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Project

Wire-Lace Egg Garland

Colored eggs, beautiful ribbons, and shimmering pearls come together in this festive spring garland, perfect for decorating traditional Easter egg trees or adorning a windowsill.

Materials

  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • 20mm pale gold wire lace
  • Dyed 14mm pearls (see Egg Ornaments process)
  • Drill or Dremel Stylus fitted with 1/8-inch bit
  • Blown, dyed eggs (see Egg Ornaments process)
  • Scissors

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Dye eggs and pearls as indicated in the Egg Ornaments process.

  2. Step 2

    Measure out a length of wire lace that is twice the desired length of your garland.

  3. Step 3

    Tie a knot at one end of wire lace and thread the other end through a pearl until it is adjacent to the knot. (Tip: If the hole in the pearl is too small, widen it using a drill or a Dremel Stylus fitted with a 1/8-inch bit.)

  4. Step 4

    Open the end of the wire lace and insert an egg. Push the egg through the lace until it is against the pearl.

  5. Step 5

    String another pearl all the way onto the wire lace and against the egg, securing it in place.

  6. Step 6

    Repeat process of inserting eggs and threading pearls until the garland is complete.

  7. Step 7

    End with a threaded pearl and tie a final knot at the end of the lace. Trim any remaining wire lace with scissors.

Reviews (1)

  • 17 Apr, 2011

    20mm WireLace comes in 16 beautiful colors online at www.wirelace.com To create this elegant project with smaller eggs try the 12mm WireLace - also available in 16 colors.