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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. Shelby says

    Small balloons always need a hand pump to blow them up. Almost impossible to do it without this,

    • Lisa Longley says

      Well . . . not impossible. I did it.

  2. Toni Fechter says

    Do you use the cotton or satin embroidery thread?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I used embroidery thread, though I know that people have done it with yarn. I’m not sure it makes a difference.

    • Lee says

      By looking at the photo of the thread she used it looks like the cotton thread. I am an avid cross stitcher and this is the thread I use…..it is also called embrodiery floss ?

  3. Kimmy Nickle says

    I’m curious… Why water balloons instead of regular balloons that maybe aren’t blown up the whole way so they’re small?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Because I like making life harder Kimmy ;)

  4. Ashley says

    My momma and I made these!!! Turned out adorable!!!! A little helpful TIP: after we popped the balloon and took it out we got a tooth brush and rubbed off all the extra dried starch around the egg, and it also brings back the color of the string and makes it brighter again!!!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oooo, that’s a GREAT tip! Thank you Ashley!

  5. Robin Phillips says

    Is this mixture of the starch and flower good for more than one day? I’m having trouble getting the string out of the mixture it wants to knot up I’m doing it like you said to do but I take a paintbrush and have to push it down in the mixture, is it too thick? I’ll only have one hand that works could that be the problem…. Can you give me any pointers or suggestions please?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Robin! I’m sorry you’re struggling with it! I used it the first day, but I can’t think of a reason why it wouldn’t be fine the next day. It’s definitely a messy project, so you will probably need to get your hands in there to gently push the string down and then pull it out and pull the excess liquid off.

  6. Lynne says

    I made eggs much like this many years ago. I used white glue instead of starch and flour. I used the eggs to fill baskets to use as centrepieces for Easter. Still have a few of them of them left.

  7. Caroline says

    Hello Lisa!
    I just tried this project with my 5 year old, 4 year old and 3 1/2 year old. Note, the 4 year old is mine, I take care of the other two during the day! :-) Anyways the girls loved making them, even though they look weird, but it’s the process not the product that matters when little ones are doing crafty things. :-) Also I just discovered your blog and read your “about me” page and you sound like such an amazing fun mom. Looking forward to reading your blog and following you on pinterest!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Caroline, thank you so much for this message! Highlight of my day :)

  8. Vicki says

    Lisa, I love “Elliott’S Tree.” What kind of tree is it? I would love to have one in my yard…
    Please e-mail me.
    Thanks so much…

    • Lisa Longley says

      It’s a Weeping Cherry Tree, Vicki :)

  9. Joanne says

    Lisa…I just made the eggs for the Easter egg wreath, but didn’t read the part where you must use water ballons. I used regular small ballons and now I have really big eggs and am trying to make a decent size wreath with them. Where can I find water ballons? I made 20 eggs so now since they are quite large, I have enough eggs for two wreaths.

  10. heather says

    i made them with 1 skein for each egg and they fell apart. when i used 2 skeins they held together nicely and were not so delicate. I also used watered down glue to make them a little stronger than starch.

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