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Easter Egg Garland DIY Kit

Thanks so much for purchasing the Easter Egg Garland DIY Kit!  The following instructions will help guide you through the process of creating your garland.  Feel free to get creative during this process and make any adjustments to my instructions to fit your personal style.


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Kit Supplies:

8 blank Easter eggs, pre-sanded

Packet of Design Elements (two sets of each:  stripes, chevrons, dots, and flowers), unsanded


Super Glue Gel

Paint Cups

Blue Painter’s Tape Piece (on Paint Cup baggie)

Paint Sponges

Cotton Cord


When putting together the garlands, I like to start with painting the Easter egg large pieces. This allows time for the eggs to dry before it is time to glue the design elements on the top. Decide what color you would like to paint each egg.  There are 8 eggs and 5 colors.  For my garland, I painted each pastel color on 2 eggs and painted the designs with white.


Open your paint cups that you plan to paint your eggs with.  Starting with the first color, lightly dip the sponge into the paint.  Wipe any excess paint off on the edge of the cup.  I also like to gently tap the sponge on the paint lid (inside part) to help ensure that the paint is evenly spread.  Less is more and it is always better to add a light first layer and then a second layer rather than a thick layer of paint.


Once you have paint on your sponge, you can either tap gently onto your egg or gently pull the sponge along like a paint brush.  Each technique will have a slightly different look so see which you prefer.  I also sometimes get my sponge wet and then squeeze it out so that it is gently damp and then dip in the paint to make a light layer that looks like a colored stain when I wipe my brush over the egg. Depending on the coverage you are looking for, you may need a second coat of paint.  Allow a few minutes for the paint to dry to where there aren’t any shiny spots before starting the second coat.


Next, sort your design elements and decide which you would like placed on which eggs.  I like to put the same style element on the same color egg (ie, strips on the purple eggs, chevrons on the blue eggs).


The design elements aren’t sanded yet, so use the piece of sand paper to gently sand the top that you prefer to paint and any splintery parts around the edges.  Gently wipe off any excess dust when you are finished.  Please note, you don’t need to make sure any discolorations are completely gone.  The paint will cover it in 1-2 coats.  Please note that you will have some extra dots and flowers so you may not use them all in your flower.  Adjust the number used to your preference.

Now it is time to paint your design elements.  Decide what color(s) you would like them painted.  Repeat the steps from above for gently dipping the paint sponge into the paint.  I find that it works best for the design elements when you gently dab the top of them.  Be careful to not push the paint sponge down too hard to minimize paint on the sides of the elements.  I usually don’t paint the sides of my elements, but you can if you prefer a completely covered look.  Allow design elements to dry until there aren’t any shiny parts prior to placing a second coat of paint. 

Allow the egg backer to dry completely prior to gluing on your design elements.  This helps to ensure that the glue can adequately adhere the two pieces together.  When it is time to glue your elements to your backer, lay the elements out in the general location for where you would like them glued down.  Prepare your glue tube by unscrewing the green lid and clear tip.  There is a little green band that needs to be removed and once it is removed, screw the tip and lid back on until it punctures the foil covering.  Please note that this is super glue and be careful.  Also note that because it is in a foil tube, be very gentle with squeezing the tube when you use it as it may hold that shape and push out additional glue. 

When it is time to glue the design elements onto the egg backers, place a small dot of glue in a few spaced out places along the design element.  Less is more and it is better to place a few small dots rather than one large dot.  Once you have placed your glue dots, place the design element into place and hold for about 15-30 seconds to allow for it to adhere initially.  Once you have, move onto the next design.  Allow to sit and dry for longer while you are gluing the remainder of the design elements on. 


Once all of your design elements have been glued on, lay your eggs out in the order that you would like them on your garland. 


Take the piece of blue painter’s tape that is on the baggie with the paint cups and use it to wrap tightly around one end of the cotton cord.


Use the taped end to start lacing the cotton cord through the Easter eggs.  It doesn’t matter which end you start from, but you always want to start by going in the front to the back on the first hole and then from the back to the front on the second hole.  When I put the cotton cord through the first hole, I slide the cotton cord to approximately where I would like the egg to be placed and then pull the cotton cord through the second hole.  The cotton cord should always show on the back side of the egg, not the front side. 

When all of your egg pieces are placed on your cotton cord, slide them to the desired location and evenly space them along the cord.  Hang your garland where you prefer.  On my mantle, I usually set the ends of the cord under mantle décor, but when hanging on the wall, I usually make a loop by doubling over the cord and then circling it around itself and pulling the loop through.  This allows me to unknot it if I want to move it to a different location. 


Share a picture of your finished garland on social media and tag @roamingdruggist!