DIY Yarn Wrapped Plastic Eggs for Spring and Easter
It's almost Easter and time for Easter crafting. I love a good recycling craft. Do you have plastic eggs? I do. Let's do something with them!
In honor of Easter crafting, yarn-wrapped eggs came to mind. With those old plastic eggs and yarn, I was able to whip up a bunch of adorable little yarn-wrapped Easter eggs quickly. Our tutorial today is on how to make them.
No plastic eggs? Dollar Tree has everything you need to create DIY yarn-wrapped eggs - plastic eggs, yarn, double-sided tape and embellishments. Making this a very affordable craft!
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But now let me show you a fun way to decorate plain plastic eggs by upcycling them into a pretty spring or Easter decoration using up yarn leftovers too! It's quick and easy.
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how to make yarn-wrapped eggs
If you're anything like me you have dozens of cheap plastic Easter eggs that have accumulated over the years. Wanting to make these plain, ugly eggs into something special and having leftover yarns from various projects, yarn wrapping eggs were a WIN, WIN.
The secret to making these wrapped eggs is the use of double-sided tape. No messy craft or hot glue. The kids can even help you with this project!
supplies needed to make yarn wrapped easter eggs:
INSTRUCTIONS for making yarn-wrapped eggs:
Grab a plastic egg, some yarn and let's get started.
STEP 1: Preparing the plastic eggs
Before you begin this project, check the plastic egg to see if it has a tab. If it does cut the tab off with a scissor.
Then close the egg and add some double sided tape along the center so that the egg won't accidentally open as you wrap the yarn around it.
STEP 2: Apply double sided tape
Next, apply small pieces of double sided tape to the outside of the egg.
If you have a small egg you can apply the tape to the top half of the egg. For larger eggs, you may want to only apply the double-sided tape to part of the top and apply more as you go along. Don't stress if the tape is not completely flat on the egg. It will look fine after the yarn is wrapped and not be noticeable.
STEP 3: time to wrap
Take the yarn you wish to use; start at the top of the egg and with the end of the yarn press it down into the sticky tape. Try to get it as close to the center top as possible.
Begin to turn the egg and coil the yarn in a spiral.
Continue to spiral the yarn around and around the egg; try to keep your wraps as close together as possible to avoid gaps. Gently press the yarn down as it is being wrapped around the egg.
Continue adding small pieces of tape, as needed, and wrapping the yarn until the entire egg has been covered with yarn. When you get to the bottom of the egg, cut the yarn and tuck the end of the yarn into the sticky tape.
Some tips when yarn wrapping a plastic egg:
- As you wrap the egg, make sure to press the yarn into the sticky tape
- Keep your yarn wraps close together to prevent gaps
- Use a colored egg that is a similar color to the yarn - that way if there are any gaps they won't be as visible
The yarn-wrapped plastic egg is completed. The egg can be used plain or embellished.
STEP 5: decorate the yarn-wrapped egg
Do you have leftover lace, ribbon, rickrack cording or buttons from other craft projects? With these simple leftover craft supplies and a bit of imagination, turn the yarn egg into something special.
To attach the embellishments to the egg use either fabric glue or a hot glue gun. If children are helping with this project, I recommend using fabric glue.
To attach the decoration to the egg, apply a dab or bit of glue where it will be placed. Then attach the decoration element.
The embellishment can be as simple or as fancy as you want. Here is how my eggs ended up.
This craft is very addictive! You'll want to make more than one.
These pretty yarn-wrapped eggs are the perfect Easter decorations. To display, use as a cute addition to a basket, put in a bowl as a centerpiece on a table or add a hanger for garland.
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