I must confess to being a bit of a Pinterest addict, which means that in the run-up to Easter I’ve been bombarded with gorgeous photos of perfectly executed Easter craft projects. Feeling inspired, and having recently been kindly sent a state-of-the-art hot glue gun by Glue Guns Direct for just such craft projects, I decided to have a go at some Easter crafting myself. I settled on these twine-wrapped egg decorations, which looked good fun to make and are surprisingly straightforward – perfect for a beginner like me. I’m quite pleased with the result! Scroll down to find out how to make them.
You will need
- Plastic eggs
- Hot glue gun
- Twine – colour of your choosing
I used these plastic eggs from Hobbycraft – £1 for eight of them.
I used the Tec305 glue gun, with a clear glue stick. You can also get coloured glue sticks, which you could use if you wanted to achieve a more colourful egg.
Set up all your things so that you have them in easy reach, with a piece of paper or newspaper to catch any drips from the glue gun.
Seal the opening of the egg with hot glue. Place a dab of glue on the top of the egg and attach the twine to it. Leave for a moment to dry.
Start wrapping the twine round the egg, adding glue with the glue gun as you go along to hold the twine in place. I was particularly pleased with how precisely this glue gun allowed me to apply the glue, as it released glue in about the same width as the twine. Not only that, but it had a handy stand (as you can see in the photo above), which made it much easier for me to handle the egg as well as the gun. It has a nice long lead, too, which makes life much easier.
Keep going until you get to the other end of the egg. I found it got harder as I got further down the egg, and I used a piece of card to push the twine closer together while the glue was still warm, so that you couldn’t see the underlying egg colour too much. That said, it does look fairly attractive as the twine starts to get slightly more widely spaced and you see some colour peeking through gradually towards the bottom.
Finish off with another dab of glue to hold the end in place. It doesn’t particularly matter if you don’t cover the entire egg, as you probably won’t see the bottom when they’re displayed together in a bowl.
If you make several, you can display them with Mini Eggs or other Easter goodies for an attractive Easter display. This looks so much nicer than the eggs did in their original lurid form!
I’ll hopefully be back tomorrow or Sunday with another Easter craft project for you, but if not, Happy Easter!