Monday, April 18, 2011

Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs

I know I know. Where's the mod podge tutorial!? Have you ever had an idea or a desire to do something so strongly that you couldn't focus on anything else until it came to fruition? That's what these yarn wrapped eggs are for me. Hold tight, that tutorial IS coming :)

I love yarn. I love how versatile it is. I especially love when the local craft store has it on sale. The idea for these eggs started with these cute little Easter trees that I came across at Target the other day. They were so cute that I had to scoop the remaining four up and bring them home with me. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I had a pack of plastic eggs leftover from Parker's Easter basket (yes, I'm one of those people who already had her son's basket prepared and tucked away weeks before Easter) that I wanted to hang from the branches of the trees. Unfortunately the vision in my head and the reality didn't exactly match up. I had some pretty, bright, very Spring-like yarn that I picked up at Michael's earlier that day, so I decided to wrap it around my plastic eggs. What a difference it made! I adore the way the eggs look now! I even pulled out some of my buttons and glued them on a couple of them.

Cute huh?

I will say this now, while this is an easy project, it is time consuming. It's something you will want to start when the kids are napping or in bed for the night. That's the main reason why I only made four eggs ;) It always comes down to me being lazy!

You will need:

Plastic eggs (I used small ones)
Hot glue gun and sticks
Ribbon (for hanging your eggs)
Trees (or whatever you want to hang your eggs on)

The first thing you will want to do is place a dab of hot glue onto the top point of your egg and then put your ribbon on top. Then tie the ribbon in a knot. This will serve as the hanging piece of your egg:

Next, take the end of your yarn and glue it in the center of the top of the egg like so:

Bring the yarn down and glue it to the bottom of the egg:

Bring the yarn back to the top of the egg and start wrapping it around it like so:

Continue wrapping and gluing your yarn around the egg until you have completely covered the egg. It will look something like this:

You can either leave it as it is or you can embellish it a little. I felt it was a little too plain so I added a few button "polka dots".

I followed the same process for my second egg:

My third and fourth eggs started the same way as the previous two, but I wrapped them differently. Instead of going around the eggs with the yarn, I went up and down with it:

This is what one of the last two eggs looks like:

And the finished product!

I love it!

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  1. You are so creative! I love these!

  2. Super cute idea! I'm stealing this for next year when I'll hopefully have the energy to decorate for Easter! :)

  3. I am just now reading your blog and LOVE this project! How freaking cute! You could adjust this for almost any holiday! You're so crafty Andi! xoxo

  4. Thanks Megs! I was thinking the same thing! I've got ideas for a Halloween tree already LOL.