Ombre Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs { A Tutorial }

Ombre Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs 

Ombre thread wrapped easter eggs
I love Easter and all of the beautiful colors that make their appearance this time of year.  Everything starts to take on new life and a vibrance that just lifts the spirit.  I always feel like I have more energy and am more awake to the beauty that surrounds us.  For me that means inspiration for creative projects that involve rich colors and actually making them instead of just thinking about it!  Strange, I know! :)
ombre thread wrapped eggs
I decided to hop on the ombré bandwagon and wrap some Easter eggs with embroidery floss!   In my usual order… I whipped up the eggs and then looked up the actual meaning of ombré.  Luckilyombré is an adjective that means having a design in which the color is graduated from light to dark.  Check!  I was afraid there for a minute that this would be a striped thread Easter egg tutorial, but it was all good! 
ombre thread wrapped eggs
Here is how to make some fancy schmancy ombré eggs for yourself!

ombre thread wrapped eggs
 Step One.  Gather your supplies:  Styrofoam egg, three shades of embroidery floss and a hot glue gun. 
ombre thread wrapped eggs

Step Two.  Tie the end of the floss in a knot and trim off the excess. You will then want to roll a flat circle a little smaller than a dime. 

 

ombre thread wrapped eggs

 

Step Two.  Add a dot of  glue to the center of the egg’s top and push down the circle.  Continue going around with the thread and just dabbing a little hot glue along the way.  Once you finish with one color I would suggest flipping the egg over and doing the darkest color next in the same fashion.  Finally, add the middle color. 
ombre thread wrapped eggs
All done! 

Ombre thread wrapped easter eggs

Have fun making a few for yourself! 

 

*Trish

 

 

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Comments

  1. Whoa! Those eggs are so darn cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on how we can make some for ourselves.

  2. Adorable!!! Plenty of decorating potential with those!!

  3. Those are so pretty! Very sweet!
    Lorraine

  4. Very pretty and seems easy enough!

  5. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I have not thought of using thread, I usually just use yarn. I have got to try this though!

  6. Oh my goodness…these eggs are adorable! I LOVE the ombre trend and I love that you used embroidery floss instead of yarn. I found you on the Mingle blog hop…and am SO glad I did. I am your newest follower :)

  7. these are so cute! Thanks so much for sharing…I’ll have to get my embroidery floss stash out!

  8. These are just lovely!!

  9. I think these are great. Have you ever tried them with variegated floss?

    Hi! I’m your newest follower from Katherine’s Corner Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Following you on Pinterest, GFC, FB, Twitter, and Linky Followers. Come on over and follow me back:
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  10. Just popped over from Between U & Me link party. These are adorable! What a great spring project. Following along via GFC. Happy Thursday!

    Kelly @ herringbone lane

  11. These are SOOOO pretty!! I absolutely LOVE them.. Thanks SO much for linking.. YOU are soo creative..

  12. You’ve got me thinking of ways I can use up all my left over embroidery floss. The eggs are sweet! ~ Maureen

  13. Perfect Easter colors! Yay!! <3

  14. these are so pretty I hope you’ll stop by and add this and any other posts you’re proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore and Made Link party (this week’s link party is still open)

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

  15. Wish I had another word for CUTE! Shared, pinned. Love =)

  16. Lovely…what a clever idea! Thanks for the tut.

  17. Beautiful! What a creative, lovely craft. I’m here from Serenity Now.

  18. Pretty! Love them.

  19. These are so pretty!!! I love how colorful they are! Thanks for sharing at Thursday’s Temptation.
    Jill

  20. ADORABLE!!!! This is an awesome craft. I love the ombre trend and you used it to it’s full advantage. Good for you. I hopped over from Serenity Now and am your newest follower. Thanks so much!!
    Lynn @ Scrapity Anne

  21. Your eggs are so beautiful! That looks like a good project for the little bit older kids that are off school the week before Easter!

    This is my first time to your blog. I found you through the Mingle with Me blog hop! It’s so nice to meet you!

    Shannon
    wvclaylady.com

  22. Fun idea.

  23. Beautiful. I will be hosting a crafting and cooking contest for spring posts soon and this would be great to share. Love your eggs and their great monotone style.

  24. Great idea! Very pretty!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

  25. Festive and charming :)

  26. What a cute idea. Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..have a wonderful weekend:)

  27. These are so pretty and I appreciate the tip about doing the darkest and lightest colours first with your thread. As I was reading it I was wondering how you finished them off so nicely!

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

  28. Great eggs. thanks for sharing how you did them.

  29. I’m so happy you linked up this wonderful project Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Hugs and wishes for a lovely week ahead. P.S. The new giveaway has started!

  30. These are too cute! Now I know what ombre really means. I have seen a lot of that and yarn wrapped work lately. These eggs are adorable. I would love for you to link up tomorrow at Toot Your Horn Tuesday, http://www.debbiedoescreations.com. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  31. Who knew ombre would look so cool even in egg form? Beautiful job!

    amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

  32. I’m wondering whether I could use plastic eggs instead of styrofoam. Too slippery?

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  34. I love those! The colors you chose are beautiful! I’m pinning this idea. :)

  35. These are beautiful! I have been loving the ombre look. The embroidery floss is perfect on those eggs.

  36. Absolutely incredible!!! I love these, and you ladies are so clever! Love the bright colors and the ombre! I will be sharing! :) Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  37. So pretty!

  38. These eggs are so cool! please come link to centerpiece Wednesday and share your idea withn us>
    Karin

  39. Totally featuring these tonight.. I LOVE them.. Hope you cna link again and stop in via Pin’Inspirational Thursday starting tonight.. Thanks SO much for always being so inspiring.. ;))

  40. Totally featuring these tonight.. I LOVE them.. Hope you cna link again and stop in via Pin’Inspirational Thursday starting tonight.. Thanks SO much for always being so inspiring.. ;))

  41. These look lovely! I have to make some!

    I would love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinteresting-party-week-30.html

  42. Seriously?? Cutest Easter Eggs ever!!! LOVE these!!!

  43. These are beautiful! I’m definitely going to have to make them (or at least attempt to!). New follower from the live.laugh.rowe linky party. :-)
    http://www.punkpricnesscreations.blogspot.com

  44. As you already know from my comment above. I loved these!!!! Thanks so much for linking up to Toot Your Horn Tuesday. I hope to see something next week :)

  45. So stinkin’ cute!!!!

  46. Not strange at all…I feel exactly the same way! I think the ombré eggs are fresh and playful, just perfect for spring! Thanks for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share!

  47. Very Very cute!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

    I am featuring you tomorrow on my blog!

    Ashley

  48. These eggs are so cute!! I’m glad you explained what ombre means. I’ve seen it all over but it didn’t quite click. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

  49. So cute! I love them! You guys have the best Easter ideas!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!

    –Katie

  50. These are beautiful. I love the colors you chose. The tutorial is perfect as well. You make it look so easy. Thank you for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family.

  51. These are SO pretty! I tried making some last year and burnt all my fingertips and got way too impatient! Yours turned out so well it makes me want to try again!

  52. I love these! I would love if you came and linked up to my linky party this week!!!

    http://www.shannonmakesstuff.blogspot.com/2012/03/features-you-friday-week-five.html

  53. These are so pretty. Do you mind if I Pin It onto my Pinterest Board?

  54. These are fabulous, such a fun idea!

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