DIY Easter Egg Garland

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!)

Don’t you just adore Easter and all of the sunny decorations that come with it? 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 Easter wreath and my own Easter egg garland. Even the kids and hubby got into the act! Join me for even more Easter crafts and activities, too!

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DIY Easter Egg Garland | Mommy Evolution

DIY Easter Egg Garland | Mommy Evolution

DIY Easter Egg Garland

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 | Mommy 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.

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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.

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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 | Mommy Evolution

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  1. Oh, I really love these, and I think they would work at other times, not just Easter! Thanks for linking up to this weeks Parenting Pin it Party

    1. 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.

    1. 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 🙂

  2. Those are so cute. I wish I was creative like that!

    1. Actually, this craft wasn’t difficult at all… a bit messy but even my husband was in on the act. Let me know if you get inspired!

  3. Soo cute! Really great idea for a children’s party on easter. 🙂

  4. This is a cool little craft, thank you very much for posting. Have a sweet day!

  5. The colors are so beautiful! Nice lighting in your photographs by the way. I have the hardest time taking pictures inside!

    1. 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!

  6. YES! I love this! Great craft to do with the before and after school kids next week!!! The moms will love it 🙂

    1. 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.

  7. What a beautiful decoration! I love how simple and easy it is, but the results are magnificent!

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Just gorgeous! Thanks for linking up this lovely project with Tuesday Tutorials 🙂 #pintorials

    1. 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.

  9. These are so cute and seems simple enough to do with a toddler. Such a great idea!

    1. Thanks. Let me know if you do the activity and what you think! I always love hearing feedback.

    1. Yeah! So glad that you like them, Marie. Please let me know if you try making these. I always love to hear what people think 🙂

  10. 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!

  11. 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

    1. This was a crazy messy project but fun. I knew it was a good one when my husband got in on the act. Have fun!

  12. Love the colors of the String Eggs! Great project to involve a variety of ages. Thanks for sharing during the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop!

    1. The yarn eggs were a blast to make… and we’re so pleased how they turned out 🙂

  13. I actually have all the stuff to make these, and it looks so easy! Thanks for the great idea! I’m not so crafty. 🙂

    1. Jaime, if I can make them, trust me… anyone can make them. Be sure to drop me a note if you try out the project.

    1. 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?)

  14. What a cute garland – this is a great way to use up leftover yarn from various projects, too.

    1. 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 🙂

  15. Beautiful! Messy can be a lot of fun and offer great results 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by the Thoughful Spot Weekly blog hop!

  16. 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!

    1. Amy, Now I’m wondering if liquid starch would work, too. I bet it wouldn’t be as messy… but it worked for the kids 🙂

  17. 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!

  18. 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

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

    1. Easter weather is always unpredictable. I think that’s why I love to decorate for Easter. At least it feels like spring inside!

  21. 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!

    1. Thanks. The whole family enjoyed getting in on making the garland last year, including my husband and kindergartener!

  22. So cute! My kids would love to make these! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

  23. Great idea for an Easter kid craft! Thanks for linking up at #PureBlogLove Link Party! Hope to see you Thursday 8.p.m. EST at our next link up. I’m hosting at Can’t wait to see more of your ideas!

    1. Thanks. My kids had an absolute blast doing this project. And even my husband got in on the act!

  24. 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)

    1. It does work! (And trust me, there are too many Pinterest things floating around that don’t!)

  25. 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!

    1. Awww thanks! My entire family actually got into the mix of making these — including my husband! It just makes the house feel fresh and happy. I’m ready for SPRING!!!

      I linked up over at your party. 😀

    2. Jennifer, I am so glad that you came to Making Memories Mondays and shared these! 🙂

    3. I featured this Easter Egg Garland at this week’s Making Memories Mondays! 🙂 Hope to see you at the party!

      1. Thanks for the feature, Cathy! The whole family had a blast making these — even my husband got into the mix 😀

  26. This looks like a fun project to make with kids and I love the end result!

    1. 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.

  27. This is such a neat idea. I never would have thought to do this. Great job!

    1. Our whole family had fun making this garland — including my husband, if you can believe it!

  28. Thanks for linking up at #PureBlogLove Link Party. The party goes live every Thursday night at 8 p.m. EST. and runs through the week end. I’m hosting at I’d love to see more of your great ideas at our party!

  29. This looks so cute! Loving it! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

  30. This looks like a fun craft, & I love how they turned out. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂

    1. Thanks, Brittany. The whole family actually had fun making these… including my husband!

  31. 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

  32. What an adorable and simple to make Easter decoration idea. My kids would love making this! Sharing with my followers. Thanks for linking up with Inspire Me Monday. Have a great weekend!!

  33. How lovely! My daughter is starting to love arts and crafts, and the fact that this is kid friendly makes it all better. Thanks so much for sharing your idea with us on #shinebloghop. Glad you were able to join us this week 🙂

    1. Thanks! The whole had a blast making these (including my husband). And I loved pulling them out again this year and hanging them on the mantel. They just brighten up the room 🙂

  34. Wow, how fun and easy to make!!! This looks totally doable. The kids and I will have to try making these this week. #ShineBlogHop

  35. This garland is really cute! Thanks for linking up with our Merry Monday last week!

  36. Don’t you just love when such beautiful things are so easy to make? It’s genius.

  37. What a adorable Idea – this will be my plan for the next week – lovely

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