Now that St. Patrick’s Day is over, it’s time to bring a little Easter spirit into our home! So I started by decorating our kitchen shelf with a paper Easter egg garland!
I’m loving how the bright colors help bring some contrast to the white shelf on an off-white wall! But if you’d rather some more muted colors, try using real eggs instead! This tutorial will walk you through how to blow out eggs so that you end up with just the shell!
Paper Easter Egg Garland
- 20 minutes (time spent doing stuff)
- 5 minutes (time spent waiting around)
- 25 minutes (total project time)
- cutting machine like a Silhouette or Cricut (or scissors an X-Acto knife if you have steady hands)
- glue stick
If you have a Silhouette cutting machine, I’ve provided a free cutting file for you to download below. And if you don’t, don’t worry! You can download the template in PDF format and cut it out by hand.
Start by cutting out a bunch of Easter egg shapes. You’ll need six paper eggs per 3D egg, so print out and cut accordingly!
For each egg, I alternated between colored shapes and patterned shapes to give them a bit of contrasting color.
Once your eggs are all cut out, fold each egg in half from left to right (assuming the pointed, skinnier end of the egg is at the top). Measure out enough baker’s twine to make your garland however long you need it to be, and cut.
Then grab six folded eggs and line them up together in a stack. Glue each folded egg onto the adjacent folded egg in the stack, with the folds all lined up on one side. Make sure not to glue the eggs shut on themselves; just glue them to the other eggs!
Once all six of your eggs are glued into a stack, let the stack open up and unfold it in a circle. You should have a weird almost-circle-looking accordion thing. To turn it into a 3D egg, all you need to do is complete the circle by by gluing the last two egg halves together. Make sure to lay your baker’s twine along the inside of the folded egg before gluing the final pieces together so that your 3D egg is on your garland!
Look at the photos above and below this paragraph for help. The very top pointy bit in the photo below is actually the very top and very bottom pieces from the photo above that have been glued together around the baker’s twine.
Continue stacking and gluing paper eggs together down the length of your garland until it’s finished! Then hang it up somewhere gorgeous, stand back, and admire!
I just love how bright and fun it is on that shelf! Recognize those twine wrapped bottles on the left? 🙂
The best part about this craft is that you have so many options for customizing it! Not only can you use papers in fun colors or patterns, but you can also make a ton of other shapes besides eggs! If you want a generic garland for any season or occasion, just make circles instead of eggs!
Are you decorating for Easter? Eggs or bunnies?