Easter Egg Door Hanger

step 1 -  Download the two template pages and tape them together.

Usher in Easter with a fun and inexpensive door hanger made from plastic table cloths in pink, green, yellow and white.  Whether you buy them at the dollar store or party shop, they won’t challenge your budget.  The fringed plastic resembles shredded cocoa nut and looks just as sweet.  Spend one morning creating this happy door hanger and enjoy it for years to come.

Directions

step 1 -  Draw a 20” long egg shape on foam board.  If you don’t trust your drawing ability, find an egg image online and enlarge it to 20” in a drawing program or Photoshop.  Print it out in four pieces and tape them together.  Use the printout to cut the foam board with a craft knife.

step 1 -  Draw a 20” long egg shape on foam board.  If you don’t trust your drawing ability, find an egg image online and enlarge it to 20” in a drawing program or Photoshop.  Print it out in four pieces and tape them together.  Use the printout to cut the foam board with a craft knife.

step 2 - With a pencil, draw horizontal lines across the egg 1.50” from the top and bottom.  Between them, draw lines every two inches. 

step 2 - With a pencil, draw horizontal lines across the egg 1.50” from the top and bottom.  Between them, draw lines every two inches. 

step 3 - Remove the table cloth from the package and unfold it lengthwise.  Do not open the width, leave it folded so you can cut several strips at once.  Cut 3.50” wide strips across the length.  You will need three of the green, yellow, and pink.  Cut 21 to 24 of the white.  How tightly you gather the strips will determine how many you will need.  The individual strips will each measure3.5” x 54”. 

step 3 - Remove the table cloth from the package and unfold it lengthwise.  Do not open the width, leave it folded so you can cut several strips at once.  Cut 3.50” wide strips across the length.  You will need three of the green, yellow, and pink.  Cut 21 to 24 of the white.  How tightly you gather the strips will determine how many you will need.  The individual strips will each measure3.5” x 54”. 

step 4 - Create a “set” by stacking a green, yellow and pink layer with edges aligned.  Sew down the length 1.50” from the edge.  Sew another line of stitching .50” from the first to create a casing.  Sew two more color sets.  Sew the white sets by stacking 3 white layers in each set.

step 4 - Create a “set” by stacking a green, yellow and pink layer with edges aligned.  Sew down the length 1.50” from the edge.  Sew another line of stitching .50” from the first to create a casing.  Sew two more color sets.  Sew the white sets by stacking 3 white layers in each set.

step 5 - Fringe all the sets using the special fringing scissors. Cut from the outside edge into the center, close to the stitching but not through it.  You can stack the sets and comfortably cut through two sets at a time.

step 5 - Fringe all the sets using the special fringing scissors. Cut from the outside edge into the center, close to the stitching but not through it.  You can stack the sets and comfortably cut through two sets at a time.

step 6 - Slide a wood skewer into the casing of a set and push the plastic along the sewer to gather it tightly.

step 6 - Slide a wood skewer into the casing of a set and push the plastic along the sewer to gather it tightly.

step 7 - Apply a generous amount of hot glue along the bottom line on the egg.  Place the white gathered set on the line making sure the skewer is lined up with the pencil line. When the glue is cool and set, slide out the skewer.  Gather the next set which will be white, followed by a color set, two whites, and another color set.  Finish the rest of the egg with white sets.

step 7 - Apply a generous amount of hot glue along the bottom line on the egg.  Place the white gathered set on the line making sure the skewer is lined up with the pencil line. When the glue is cool and set, slide out the skewer.  Gather the next set which will be white, followed by a color set, two whites, and another color set.  Finish the rest of the egg with white sets.

step 8 - The sets will be too long for some lines and too short for others.  Cut away and save excess lengths to add where needed.  When attaching more than one set to a line, only add glue as far as the set will reach.  Apply glue to the rest of the line only when you are ready to add another set.

step 8 - The sets will be too long for some lines and too short for others.  Cut away and save excess lengths to add where needed.  When attaching more than one set to a line, only add glue as far as the set will reach.  Apply glue to the rest of the line only when you are ready to add another set.

step 9 - When the egg is completely covered use scissors to shape the top and bottom curves, eliminating sharp angles. Use a skewer to poke a whole through the top center of the egg and attach a ribbon.

step 9 - When the egg is completely covered use scissors to shape the top and bottom curves, eliminating sharp angles.
Use a skewer to poke a whole through the top center of the egg and attach a ribbon.

step 10 - Cut two pieces of deco mesh to 30” long.  Fold them diagonally and roll them up. Tie them together at the center with ribbon. Attach them to the ribbon on the egg. 

step 10 - Cut two pieces of deco mesh to 30” long.  Fold them diagonally and roll them up. Tie them together at the center with ribbon. Attach them to the ribbon on the egg. 

step 11 - Find images online of bunnies eggs or anything else you would like to add to your door hanger.  Print them out on card stock and cut around them with scissors to create die cuts. Hot glue the images to the deco mesh.

 

Supplies

At Craft Stores or Amazon

  • 54” x 108” plastic tablecloth in pink, green, yellow and white
  • 20” x 30” Foam board
  • craft knife
  • pencil
  •  21” deco mesh
  • Hot glue gun
  • wide Ribbon
  • Ruler or yardstick
  • fringing scissors
  • Easter images
  • Card stock
  • Sewing machine and notions

 


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