Instructions

  1. Cut eight 2-3/4-inch lengths of green solid ribbon. Four will be used for the wide end, and four for the narrow end of the egg.
  2. Cut sixteen 2-3/4-inch lengths from each of the remaining print and solid ribbons. Eight will be used for each round.
  3. Fold each ribbon piece into a triangle. To make each triangle point, fold right and left corners down to meet the center of the opposite edge to create a triangle.

WIDE END: ROUND 1:

  1. Open one solid green ribbon piece and insert a pin through the center point.
  2. Insert the pin into the center of the wide end of the egg and push the pin into the egg as far as it will go.
  3. Refold the ribbon piece into a triangle with the folds at the top.
  4. Pin down the ends as needed to keep the triangle secure, making sure the pin at the point of the triangle does not show.
  5. In the same way, add three more solid green folded ribbon pieces to the same end of the egg, adding them so all the pieces touch and none of the Styrofoam egg is visible where the pieces meet.

ROUND 2:

  1. Starting 1/2 inch down from the previous round, pin the point of a print ribbon triangle to the center of a triangle in Round 1.
  2. In the same way, add seven more ribbon triangles around the egg, pinning them to the center or folded edge of the triangle in Round 1 and overlapping the ends of the triangles. Round 1 should now look like an eight-pointed star.

ROUNDS 3-4:

  1. Starting 1/2 inch down from the previous Round, pin a print folded ribbon triangle to the egg, pinning it to the center of a triangle in Round 2 as before.
  2. In the same way, add seven more ribbon triangles around the egg, pinning them to the center of the triangle in the previous round and overlapping the ends of the triangles.

NARROW END:

  1. Repeat Wide End Round 1, making sure the centers of the folded ribbons are aligned with the centers on the wide end of the egg.

Round 2: Repeat Wide End Round 2.

Round 3: Repeat Wide End Round 3.

FINISHING:

  1. Wrap lace around center of egg covering the pins and the bottom edges of Rounds 3 and 4. Secure the ribbon ends with pins.
  2. Pin a small bow over ends of ribbon, covering previous pins.
  3. Pin remaining three bows around center of egg.

Finished Size: Ribbon egg measures about 4-7/8 inches high x 3-1/2 inches across.

Craft originally sent in by Sharon Egger of Hickman, Nebraska