Stylish Fabric-Covered Eggs
- STYROFOAM brand foam* (Dow): Eggs, 3”
- Fabrics of choice
- Thin satin quilt batting
- Coordinating satin cord trim, 1 yd.
- Gold craft pins
- Measuring tape
- Rubber band
- Thin bladed table knife
- White craft glue
- *STYROFOAM is a registered trademark of The Dow Chemical Co.
- 1. Use sharp pencil to make line around midline of egg. Quick Tip: Use rubber band as a guide for drawing lines.
- 2. Mark a line around egg dividing egg in half lengthwise. Draw a third line dividing each of those lengthwise halves in half.
- 3. Go over all drawn lines with pencil point to make clear grooves in foam surface.
- 4. Print out pattern. Cut four pieces of quilt batting for top of egg and four for bottom of egg. Glue piece of batting to center of each section with a dot of glue.
- 5. Use patterns to cut fabric for each section. Use all one fabric or different fabrics as desired.
- 6. To adhere fabric to egg, center fabric piece of quilt batting section. Feel the groove in the foam through the fabric. Position edge of table knife on fabric over scored line and gently push fabric seam allowance straight into ball surface. For a clean edge, keep knife at a 90° angle to the foam. Gently smooth the fabric into the depression along all edges with the tip of the knife. Continue tucking in the other sections of fabric. Excess fabric may stick out above the line. When entire ball is done, carefully go back and snip off excess fabric with a sharp pair of scissors if needed.
- 7. Glue satin cord trim into grooves separating sections using a tiny bead of white craft glue and gold craft pins at ends. Tuck cut ends of trim under an overlapping piece of cord if possible.
by Kathleen George for Dow Chemical Co.