Rag Egg Tutorial

I feel a tad silly making a tutorial for these because they are so easy. But I would feel worse if I didn’t because I said I would! =)

So here ya go!


Homespun or cotton fabric
Glue gun
Egg shape (can be plastic, paper mache, styrofoam, etc)
Tea or coffee to distress.

I like to rip my fabric because I like the unfinished “raggy” look you get.

Make a small cut about ½ inch in on the edge of your fabric and tear the strip off. If you have a very long piece then you probably only need one if you have shorter pieces of fabric you can cut as many as you need to cover the egg shape.



Start at the “fat end” of the egg. Apply a tiny bit of hot glue to the egg shape and press one end of the fabric into the glue.


Start wrapping the fabric all the way around the egg in the middle.


When you get back the starting part (the fat part of the egg) you will then start to wrap by making x’s.


Finish wrapping the entire egg adding glue whenever you run out of fabric.


When the entire egg is covered , cut any extra fabric you have left off and glue down at the starting point.


If your fabric isn’t laying nicely you can add a bit of glue and press down edges.

Stain your egg, and let dry. You can use a strong pot of coffee or tea in a spray bottle, or I like to use Distress It.


Display in a bit of “grass” and enjoy!


7 comments on “Rag Egg Tutorial

  1. valerie says:

    Oh how fun! I am just now getting to catch up on blogs. I am going to make some this week. (I hope). Thank you so much for doing this for us. When I do mine I will post on my blog if they look ok. I am so exited.

  2. Linda says:

    Great tutorial. I have just made cotton eggs, I think I will give this a try. Linda

  3. I’m sending my blogger readers your way. I LOVE how easy you made this seem. I have made these, but mine were not quite as nice as yours…now I know why. DUH! You are so clever! I just needed to learn from the pro!

  4. wendy k says:

    Love the raggy egg teach! Going to try this weekend. where do you get your ‘Distress it’? Can you get it online? Thanks ‘eeggain’ (hehehehe) W x

  5. Cindy says:

    Hi Melissa,
    Love the raggy eggs! Thanks for sharing how you made them. They are so prim cute…think I need to make some. I’ve never heard of “Distress it”…where can it be purchased from?
    Hope you are having a great week.

  6. Screen door says:

    Thanks for the workshop— I’m going to give it a try this weekend… I’m so not inventive… what seems see to you seems so clever to me. Thanks.

  7. Deb Riddell says:

    Too cute! They may be easy but I would never have thought of doing that so thanks so much for the tutorial! Deb

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