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How to Make Velvet Easter Eggs the Easy Way

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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.

spring centerpiece velvet easter eggs centerpiece with wooden bowl florals eggs and bunny on table with candlestick

(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…

how to make velvet easter eggs vignette with candle holder and velvet egg with basket bunny lambs ear florals on white surface with window pane in background

Yep… that’s a pretty blue velvet Easter egg on the candle holder!  I added a bit of ivy to create a ‘nest’.

how to make velvet easter eggs candle holder and velvet egg with ivy and window pane in background

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 cost less than four dollars to make! Such a deal!  Here’s what I used:

how to make velvet easter eggs supplies for making eggs

  • 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)
  • Scissors

How to Make Velvet Easter Eggs the Easy Way

Here are the steps for easy DIY velvet Easter eggs:

Prep

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. Tightly wrap a rubber band at the bottom gather of material.  This will hold the material in place while you tack down the fabric.
  5. Cut off the excess fabric below the rubber band.

    Sewing

  6. Double thread a large needle with heavy duty upholstery thread and tie a large-ish knot at the end.how to make velvet easter eggs steps to create velvet easter eggs
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

    Finishing

  9. 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).)how to make velvet easter eggs steps to create velvet easter eggs
  10. Add eggs to your favorite centerpiece, vignette, or project and stand back and let out a happy sigh! πŸ˜‰

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.

how to make velvet easter eggs vignette with candle holder and velvet egg with basket bunny lambs ear florals on white surface with window pane in background

The blue “candle” velvet Easter egg is standard stretch velvet, too.

how to make velvet easter eggs candle holder and velvet egg with ivy

The stretch crushed velvet gives some added texture (and it was the only pink I could find at my local fabric store!)

how to make velvet easter eggs vignette with pink velvet egg in basket bunny lambs ear florals

And the green velvet egg that was used in the tutorial.

how to make velvet easter eggs vignette with green velvet egg in basket bunny lambs ear florals

Spring is in the air, even if you’re weather doesn’t know it! πŸ˜‰

how to make velvet easter eggs vignette with hello spring sign in basket bunny lambs ear florals

I think my favorite is the candle velvet egg! What about you?

how to make velvet easter eggs vignette with candle holder and velvet egg with basket bunny lambs ear florals on white surface with window pane in background

 

how to make velvet easter eggs candle holder and velvet egg with ivy

how to make velvet easter eggs candle holder and velvet egg with ivy

And of course, Mr. Bunny is adorable! Those speckles make his so special!

how to make velvet easter eggs closeup of white speckled bunny

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?

how to make velvet easter eggs vignette with ivory velvet egg in basket bunny lambs ear florals

But, I do love the pink one!

how to make velvet easter eggs vignette with pink velvet egg in basket bunny lambs ear florals

And what about those faux florals?  They last forever, and can be used over and over!

how to make velvet easter eggs vignette with ivory velvet egg in basket bunny lambs ear florals

Okay… one last full photo and we’re done… I promise!

how to make velvet easter eggs vignette with candle holder and velvet egg with basket bunny lambs ear florals on white surface with window pane in background

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… πŸ˜‰ ).

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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72 Comments

    1. Aw, thanks Chelli! I’m excited to see if others decide to make them, too! πŸ˜‰ Hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs and hearts!

    1. I know… I think I still love my pumpkins the best, but these are a close second. However, not sure anyone has put these out on Pinterest, so that’s a good thing! (I saw that you pinned it, thanks so much!)

  1. Julie, your eggs are beautiful. The tutorial seems very easy. I think I like the ivory egg the way it is. Thanks for all your crafty goodness and stylings.

    1. Fun, easy, AND purdy! πŸ˜‰ It’s the best combo, right, sweet friend!;-) Always appreciate you stopping in!

  2. How sweet these eggs are!! I love all of your spring fabric choices and the egg on the candle holder is too adorable!! Also, your photography looks amazing!! Yay for learning new things at our age my friend!!

  3. These are so cute! Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas you shared with us at the Welcome Spring party. I pinned them all.

    1. Thank you, Michelle… they are so fun to make, and I found more velvet colors, so more to come!

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  5. I love your velvet eggs, I hope to try to make them. I have made the pumpkins before and loved the look of them.The eggs looked so good with the lambs ear and the lavender. I think they would be adorable with a hen and chicks instead of a rabbit. You would just have to use the little eggs.

    1. Oh, I’m so glad you liked the eggs, Sandra! Let me know if you make them… would love to see how they come out. You can always email me a photo. πŸ˜‰ (If you check out my Spring Decor with velvet eggs post, you can see I did some little ones, too!) Hugs!

  6. I’ve tried a lot of crafts over the years Julie, but I’ve never made beautiful velvet eggs. You are speaking my language with those gorgeous pastel colours too! Such a sweet DIY.
    Thank you for sharing your easy velvet eggs at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this post at tomorrow’s party and pinning too.
    Stay safe my friend,
    Kerryanne

    1. Thank you so much, Kerryanne! I’m a little surprised, then not, that these eggs have not been more popular this year. Probably the current situation keeping people from some purchases. πŸ˜‰

  7. Your eggs are simply beautiful and tone so beautifully with the lamb’s ear greenery! I think I am gonna be on the cheap side and look for pastel velour-ish tops once the Goodwills of the area are open again! Or 40% off c/os at Joann’s! Wonder what’s in my closet….hmmm! Thank you for a wonderful idea and tutorial. Happy Easter, stay safe!

    1. Oh, thank you, Kathy! Using Goodwill clothing made from velvet is a GREAT idea! Just make sure it’s in good shape as ‘worn’ velvet can look thread-bare when you stretch it over the egg. πŸ™‚ Let me know if you make them!

  8. These are so pretty! What a great idea! Pinned to remember the tutorial! I love the color and texture and so pretty next to the lamb’s ear! Love the one on the wreath nest too! Thanks for sharing at Charming Homes and Gardens!

  9. Julie, I love your pretty Easter eggs and the sweet vignette! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You’ve been featured this week πŸ™‚

  10. I’m pretty sure I say this every year Julie, but I really do need some gorgeous velvet Easter eggs. I’m smitten with them!
    Thank you for sharing your DIY velvet Easter eggs at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this project at tomorrow’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Julie! I expect no less from you, of course. . . your velvet pumpkins are still the prettiest I’ve ever seen! Thank you for this–I’ve pinned it to my Easter board.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

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