Gail@Purple Hues and Me
Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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Decorative Ribbon Easter Egg DIY

6 Materials
$4.00
30 Minutes
Easy

This sophisticated handmade Easter craft will add an elegant look and wow factor to your holiday seasonal décor. And you won't believe how easy and inexpensive it is to create using ribbon! It's truly a lovely and elegant decorative accent you can display all season long!
decorative ribbon easter egg diy

Begin by wrapping a large faux egg with double sided tape, up, down, and around separately several times.  It's best to remove the paper facing before adding each new wrap.

Then, at the center bottom of the egg, place the end of 1/4" ribbon on top of the tape and begin wrapping the egg, up to the top and around back down to the bottom.  Continue wrapping egg, crisscrossing at top and bottom, slightly overlapping ribbon edge all the way around as you wrap.

decorative ribbon easter egg diy

The ribbon will automatically stick to the tape and make sure you are smoothing the ribbon out tautly as you wrap and crisscross.  Quickly lift the ribbon to smooth out or straighten overlapping areas if you make a mistake while wrapping.

decorative ribbon easter egg diy

Continue wrapping down and up, crisscrossing and overlapping until .  .  .

decorative ribbon easter egg diy

the egg is completely covered. Once covered, hold the ribbon taut at the bottom, cutting off excess and gluing down with a small dab of hot glue.

decorative ribbon easter egg diy

Make ribbon flowers by cutting 5/8" ribbon into 1.5" strips for the petals.  You need five petals per flower.  Hold the ribbon strip using tweezers over the heat of a candle flame until the end curls.  Don't get too close or it will burn.  You might have to practice a bit to master this technique.

decorative ribbon easter egg diy

Make a pleat on opposite end and seal with flame heat.  Make lots of petals.

decorative ribbon easter egg diy

Add a dab of glue on lower middle edge of one petal and place edge of another petal on top.  Glue a total of five petals together.  Then glue the first and fifth petal edges together upright, forming flower.

decorative ribbon easter egg diy


decorative ribbon easter egg diy

Next, fold stamen stem together and insert into center of flower.  Continue to insert stamens separately, three folded into center, and adjusting heights.   Squeeze the stems together with the outer base of flower and seal with hot glue. Cut off stamen stems after glue dries.

decorative ribbon easter egg diy

Arrange flowers in a decorative design and glue in place on egg.

decorative ribbon easter egg diy

Make ribbon leaves by cutting 2" strips of 5/8" or wider ribbon.  Fold lengthwise and place the tip of tweezers on the diagonal and cut off, leaving 1/16" ribbon edge.  Seal edge with heat of flame. 

decorative ribbon easter egg diy

Turn ribbon out to mimic leaf.

decorative ribbon easter egg diy

Place ribbon leaves around flowers and glue in place. You can get really creative with your flower designs!

decorative ribbon easter egg diy


decorative ribbon easter egg diy

Suggested materials:

  • Large faux egg
  • Double sided tape
  • 1/4" - 10yd roll/ 5/8" ribbon -1yd
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2 questions
  • Cl.ebbing66
    on Mar 18, 2017

    How pretty! Your very talented and brave. How did you hot glue such a small thing without burning your little self? Purple is a color of royalty you know. Very good for the Easter Season, I'd say. Looks Expensive as well!
    • Gail@Purple Hues and Me
      on Mar 19, 2017

      Thanks! I used double sided tape on the egg first and then wrapped the ribbon around it. The only time I used hot glue was to seal the end of the ribbon when I finished wrapping.

  • Tina
    on Mar 18, 2017

    where do you buy Stamen? Thanks!

    • Geeswonderland
      on Apr 1, 2017

      You could buy the berry garland berry picks and cut them to make the centers..they've different colors!!

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