Easter is almost here! I know my mama is pretty excited about it, if I didn’t know any better I would say it is one of her favorite holidays. If you read my weekend recap you would know that I was in a crafting mood this weekend. When I went into Target I saw tons of Easter Egg dye kits, but knew that I couldn’t possibly do those now so an idea struck me. I had seen on Pintrest a few years ago some string eggs, those I could do to get a little festive feel into the apartment pretty cheap. These my friends are so easy and so fun to do and add such a great pop of Easter color into your house. The best part is you can choose your colors to go with your home if you are inclined to do so.
Without further ado!
What You Will Need
- Cross Stitch String in whatever color your heart desires
- Small Balloons
- 1/4 Cup Flour
- 1 1/4 Cup Water
A quick note, each string packet ($0.39 at Michael’s) covers only one balloon, I thought it would be more but it wasn’t so I was a little bummed I didn’t buy more.
Start off by blowing up your balloons. Once you have those done, head on into the kitchen and mix your flour and water together and then bring to a boil on the stove. Constantly stir the mixture until it becomes like a runny pudding texture then remove from heat and put into a bowl or on a deep plate.
Let cool if you are patient enough, I wasn’t and just dealt with it. Then dip your colored string in and run it between your fingers to get off all the excess. Once your string is damp but not sopping wet, start to wind it around your balloons in whatever pattern you would like. I choose random but I’ve seen the lines all going horizontal or all going vertical and it looked pretty neat too. After all your balloons are covered let them dry.
I let mine dry overnight, so I don’t know how long it actually takes. When they are dry though, pop the balloon and remove it from the now string eggs. The finished product is amazing!
Note: The ones I saw on pintrest used some sort of liquid starch to dip the strings, I wanted something cheaper and more natural but I’m sure the liquid starch works just as well instead of flour and water.
What’s your favorite holiday? Christmas by far!