I'd actually seen these elsewhere but without instructions. I thought they looked complicated but they really aren't. And once you get the paper cut, it goes pretty fast. I just put a Hallmark Channel movie on and away I went.
- Paper Trimmer
- 12-inch square scrapbook paper
- Bone folder or sturdy plastic knife
- Styrofoam egg
- 3/4 inch applique pins
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Artifical leaves/flower berry pick
- Thimble (optional)
With paper trimmer, cut scrapbook paper into 1 inch by 2 inch rectangles. Along one length of each rectangle, fold in opposite corners to form a triangle. Use the bone folder to make all folds lie flat.
On narrow end of of Styrofoam egg, pin the short points of four triangles to the center (seam side facing inward), forming a square. Pin each remaining long point of the four triangles smoothly against the egg. Stagger remaining rows. Put triangles side by side with long points slightly overlapping. Pin only the long points to the egg. Leave short points anging free. Short points of the triangles should align with the joining seams of the previous row. Continue pinning rows until about 1-inch square of egg shows at the top.