Looking for simple Easter DIY crafts? Here are the step-by-step instructions for this simple project you can make with Easter eggs, wood beads and jute twine.
Do you know what I’m all about right now?
Teaching myself new things.
I have time on my hands and hours to fill and even though the Hallmark movie marathon this weekend was calling my name? I decided to take this opportunity to learn something that I’ve been putting off.
Do you ever feel like that?
Like you want to learn something new, but it’s kind of intimidating and you feel a little overwhelmed and you don’t know where to start. So you don’t. Start that is. You just keep putting it off and telling yourself you’ll learn it one day.
If that is you? Please come sit by me.
Because that’s exactly how I feel about video. I’m a blogger. I’m an influencer. I’m generally computer-with-it. But video? It was like my Mount Everest. It seemed almost unclimbable. I mean—I’ve made a few videos before, but they were just me–in front of a camera–pressing start at the beginning and end at the ending and that was it. All the fancy stuff? All the music and the titles and the slow motion and the fast motion? Those were all way beyond my reach.
Want to see my video?
Looking for Easter DIY crafts and to see how to make this adorable wood bead egg garland?
Easter DIY Crafts: Wood Bead Egg Garland
(The video is at the end—here’s the step-by-step instructions in case you don’t have time to watch it. You can just pin this for later.)
supplies for Easter DIY crafts:
(I linked all the supplies in case you were at home and wanted to order them)
there are also tons more of affordable napkin options here
1. Make sure your eggs are paper mache
The entire craft started with these paper mache eggs.
You can find them here.
They are so much more affordable than the wood eggs that are the same size. These eggs are the size of regular eggs and perfect for all types of Easter DIY crafts.
2. Cover your egg with Mod Podge
I filmed this entire process in the middle of the video.
I used the speed-up format to show the entire process of adding napkins with Mod Podge.
3. Add pieces of napkin
So many of you suggested using napkins for some of my other projects.
And you were right.
Napkins are so much easier to use. These are the napkins that I ordered, but they are a little pricy.
I found tons more affordable napkin options here.
I just have one tip for napkins, though.
Peel the backing off.
These napkins had two layers.
It took me one egg to figure out that the top layer was easier to use, so I peeled the napkin apart and just used the top layer.
4. add pieces of napkin to egg
I ripped the napkin up into smaller pieces.
Then I used the brush to pick it up and add it to the Mod Podge on the egg.
You can see the entire process in the video.
Here’s the finished egg with wet Mod Podge on it.
5. drill a hole in the egg
This is so easy to do because the egg is hollow.
Make sure the hole is big enough to fit the jute twine through.
We adjusted the hole several times to make sure it fit.
6. thread the twine through the hole
Start by tying a knot around the end of one bead, then wrap a long piece of tape around the end of the twine to make it stiff and add two more beads. Now you are ready for your egg.
Then thread the twine through the hole.
Pull all the way through as shown.
7. finish the garland
Keep adding three beads, then an egg, then three beads until you have a garland the length you want.
Lastly, tie off the last bead with the end of the jute twine and knot in place.
Your garland is finished.
Here’s my first official video that I made with special effects.
It’s a little rough.
But the next one will be better and the one after that will be even better.
Let me know what you think and in amazing news?
I’m going to make tons more like this so make sure you follow my channel over on YouTube here.
Happy day friend.
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