I’ve been on the hunt for a simple Easter decoration for my kitchen table using only Dollar Tree supplies, of course… and I found the most EGGcellent idea! These adorable DIY yarn and twine Easter eggs took me less than an hour to make. You can use yarn or twine, or combine the two like I did depending on your style. I placed these wrapped eggs in the center of a small wreath I already had at home, and voila… three little eggs sitting inside a nest! Be ready to get your hands a little messy with Mod Podge® and follow my easy steps below to create your own Easter egg décor.
Easter Egg Essentials:
- 9-ft. Yarn
- Foam Paint Brush
- Latex Balloons
- Mod Podge® (My go-to Dollar Tree craft supply!)
- Napkins or Paper Plates
How to Wrap Them Up:
- Blow up three or more latex balloons just enough, making them slightly bigger than the size of real eggs. I chose to keep my eggs small because bigger eggs = more yarn and twine, but you can definitely make them larger if you want!
- Take a foam paint brush and paint Mod Podge® all over the balloon. My motto here is the more, the better so that your yarn really sticks all over the balloon.
- Next is the fun part! Start wrapping your yarn around the balloon, and don’t be afraid to get your hands messy. Also, don’t worry about following any particular pattern here… just wrap until you’ve covered most of the balloon. This picture shows what one spool of 9-ft. yarn will cover.
Cat Lover Warning: Kitties love string, so if you have a cat, be sure to factor in some playtime at this step!
- I wanted my eggs a little more covered, so I wrapped twine on top of the yarn.
- After I finished wrapping, I added one last coat of Mod Podge® all over for extra hold.
- Repeat steps 3-5 for each egg and place them on napkins or paper plates to dry for at least one hour.
- Once the yarn and twine feels completely dry and stiff, use scissors to cut a hole near the balloon knot and pull the balloon out through that hole. This leaves you with your finished eggs!
- I placed them in the center of a small wreath to complete the look, but you could also display them inside an Easter basket or decorative bowl on top of paper shreds or grass.
Want more ideas as fun as this one? Be sure to hop on over to some of the other Easter craft ideas!