Velvet Easter eggs are plush and beautiful. Today, we are going to learn how to make velvet Easter eggs the easy way.
HOW TO MAKE VELVET EASTER EGGS the EASY WAY
Happy day, everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful day that is full of special blessings.
This month, when I was working on putting together my Spring Centerpiece, I did a search on ‘velvet eggs’, ‘velvet Easter eggs’, and specifically, ‘how to make velvet Easter eggs’.
You know what I found?
LOTS of recipes for red velvet cake with eggs…
One Etsy store that sells velvet Easter eggs (and they are lovely, and my inspiration).
And, NOTHING on how to make or DIY velvet Easter eggs!
So, you KNOW what happened next, right?
Yep… a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do! I made them, of course.
Would you like to learn how to make velvet Easter eggs the easy way? Well, I’m thinkin’ you wouldn’t be here unless you did! But first, let’s see what they look like in a spring vignette.
Spring Vignette and Velvet Easter Eggs
You can restyle table centerpieces and vignettes to create new looks. Here’s what my spring centerpiece looked like before, with a just few of the velvet covered Easter eggs in the basket.
(You can take a look at how to create the spring and Easter centerpiece by clicking HERE.)
Simply move the items to a new area, changeup and/or eliminate a few items, and…
Yep… that’s a pretty blue velvet Easter egg on the candle holder! I added a bit of ivy to create a ‘nest’.
Let’s learn how to make these velvet covered eggs, then we’ll take a look at more ‘after’ pics!
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What You Will Need
The items for these velvet eggs are really easy to find and not expensive, at all. I would say each egg costs less than four dollars to make! Such a deal! Here’s what I used:
- Various sizes of egg forms. I used 4″ and 6″ but you can do smaller ones, too! (Tip: You can use paper mache or SMOOTHfoam brand, both work great. Buy what’s most economical. I picked up mine from Hobby Lobby. Amazon carries these, but they are all WAY more expensive than getting them at your local craft store.)
- Stretch velvet or Stretch Velvet at Amazon (I’ve linked to my favorite supplier. Pastels are HARD to find at local stores, but not HERE. You can use Panne velvet or regular velvet, it just has to have stretch.)
- Rubberbands (medium gauge are good so they don’t break)
- Needle with a large ‘eye’
- Heavy duty upholstery thread (gray is easy to see, but still doesn’t ‘show’ on the finished product)
- Round Lace ‘patches’, you can also use these mini doilies, or these tiny ones (just be sure to check the size in the description)
How to Make Velvet Easter Eggs the Easy Way
Here are the steps for easy DIY velvet Easter eggs:
- Decide what size egg form you will start with. I used 4″ Smoothfoam forms for the velvet eggs in the basket and 6″ paper mache for the blue one on the candle holder.
- You only need about 1/3 yard of fabric for these eggs… that will give you plenty of yardage for multiple eggs of each color. (Tip: You can only buy Stylish Fabric’s velvet in 1-yard increments. Buy colors that you can use for multiple projects, like my Designer Velvet Pumpkins!) For the 4″ eggs, you will cut about a 7″-length of material from the 1/3 yard of fabric. For the 6″ egg, I would cut about 9-10″. These pieces will easily cover your eggs.
- Center the piece of fabric on the narrow end of the egg and pull it around the egg, gathering it at the bottom with your hand. (Adjust for the ‘gathered’ look you want… you can adjust this later, too.)
- Tightly wrap a rubber band at the bottom gather of material. This will hold the material in place while you tack down the fabric.
- Cut off the excess fabric below the rubber band.
- Double thread a large needle with heavy duty upholstery thread and tie a large-ish knot at the end.
- Between the base of the egg and the rubberband, push your needle from one side straight across to the other side and pull through tightly. The tighter you pull (without breaking the thread… which hasn’t happened to me), the better. Continue to do this step around the base of the egg to tightly gather the fabric.
- After you feel you have stitched around the egg to create a tight gather, remove the rubber band and check if there are any ‘loose’ gathers. Continue with step 7 until you feel that the gathers are all secure.
- Cut off the remaining fabric as close to the base of the egg as possible, being careful to not cut the thread/stitches. You will have a ‘button’ left at the base of the egg, but this is easily hidden, as you can see in my vignette. (Tip: If you want, you can hide the ‘button’ with a little embroidered applique (I would purchase or ‘dye’ ones to match the fabric for a cohesive look). I’ve listed some links in the “What You’ll Need” list.)
- Add eggs to your favorite centerpiece, vignette, or project and stand back and let out a happy sigh! 😉
The Finished Velvet Easter Eggs
Let’s take a look at how to position/place our lovely velvet Easter eggs.
There are three of the 4″ velvet eggs in the basket… the ivory and pink ones are Panne (crushed) velvet and the green one is regular stretch velvet.
Be sure to postion them without exposing the bottom ‘buttons’. Also, tilt and place them in different directions for more interest.
The blue “candle” velvet Easter egg is standard stretch velvet, too.
The stretch crushed velvet gives some added texture (and it was the only pink I could find at my local fabric store!)
And the green velvet egg that was used in the tutorial.
Spring is in the air, even if you’re weather doesn’t know it! 😉
I think my favorite is the candle velvet egg! What about you?
And of course, Mr. Bunny is adorable! Those speckles make his so special!
Can you tell I’m happy with these photos? (For those that are new to My Wee Abode… photography has been a difficult learning curve, to say the least!)
I might replace this ivory one with the ivory used on my velvet pumpkins. This seems a little pale… what do you think?
But, I do love the pink one!
And what about those faux florals? They last forever, and can be used over and over!
Okay… one last full photo and we’re done… I promise!
Now It’s Your Turn To Share
Now that we’ve learned how to make velvet Easter eggs, what do you think? Easy enough to make yourself? Where would you put these pretty little velvet eggs? I bet children would LOVE these in their Easter baskets! (Well, maybe not so much without candy in them… 😉 ).
Let me know in the comments if you have questions, and of course, let me know how beautiful you think they are, too! LOL!
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