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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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Comments

    • says

      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.

    • says

      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 :-)

    • says

      Thanks — my 5yo and 7yo actually picked out the colors. I took them to the clearance yarn section and told them to choose from there. Ha!

    • says

      Have loads of fun making the eggs… they are messy but fun! And they turned out so beautifully. Honestly, I wasn’t sure how they would turn out.

    • says

      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.

  1. says

    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!

  2. Sandra VanHoey says

    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

    • says

      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?)

    • says

      Kimberlee, I can’t tell you how many people have commented that they have a stash of yarn just waiting for something like this. Hope you have fun :-)

  3. Amy Adams says

    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!

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    Happy WW and thank you for linking up and sharing with the OMHG WW link up! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

  6. says

    So very cute and clever! Such happy colors!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something To Talm About link party each week, Monday- Thursday!
    Have a great day!
    Karen

  7. says

    I hear you on the weather, I’m just a couple of hours East from Chicagoland, your neighbor State. Aren’t you sick of the cold? Although, spring is showing some signs, Easter weather is still unpredictable. Loving those cute colorful eggs! Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things. Can’t wait to see what you’ll share next week!

  8. 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!

  9. 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)

  10. 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!
    Cathy

    • 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.

  11. Cydnee/Tampa Cake Girl says

    What a great project! Thank you for joining us at purebloglove. We enjoy having you every Thursday night at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydner

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