DIY: Paper Flower & Easter Egg Garland

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It’s kind of hard to believe it’s spring where I live because the weather’s been a wintry mix recently. The crazy weather doesn’t bother me because I know it IS spring! And it doesn’t stop me from creating decorations such as this flower and Easter egg garland. The pattern and bright colors make me feel cheery.

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When I first started creating a “test” of this garland, my daughter said the oval shape looked like an Easter egg lantern. She wanted me to place a light inside. I love how she is so creative! Can you imagine how cool it would look at night?! But…alas, this garland does not light up. Perhaps another project..

Anyways, I am loving this springy garland even without lights. It looks so cute on our stair railing.

For this project I used scrap book paper, a straight edge cutter, a wavy cutter, glue stick, ribbon, circle puncher, and a hot glue gun. The middle of the flowers are stickers I “splurged” for at Michaels which cost me a $1 for 12 stickers (on sale).

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Here’s my Paper Flower and Easter Egg Garland Tutorial:

I’ll first tell you about the Easter Eggs. First I cut strips of scrap book paper. My strips are 1/2 inches wide and 9 inches long. Each egg needs only 4 strips. I used 2 different patterns to make it look more interesting.

I took the first strip, formed it into a circle and glued the ends together. I used a glue stick but use whatever type of glue works best for you. Then I took the second strip and glued one end onto the first strip (diagonally), formed a circle around and glued the other end. I continued to do the same for the next two strips. Please see pictures below. It visually explains it better.

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You will notice at first the “egg” actually looks like a ball.

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To make the ball look more like an egg, I cut out more strips – 7.5 inches long and 1/2 inches wide. These strips were made using a wavy cutter. I made them wavy for fun. I formed the wavy strip into a circle and glued. I then placed it around the ball and TA DA…it’s a oval shape or egg shape.

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Now, let’s make the flowers. They were a bit more work. Each flower needs 4 strips. My strips are 3/4 inches wide and 6 inches long. First, I folded each strip in half. I took the ends and held together to form a heart. (This is similar to the hearts I made in a heart garland I made for Valentine’s Day.) I then glued the ends together.  I also squeezed and shaped the heart. I did this for the remaining 3 strips.

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There are now 4 little hearts. I glued two hearts together and then glued the other two hearts together. Finally, I glued those to each other to form a lovely flower.

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The flower needs something in the middle, right?! I used a circle puncher and cut out circles. I glued (using a hot glue gun this time) a circle on one side which is the back side. To pretty up the flowers even more, I placed the butterfly stickers on the circles for the front side of the flower.

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Once I finished all of the eggs and flowers, I strung them up using ribbon. I looped the ribbon through the two top petals of the flowers. For the eggs, I just stuck the ribbon through.

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Flowers, Easter eggs, pretty paper, polka dots and butterflies…it puts me in a good mood. How about you?

(I’m linking up to I’m Lovin’ It, Weekend Wrap Up Party, Sunday Showcase Party, Made By You Monday, Tip Me Tuesday, Get Your Craft On, Tutorials & Tips Tuesdays, The Frugal Girls, andThe Spring Fling. Featured on at AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com)

Comments

  1. I am so not a DIY decorative girl. I am the antithesis of this. My house is stark and minimalist. But jeez this is so stinkin’ cute I can’t help smiling when I look at them. I am SO going to make these and smile as I look at them. Thanks for posting this and thanks for the smile!!

  2. You’re welcome, Lola! Your comment made me smile :)

  3. Oh this it too cute. I’ll be raiding my scrapbooking stash to see if I have what I need to make these. So adorable!

  4. Love it! I know what I am going to do today at naptime and this weekend with my big girls! :)

  5. I love this garland – so pretty! I’d love for you to submit it to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

  6. So cute…..I might be making this tommorrow! :) I am your newest follower!

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  7. These are adorable!! and fabulous step by step tutorial!!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/im-lovin-it-wrap-up-3-26-11/ Have a great rest of the weekend!

  8. Too cute! Posted this on my blog. Thanks for the adorableidea.

  9. Really nice! Thanks a lot!

  10. adorable! What a great way to bring some spring color inside!

  11. What an incredibly cute idea! Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a tutorial so we can make these on our own!

  12. Love this! Now I have a craft project for the weekend with my 3 children!

  13. just darling.

    love love love it. so fun.

    thanks for linking up to the spring fling.
    kellie

  14. I made the heart garland for Vday and LOVED them… thinking I will have to put this on my to-do list as well!! So adorable!
    thanks for the great ideas!

  15. this is definitely one of the cutest things i’ve seen so far this season! just wanted to thank you for posting such a great tutorial!

  16. These are so very pretty and I can certainly find the materials to make them! :) Thanks for sharing!

  17. Very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial.

  18. This is really neat and creative!

  19. I loved seeing this on Pintrest so came for a proper look, so simple and yet so effective, another one i shall be trying. Tfs :)

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