DIY Paint Sample Easter Garland

Paint Sample Egg Garland | Small Town Living in Nevada

When I first thought of making my own Easter Garland the first thing that popped into my head was Paint Samples! I had seen this online before and thought how cool is that. So the first thing I did was head over to the local paint stores — and let me tell you trying to find multi-colored paint samples were hard. Every sample I was coming across was one solid color. Paint Sample Egg Garland | Small Town Living in NevadaFinally, after a couple of days and three or four stores I finally found the paint samples I was seeking!!

Once I had the samples, I was wondering how I was going to cut the perfect egg shape and then my crafty friend Kelly suggested using an Egg shaped Cookie Cutter. Whoa! what a fantastic idea; it was simple and quick to trace the cookie cutter. Then all we had to do was cut the traced egg out.

Then I took my hole puncher and punched two holes at the top of the eggs and ran thick craft twine through the holes. SIMPLE, FAST and OH SO CUTE!! Next to find that perfect location to hang my garland!

Easter Craft: Easter String Egg Garland

Easter Egg Garland | Small Town Living in Nevada

Here is a fun yet messy Easter craft.

What you need

  • Embroidery Floss
  • Liquid Starch
  • Flour
  • Ribbon / Yarn
  • water balloons
  • needle

First, you need a lot of embroidery floss different pastel colors.

Next, you need to make your glue.  You will need 1/2 a cup of flour and 1 cup Sta-Flo liquid starch.

Now, take a water balloon and blow it up to make it look like an egg.

Now, dip your floss in the starch glue and then wrap the embroidery floss around the balloon, using your fingers to pull off the excess liquid. It shouldn’t be a goopy mess when you are done.

Once the string hardens and is completely dry, take a needle and pop the balloons.

Next string up your eggs with ribbon or yarn and you have an Easter String Egg Garland.