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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Eggs Over Easy

This is what I have for you today...a pretty egg!  Yay!  And to top it off its super easy...BIG YAY!  Below is the final product to get you excited for the building process.  My mom made these when I was a kid and they were always my favorite ornament on the Christmas tree.  Well she finally showed me how to do them the other day and I was over the moon excited to try them out.  Like seriously excited!  I thought these were made from fabric and I was thinking they were going to be super hard but boy was I wrong!
What you will need for this project:
  • 1 1/2 inch ribbon (a whole spool)
  • styrafoam egg (any size you want, I used the larger egg)
  • flat top stick pins (make sure they are point on the end and not straight)
  • Decorative ribbon, any kind you want
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue

To start, cut a bunch of ribbon in 1 1/2 inch strips.  Start with about 20 then cut more if you need it.  If you are using a smaller egg maybe dont cut as many to begin with.

Once you have all your strips cut you can start pinning them to the egg.  To start pinning, you want to start at the bottom of the egg (the smallest end) and make 4 points to cover the styrafoam.  I did the 2 sides facing each other then the other 2 sides and that seems to work best for me, but do whatever works for you.  To get the ribbon the nice pointy look make a triangle fold on the ribbon length-wise.  Press the edges down and make a good crease.  Flip the triangle over and use 2 stick pins to hold the ribbon in place on the egg.  I used one pin in each corner but if you want to do just one in the center that works too.

Work your way around the egg, remember that they wont line up exactly, but make sure as you work your way up the egg that you cover up the top of the ribbon triangle as well as the pins.

It doesnt look pretty at first but as you plug along it starts looking like a fancy egg.  I was getting more and more excited as I worked my way up.  Ok so once you get to the top this is what you have (kinda) right?

Wow what a pretty egg you made!  But how do you cover the top?  Well take one more of your ribbon strips and fold it like so.  What I did was do the triangle fold on both sides of the ribbon to make this little box, that way all the edges are clean.

You dont have to make a nice box like this you can just use a regular stip of ribbon, but I liked the finished edge look better.  Now pin this to the top of the egg
Ok you have all your ribbon on, now you are ready for the finishing touch...FANCY RIBBON.  I have an unhealthy love of ribbon Im sorry I cant help myself :)  So cut a LOOOOONG stretch of ribbon and cut as many pieces of it as you want in all the lengths you want.  Make sure (if you want to turn this into an ornamanet for Christmas) that you leave on long enough to make a loop to hang and another long enough to make a pretty bow.  Once you have all your ribbon ready, start gluing it to the top.  Make sure its centered otherwise those of you that are OCD, it will drive you insane.  What I did was glue the strands of ribbon on first (although for the second egg I pinned them on), then I glued the loop, the I topped it with the bow, that way the glue as covered by the knot of the bow.  If you want to pin the ribbon on thats ok, but keep in mind that if you are planning on hanging these then the pins may not hold, thats where the hot glue comes in, but pins are just as good if you are just using them for decorations.

I know the picture looks a mess but doenst the final product look so pretty!
What I love about these, besides them being so darn pretty, is you can do different ribbon so they dont just have to be for Christmas ornaments, you can make them for Spring and Summer and even fall!  You are only limited by what ribbon you have (and of course the fact that it needs to be 1 1/2 inch, that makes it hard).  Have you made one of these babies?  I would love to see how yours turned out!
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1 comment:

  1. Very sweet ornament :)

    Visiting from Blissful & Domestic linky party-- thanks for sharing :D
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois at WhyCuzICan