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.
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, 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.
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.
Completed, trimmed-down Chevron Eggs!
Easter Egg Door Hanger
Foam board (20″x30″)
Electric knife or Exacto knife
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
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