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Easter Egg Wreath


posted: 03/26/12

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This Easter Egg Wreath is a simple and easy DIY! This Easter Wreath DIY is less than $10 to make, and is so pretty. It is delicate but holds up year after year!

An Easter Egg Wreath made with embroidery floss eggs hanging on a door.

I love spring!

Since seeing this idea way back in like January, I have wanted to use it to make an Easter egg wreath. There are tons of people out there trying their hand at this, but my absolute favorite is found here. More recently, Alissa, at Crafty Endeavor did this post about making an Easter Egg Garland. Alissa is smart, and she made this project about a million times easier for me.

a pile of different pastel color embroidery floss skeins

Easter Egg Wreath Supplies

First, you need a lot of embroidery floss, about 20 to 25 skeins, in lovely pastel Eastery colors.

Next, you need to make your starchy bath. For that you need:

  • 1/2a cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup Sta-Flo liquid starch

Next you need some balloons. For this you have two options:

  • Water balloons – they make the perfect shape, but they are very hard to blow up. Some readers have suggested using a pump, which is a great idea.
  • Full sized balloons – they are very easy to blow up, but you have to be careful not to blow them up too much or you will get spheres instead of eggs. Additionally, you need to make sure you tie them very tight or they will leak and deflate before your string dries.
a small blow bowl with a mixture of flour and sea-flo in it, a piece of yellow embroidery floss, being added in careful circles.

How to Make an Easter Egg Wreath

  1. Carefully put one skein of embroidery floss into the starchy mixture by unraveling it into the mixture in nice loops (pictured above). Resist the urge to just throw it in, or it will become a gloppy mess.
  2. Blow up your balloons.
  3. Working over wax pepper, begin to wrap the floss around one balloon, using your fingers to pull off excess liquid as you go. Make it go through two tightly pinched fingers before it makes its way on to the balloon. One skein will go perfectly around one balloon.
  4. Place the wrapped balloon on a piece of wax paper and allow to dry over night.
  5. In the morning, flip all the eggs over and let them finish drying for a few hours.
  6. Once the embroidery floss is completely dry, pop the balloons. (Note:  It helps to push the balloon away from the dried floss a little before popping.) Carefully remove the balloons from the inside of the egg and use a needle or toothpick to work away any excess dried starchy liquid.
  7. Finally, set a bowl on wax paper and use it as a guiding shape to form to circles around with the eggs, hot gluing them together as you go. It helps to form the wreath completely, arrange the colors how you want them, and then remove one egg at a time to glue it in.
close up of embroidery floss eggs
close up of embroidery floss eggs

And here it is hanging up.

Easter Egg Wreath Cost

Your wreath shopping list:

  • 20 skeins of embroidery floss (I ended up using 19) – they were $0.35 each at Michaels and I used a 20% off of everything coupon because I’m thrifty like that
  • Sta-Flo – about $2.50
  • Water Balloons – about $0.50 if you have good lung capacity  
  • Other things you hopefully have: Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue, Wax Paper, Plastic Bowl, Flour, Ribbon for hanging  

So if you’re keeping track, I did it for under $10. Not bad for a fancy looking wreath.

An Easter Egg Wreath made with embroidery floss eggs hanging on a white door.

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Niesse says

    You have the cutest Easter ideas. I can’t wait to get my things together and make the embroidery floss eggs with my grands. Such an easy, inexpensive craft for them. We will use them on my Easter tree👍🏻👍🏻

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you love it!

  2. Linda Glasscock says

    I will try some of these. Ove the wreath!

  3. Roseanna says

    I love your projects, you have a great eye for DYI’s!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad to hear that!

  4. Bobbie Cothran says

    Where can you find the small Balloons for this project 🎈🎈

    • Lisa Longley says

      Water balloons work great, or full sized balloons that you don’t blow up too much.

  5. Pat giannotti says

    I love this idea for my granddaughters but you didn’t say how much water to use

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Pat! You don’t need water for this. Just Sta-Flo and flour for the mixture you dip the string in.

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