Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Twine Wrapped Egg Holder DIY - Not just for Easter


Here's a great way to make something adorable out of those cheap plastic eggs you see at Easter time - a twine wrapped egg holder! How cool is this! Perfect to use in your table settings for Easter breakfast, brunch or celebration. And the best part, you can use a variety of colorful threads - jute, baker's twine, hemp, yarn and even embroidery floss - plus ribbon and trim for any season or holiday! Who doesn't love a pretty egg holder!

You will need:
Pkg of plastic eggs 
Twine 
Fabri-Tac fabric glue
Clamp 
Ribbon
Hot glue 


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Let's begin by making sure your plastic eggs are large enough to hold an egg inside when open. I found a nice pack of 6 for $1 at the dollar store. 


 First, open the plastic egg into two pieces.
Place a hefty amount of Fabri-Tac glue in the center bottom of one of the half eggs. You'll need a quick-grab glue that dries clear.  Hot glue can get very messy and might seep through or melt the plastic. Grab the end of the twine and begin twirling it around in a circle, placing down on top of the glue. Hold in place until it's secure and doesn't move. 
Begin twirling the twine around the egg, adding glue along the bottom of the twine and plastic. 
Be sure to wrap the twine as close together as possible, while keeping the rows evenly pushed together.  You'll get the hang of it!
Add glue along the bottom of the twine and plastic periodically as you wrap. 
Continue wrapping and gluing the half egg until reaching the end. Then cut the twine at an angle to blend in and secure the end with more glue.
Repeat the same steps for wrapping the other half egg.
For the braided trim, measure around the widest top portion of one of the halves, doubling the amount plus three-four inches extra. Cut six strands of twine the measured length and tie one end into a small knot and clamp. I used the handle on a drawer to wedge the clamp and twine strands.
Divide the strands into two's - you will have three, two strands to loosely braid together, for the trim. 

Add glue to the braid ends (saturate both sides) and let dry.  

Measure braid around the egg end and add more glue to the finished braid where it ends on the edge to keep it from unraveling when cut. Let dry. Cut braid at an angle to fit and glue in place for both pieces. Let dry.

Place the smaller egg portion on a flat surface, bottom up, and hot glue the larger egg portion centered on top, as pictured, for an adorable egg holder!

 Tie a ribbon around the middle into a bow for a decorative look!

Have fun decorating eggs to match your egg holders!

What a fabulous way to dress up a holiday table setting!
But you can keep it plain, too! It still looks quite lovely!
Thanks for stopping by and take a little time to enjoy,
Happy Crafting!

4 comments:

  1. Wow Gail, your egg cup is amazing! Very cool project. Of course you never cease to amaze me...LOL

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  2. That is so cute! I have a ton of those old plastic eggs lying around. Pinned.

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  3. I recently made twine wrapped eggs but I LOVE this idea for an egg cup so much better! The braided detail and ribbon are the icing on the cake. Pinned

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  4. Oh my Gail, that's so clever, flipping the plastic eggs like that to make a holder. That's brilliant. From now one I'm savings those little holders

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