+I've recently been inspired by all the innovative ways to decorate eggs.
But this year, I knew I wanted Easter eggs I could keep stored away in my decoration boxes to pull out every year. So, I decided to go "Avant Garde" and decorate my own styrofoam Easter eggs!
Avant Garde: Decorative Easter Eggs
What You'll Need
+Embroidery Thread/Floss in a variety of colors
+StyroGlue (I picked mine up at Michael's. Do not use a hot glue gun, this will melt the styrofoam)
+Array of styrofoam Easter eggs (I suggest different sizes, it will add dimension)
Step 1: Begin with the top/bottom of your egg. I found that starting from the top and working to the middle made it easier.
Tops & Bottoms: The top and bottoms of the eggs are a little bit trickier. They take a little bit of patience and the most of your time, especially if you are a perfectionist like me. The best way to go about this is to start with the end of your thread and lay it on the adhesive in the center of the top/bottom. Slowly manipulate it into a small circle. Once, you have made the first circle you will need to go around it a few times very slowly before you start pulling tightly and before the string will naturally go around your circle. Also, occasionally you'll have to push the strings down because they will have a tendency to rise up
Step 2: Add your adhesive to the spot you'll be starting with and spread thoroughly around the area using a toothpick. You want to make sure there isn't an excess of glue, if there is this will come up between the strands as you go around.
Step 3: Slowly but tightly wrap the embroidery thread around the Easter egg. Once, you've achieved the desired width, snip with a pair of scissors and gently but firmly push the thread down so it adheres to the egg (you may need to add a little dabble of adhesive here to ensure it stays; just use a toothpick to dab a small portion of the glue)
Step 4: Repeat Steps 2 &3 with additional colors but make sure to do a variety of different widths to create the "Avant Garde" quality.
Important Note: Once you've made it half way, you'll start to notice gaps between your threads and that it isn't going around the egg evenly, at this point you need switch to the other end and start from there.
What's so wonderful about these Avant Garde eggs is their uniqueness. No two are the same! (Unless, you decide to use the exact same color combinations and thickness as me, totally okay by the way!) Plus, extra bonus they won't go bad. That means next year you can pull them out as a decorative piece and if you wish, make more to add to the collection! I know I will be adding a few more next year.
[[How would you make your Easter eggs Avant Garde?]]
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