DIY chenille Easter eggs

Easter is almost here, and I thought I would share a last minute craft that you can do with kids or grand kids!

DIY chenille Easter eggs

Two things that I love are vintage and chenille. I wanted to try to make chenille Easter eggs, so I gathered an old chenille bedspread that I had, that I use for crafts. I like to pick up vintage chenille bedspreads that have holes or stains in them from thrift stores or yard sales. They are perfect for projects, and you don’t feel awful cutting them up!

I had a carton of craft Easter eggs I had purchased from Wal-Mart last year. They are perfect for painting, colouring, gluing things on…you name it! They look like real eggs, but save you the time and frustration of boiling, or blowing out the yolks. You could even put them in a basket on the counter as is, and it would look like you just came in from gathering fresh eggs from the coop!

Easter egg decorating kit

To make the eggs, I started by cutting small pieces of chenille. You could cut strips or squares. I mixed flour and water to form a paste (remember paper mache crafts from kindergarten?) I dipped each square in the paste and squished the excess off into the bowl. Place the fabric pieces on the egg and smooth out. Proceed with all the other pieces, overlapping them slightly and covering the entire egg. It’s messy, but easy clean up because its just flour and water.

old chenille bedspread
the squares stick very easily

I set the eggs on a cookie drying rack to dry so the air would circulate around them. They didn’t dry nice and white like I was hoping because I used unbleached flour (that’s all I had in the house) So…. on to plan B.

They dried a nasty brown colour. (the bottom egg is a lace one I was trying)

When they were completely dry, I painted them with pink chalk paint, and I love how they look!! They look like a pink chenille blanket!

You can see the half I painted with the pink paint (much better!)

I hope you try your own, and share with me how they turn out! Thanks for stopping by and would love to answer any questions you may have in the comments!

DIY chenille Easter eggs

DIY chenille Easter eggs

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  1. houseonwren says:

    Of course you painted them pink Tracey! And I adore those little bunny egg cup holders too Plus this is the FIRST blog I have every subscribed too (just because you are so special) and I had no idea how nice it is to have it come right to my in box.

    1. Tracey says:

      Oh Lori! You just made my whole day! Thank you sweet friend! xoxo

  2. Kim Earls says:

    Those are super cute! I might even be able to do those 🙂

    1. Tracey says:

      I know you can do it Kim!!! Just think of us in kindergarten!! hahaha

  3. These eggs are so cute!! I’m going to have to make some! I’m seriously so glad you have a blog now! You are so creative and totally inspire me!

    1. Tracey says:

      Oh Emily!! Right back at you sweet girl! I love gleaning ideas from you, my talented friend xo

  4. Tami says:

    Ever sweet Tracey! I’m going to try it with a basket at Christmas with coloured ornaments to look like a basket if snow. Thanks for sharing this 💕

    1. Tracey says:

      Thank you Tami for stopping by!!! And what a great idea!!!! I want to see them! Although, I’m not wishing Christmas anytime soon…haha

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