Framed Easter Egg

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I love the spring.  

I love tulips.

And wow, do I love the whimsy of filling plastic eggs with delicious candy, dipping rows of stark white hard-boiled eggs into vibrant colors, hunting for hidden treasures amongst tall blades of grass, etc.

I always have.

We keep the playful side of Easter pretty innocent in our home…..and enjoy the tradition of giving/receiving baskets of treats and wearing new spring outfits.

But along with that, I always enjoy adding a few new spring decor pieces to a shelf or an end table.

It cheers the whole room up.

And reminds me that my favorite time of year has come.

And what would spring be without color and a ruffled egg?

I bought this fabric for a different project but borrowed a bit for this framed egg. If interested, I bought this fabric here.
(Riley Blake Designs Umbrella Tops in Green)

And I love it.

Would you like to add an egg to your table or shelf this spring?

Find a frame that will work for this project (mine is an 8 x 10 frame) and cut out an egg out of paper. Then use that as a pattern as you cut the same shape out of fabric.

Then cut a piece of card-stock that is the same size as the glass of your frame and place the paper in front of the glass and put the frame back together. (Keep the glass in there so you can use the frame for something else during the rest of the year. Or use a frame that you generally have pictures in and borrow it while you have your spring egg up for a few weeks.)

Then glue your egg to the cardstock, centering the egg in the frame. (I used hot glue and only glued around the edges of the egg so that you wouldn’t see the glue through the fabric. You could also use mod podge or even a glue stick to keep the egg in place.)

Then I cut a strip of fabric that was 1 x 45 inches.

Then I sewed a basting stitch down the center of the strip, making sure to not back-stitch at either end.

And then I gathered the piece of fabric until it was the exact length I needed to go around the egg. (Need help with gathering, refer to this post.)

Then, starting at the bottom, I carefully hot-glued the ruffle around the edge of my egg.

I worked my way around the top…..

…..and then down to the bottom. Then I tucked the end of the ruffle under and glued it down, covering the raw edge of the other end.

And that was it.

Nice and colorful and a sweet little companion to a bowl of jelly beans.

Need some easter/spring ideas from past projects?
Check out this post, this one, this one, and this one.

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Filed under Holiday, Home Decor, Miscellaneous

Comments

22 Responses to “Framed Easter Egg”
  1. 1
    Christie says:

    Oh, I love the fabric too! What a cute, cheery spring display! Love it!

  2. 2
    Rebecca says:

    Seriously cute! And such an easy way to add some seasonal fun!

  3. 3
    Shana says:

    Wow. that is so cute and simple. I love it.

  4. 4
    Lyssa says:

    That is darling!
    And I love the fabric choice. My good friend actually designed that! Rainy Days and Mondays is her little baby. So I'm glad you used her fabric! I emailed her about this cute post too!
    Thanks!

  5. 5
    Sandy a la Mode says:

    i love this fabric!! i just won it on the 44 street fabrics giveaway actually! i can't wait to receive it!

  6. 6
    Scrapity Anne says:

    I love it!! And the umbrellas are so springy (especially with how much rain we've gotten here in GA lately!). What a cute, fresh idea!

  7. 7
    Fields of Gold says:

    I wish I had some fabric just like this! I'm going to go through mine or hit the fabric store before I pick up kiddos!

  8. 8
    Dawn N. says:

    how cute! I love it :)

  9. 9
    Kat @ measuring my life in l-o-v-e says:

    I love this – the ruffle makes it! Love the bright cherry colors.

  10. 10
    melimba says:

    hi there!
    two of your readers (Lyssa was one of them!) told me about this post where you used our Rainy Days and Mondays fabric!

    WOW! What a FUN idea!! Very cute! I might just have to link up from my blog to yours to show people the clever idea you had!

    THANKS!
    -melis

  11. 11
    Emily says:

    lovely and simple!

  12. 12
    Sunshine of Seven says:

    That is cute and a classy simple project!

  13. 13
    Anni Winings says:

    Very, very cute. I love it. I'm hoping to get up enough decorations (mostly handmade) to decorate for all seasons. Plant and Garden Blog

  14. 14
    she wears flowers says:

    So easy and cute! I love this!

  15. 15
    Meet Virginia says:

    This turned out so great! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

    Check out my AWESOME giveaway tomorrow!!

    ~Morgan

    http://meetvirginiaandroo.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeetVirginiaShop

  16. 16
    Anderson says:

    Adorable, festive, and easy… perfect! :) Thanks for always inspiring.

  17. 17
    Andrea says:

    Adorable. Do you ever sleep or do you dream in fabric swatches and paint chips like I do?

    Keep the ideas coming.. then I will have more to dream about.

    Thanks for sharing.

  18. 18
    Michelle says:

    Absolutely love the fabric! What was the project you orginally used it for? I would love to see pictures of that.

  19. 19
    Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse says:

    Aww! it is so sweet and cute :)

  20. 20
    Rebecca says:

    My mom and I adapted this… she demos for Stampin' Up so we made it using printed paper and ribbon trim.
    She posted the results on her blog:
    http://stampinjanny.blogspot.com/2010/03/framed-easter-egg.html

    Thanks again for a fun project!!

  21. 21
    Delia says:

    I love this project. I linked this project to my blog. :)

  22. 22
    stampinashley says:

    I love your easter craft, so simple. And I am in LOVE with that fabric line, my good friend designed that line, "Rainy Days and Monday", so awesome to see you using it!!

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