Easter Patchwork Egg {Frugal Crafts}

by Jess on March 26, 2013

Easter-Patchwork-EggWe are always excited to get our house ready for Spring and Easter!  I love to incorporate our children’s crafts into our decor.  What better way to celebrate tradition and family than to use your own little artist’s creations throughout your home?  Last week, we decided to create some quilt inspired eggs.  These are perfect for little hands and make a fun craft that from start to finish takes about an hour to complete.  It’s also a great way to recycle some of your fabric scraps or if you have rags or outgrown clothes, you can utilize those as well!  Anything goes!

Easter-Patchwork-Egg4Materials:

  • 1 sheet of cardboard
  • 1 sheet of cardstock that will fit in your frame
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Marker or pen
  • Fabric scraps, cut into smaller pieces – enough to cover your egg
  • Picture frame, we used an 8 x 10 frame

Easter-Patchwork-Egg5Directions:

  • Start by having your little one draw the shape of an egg in marker on the cardboard.  If they are younger, this is when you can assist.
  • Cut your fabric into your desired shapes and sizes.  Really, anything goes but we used smaller pieces to create a “crazy patchwork quilt”.
  • From there, cover the entire egg shape with glue evenly .
  • Glue your scraps, one at a time, onto the egg.  Continue until your egg is covered.  Use your marker as the border but it’s okay to overlap here and there.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.
  • Once it is completely covered with your fabric, allow to dry for about 30-45 minutes.
  • Easter-Patchwork-Egg3Next, cut your egg shape out of the cardboard.
  • Attach the egg to your cardstock and place inside your picture frame.
  • It would also be cute to write Happy Spring or Happy Easter on the cardstock.
  • Enjoy!

 

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Jess left her job to pursue her dream: changing diapers, cleaning the house, doing dishes, getting tons of sticky kisses, teaching and exploring with her two girls on the New England coast. She enjoys sharing her life - crafting, creating, parenting, venting and cooking on her blog Barefoot by the Sea.

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