Paper Mache Easter Egg
It’s New Release Week here on the May Arts Ribbon Blog! And that means all week long we are inspiring you to create with our awesome new ribbons. That also means you have two chances to win some of your own! Our first giveaway is our Spring Release Giveaway, showing you all our upcoming releases. And for another chance to win, you just have to comment on any post this week!
Now, without further delay, here is another healthy dose of ribbony inspiration with Prima Ribbonista Shellye McDaniel:
Whether you have a paper mache egg or styrofoam egg, creating your own ribbon Easter Egg is a pretty and unique way to enhance a centerpiece, basket, wreath, etc.
To begin, I started with a 8″ paper mache egg, a few of the new May Arts’ ribbons and fabric glue. If you are using a styrofoam egg, you may wish to use straight pins to hold the ribbon in place.
Start with one of the widest ribbons that you’ve chosen. Cut the length so that it will continuously cover the egg from the top, around and back up to the top; glue in place with fabric glue.
Make a criss-crossing pattern with that same ribbon until four strips have been adhered (as shown above).
Continue with the next largest ribbon (or ribbon of the same size, but different pattern) and adhere the strips in between the first ribbon’s strips that you’ve glued in place. This will all be done with a continuous piece of ribbon and adhering the two ends to meet at the the top.
Next, add two smaller width ribbons in different colors. Lastly, add a decorative piece of ribbon such as the new Wired String w/ Raffia Bows in sections around the egg.
From a 1.5″ ribbon, make a standard bow and adhere to the top of the egg.
Embellish the front with die-cuts, buttons, stickers, etc. In finishing my egg, I glued it to the center of a premade bird’s nest so that it stands easily for display!
Other Supplies Used:
- Hobby Lobby- Paper Mache Egg; bird’s nest
- Beacon- FabriTac
- Doodlebug Design- Die Cut, Buttons and butterfly sticker