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Colorful Yarn-Wrapped Easter Egg Wreath for Spring

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This DIY Spring Easter egg wreath was so inexpensive and relatively easy to make! Just yarn-wrapped plastic Easter eggs, some faux grass, and lots of hot glue!

Now it’s the perfect colorful addition on our front door to welcome spring!

Easter Egg Wreath for Spring

 

My {P}inspiration: A few years ago while perusing Pinterest, I spotted this gorgeous yarn egg wreath by The Sweet Survival and knew I wanted to make one for our home!

I decided to change things up a tad bit, however, by using five colors of yarn instead of four (I added purple in there with the blue, pink, green, and yellow), and also added some blades of grass as well to give it some extra texture and dimension, and a sparkly pink butterfly, compliments of my grandma.

NOTE: Oh, I started this wreath three years ago and finished it a year later, so this was completed loooong before the thought of this blog ever crossed my mind.

I therefore don’t have step-by-step photos for this tutorial….sorry! I’ll do my best to describe the process in detail though, and there’s lots of photos of the finished wreath.

Plus, it’s not exactly rocket science. :)

 

Colorful Yarn-Wrapped Easter Egg Wreath for Spring

Easter Egg Wreath Supplies

  • 12-inch styrofoam wreath form
  • LOTS of plastic Easter eggs (about 31 regular and 22 large)
  • Different colors of yarn (I used five)
  • Floral grass
  • Butterfly clip
  • Hot glue/gun and scissors
  • Ribbon for hanging



 

A Friendly Warning Before We Begin…

Now before I get into the full details, let me just warn you that this project is not for the faint of heart.

This project is easy, but it sure ain’t quick.

I’d made a yarn-wrapped wreath for my son’s nursery door, so I started this thinking I’d knock it out in one, maybe two weekends, tops.

Little Boy Nursery Wreath

Yeah….NO.

This yarn wrapping is no joke and takes a significant amount of time, plus there’s more surface area to cover on the wreath form than one might think. Don’t let it fool you.

Now, that being said, I love the way it turned out!

Would I make another one of these beauties?? Probably not for anything short of a million dollars (only slightly kidding). However, I am very pleased with the end result, so the self-abuse was worth it in the end. ;)

 

Making the Yarn-Wrapped Easter Egg Wreath

Here’s the quick run-down:

  1. Dab hot glue
  2. Wrap
  3. Dab hot glue
  4. Wrap
  5. Dab hot glue
  6. Attach wrapped eggs to wreath form

That’s it.

Now for the more detailed step-by-step:

I first grabbed several bags of the regular-sized plastic Easter eggs as well as several of the jumbo, large-sized ones. I also picked up my five skeins of cheap yarn and a 12-inch styrofoam wreath form.

Now that my supplies were acquired, I fired up my hot glue gun, picked up a plastic egg, and started wrapping the yarn…and wrapping and wrapping and wrapping.

I used two different wrapping methods:

  1. One was very orderly with the yarn spiraling up around the egg in perfect rows
  2. The other was crazy and haphazard, covering the egg almost like a bird’s nest

The wrapping of the yarn itself isn’t the rough part. The problem is these plastic eggs are quite slick and well, egg-shaped, so I needed a lot of hot glue dabs to secure the yarn in place. This was especially the case for the orderly, yarn-spiraled eggs.

Tip I’ve since learned from a suggestion about my yarn-ball ornament: scuff up the eggs with a little sandpaper or nail file first so the eggs aren’t super slippery. Simple but genius!

I worked in small sections to cover the wreath form with the yarn-wrapped eggs.

Several eggs were covered in their various colors of yarn, then glued to the wreath form a few at a time, much like I do when I make my ornament wreaths.

Once the entire wreath form was covered in yarn-wrapped eggs, I glued strands of fake grass into some of the gaps to add some fun texture.

 

The Completed Spring Easter Egg Wreath!

After adding a strand of yellow ribbon for hanging, my Easter egg wreath was finally complete!

My grandmother gave me a little pink butterfly clip on my Easter basket last year (yes, I’m almost 30 and she still gives me an Easter basket), so I decided to add it on here instead of a bow.

I think it looks quite springy, indeed!

Easter Egg Wreath for Spring

Colorful Yarn-Wrapped Easter Egg Wreath for Spring

Easter Egg Wreath for Spring

 

Like I said, this was a doozy of a project, but I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out! It’s so colorful and cheery, and definitely pulls our home out of the dreary winter blues.

It will be quite a while, however, before I undertake another yarn-wrapping project… ;)

Colorful Yarn-Wrapped Easter Egg Wreath for Spring

 

Yarn-Wrapping Update!

All this yarn-wrapping didn’t scare me for too long, because I’ve since shared two methods for creating a yarn ball ornament for any knitter or crocheter in your life!

How to Make a Yarn Ball Ornament: Two Methods! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

If You Enjoyed This…

You can check out my Project Gallery to see all the wreaths I’ve made, FREE printables & cut files, tutorials, as well as a whole bunch of my other creations, like these fun Spring & Easter projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Mary Ellen Mandeville

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

Christine, I like this Easter wreath so very much. I might like to try my hand at making one just like this to save for next Easter. I like your website a lot and all of your projects are absolutely amazing.

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So sweet and pretty! Pinned to my Easter board!

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