I call this “Simple Four Crosses” because I use a simple 4 division and the ribbon and sequin pattern create 4 crosses on each side of the egg.
Materials & Tools Needed:
- ball point pen
- tape measure
- craft knife
- tucking tool (I use a straight upholstery needle)
- smooth foam egg, about the size of a standard chicken egg
- blue floral cotton fabric
- dark blue 5mm slightly cupped sequins*
- 1/4 inch silver sequin pins*
- 3/4 inch silver sequin pins*
- 15/0 clear iridescent seed beads*
- 2 blue pearl topped corsage pins
- six 1cm silver hologram sequins
- six 5mm blue hologram flower sequins
- light blue satin ribbon
- craft glue
*Purchased from Cartwright’s
- Divide your egg into 4 equal sections.
- Cut foam along all lines.
- Lay the cotton fabric over the top of each cut section and tuck in the edges.
- Pin the satin ribbon around the egg covering all seams using the 3/4 inch pins.
- Using the 1/4 inch pins, in sequins along both sides of the ribbon.
- At each ribbon intersection along the equator, pin a small blue flower and large silver sequin.
- At the bottom of the egg, thread a small blue flower sequin onto a pearl headed pin, and then a large silver sequin. Dip in glue and pin to the bottom ribbon intersection.
- Top off your egg with a hanging ribbon and bow.
First trace along the mold line using your tape measure as a straight edge. Then measure the height of your egg from the north pole to the south pole. Divided the height by 2 to find the midpoint. Mark the midpoint on both sides of the mold line. Next measure the distance horizontally between the mold line midpoints. Divide that number by 2 to find the center. Mark the center clearly on both sides of the egg. Draw a horizontal line connecting the the points on the mold line and the center points you just marked all the way around the egg. This creates an equator line. Next connect the north pole, center equator point and the south pole on both sides of the egg to finish your simple 4 division.
Thread a seed bead onto the pin first, then a sequin, dip the end in craft glue and then pin to the egg.
Thread a seed bead onto a 3/4 inch pin, then a small blue flower, then the 1cm silver sequin. Dip in glue and pin to the ribbon.
First thread a blue flower, then a large silver sequin to a pearl headed pin. Next tread on the hanging ribbon and last the bow. Your bow should have 4 loops. Adjust the size to you like. Dip the pin in glue and pin to the top of your egg.
This design is very versatile. Here are several more ornaments made using the same basic design.