manage to make my own before easter! Thanks for sharing, Maja x

Swiedebie said...

what a great idea! it's very cute bunting. :D

May Brady said...

I'm loving bunting! Just made some out of silver paper doilies and it was so easy...

This looks fantastic. I have a box of fabric scraps and some ribbon at hand - you've inspired me :)

Snows said...

such a good idea!! The result is really cute!

Rebekah Leigh said...

Wow such a great tutorial! This looks so great! I'm going to pass this on to my mum and friends who will love it!

Jodie said...

This is such a lovely idea... great way to entertain the kids when they're off for Easter holidays!

Monica said...

what a gorgeous idea!

Lisa McGee said...

These are just charming - need to dust off my sewing machine and get to work! Lovely post

Mandy said...

too gorgeous....i am making some multipurpose easter/daughter room bunting as i type...well almost as i type...but this idea is great...the
kids could doit with glue instead of stitching...think i'll do it tomorrow with them...thanks so much...xxx

cynka said...

fantastyczny pomysł! :D

Bianca said...

what a fantastic idea! thanks for sharing...

Niki Jackson said...

So pretty! What a great project Anne. Niki xx

Hettle said...

Great project, think my kids and I might try this one out this week, thanks for sharing it :)

Sweet Rustic said...

What a cute & clever idea! Love it.

B I R C H s e e d said...

lovely idea & post. thanks for sharing

PolkaDot Lighthouse said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing this tutorial. We loved it so much we’ve put a link to it on our blog www.polkadotlighthouse.blogspot.comalong with a few other Easter-eggs related items, in case you want to have a look :). Thanks again and Happy Easter!!
Carla and Olga

Roben-Marie said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks!

Marisa and Creative Thursday said...

I love these! And Anne is the best!

Nicki said...

Fabulous!

casserole said...

This is so awesome!!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-upcycled-chipboard-easter-egg-bunting/2011/04/21/

--Anne

baymacae said...

cute! this idea could be translated into a scrapbooking page...I just might do that!

Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life said...

This is so cute. I can imagine doing it with other shapes (like hearts or stars).

Sarah said...

I was looking for a easy fun way to make a congrats banner for a baby shower and you regg design will adapt perfectly. Thanks. I love upcycled things too!

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