DIY Ombre Easter Eggs

Welcome back everyone!

I guess the groundhog was right. We had some teases of spring but winter surely won’t go quietly. We had a snowstorm last week and the ground is still covered in white as we head into the official start of spring tomorrow. So I think it’s about time to brighten up this house.

On a trip to Wal-Mart the other day  I saw some new dyable white eggs, even made of recycled materials, yay! They also have new chalkboard eggs but there’s something strange about black eggs… Anyway I picked up some of the white eggs. They actually looked real. They come with packets of dye so you can use a few for this craft and save some to dye later.

These ombre eggs are really easy. They just take a little patience to get the embroidery floss to cooperate and wrap around the tip but once you get it going, you’re good to go!

Here’s what you need:

  1. Plastic eggs
  2. Craft glue (one that dries clear)
  3. Embroidery floss. Get three shades of each color.

First start with the darkest of the three shades of one color. Put a dab of glue on the end of the floss and work it into a small ball, enough to start coiling the string around itself on your finger. When it’s about the size of your fingertip, apply glue to the egg and press the coil on the tip of the egg.

Spread the glue down and around about one third of the way down the egg. Continue wrapping the darkest floss around the egg.

Snip the end of the darkest thread. Start the middle shade of floss next to it.

Continue applying glue and wrapping the thread until you get about two thirds of the way down the egg. Snip the end and join the lightest shade as we did previously. I switched between holding the egg and setting it upside down in the carton to wrap the thread. It’s not hard but find what works best for you.

Add a drop off glue to the bottom of the egg once you trim the final thread.

Let that one dry while you start on another egg. Get creative with your color combos!

So cute, right?! Let me know if you make some!

Stay Crafty!

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