Raise your hand if you have a tiny obsession with Pinterest. My hand is up. I like Pinterest for many reasons: for the fabulous recipes, the gardening tips, the decorating ideas, and I’m not sure if it’s just the super awesome people that I’m following, but the focus on “Do It Yourself” and repurposing old items is so cool. It’s just a reminder that we don’t have to decorate our homes with newly manufactured items all the time and that some home décor ideas can be super inexpensive and easy! It’s a great inspiration for people like me who feel like they have zero creativity and even fewer skills in the craft department.
I apologize for not getting around to blogging about this until after Easter. I had way too much fun decorating eggs last year with silk ties so I thought I would try a different egg decorating idea this year, just for the heck of it. I also needed some Spring-y décor for our dining room table, so I found this idea from Pinterest. Crafty Endeavor, you are awesome!
For the play by play of this Easter egg DIY project, click here.
The Laura Collins variation: Instead of purchasing liquid starch from the store, I whipped some up in the kitchen. Click here for a recipe for homemade liquid starch. Super easy, and if you have corn starch in your pantry, you are ready to rock. I added enough flour to the liquid starch to create a thick, soupy mixture in which to soak my thread.
The eggs I made with embroidery thread (yes, the kind you used to make those friendship bracelets back in grade school) turned out great. I also played around with using twine. I love the natural feel of twine and thought I would use my creation to replace the pinecones I had in little white pots on shelves in our family room. It’s Spring! And those pinecones were so last winter. Anytime I’m decorating my house and playing around with grouping items, I think size variety is important. That’s why I made some large eggs, some small, and a couple of round ones.
Don’t feel like you need to store this idea away until next Easter. You can blow up round balloons to create the twine balls and display in a trifle dish. I would love to blow up large round balloons, use twine or another natural string to cover them, and hang lights inside of them in our three-season room. I plan to create the garland string that Crafty Endeavor has pictured with round balloons instead of the egg shape and use embroidery thread in the color palette I choose for Lyla’s first birthday party (pink and grey, I think so!). I’d love to string those around the house, instead of the standard streamers. Between the embroidery thread, balloons, and starch mixture ingredients, I spent about $10 on this crafty little project. Sweet!
What are your family Easter decorating traditions?