Easter Egg Door Hanger

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Easter has snuck up on me this year, not to mention our personal lives have been quite full and not without stress lately.  I’ve had these sweet not-so-little little eggs finished for a few weeks, but the Shamrocks needed some time on the door, life happened, and now the eggs are finally making their debut!

 Let’s just say that my hubby and baby girl were heard uttering words like Pterodactyl and “whoa, Mommy!”  before the final version hit the doors.  Dinosaur eggs are definitely not the look I was going for.  But I really like how they (eventually) turned out.

I started with a piece of 20″x30″ faux “linen” foam board from Hobby Lobby.  You can see in the photo below the detail of the design.  Looks like linen, but is smooth like regular foam board.

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Forgive me, I do not have photos of the tracing and cutting out of the egg, because the original measurements I had drawn out to show you delivered the eggs that resembled those of the pterodactyl, so basically, using the electric knife (like the one you use to carve the turkey), I kept shaving off an inch or so all the way around the egg until it reached a visually-acceptable and non-threatening size.  No really, the first versions were like the attack of the giant eggs.

Then, using this same chevron template that I used on the Chevron Valentine’s Hearts, I traced out the chevron pattern onto the foam board.

Easter Egg Door Hanger

Then, I painted 2 connected sections of the chevron pattern at a time in order to achieve larger stripes.  To paint thinner stripes, simply paint every other one.

To create a hanger, I poked a hole in the top of the egg and threaded a piece of jute through and tied it off to create a hanger.

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I added a burlap bow and hot-glued a simple raffia bow to the front.  You can either hot glue the entire bow to the top of the egg, or like I did, tie the jute hanger around the bow to secure.

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Completed, trimmed-down Chevron Eggs!

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Easter Egg Door Hanger

Supplies Needed:

Foam board (20″x30″)

Electric knife or Exacto knife

pencil

Chevron Template

Craft paint (Americana Whispering Turquoise shown)

Paintbrush or foam brush

Awl or Phillips head screwdriver (to make hole for hanging)

Jute/Burlap ribbon/Raffia for creating hanger

Linking to:

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Comments

  1. Love this! So cute! I’m a sucker for anything involving burlap! :)

  2. This is so cute! I had grand plans to make a similar door hanging in a bunny shape and even bought the foamboard in preparation. It’s looking like I might have to save this project for next year. I love your egg!!

  3. These turned out great! So easy, but great impact. newest follower. Visiting from Weekend Wrap Up Party @tatertos and jello.

  4. Super cute and really simple easter decor! Love the big burlap bow too! I would love if you would share this over at our blog hop! http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/03/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-16.html

  5. Very cute! I loved your Valentine Chevron door decoration so naturally I love this too! Thanks for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home!

  6. Adorable and very festive !! Easter as snuck up incredibly fast for me too! But you look like you are ready now. 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this at Project Inspire{d}!! :