With Easter falling so early in April this year I can’t decide whether to work on St. Patrick’s Day projects or Easter projects. I’ve been flipping back and forth between the two with reckless abandon!
I found a package of 8 wooden eggs in the Easter section at Hobby Lobby. They were already primed white and the perfect size for this project. I added some embroidery floss in pretty spring colors and started noodling around with how to keep the floss in place on the eggs. I knew I didn’t want to use glue. I tried that on a similar project and it worked, but it made a huge mess. I found the perfect solution in my office supplies: double-sided Scotch tape.
I found it easiest to start winding the floss around the middle of the eggs and work my way out to the ends. I started by sticking a row of tape around the center of the egg. To make the tape lay flat, I used a lot of small pieces rather than one long strip.
I wrapped the first round of floss around the egg with the loose end positioned so it would be covered by subsequent rounds, and kept wrapping until the first color was as wide as I wanted, adding new pieces of tape as I went along.
When I got to the end of the first color, I cut the floss and taped the loose end where it would be covered by the next color.
I started the second color the same way I did the first one and kept wrapping, covering all the loose ends as I went.
When I got to the top of the egg, I cut off the floss and used a dab of Elmer’s glue on a toothpick to tack down the loose ends.
Here are the first six, ready to have the loose ends glued down.
And here’s the finished project!