Filigree Egg Wall Hanging
Good morning, friends! I want to start off today's post by saying that stock levels for the Egg Details Collection are low and while they will be a regular item, they likely will not be restocked before Easter. So if you've had your eye on something, just keep that in mind. I have a couple of projects to share between now and Easter and I'll still share them even if things sell out (just so you'll have them for future inspiration).
One of the projects I really wanted to create with these egg dies was a wall hanging to fit on this strangely narrow wall in our foyer (it's kind of hard to see in the photo, but I promise it's only about 10" wide before there's a door casing in the way). I've enjoyed looking for seasonal decor items to fit this space over the years, but I haven't been able to find anything appropriate for spring. So, gosh darn it, I decided to go ahead and make something.
I wanted to use some colors of felt that I didn't fit into the spring Color Stories too. Paloma and Glacier are a couple of my favorites, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to use them this season. I also used the Filigree Egg Details Die along with the Basic Egg Die on all of these beauties. I wanted to incorporate as much color and interest as possible.
This egg is a Soft Jade base, Tundra scalloped layer, Sunlight straight-edge layer, Paloma cut-out, and Glacier sequin backer.
This egg is a Paloma base, Petal scalloped layer, Tundra straight-edge layer, Sunlight cut-out, and Soft Jade sequin backer.
I used a sequin from the Swoon Color Story for the center and beads from Best Dressed to embellish the four points.
And finally this egg is a Glacier base, Soft Jade scalloped layer, Petal straight-edge layer, Tundra cut-out, and Sunlight sequin backer.
The sequin and beads came from the Egg Hunt Color Story.
I used some white ruffle ribbon to connect the eggs (I just sewed the ribbon between the layers of each egg) and a "D" ring I happened to have on hand to act as a hanger. Do I wish the wall weren't white so the ribbon would contrast just a little bit better? Sure. But I will not paint the wall. I will not paint the wall. I will not paint the wall. I will not...
Thank you so much for joining me this morning! Have a great day and I'll see you again soon!
Will the polka dot & stripe egg details dies be available again?
First, I like how the white ribbon blends in with the wall. It makes the eggs stand out more. Second, your colors look amazing together. I was wondering if you will be doing a tutorial about how to put the various pieces together to make different eggs. I have been working on some, and don’t know the best way(s) to assemble them. The biggest question I have is: how do you attach (and when) the scalloped and straight sided felt pieces? What I have done is when I’m almost all done, I stitch the 4 ends onto the egg. But that means that I am having to stitch behind the pieces, making it harder than I’m sure it has to be. The first one I made is for my friend that I mentioned whose Mom died a few weeks ago. I looked up photos of what Ugandan women wear on their fancy dresses, and made it very bright and pretty. I’m hoping that it will remind her of her Mom whenever she puts it up each Easter. I’m really enjoying making these eggs for my friend, and a couple of my family members. My sister will really appreciate the embroidered one. Thank you again!