I had this project in mind for months and was keen to start making decorations for my Easter tree...even though it was only mid February! I often bemoan how Chinese New Year, Easter and Christmas are so commercialised, and am appalled when Easter chocolates are available straight after Christmas. Bursts of creativity however must never been suppressed, so I was really pleased to be able to buy Styrofoam eggs in January.
|Form a loop at the pointy end of the egg|
|Neatly wind embroidery floss at the bottom of the egg|
At the base of the egg, I wound all six strands of the embroidery floss around the egg. Maintain a consistent tension and don't wrap too tightly or loosely so the floss sits evenly on the egg. My medium sized eggs are approximately 5cm in length required around 7 metres of floss (1 skein is 8 metres in length), and the large eggs (about 9cm in length) used about 1.5 skeins of floss. I loved how the colour variations of the floss resulted in stripes, I certainly did not envision this so it was a delightful surprise. It was a time consuming project and I finished it just in time for Easter!