Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Plaid Shirt Eggs Tutorial

Here's a quick tutorial for the Eddie Ross-inspired Plaid Shirt Easter Eggs I posted yesterday.

What You'll Need
Plaid shirts
An Easter basket of your choosing
Glue or Mod Podge
Plastic or paper mâché easter eggs

I found these plaid shirts at my local Goodwill for about $3 each. And considering I used very, very little of them to complete the eggs, they are definitely going to last me another craft or two. The eggs are from Hobby Lobby. I found a pack of 6 medium-sized eggs for 67 cents and a pack of 12 smaller eggs for 67 cents. (This worked out to be a very inexpensive project.)

I cut them into strips and then steamed them to get out any wrinkles. During the middle of the steaming, I realized I could have ironed the shirts first, but then they could have wrinkled when they were in the pile. So do this step however you want (or not at all). :)

Then with glue or Mod Podge, put some adhesive either on the egg or on the strip of fabric. I found (after like the third egg) that it was easier to put it on the strip of fabric. I also began using my finger to spread out the glue, just to make sure all the edges stuck well.

After I started wrapping around this egg horizontally (and in all directions), I realized I actually wanted to go vertically with the two ends of the strip meeting at the bottom of the egg. This creates a much cleaner-looking egg. So here's what the first strip looks like.

And the finished product...

Repeat the process over and over (and over and over) again until all the eggs you want covered are.


CM2 said...

Thank you for posting the details, it is so much nicer for one person to trial and error and make it easier for everyone else! Appreciate the clever idea and your share! CM2 :-)

Alison said...

This is SUCH a cute idea!!

Tailored Trash Queen said...

Great idea! Those eggs look really awesome. Terrific job!

Valerie said...

So, so cute! I am filing this at thecraftersfilebox.com.

Thanks so much for sharing!!

Heather said...

These look wonderful! I think they are even better than Eddie's originals ;) I'm going to link up to this tutorial. Thanks so much!

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