Twine Wrapped Egg Holder DIY Upcycle

5 Materials
2 Hours

Here's a great way to make something adorable out of those cheap plastic eggs you see at Easter time - a twine wrapped egg holder! How cool is that! Perfect to use in your table settings for breakfast, brunch or entertaining! And the best part, you can use a variety of colorful threads - jute, baker's twine, hemp, yarn and even embroidery floss - plus ribbon or trim for any season or holiday! Who doesn't love a pretty egg holder!

Let's begin my making sure your plastic eggs are large enough to hold an egg inside when open. Then open the plastic egg.

Place a hefty amount of Fabri-Tac glue in the center bottom of one of the half eggs. You'll need a quick-grab glue that dries clear. Hot glue can get very messy and might melt the plastic.

Grab the end of twine and begin twirling it around in a circle and place down on top of the glue. Hold in place until it's secure and doesn't move ( a few seconds). Then begin twirling the twine around the egg, adding glue along the bottom of the twine and plastic.

Continue wrapping and gluing the half egg until reaching the end. Then cut twine at an angle to blend in and secure the end with more glue.

Repeat the same steps for wrapping the other half egg.

For the braided trim, measure around the widest top portion of one of the halves, doubling the amount plus three-four inches extra. Cut six strands of twine in the measured amount and tie one end into a small knot and clamp. Secure the clamp and twine strands to something stationary, then divide the strands into twos' - you will have three, two strands to loosely braid together. Add glue to the braided ends (saturate both sides) and let dry.

Measure the finished braid around the egg end and add more glue to the braid where it ends on the edge to keep it from unraveling when cut. Let dry. Cut braid at an angle to fit and glue in place for both pieces. Let dry.

Place the smaller egg portion on a flat surface, bottom up, and hot glue the larger egg portion centered on top for an adorable egg holder!

Tie a ribbon into a bow around the middle for a decorative look!

What a fabulous way to dress up a table setting!

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