Farmhouse Fabric Easter Eggs
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I wasn’t too sure where I was heading with this craft this morning, when I started. I knew I wanted an egg but I just couldn’t get it to look the way I wanted, at first. So I had to scrap when I saw in my head and come up with a new vision. I’m so glad I did, because I love this one even more than what I imagined!
This Farmhouse Fabric Easter egg is a great DIY to use up some scrap fabrics you may have laying around the house! You can make these as big or as little as you want. I’m not 100 percent sure where I’m putting mine just yet, but I love the size I chose to make them. I also think these would look adorable in a dough bowl or tiered tray! Let me show you how to make them! :
- Fabric for the eggs (Check your scraps before buying any!)
- Left over morning coffee
- Hot Glue gun & Glue sticks
- Brown paper bag or coffee dyed white printer paper.
- mod podge (both the spray and liquid if possible.)
- foam paint brush
- Stamps & black Ink pad
- Raffia, burlap, and buttons for embelishmenst
Step 1: First you are going to want to make an egg template. Draw an egg shape onto a piece of card-stock and cut it out.
Step 2: Coffee dye your fabric before doing this step if you like the grunge look. Simply lay the fabric in a bowl of left over coffee for about 10 minutes. Squeeze out excess coffee and bake at the lowes temp. until dry. Do NOT forget that fabric is in the oven! Lay the oval onto a your fabric and cut as many eggs out as you wish. Make sure to double your fabric so you can cut two eggs at a time out.
Step 3: Hot glue the rims of the egg together leaving a one inch gap that is not glued.
Step 4: Stuff a small amount of polyfil in the gap and seal the hole up with some more hot glue.
Step 5: For this step you can either use brown paper bags or coffee dyed printer paper, I used coffee dyed printer paper. I filled a cake pan with left over morning coffee and sat my paper in it for about 10 minutes, then flipped the paper half way through. Then transfer the paper onto a cookie sheet and bake at the LOWEST oven temp. possible for about 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
Some things I noticed while coffee dying:
- If you want the ripped edge look, it rips better while wet from the coffee.
- If you want darker coffee lines going through the paper, crumble it up and then un-crumble it and soak it in coffee wrinkled.
- Sometimes the paper will stick a little to the pan. Scratch the corner off with your fingernail and it should pop right up!
Step 6: Stamp whatever words you wish onto the coffee dyed paper and allow the ink to dry. You are going to want to seal it so that the ink does not smear. I found the best way to do this is to spray the stamped ink with some spray mod podge, allow it to dry, and then give it a light coat of the matte finish liquid mod podge. If you know a better way to keep the ink from smearing, please share your secret with us!
Step 7: Brush the liquid mod podge on the back of the stamped piece of paper and center it on the egg. Gently hold it down (make sure you’re not holding any of the ink while doing this or it may smear!) for a few minutes. Then use a hot glue gun to glue any spots that are not sticking the way you’d like them to.
Step 8: The last thing left to do is to embellish! That’s the fun part, in my opinion. I just made a bow with some burlap and raffia, glued it where I wanted it, and then added a button to the middle. You all know I like to keep things simple, LOL.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube