So I know I've skipped over St. Patrick's Day, but I'm getting ready for an upcoming craft club so I needed to prepare an example. This project was inspired by Martha Stewart, although she used real eggs that had been dyed and emptied out. I wasn't that brave so I went ahead and just used plastic eggs from the Dollar Store.
I started by gluing the egg closed. When it was dry I Mod Podged a couple different materials onto the egg;
Scrap book paper:
The fabric and tissue paper were the easiest to apply to the egg, but I like how they all turned out.
So after Mod Podging the material to the eggs and applying a coat of Mod Podge to the outside, I waited until they were dry and whipped out the drill. I carefully drilled a hole in each end and with a long thin needle I threaded ribbon through with the loop at the smaller end.
Tie a knot at both end right up against the egg and you're done! I embellished one with some rickrack, you could also use buttons, glitter, rhinestones, basically anything you choose.
I put the whole thing together by gathering some branches from some nearby trees and arranging them in this little planter.
I love how it turned out and if you're able to find some cute artificial branches you could make this a year round thing, hanging little decorations for each holiday. I'm gonna give it a try, I'll let you know how it goes.