Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tutorial: Embroidery Floss Easter Eggs

(re-post from Spring 2012. Original post here)

Step 1: 
To make Embroidery Floss Easter Eggs you will need...
-Blown up water balloons
-Embroidery floss
-Liquid starch (I found a bottle at Kroger in the laundry section)
Create goop by mixing together 1cup liquid starch and a 1/2 cup flour. I ended up adding additional starch to make it thinner.

Step 2: 
Coil your floss in a bowl of the goop. 

Step 3: 
Pull a section of the floss out and scrape off the goop. Start applying the floss to the egg. It will stick right to the balloon. One skein of floss will create one egg. After making a few of these, I realized you need very little goop on the floss. Less is more because when the egg dries, you'll have to scrape off all the excess. 

Step 4:
Allow the eggs to dry for several hours. When dry, pop the balloon. I used a straight pin to scrape off the excess dried goop. 

  ...and there you have it. 
Embroidery Floss Easter Eggs!


Michelle said...

I love these they look artsy enough to display all year round :) Hope your having a good week so far x

Jamie said...

The embroidery floss eggs are super cute! Great job as always!! I wish spring was here just about now... :) Have a great night!
~ Jamie

Paula@SweetPea said...

Love these! I just pinned a picture to remember for next year.

Congrats on your big news!

(I found you via a comment you left on Serenity Now. Glad to meet you!)