Temari, the ornate balls they're modeled on, are often exchanged as tokens of friendship and are also meant to be cherished. They're made by wrapping wads of fabric scraps in thread, then embroidering the outer layer. Our shortcut method is less involved, but still eye-catching.
We recommend making a smaller egg first, to get the hang of wrapping the thread, since it's a bit trickier to keep the thread from sliding off the larger, pointier eggs. For the smallest (30-millimeter) eggs, make only a horizontal stripe (see step 6); there's not enough space at the tip for a vertical one.
For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of decorated Easter eggs.