How to make a garland with Easter eggs

Garlands have been seasonal decorations for centuries, perhaps even millennia. They have contained dried flowers, evergreen branches and more recently, construction paper loops. This Easter garland combines the icon of Easter, the egg, with soft tones and large wooden beads to add visual interest.
A creative crafter could also go bright and use primary or neon-toned eggs, depending on the room’s color scheme and one’s personal taste. It will add beauty to a wall, window, mantel, tabletop or even an exterior door if hung vertically. Keep the Easter spirit alive and well; you never know, this project could attract a white, fuzzy visitor bearing chocolate and jelly beans.
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Materials
- About 13 or 14 plastic Easter eggs
- Roll of string twine
- Large, heavy-duty sewing needle with a large eye
- Large wooden beads with pre-drilled holes in white or a pastel and natural wood finishes, about a dozen of each
- Scissors
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Instructions
1. Take a plastic Easter egg, separate the two halves, and place them on the work surface.
2. Thread the twine through the eye of the sewing needle, taking care not to cut a piece of twine; work with the twine while it’s still attached to the spool.
3. Thread the needle and twine through the hole on the exterior end of one of the egg halves.
4. Thread the needle and twine through the other half of the egg, but go through the inside of the second half of the egg.
5. Put the two halves of the egg together again.
6. Take one large white or colored wooden bead and one unfinished wooden bead and thread them so they are directly to the right of the egg as you look down on the garland laying on the work surface.
7. Repeat steps 1-6 about a dozen times.
8. Remove the twine from the needle after the last egg half is pierced, and knot the end of the twine so there’s a loop for hanging the garland. Trim any excess twine with the scissors.
9. Using the scissors, cut the other end of the twine from the spool and leave an inch or two of excess twine at the end.
10. Knot this end of the garland twine so a loop is also formed.
11. The garland is now ready for hanging.
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This pretty piece can be used year after year, long after the candy has been eaten!
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