Thursday, March 18, 2010

DIY :: Twine Wrapped Eggs for Spring

After Friday's Knitted Easter Bunny post, I've had springtime on the brain.  I'm SLOWLY redoing our entryway - an awkward little mudroom/foyer when you first enter our house.  With the creation of yesterday's entry caddy (Part 1 of the charging station) I wanted something with a little texture and visual interest next to the crisp black and white of the monogrammed pails. 

While shopping the clearance aisle at Walmart I found this shiny duo for $5 each.  I wasn't all that fond of the mirrored finish, but I knew that the hammered look would be beautiful covered in a coat of paint.

Last week I found these cute twine-wrapped eggs in Living With Lindsay's Etsy shop.  Lindsay also provided a tutorial for creating these springtime "delicacies." I was inspired.

I also fell in love with these "twine-ified" eggs by Maryann at Domestically Speaking.

Right next to the Clearance aisle was the Easter aisle.  I snatched up a bag of six 3"-high eggs for $1.  A quick trip next door to Home Depot supplied a can of Rust-oleum's Heirloom White spray paint.  First I applied a quick coat of white to the pastel-colored eggs.  In the background, you can see the hammered bowl drying after its first coat of Heirloom White.  Per usual, apply thin coats of paint and to avoid drips, don't hold the can too close to the item that you're spraying.

I found two different types of "twine" in my garage waiting for a new project.  We had white Cotton twine and a darker brown Jute twine.  I wanted to create two different colors of eggs to add some visual dimension.

After the eggs dry, apply a dot of hot glue to the top of the egg.  Press the end of the twine firmly into the glue.  You can see in this photo that I didn't worry too much about even coats of spray paint on the eggs.  The paint serves only as a base coat in case the egg peeks through your swirls of twine.

Carefully apply hot glue to small sections of the eggs and wind the twine tightly around the egg.  Be sure to butt the rows tightly up against each other for maximum coverage.

Here's the finished result.  I did six Jute eggs and one Cotton egg.  Tomorrow I'll finish up two more Cotton eggs to complete the look. The eggs fit perfectly in the hammered metal bowl - now a calming shade of white.  I love the way the shape of the bowl mimics the oval-shaped eggs.

Here are the eggs adding an earthy spring look next to Part 1 of the entry caddy.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the creation of a faux stained-glass window to cover the huge, awkward window behind my entry table.


  1. ok, this is RIGHT up my alley.....simple..easy! and I have everything I need to make them!!
    Thanks for the great ideas!! Love your blog!!!

  2. I love those twine covered Easter eggs, and those painted buckets are adorable. Thanks for sharing your ideas!


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