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DIY Easter Egg Garland

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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 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 EvolutionMaterials 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!

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41 Comments

  1. Oh that looks so effective – but simple enough to do. I’d love it if you would share it on my Easter linky http://www.supermommyclub.com/25-family-friendly-easter-crafts-activities-recipes/

  2. Awesome idea! Easy too. Will try to do this this easter vacation! #PinItParty

  3. Oh, I really love these, and I think they would work at other times, not just Easter! Thanks for linking up to this weeks Parenting Pin it Party

    • Glad you like them! And I yes, you’re right. I would be tempted to make them in other colors to place in a bowl for decoration :-) Let me know if you try them out. Always love hearing feedback.

  4. I think these could be pretty anytime!

  5. Very pretty. Little cost and effort for a decor big bang!

    • Really I couldn’t believe how frugal this craft was and how well they turned out. Often cheap looks cheap but it wasn’t the case this time around :-)

  6. Those are so cute. I wish I was creative like that!

  7. Soo cute! Really great idea for a children’s party on easter. :)

  8. This is a cool little craft, thank you very much for posting. Have a sweet day!

  9. The colors are so beautiful! Nice lighting in your photographs by the way. I have the hardest time taking pictures inside!

  10. YES! I love this! Great craft to do with the before and after school kids next week!!! The moms will love it :)

  11. What a beautiful decoration! I love how simple and easy it is, but the results are magnificent!

  12. This is so cute. Very simple yet colorful! Thanks for sharing!

  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Just gorgeous! Thanks for linking up this lovely project with Tuesday Tutorials :-) #pintorials

    • Yeah! So glad that you like the Easter Egg garland. I’m pretty excited how it turned out. I was a bit nervous (especially with the kids helping) but it was great.

  14. These are so cute and seems simple enough to do with a toddler. Such a great idea!

  15. Love these Jenny, so dang adorable and look fun to make.

  16. My mom did something like this but with big balloons. the liquid mixture had some sugar in it too I think. then when it was all dry, she would cut out an opening and put the candy and grass inside and rick rack around the edges. I never had a desire to do it after seeing all her hard work doing those eggs! Your garlands look great though! Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!

  17. I have never been crafty but some of your posts like this one is something I know I could do with the kids and have fun with. So glad you shared because they get bored and love making things. Makes them feel so special

  18. Love the colors of the String Eggs! Great project to involve a variety of ages. Thanks for sharing during the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop!

  19. I actually have all the stuff to make these, and it looks so easy! Thanks for the great idea! I’m not so crafty. :)

    • Awww. Jennifer. I really appreciate that! (BTW — Did you see my post this week about people calling me by the wrong name… a problem for many Jennifers. Do you run into that issue as well?)

  20. What a cute garland – this is a great way to use up leftover yarn from various projects, too.

  21. Beautiful! Messy can be a lot of fun and offer great results :-)

    Thanks for stopping by the Thoughful Spot Weekly blog hop!

  22. This looks fantastic! Never thought of using Elmer’s glue; I was thinking of using liquid starch. I crochet many projects in crochet thread so I have used the starch to make an angel for my Xmas tree. I have many colors and I thought I would try making eggs this year. Thanks for an alternative to the liquid starch!

  23. I love this idea – Thanks for linking up with the Parenting Pin It Party x x

  24. This is a gorgeous idea for easy Easter decor!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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