Saturday, April 16, 2011

Paint chip Easter egg garland

I wasn't planning on decorating our home for Easter, but when I saw this tutorial on Modern Parents Messy Kids and then the next day I had to go into Home Depot... well, before I knew it, this happened:


I love how it turned out! It seriously would've taken me just 30 minutes had I been able to work on this uninterrupted (which is rare with a 2-year-old in our home!). So easy, fun and basically free! I felt a little guilty nabbing all these paint chips but I bought something else to compensate. =)

I did a few things differently than the tutorial because I didn't read the directions, just jumped right in... Since I was using Home Depot's paint chips with 4 colors, I just folded them in half after drawing the egg shape on one side so I could cut 2 eggs at once. (It looks like my egg shape was a bit smaller than hers.)


Since I don't enjoy sewing by hand, I used my sewing machine to sew straight across the white line (with white thread, set to the longest straight stitch). It hangs pretty well, just had to use some double-stick tape on a few of the eggs. If you overlap the eggs just slightly while you sew, they won't twist and turn upside-down.

I love the rainbow look of the tutorial, but I wasn't that organized and just did mine in a random order. Love this super-easy craft and Little Sweets does, too!



10 comments:

  1. Very cute! Who thinks of these things?

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  2. this is so cute! hmmm, how else could you use those paint chip cards?

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  3. Looks great Tricia, thanks for trying my project. I've added you to my pinterest page of readers trying my ideas. Check it out here: http://pinterest.com/modrentmessykid/reader-s-mpmk-projects/

    Cheers!

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  4. Cute, cute, cute! It has been so fun to see all the different ways that people have done this project!!!! What a beautiful mantle!

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  5. Glad you had fun! Nice showpiece for the home.

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  6. Definitely a fun and easy project...doesn't it get you thinking about other cute ways to use paint chips?!

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  7. I am always tempted by the paint chips. Your garland turned out super cute.

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  8. Thanks, FabricFascination! My mind is already working on using paint chips in other ways... stay tuned! =)

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  9. Wow! The Easter Egg bunting looks colorful .,... A lovely idea... Wish I had seen this before... May be next year... !!

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