Five Easter Egg Projects Using Recycled Materials

braided Easter eggs from plastic water bottles and fabric scrapsI am a huge fan of heirloom-quality Easter eggs that my family can use year after year, and every spring I try to add to our collection. These Easter eggs from plastic water bottles and fabric scraps, created by Cristin Frank at favecrafts, take some time to create, but the results have that retro look that make them already look like the heirlooms that they’re going to be.

My favorite part of this project is that you have complete control over the color scheme of the eggs, based on your choices of fabric color and pattern when creating the fabric braids–your eggs can be either completely random, or highly tailored to a particular color scheme.

[The image on this page belongs to Cristin Frank.]

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.

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