Paper Egg Ornament




by Noreen Doll.

Use your paper scraps to make this paper egg ornament for a fun Easter decoration. It can be made in any size.

Tape or glue the egg shapes together and add a ribbon for hanging.

You can make several eggs quickly and easily, and they can be folded flat and put in an envelope for mailing. It would make a fun little gift to send a grandchild.

You can write a message on each egg piece before you assemble the paper egg ornament.

What You Need

Paper in coordinating colors, or all one color

Ribbon, 7 or 8 inches long to match the paper

Double Sided Tape or Glue

Pencil

Scissors

Egg Pattern

What You Do

1. Choose your paper. I made one egg all one paper color, and another egg in several coordinating colors.

2. You need 6 eggs all the same size to make a paper egg ornament. Use an egg pattern to draw the eggs, and cut them out.

3. Score down the center of the eggs from top to bottom to make it easier to fold them. I adjusted each egg as I folded it to make the edges match.

4. Apply glue or double sided tape to 1/2 of one egg and attach it to one half of another egg.

5. Put glue or tape on the second half of the second egg and attach half of a third egg to it.

6. Attach half of the fourth egg to the second half of the third egg.

7. Continue attaching the egg halves in this way until you have one egg left. Attach one half of the 6th egg to the fifth egg.

8. Before you attach the second half of the sixth egg to the open half of the first egg, put the two ends of the ribbon hanger in the top center of the egg and tape them down – leaving a loop sticking out.

This is a good time to add a bit of glue or tape to any of the top edges that aren’t completely attached to each other.

9. Then tape or glue the sixth egg to the first one to complete the circle.

10. If all the edges are not perfectly aligned, you can use the scissors to carefully trim the edges even.

11. Hang paper egg ornaments all around your house!

Tips

You can write a message on any of the egg shapes before you put them together.

Glitter can be added to the eggs after they are finished. Spray a coat of clear acrylic over the glitter after it has dried.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. Oh, this is so cute and it’s three dimensional! Very clear tutorial. Very nice. I think the glitter might be nice, too. Best wishes, Linda

    twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com

  2. Too cute! I’m definitely going to have to make some of these!

  3. Your little easter eggs are so cute. thanks for the diy instructions andi

  4. Absolutely adorable!

  5. This is such a creative idea. I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  6. I LOVE your egg ornament!!!!! I would love for you to link up at my party going on now at Jillify It! I hope to see you there!!

    Be sure to enter to win a Hobby Lobby gift card while you’re there!

    Jill
    http://www.jillifyit.com

  7. I love these paper eggs! Would you be willing to share this post at my Springtime Holiday Link Party? I’d love to have you! Thanks, Michelle http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

  8. So Cute and festive! I would love for you to share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday Linky Party!

    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-stalking-thursday-32.html

  9. These are cute for an Easter tree! Thanks for sharing at Things I’ve Done Thursday. http://www.bearrabbitbear.com

  10. I love simple paper crafts, and this one is no exception – great idea! I’m aiming to create my Easter mantel using all sorts of paper goodness, so this will go on my list of projects to do! Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.onedogwoof.blogspot.com

  11. Such a cute idea! Thanks for the directions – I will use them. Happy St. Patrick’s Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  12. What a fun craft, I love this idea, I will have to look through my spring paper and add a few to my Easter decor. I really enjoy paper crafts, this one turned out really nice! :)

  13. Great use for left over paper. Lovely hanging in a window.

  14. Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper says:

    So cute! I have a TON of paper scraps around that would be perfect for this. I hope you’ll link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

  15. Cute! These would look so nice with my “Big Pile of Bunnies” I put on the dining room table.

  16. Very cute. I would love if you would share at my link party!
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/

  17. I’m going to have to try this one!!
    Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!
    Blessings, Doni

  18. So cute, do you think kids could do it– I’m thinking we’ll have to try! Thanks for the fun idea!

  19. Love this idea. I’m definitely going to try it with the kids. Thanks for sharing! x Julie

  20. Thank you for sharing these at Handmade Tuesdays. I think I’ll make some to hang from the handle of my kids’ Easter baskets!

  21. Tara@Tales of a Trophy WIfe says:

    cute and simple :)

  22. What a cute and clever idea for Easter. Thank you for sharing this at Sunday Blog Love, I’d so love to have you come back again this weekend. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

  23. I’m lovin’ it! Consider, if you will, sharing with my readers over at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/03/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-17.html

    Hugs,
    Sass

  24. What an AWESOME idea! I love it! This is my kind of cinchy project. I think those would look so cute in my Easter basket :)

    Thanks for joining our party.

    blessings,
    karianne

  25. Another easy peasy beauty, I made a Christmas ornament with this technique out of cards from our wedding. :)

  26. Cute! This looks like a fun one for my son’s kindergarten class too. Thanks for sharing at A New Creation!

  27. love the variation on the classic paper craft! Egg shape :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! you are a faithful linker! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com

  28. So cute! Those would be great as Easter treat tags.

  29. What a fun idea. I have seen this done with balls for Christmas, but the Easter egg makes it much more fabulous….
    Happy Easter to you and yours… :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  30. JaneEllen says:

    Love your hanging eggs. So simple and quick. I made a bunch of hearts this way for Valentines but it didn’t occur to me to use egg shapes, DUh! How silly of me. Sure glad you thought of it tho. I’ll have to make these for next year. Yours are very pretty. Happy Easter and Spring

  31. What a really lovely, festive way to use up scraps of paper. The house would look great decorated with these over the Easter holidays. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Lovely!

  33. Love this egg idea. Think I may do it with my kids after school today. thanks for sharing on catch a glimpse (where I saw your link). I trying to follow you on google+.
    Leslie
    http://www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

  34. This is a really cute idea! Thanks for sharing! I found your site through the Family Fun Friday Link Up.

    http://bestlifemistake.blogspot.com

  35. Cute idea! Perfect for scrapbook paper scraps too! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Nici

  36. This is cute, thank you for sharing this with Show your Stuff.

  37. This paper eggs are adorable. How clever you are. Your paper ideas are great.
    Have a blessed weekend,
    Bev

  38. HI,
    Nice to meet you. Obviously by all the comments your idea is a hit.
    I am following you at Sun Scholars,
    Blessings,
    Janis Cox author of Tadeo Turtle

  39. So fun! I love easy paper crafts!

  40. This are just darling! Would be great as a child’s gift or to make an Easter tree. Thanks so much for sharing at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy

  41. That would be so cute for a garland! Or to hang on an Easter egg tree. Love it! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  42. Very cute!!

  43. This is so neat! Thanks for sharing with us at Share It Saturday :)

  44. Thanks for stopping by with an awesome project. Stop by again soon!

    Have a great week!

    Susie

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