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Why am I thinking about Embroidered Eggs at a Time Like This?

Somehow on Pinterest I came across these embroidered eggs and cannot stop thinking about them. How weird, right? Eggs and Christmas trees don’t really go together. But I cannot help that I’m dying to make these.

Okay, the other thing is, I’m really curious about them. The tutorial from Design Sponge says you have to cut out the back with a Dremel tool. Looking at it from the back you could make a clever little nativity scene with the star embroidered on the inside back of the egg. See, I can make the leap from Christmas to egg crafts if I really want to.

The egg could be a whole new diorama craze – for those who love tiny, tiny things. We could go a lot easier on ourselves and just use a tuna can.

Anyway, back to this curious craft of embroidered eggs…real eggs. What if you just drilled the holes with the Dremel, blew out the egg and then used a needle long enough to go all the way through to the other side. That way the embroidered design could be seen on all sides.

I’ve also been experimenting with using plastic Easter eggs. No really aesthetic beauty there, but you could make the holes by heating up a pin and melting the plastic. I tried; it does work.

As you can see, I’ve thought about this too much.

What are your thoughts on other ways to embroider eggs?


I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."

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