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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!
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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.

HOW DO YOU MAKE AN EASTER EGG WREATH?

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.

MAKING YOUR 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.

 

 

And here it is hanging up.

Easter Egg Wreath | www.wineandglue.com | A simple and easy diy!
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WATCH ME MAKE AN EASTER EGG WREATH

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.
 Other Easter goodies:
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  1. Meg says

    What a great idea!! My wreath turned out beautiful but I hung it on the outside of my door & it started to sag due to the humidity, luckily only one egg got destroyed, I was able to fix it. I will keep the wreath inside & store it somewhere cool.

  2. Andrea says

    i can’t find Sta-Flo can i use Elmer’s glue instead of flour and Sta-Flo?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Andrea, did you try near the laundry detergent? I can’t speak to how glue would work as I didn’t try that. Sorry I can’t be more help!

    • Mary says

      I Found sta flo at Walmart for less than $3.00

  3. Liz says

    Anyone tried using mod podge?

    • Owly says

      I’ve used modge pod for several projects and it worked fine but like she said you have to run through fingers to get excess off and plenty of time to completely dry before using.

  4. Terri says

    Going to make this and then do as a project for the girls at school, they will love it!
    Just thinking that when you get it all wrapped, leave a long piece of thread and then you could just hang them to dry, eliminating having to keep turning them and maybe dry easier???

    • Lisa Longley says

      Ooo, possibly Terri! For me it was easier to just flip them then find a place in my house to hang them. But if you have some place easy to do it that would definitely make the drying easier!

  5. Cynthia says

    I love your Easter egg wreath, making my list and buying everything to make me one snd one for my daughter.I think she will love it on her door as well.Thank you for sharing.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Cynthia!

  6. Jan says

    I have made these using 1 large balloon, crochet thread and the Liquid Starch found in the laundry section of grocery stores. I wound crochet thread around the balloon, then poured the liquid starch into a 9×13 cake pan, placed balloon on top of a mason jar ring to dry..This will vary in time due to humidity in ones area. Once good and dry I cut an oval shape on the egg, add Easter grass and add candy. I store in a box and place on shelf of closet, cool and dry for use following year. I have never tried adding flour to starch,,,

  7. Shelly says

    Just a little FYI you can remove hot glue with a little rubbing alcohol :)

  8. Karen Williams says

    You can use a simple syrup instead of glue or Staflo. Wrap the floss and paint it with a brush. I used to make Easter baskets for friends with that solution.

  9. Hazel Hamilton Drake says

    You can use liquid starch too, it works great.

  10. J. Hawbaker says

    Homemade liquid starch
    Process:
    Put the cornstarch in the sauce pan and first whisk in about ¼ cup of the water to make an even slurry, then whisk in the remaining water.
    Place the pan over medium heat and whisk constantly. …
    The starch will thicken as it cools. …
    Refrigerate the starch when not in use to prevent spoilage.

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