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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. LeeAnn says

    Hi Lisa
    Just wondering if ou could tell me the approx. size of your finished eggs. I bought water balloons ( not .50 ones ?) and when I blow them up they seem really big to me. The ones I got were from Walmart in the party section and were .97.

  2. Zsófi says

    I love the wreath! absolutely great :) one thing that called my attention, is when you mention to remove the excess of liquid with your fingers. I made a yarn ball lamp myself, and I found a method on internet, that was foolproof.
    You cut off the bottom of a juice or milk carton, pinch a hole on two opposite sides, drive the thread through, pour in the starchy liquid and just pull the string. You need to secure the container, but other than that, is totally mess-free, no tangling whatsoever. I loved it! I hope you don’t mind the hint :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      What a great trick!

  3. Amanda Paeltz says

    Hi I was just wondering if the 1/2 cup of sta-flo & 1/2 cup of water is going to be enough for all the eggs? Thanks

    • Lisa Longley says

      It was for me, Amanda! Good luck!

  4. Dawn says

    Does anyone know if this project is waterproof and if not…what can I use On It to protect it?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I definitely do not think I would call it water proof. I’m not sure what you could use to protect it. I personally would only use it on a front door that has an over hang so that it wouldn’t get soaked in a storm.

  5. Patricia Rebuck says

    I made these but instead of a wreath I put mine on a Christmas tree and stuck the little white lights in one of those openings beautiful when lit

    • Lisa Longley says

      Sounds beautiful Patricia!

  6. Shaton says

    Can you tell me the approximate size of the eggs (length)?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t measured them, but about 5 inches

  7. Liz says

    We used pipe cleaners to get the excess “glue” (starch-flour mixture) off the balloons after we popped them. Worked great!

    • Lisa Longley says

      So smart Liz!

  8. Judy Lariviere says

    Can you glue them on a steel wreath to put on door?Thankyou Judy

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Judy! I haven’t tried that. I would be afraid that you won’t be as happy with the results. I’ve made this a few times and just hot gluing them together does work really well.

  9. Elena says

    I love making things with string, or threads like you do. But have you ever used a mixture of glue, like elmers white glue, and water it down? Not to thick but thick enough to hold, I do it after I have wrapped my threads. Around my mold. I have found great molds like at the dollar tree, and I tear the tinsel off, or whatever, and use that, as a way to guide my threads. Just sharing.

  10. Susan says

    Why not put water in the water balloons then wrap them let the string dry poke a small hole to remove water ?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m not sure why you’d do it that way. You risk getting the string wet and air works just fine.

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