You’ve probably seen these twine-covered eggs on several blogs . . . I saw them at Kristine Mckay Designs under her Dollar Store Easter decorations post so it's not my idea but I sure loved them! I also had this glass jar that I needed to do SOMETHING with so why not fill it with twine-wrapped eggs?
I did come up with a few “helpful hints” that I’ll pass on to you if you decide to do this project. I started out using the glue gun for attaching the twine to the egg at intervals and for me, this proved to be a bit messy.
I decided to use “Terrifically Tacky” tape for the majority of the wrapping/adhering. This is a double-sided tape but it is SUPER sticky and strong. I’m not sure that regular double stick tape would work but this sure did!
I wrapped the egg once around from top to bottom and then added two separate strips one on each side, also from top to bottom.
Starting with a dab of hot glue, I attached the end of the twine. Another hint: Start at the ‘small’ end of the egg – it’s much easier! Once the twine was attached with the hot glue, I began wrapping, being certain to press the twine firmly as it crossed over the tape and trying not to touch the tape below too much. Once I got about a third of the egg covered in twine, I moved to holding the twine-covered top while continuing to wrap the bottom.
As you get to the wider bottom part of the egg, you may need to add a dab of hot glue here and there but when you get to the bottom part, it’s almost completely covered in the sticky tape so you should be able to press the twine down and then just use a dab of hot glue at the very end to seal it. I was also using twine I already had, which was kind of thin but I like the look it gave. I’m sure you could use thicker twine or even try butcher’s twine or other types of string/cord/rope.
For a little added “something”, I used a Stampin’ Up! flower punch and punched out flower shapes from cream-colored cardstock to toss in with the eggs.
Now my only problem will be to keep my puppy from pulling these out and playing with them!