This Easter garland has words from the Easter hymn, “Jesus Christ is Risen Today.” For us, this song brings back sweet memories of meeting with our Making Music Praying Twice group when our oldest children were toddlers. Making Music Praying Twice has a beautiful version of this song that young children love to sing…and children naturally have so much sweet Easter joy!
Let’s make an Easter egg garland!
These instructions show making a printable version of the garland, available in our Etsy shop. Our garland is hand-lettered and ready to color! The garland on Etsy has illustrations to go along with the song verses, plus blank eggs so that you can be creative and add your own drawings. However, you can make your own in a similar way. Simply cut egg shapes from cardstock, write verses from the song on some eggs and decorate some eggs with your own drawings.
Cut out the eggs
You can cut slightly outside the black line if you want to have the outline in your garland (our pictures show this option). If you do not want the egg outline, simply cut slightly inside the egg outline line.
Punch 2 holes at the top of each egg
Punch two holes next to each other at the top of each egg. We used a standard 1/4″ hole punch. It is important to punch two holes so that the eggs will face forward when strung on the ribbon or yarn.
String the eggs onto ribbon or yarn
To determine the length of ribbon or yarn, decide on the length you would like the garland to be and add some extra (keep in mind it is easier to cut off extra than to have to restring a garland that is not long enough). If you are using all the decorated eggs (a total of 18 eggs), the garland nicely spans a fireplace mantel. If you used a standard ¼” hole punch, we recommend ¼” wide ribbon, or chunky yarn. This size fits nicely in the holes and allows the eggs to stay in place with the spacing of your choosing along the ribbon or yarn.
Decorate your home
Hang the garland in a place in your home to add some extra Easter joy and reminders of God’s love!
If you are looking for some Easter basket treat ideas, scroll down for some books we love that might also make nice Easter gifts…
Do you want to do your own hand-lettering? We love practicing hand-lettering with this beautiful book: Pretty Simple Lettering by Whitney Farnsworth. It is such a joy, and brings so much calmness to the day to spend some time with this book.
If you are still looking for Easter basket treats, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite Easter-themed books…
Jan Brett’s The Easter Egg is full of beautiful illustrations, and the story has a sweet message that everyone has unique talents. Wonderful for your budding artists!
Margaret Wise Brown’s The Golden Egg Book is just so fun! Little children love reading this over and over again.
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