02 April 2014

Colorful String Egg Place Settings and an Easter Showcase


I've created a colorful Easter place setting that's simple to make and uses only a few supplies. Perfect for adding a little color to your holiday tabletop, it's also a fun little party favor for your guests.

colorful string egg place settings

I love their delicate look and the sweet little dose of color. Set one on each place setting for a thoughtful handmade party favor.


This craft uses three simple supplies - Modge Podge (or white glue), 1 skein per balloon of embroidery thread (or thread of choice - any type will do), and water balloons.


Mix a one-to-one ratio of the Modge Podge and water to create your stiffener. Soak your thread in the mixture for a minute or so then lightly remove excess with your finger as your pull the string from the bowl. Next, randomly wrap the string around a water balloon filled with air (not water). 

When done, hang them to dry for 24 hours.

creating string eggs

The excess stiffener will drip as the egg is drying, so be ready with a piece of wax paper or newspaper underneath to catch the mess.

using balloons to create string eggs

Once dry, pop the balloon. The dried thread will hold its shape as the balloon deflates.

easter string eggs

string egg place setting

A little pop of modern for your holiday tabletop.

And if you missed it, be sure to check out my Rubber Band Dyed Easter Eggs. If you're looking for something a little different this year, they're a fun + modern twist to egg dying.

rubber band dyed easter eggs

There's even more creative ideas for your Easter holiday below in the Easter Showcase link party. (I know - so much goodness!) Going on all this week, a group of  talented bloggers gathered to highlight their best holiday ideas with you. Just click the thumbnails to the projects of your choice to learn how to create your own.

Monday March 31st
OUR SOUTHERN HOME
FRESH IDEA STUDIO
CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DO-IT-YOURSELFER
GIRL IN THE GARAGE
Tuesday April 1st
SWEET PEA
RESTORATION REDOUX
OUR ROSEY LIFE
TOWN AND COUNTRY LIVING
Wednesday April 2nd
ARTSY CHICKS RULE
{HOME-OLOGY} MODERN VINTAGE
H2OBUNGALOW
AKA DESIGN
Thursday April 3rd
COUNTRY DESIGN STYLE
MOMMY IS COOCOO
THE LOVE NERDS
DRAGONFLY & LILY PADS
Friday April 4th
SIMPLY FRESH VINTAGE
CUPCAKES AND CRINOLINE
WHAT MEEGAN MAKES
THE HANKFUL HOUSE



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21 comments :

  1. I have always wanted to try this. Such a fun idea and yours turned out perfectly! Thanks for sharing. XO

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  3. Your colorful string eggs are the perfect addition to any place setting or Easter Table. Thanks for the tutorial! Happily pinned.

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  4. Nancy ArtsyChicks RuleApril 2, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    These turned out so great!! Very unique! The rubber band idea is fabulous too!!
    Thanks so much for sharing! :)
    Nancy

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  5. Jen @ Girl in the GarageApril 2, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Sarah these are awesome! The shape and colors are perfect - and your rubber band eggs are also very cool. Thank you for joining us on the tour this week!

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  6. jen,i sent you an email (+ a fb msg) - please check!

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  7. thank you so much for sharing, nancy!

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  8. christy - do it! these are so easy to make and a lot of fun!

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  9. Classic yet modern. I love that about your colorful string eggs! pinning

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  10. thanks, therese! i love that about them, too.

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  11. Cute, easy, inexpensive--what's not to like?! The rubber band eggs are really neat, too!

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  12. I love these!!! What a great idea. I have a bag full of string in different colors from a yard sale...hum! Thanks for joining the tour! ~Jeanette

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  13. Christy @ Our Southern HomeApril 4, 2014 at 6:22 AM

    These are awesome! My daughter and I made a few last year. Love your tips!!! ~Christy

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  14. Me too, Jeanette. I had a big bag of miscellaneous embroidery thread that I used up for this project. It was perfect!

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  15. Thanks so much for stopping by, Mandy! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  16. These are so unique ~ I love the colors and the texture!

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  17. I just made some of these. I had a problem with glue film drying between the string. Not too pretty. Any idea why this happened?

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  18. Oh, no, Laura! I wonder if the glue wasn't diluted enough. All recipes say a 50/50 ratio. Also, did you gently squeeze the thread as you pulled it out of the glue to remove excess? Regardless, it's disappointing to have a craft fail; but we've all been through it + feel your pain!

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  19. Oops, I commented rather than replying directly. See the comment above + let me know if that might solve the dilemma.

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