Mar 24, 2015

Quick and Colorful Easter Garland

paint swatches, bakers twine, Cricut Explore

I have an VERY quick tutorial for you if you have a Cricut, but if you do not then you can still do this project and it is not hard.  It just will take a little bit of time to cut out the eggs, but still very doable.  

This post contains some affiliate links, which means if you purchase the items using some of the links then I will be paid a small commission.  However, every item I talk about in this post I truly love and use often.  

  • Cricut and cutting mats
  • Paint swatches (I got mine from Walmart.  They are skinny so you can see the paint colors written on the front.  If you go to other hardware stores then they have the wider paint swatches and you can cut where there are not any words.  I did not care so I stuck with these since I was already at Walmart.)
  • Bakers Twine (I had some on hand, but I found these and I love these colors for Spring and Easter.  I might get some for myself) 
  • Small hole punch (I used a Crop-A-Dile)
cutting mat, Cricut, paint swatches

1.  Place your swatches on the cutting mat side by side.  If you set it up this way then you can cut many eggs at the same time, instead of having to load and unload the mat quite a few times.

Cricut Explore, cutting mats

2.  Load your mat and set up the cut.

Cricut Explore, colorful, paint swatches

3.  Then press cut.  Look at those beautiful Easter eggs.  So colorful and happy.  Once they are cut then take the "eggs" off the mat.  Cut as many as you like (I did 36 in a variety of colors).

4.  Punch two holes on the smaller end of the oval.  If you only punch one hole then the egg will try to turn to the side instead of face forward.

bakers twine, paint swatches

5.  Lay out your eggs in the order you want and then thread your bakers twine through the holes in the order that you decided.

That is it!  You are finished.  Then hang it up and you have a quick project finished that is free.  It also adds a punch of color to your space.

If you do not have a Cricut, but still want to do this project there is a great tutorial on how to do that.

This Easter egg garland can be done so quickly and it is very inexpensive.  Check out the step by step tutorial.

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