“Whimsical Stripes” Easter Egg

For my last Easter Egg this year I looked to my past for inspiration. I remember coloring and decorating eggs when I was a kid with fun horizontal stripes and flowers in bold colors similar to this photo I found at melboreinphotos.com.

Materials Used

  • 1 smooth foam egg (about 3 inches tall)
  • 1/2 inch sequin pins*
  • 15/0 clear iridescent seed beads*
  • 5mm sequins, various colors including green, pink, orange, purple, blue, etc.
  • glitter paint in various colors
  • 9mm ribbon
  • 5mm flower sequins**
  • 14mm flower sequin

*Purchased from Cartwright’s
**I used a special sequin tape I found in a 100 yen shop in Japan but you can use regular flower shaped sequins.

Directions

  1. Pin ribbon in a horizontal strip slightly off center toward the bottom of foam egg.
  2. Create a circular indention at the top and bottom of the foam. I used a small makeup sample jar with about a 3cm diameter. I also used a measuring tape to make sure that the circle was centered.
  3. Trace the indentions with sequins.
  4. Use the ribbon and sequined circles as a base to create more horizontal lines around the egg.
  5. Use glitter paint in bright colors to create more stripes of varying widths. Let paint dry completely before continuing your work.
  6. Use 5mm flowers to create a zigzag pattern over the thickest painted stripe if you desire.
  7. Use sequins to create dots on the 9mm ribbon.
  8. Cap the egg with a 14mm flower sequin.

There is no reason you need to follow my pattern exactly. Have fun and create your own unique style!

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