A “2nd Helping” – A Follow-up on Episode 3

March 31st, 2010

Welcome back to the blog — and to our “2nd helping” following episode 3! We’ve loved reading your blog comments  and how you’re loving the little birdie!  We love him, too! :)

And don’t forget about those fresh flowers delivered right to your doorstep, courtesy of www.SWAKembroidery.com! What a festive addition to that spring burlap tablerunner. Can you just picture all of the windows open and the cool breeze streaming in?  

Also, be sure to download your FREE machine embroidery download for the little birdie HERE. If you do not have an embroidery machine, we have a paper pattern to download HERE.

We understand that some are experiencing trouble with the webisode audio and video matching up. We can only imagine how frustrating this must be! We’d like to thank Dollie who shared with us that she was having some trouble and then decided to go to www.real.com where she was able to download the video to real player and it played back perfectly. She said it was free and it worked great! We hope this information might be able to help someone else out there. Please let us know!

OK, now for some easy directions on how to make those sweet fabric-covered Easter eggs! Here is what you’ll need:

  • plastic eggs
  • fabric scraps
  • sponge brush
  • Decoupage Medium

And that’s it! Here we go!

1. With a sponge brush, lightly “paint” on the Mod Podge over the egg, one small area at a time.

2. Place a small square of fabric on top of the painted area. If you like the look of the threads hanging out, then simply tear your square. If you’d rather have a nice, clean look to the egg, use scissors to cut out the fabric square. Paint over top of the square with the Decoupage Medium.

3. Continue this same method of gluing on the fabric squares, one overlapping another.

4. Once you are finished adhering all of the fabric squares to the egg, allow to dry completely. Embellish with ribbons, fabric flowers, rick rack trim, beads, etc. Let your creativity take over! 

If you’re looking to make the same flowers as we did on these eggs, we just used the same method as we showed in Episode 1. You’ll find it in our 2-minute craft countdown.  We left the edge of the fabric to fray and added a little “bling” to the center!

And don’t forget! We’d love to see YOUR pictures of any project you’ve been inspired by here at theDIYdish.com! Be sure to join our Flickr group and be inspired by others as well!

Have a wonderful week friends!

  • Francisca
    March 31, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    #1

    Lovely project, you can use scraps and even bits of (shine) embroidery thread. I hope I make sense with what I am typing. Crafty ‘girl’ from the Netherlands

  • March 31, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    #2

    super cute project! I just started following–love love love everything you make and share! THANK YOU!

  • March 31, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    #3

    OMG, how simple is that?! Thank you so much! I cannot wait to go try this. : )

  • March 31, 2010 at 9:05 pm
    #4

    Those fabric eggs are to die for! They will be hanging out in my sewing room long after Easter is gone – LOL Wish me luck, I’m off to make “masking tape” eggs with my childrens church kiddo’s!

  • Melanie
    March 31, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    #5

    So fun and easy. Great way to use those little scraps of fabric I just can’t seem to throw away =)

  • Angie
    March 31, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    #6

    Now I know what to do with all those little scraps of fabric left over!! Thanks!!!

  • Connie T
    April 1, 2010 at 1:09 am
    #7

    Yay…I am such a junkie….lol…I totally look all the time to see when the second helping will be posted!!
    Wanted to see those fabric eggs…WOW simple!! I didn’t know if you had to use the masking tape before or not…I am so on it now!! I am EXCITED!!

  • Deloris
    April 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    #8

    This is my favorite thing on Facebook. I love the new ideas!

  • April 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    #9

    Great idea for those plastic eggs that seem to multiply every year! My kids will have fun cutting fabric scraps and gluing (they’re older and don’t run with scissors). Wonderful Idea!!
    Must locate that Mod Podge…who was the last one to use it…me, lol!!

  • Heather
    April 2, 2010 at 1:02 am
    #10

    Soo cute! So simple and so adorable!

  • Lynda
    April 2, 2010 at 3:01 am
    #11

    Now where did I leave that scrap bag? No worries, I can always create more scraps. On to the fabric eggs. Love the bling embellishments.

  • Kim
    April 2, 2010 at 11:59 am
    #12

    I look forward to each episode.

  • April 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    #13

    i have all this stuff on hand and I bet my 3 year old can even help with this one, thanks for the project I know what I will be doing this afternoon :)

  • Sandra Higley
    April 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    #14

    Too cute! My daughter Mod Podge’s everything she can get her hands on…she will LOVE this!

  • Mary Ellen
    April 2, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    #15

    I just love your ideas. I even have most of the materials at hand. That either means you are selecting really clever ideas or I am a pack rat or, typed with a smile, both. Thanks for the inspirations.

  • April 3, 2010 at 2:24 am
    #16

    Waaaaay cute!!!

    m ^..^

  • Sherry
    April 6, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    #17

    Kris&Kim,

    I love watching your show, you have great ideas. Keep them coming.

  • April 6, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    #18

    I have to report (secretly) my daughter & I brought the most stylish eggs to the Easter party! My little one loved explaining how fashionable & easy they were to make!
    Thanks so much for the great idea!!

  • Paula
    April 6, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    #19

    I am so excited about the new Cricut…I really want to win this thing!

  • April 6, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    #20

    Please enter me in the drawing for the Cricut Cake. Such clever ideas on how you can use it. My daughter’s wedding celebration is this year and this would be a great tool to have!

  • Ann Michel
    April 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    #21

    Webisode #4 was very interesting. I think the Cricut Cake could be used by more people than just crafters use the Cricut machine. Cakes are some people’s craft. Very nice indeed.

  • Rickimoo
    April 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    #22

    This project is why you never throw away any of the scraps of material! Always can find a use for them. Very cute.

  • Rickimoo
    April 7, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    #23

    I wish to be entered in the give away of the Cricut Cake. Looks like alot of fun!

  • Lori W
    April 7, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    #24

    I have been watching the webisodes on iTunes because of the video/audio problem! I will try your hint next!

  • Sandi
    April 7, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    #25

    Can’t wait to do this with my granddaughter!

  • maria elena blecha
    April 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    #26

    my grankids will be having a ball doing all this, I have done the little pincushion cakes and the pics I will be giving those for Mothers day to my daugthers, you guys are great

  • April 18, 2010 at 1:03 am
    #27

    Love, love, love your blog

  • April 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    #28

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  • April 20, 2010 at 3:25 am
    #29

    I wish to be entered in the give away of the Cricut Cake. Looks like alot of fun!

  • May 7, 2010 at 10:00 am
    #30

    Those are wonderful. You did a really great job!

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