Create a hand embroidered Easter decorations with felt dollar store eggs. These diy Easter decorations are great as wall hangings, table placemats, or front door decor.
Do you do hand embroidery? I didn’t until I watched a couple hand embroidery classes on Bluprint. Both the Kat McTee and Nichole Vogelsinger (Wild Boho) hand embroidery classes are great for learning and will inspire you to dig into the craft. These diy Easter decorations are a great project for trying out hand embroidery.
- felt Easter decorations
- fabric scraps
- iron-on adhesive (I used HeatnBond Lite)
- embroidery floss
- felt (large enough for backing)
- fabric glue (I used Beacon’s Fabri-Tac)
- decorative edge trimmings
How to Make these DIY Easter Decorations
Gather your materials and create beautiful handmade Easter decorations.
Begin by tracing the felt egg onto the backing felt. Cut out the egg shape and set aside.
Trace the egg shape and the inner cut outs onto a large piece of paper. From here you can sketch out some ideas for the fabric shapes and embroidery designs.
From the paper, cut out the shapes that will be cut from fabric. Trace those shapes onto the paper side of the iron-on adhesive. Transfer the iron-on adhesive onto the fabric following the package instructions.
Cut out the fabric shapes and iron onto the felt egg. Use a press cloth and low-heat setting on the felt so it does not melt onto your iron.
Start hand embroidering. Use a variety of stitches to create interesting textures and designs.
Add embroidered designs on the fabric shapes and into the plain background.
Here’s a fun timelapse of the steps.
For extra texture and design, add beads and other embellishments to your design.
Glue the decorative trimming around the edge of the backside of the felt egg. Glue the felt backing onto the egg.
That’s it! Have fun getting creative with your own hand embroidered designs on these diy Easter decorations.
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