DIY Easter Egg Garland

Don’t you just adore Easter and all of the sunny decorations that come with it? This DIY Easter Egg Garland is the perfect chance to introduce bright, cheerful colors back into your homes even while the weather outside is rainy and dreary. (Well, at least it is in Chicagoland!)

Easter is one of those holidays I just don’t have any decorations already made for the house. This year, I decided to make my own wreath (tutorial coming next week) and my own Easter egg garland. Even the kids and hubby got into the act!

DIY Easter Egg Garland | The Jenny Evolution

I have spied multiple versions of making Easter eggs out of yarn but they used Mod Podge, which isn’t very kid friendly. I wondered what would happen if I dunked the yarn in Elmer’s glue, which is pretty safe for my preschooler to handle. Glue does harden after all! Well, I was pleasantly surprised when I came downstairs the next morning to find my eggs nicely hardened and ready to “crack.”

Making your own Easter egg garland is fairly easy, but it is messy. So be prepared! Also, if I had made these eggs smaller, they would have been adorable placed in a bowl or on the mantel rather than turning them into garland.

DIY Easter Egg Garland | The Jenny Evolution Materials for DIY Easter Egg Garland

What You’ll Need:

  • Balloons
  • Yarn
  • Elmer’s glue (lots of it)
  • Wide, shallow bowl
  • Scissors
  • Paper or plastic cups
  • Ribbon


 Setting Up

1. Cut plenty of strands of yarn to wrap and create your egg shell. Your fingers will be covered later and you won’t want to stop and clean your hands to cut more.

2. Fill your shallow dish with a very healthy serving of Elmer’s Glue.

3. Set up your cups nearby so you can easily place the balloons on them once your ready for the eggs to try.

4. Blow up your balloons to the desired size. Water balloons work well but we used regular balloons and they turned out just fine.

DIY Easter Egg Garland | The Jenny Evolution

Making the Eggs

1. Dip the yarn into the Elmer’s Glue. Be sure to get the yarn covered but not so much that it’s just dripping glue.

2. Wrap the yarn around the balloon, crisscrossing along the way to create a sort of web around the balloon.

3. Make sure to fill in any major holes. Of course you’re going to have holes, but you don’t want any gaping openings.

4. Once you’re satisfied with the wrapping, place the balloon on a cup to dry overnight.

DIY Easter Egg Garland | The Jenny Evolution

Making the Garland

1. In the morning, check your eggs. The bottom portion sitting in the cup may not be fully dry, so you may have to turn them over and wait several more hours for the egg to completely harden.

2. Once the eggs are completely dried, pop the balloons.

3. Using your finger or the eraser end of a pencil, dislodge the balloon from the dried yarn.

4. Pull the popped balloon through an opening to remove it from the egg.

5. Thread your ribbon through a top opening in the eggs.

6. Hang your garland. You’re done!

DIY Easter Egg Garland | The Jenny Evolution   DIY Easter Egg Garland | The Jenny Evolution

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  1. says

    I love this idea! I like your idea of making them smaller to place in a nice bowl! Dropping in from Crafty and Delicious Party! Hope you have a great weekend! Pinned it!

  2. says

    How adorable is this?? I’m glad to see that this kind of thing DOES work- very, very cute! Appreciate you linking this up at Snickerdoodle Sunday, will we see your latest makes tomorrow evening? :)

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  3. says

    Oh, Jennifer I love love this! A must do for our upcoming Easter party! Such a great idea! PINNED! I would love for you to share this over at my new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now!

    • says

      We really enjoyed making the eggs. Even my husband got in on the act. But what I really love is it doesn’t look like a kid’s craft — it’s beautiful under our mantle.

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