DIY Patchwork Easter Egg Tutorial

Patchwork Easter Egg

Mama Hancock comes over just about every week to hang out with us and generally she brings a craft for the kids. We are a pretty crafty crew over here. This week, she brought one that she has been doing for years. She actually started making this craft when her and my dad first got married and they didn’t have any Christmas tree ornaments. She took a Styrofoam ball and crafted a patchwork one to hang on the Christmas tree.

Later, she developed it into making Easter decorations. Which is what my kids had a blast doing this past week! This is a very kid friendly craft if they are able to use a butter knife safely or with some supervision:)


A Styrofoam egg shape (can be bought at your local craft store)

Scraps of Easter themed fabric (even Easter colors)

A butter knife

A paint brush

Modge Podge


Step 1:

Take a small square of the fabric and with the butter knife, push it into the egg (make sure to do it deep enough that it won’t immediately fall out, but not so deep that the knife punctures the other side).

Step 2:

Trim around the edges of the fabric when finished with the piece that you are working on.


Step 3:

Continue with this all around the egg.

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Step 4:

When your egg is covered in patchwork pieces, use the paintbrush to Modge Podge the entire egg. Let dry for 24 hours.

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Step 5:

Attach a piece of ribbon to the egg by using a needle.

Hang to decorate or skip the ribbon and just make a few to place on a lovely platter. :)


About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. Great photos! That looks simple enough to make.
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  2. This is awesome, I want to try this on Sunday!!!
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  3. What a cute Easter craft!
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  4. Had to pin this! So adorable!
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  5. I am so excited! I cannot dye eggs with my daughter – egg allergies! So we will try these! What a fun idea! I plan on sharing this everywhere :)
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  6. Those are so cool! And now I have another crafty project to recruit Princess Nagger’s help on. 😉 And I’m glad you posted this early enough to have time to do it before Easter! :)
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  7. thank g*d you had pics because I had no clue what you were talking about when you said push the fabric onto the egg LOL
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  8. This is such a cute idea!
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