Easter Egg Wreath

Easter Egg Wreath | A simple and easy diy!
Easter Egg Wreath | www.wineandglue.com | A simple and easy diy!


{My computer went to the great beyond this week (jerk), so my kind and patient husband, who also happens to know a ton about computers, copied all my important stuff (like insanely vital fonts that I nearly had a panic attack over losing …. oh yeah, and pictures of the kids ….) on to his Mac so that I could continue to blog.  This will likely be the most disjointed blog post ever, as I try to navigate my way through editing photos, finding photos, and what not on a Mac.  I hate learning new things.}

Spring is in the air!  In such a major way where we live.  In fact, last week I was questioning if we skipped spring all together and went straight to summer.  And just to show you how wonderfully spring it is, look at Elliot’s tree!

Aren’t it’s blooms amazing?

I love spring.

Anyway, since I saw this idea way back in like January, I wanted to use it to make an Easter egg wreath.  There are tons of people out there trying their hand at this, but my absolute favorite is found here.  More recently, Alissa, at Crafty Endeavor did this post about making an Easter Egg Garland.  Alissa is smart, and she made this project about a million times easier for me.

So first, you need a lot of embroidery floss in lovely pastel Eastery colors.  I went with 20.  That seemed like the perfect number for a wreath . . . right?

Next, you need to make your starchy bath.  I bought Sta-Flo liquid starch.  It would have been really helpful to take a picture of the bottle so that you know what you’re looking for . . . sigh.  According to Alissa, you need 1/2 a cup of flour and 1 cup Sta-Flo.  This is one of Alissa’s helpful tips: don’t just throw the embroidery floss in, wrap it in nicely in loops, or it will become really knotty.  I followed her method, and it worked like a charm.

Now, take a water balloon.  (I did mention to buy some water balloons, right?)  First, before we start man handling the water balloon, let me say this:  This was the hardest part of the project!!  No, not wrapping the starchy liquidy goopy floss around the balloon …. but actually blowing up the miniature annoying little thing!  You’d think that I’m a two pack a day smoker!  (I’m not.)  For the life of me, I could not do it.  I even attempted to blow them up with an electric pump that we use to fill an air mattress, and even that didn’t work!!  You should have seen the look on Gavin’s face.  He actually offered to blow them up for me, because he was certain I was doing something wrong.  Something that he, a four year old, would surely be able to figure out.  I must say that I’m more than a little ashamed with the small joy I took in seeing that he couldn’t blow them up either.  Okay.  I eventually got them blown up, but I could only blow up about three at a time.  You’d think with all the talking I do, I’d have better lung capacity.

Blow up some water balloons.  Get ones that cost more than 50 cents.

Now, as you are wrapping the embroidery floss around the balloon, use your fingers to pull off the excess liquid.  Make it go through two tightly pinched fingers before it makes its way on to the balloon.  This is another good tip from Alissa.  It shouldn’t be a goopy mess when you are done, or it will be harder to keep it in that nice lovely egg shape in the end.

It’s good to know that one skein will cover one water balloon.  Thanks Alissa!  I set mine on wax paper to dry, and I let them go over night, turning them over after several hours so the other side could dry.

Speaking of wax paper, I got goop everywhere.  So I would recommend doing the stringing over wax paper too.

When I had all twenty done, I started popping balloons.  I must say, there was something very satisfying about the popping part of this project.  This is where it’s very important that the embroidery floss is completely dry, and that you didn’t put too much goop on.  I would also suggest pushing in on the balloon a little before you pop it so that it somewhat separates from the yarn.  Like Alissa, I had some little bits of starch left that I got off with a toothpick.

After I got all 20, I turned a bowl upside down, and lined up the eggs into the wreathy pattern that I wanted.  Then I just hot glued them all together.  I would take an egg or two out of the circle at a time, pop on some hot glue and then put it back in.  (Photos of this process would have been helpful . . . huh?)  When I was done, I added hot glue to each spot that the eggs touched.  Word to the wise (look away, Nathan), don’t do this on carpet, unless you think that little dabs of hot glue would make a nice accessory to your living room floor.  Maybe newspaper?  Maybe.

Here is the wreath up close in all it’s imperfect beauty.  You can kind of get what I mean about the hot glue.

And here it is hanging up.

Easter Egg Wreath | www.wineandglue.com | A simple and easy diy!

And just because I can’t get enough of her cute face, here is Quinn squealing in the delight of playing outside mid-March.

Your wreath shopping list:
20 skeins of embroidery floss (I ended up using 19) – they were $0.35 each at Michaels and I used a 20% off of everything coupon because I’m thrifty like that
Sta-Flo – about $2.50
Water Balloons – about $0.50 if you have good lung capacity
Other things you hopefully have:
Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
Wax Paper
Plastic Bowl
Ribbon for hanging
So if you’re keeping track, I did it for under $10.  Not bad for a fancy looking wreath.
 Other Easter goodies:
Easter Egg Wreath | A simple and easy diy!


  1. says

    This is so incredibly wonderful! I have seen this technique before, but never with water balloons as Easter eggs. I am now becoming a follower. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

    • Anonymous says

      I just love it. Looking for the balloons I know I have in my craft cave and then I can start to make the wreath!

    • says

      I’m not sure if it can be done with glue or not . . . I think it is definitely worth a try. If that doesn’t work, do you have anything else in the laundry section that is used for starching clothes?

    • Brenda Shortthu says

      I am going to try Elaines Tacky glue or Elmers with a little water. Have used these products with similar crafts with good results.

      • Ann Mecanko says

        That is the way I did it years ago. Works great.
        I did the large balloon and after it dried I cut an oval opening in the front and filled it with grass, bunnies etc.etc. In this case you have to make sure the bottom is flat. Can still decorate it at the opening with flowers etc.

      • chris says

        I did try it with glue. I used a heavy twine and it did not work. The whole thing just fell apart. Not sure if i was the glue or the heavy string. I was making Christmas balls with glitter on them. when i popped the balloon the ball collapsed into itself. It was a watered down white glue.

  2. says

    Has anyone tried this using a white glue & water solution? I use this to “starch” crocheted snow flakes. May not be as messy as the flower. Just a thought. I’m going to give it a try. Love the wreath!

  3. Anonymous says

    So pretty, can’t wait to give it a try. Was wanting something “springy” looking and your daughter is beautiful!

    LeaNecia M.

  4. says

    Too cute!!! Suggestion for the hot gluing issue. Purchase one of those $1 table clothes from the dollar store and use it when hot gluing. Inexpensive, multiple uses, can be folded/unfolded to cover a variety of coverage areas.

    • says

      Wait. The carpet isn’t the best place to do crafting that involves hot glue?? 🙂 Yeah . . . not one of my smartest moments. The table cloth is a great idea! Thanks for the suggestion!!

    • says

      Unfortunately, I don’t :/ I think that if it were in the open, but covered by a porch over-hang, it would be okay. But I don’t think it would survive a lot of direct contact with weather.

      • Kandace says

        I think the sun will heat up the hot glue and it will fall apart. Might want to us string to tie them together after glueing it. I made a flipflop wreathe one and the hot glue melted in the sun and my flipflops were on the ground.

  5. Carolyn says

    I used my yoga ball pump to blow up the balloons. It made blowing up the balloons super easy, so the hardest part was tying off the teeny balloons.

  6. says

    Fill the balloons with water first, makes blowing them up a breeze. Mine were super easy to tie… maybe because I took her advice and spent more than 50cents on the pack.

  7. says

    I just made this Egg Wreath and it turned out beautiful, I just love it. Thanks for the idea, very Eastery!!!!! Blowing up my balloons was pretty easy just stretch them a few times and blow them up! I will probably be making another one to give to my Mom.

  8. Linda Parker says


    A couple of weeks ago I saw a wreath similar to yours in a magazine when I was at the drs. office. It used STIFFY for glue and it was just one row with a big bow. I couldn’t find the magazine so started to search the web and came across yours. Where did you get this idea? I am in the process of making the wreath but I would love to know magazine I saw it in and wondered if that is where you saw it. Very cute!

    Thank you,


    • says

      Linda, I never saw the magazine 🙂 This post is actually from two years ago, and just came from the depths of my brain 🙂 I got help making the eggs from the blog I reference in the post.

  9. Jessie says

    Hi Lisa,

    I tried using white glue but it didn’t work. The starch+flour method didn’t work too. Any ideas what went wrong?

  10. Jessie says

    This was a great project to do with my granddaughter. I will always think of her, when I look at our wreath . Thank you

  11. carol says

    Can I use regular YARN? ONLY because I have alot of it and want to use it up

    • says

      Hi Carol! I can’t speak to how yarn would work since I’ve only used the embroidery thread. I would suspect that yarn would work, but I would really make sure that you use your fingers to wipe off any excess liquid, and it will probably need more drying time.

  12. Rhonda K from Ma. says

    I couldnt blow those things up for the life of me! I used an air compressor carefully! It worked perfectly!

  13. Amber says

    What is the best way to wrap around the balloon? I did a couple last night as test Ines and tthere is a hole at the bottom 🙁

  14. Claire says

    So I am a couple years behind on finding this, but I LOVE this wreath idea. My husband and I are in our first house and it’s become my mission to make cute wreaths for all the different holidays…and I just found Easter! 🙂 Quick question, how fragile is this? I want to make a wreath I can use over and over again and I wasn’t sure if this would be too fragile. Thoughts?

  15. Elizabeth says

    I am currently working on these know!! It is very fun and creative. I am using Elmer’s glue, is that ok?

    • says

      Anna, I know that some people have had trouble with this, but honestly mine worked fine. I think that the biggest thing is to make sure that the string is absolutely dry. You need to flip the eggs at some point in the process so that the bottom can dry too.

  16. Meg says

    What a great idea!! My wreath turned out beautiful but I hung it on the outside of my door & it started to sag due to the humidity, luckily only one egg got destroyed, I was able to fix it. I will keep the wreath inside & store it somewhere cool.

    • Owly says

      I’ve used modge pod for several projects and it worked fine but like she said you have to run through fingers to get excess off and plenty of time to completely dry before using.

  17. Terri says

    Going to make this and then do as a project for the girls at school, they will love it!
    Just thinking that when you get it all wrapped, leave a long piece of thread and then you could just hang them to dry, eliminating having to keep turning them and maybe dry easier???

    • says

      Ooo, possibly Terri! For me it was easier to just flip them then find a place in my house to hang them. But if you have some place easy to do it that would definitely make the drying easier!

  18. says

    I love your Easter egg wreath, making my list and buying everything to make me one snd one for my daughter.I think she will love it on her door as well.Thank you for sharing.

  19. Jan says

    I have made these using 1 large balloon, crochet thread and the Liquid Starch found in the laundry section of grocery stores. I wound crochet thread around the balloon, then poured the liquid starch into a 9×13 cake pan, placed balloon on top of a mason jar ring to dry..This will vary in time due to humidity in ones area. Once good and dry I cut an oval shape on the egg, add Easter grass and add candy. I store in a box and place on shelf of closet, cool and dry for use following year. I have never tried adding flour to starch,,,

  20. Karen Williams says

    You can use a simple syrup instead of glue or Staflo. Wrap the floss and paint it with a brush. I used to make Easter baskets for friends with that solution.

  21. J. Hawbaker says

    Homemade liquid starch
    Put the cornstarch in the sauce pan and first whisk in about ¼ cup of the water to make an even slurry, then whisk in the remaining water.
    Place the pan over medium heat and whisk constantly. …
    The starch will thicken as it cools. …
    Refrigerate the starch when not in use to prevent spoilage.

    • Lee says

      By looking at the photo of the thread she used it looks like the cotton thread. I am an avid cross stitcher and this is the thread I use…..it is also called embrodiery floss ?

  22. Ashley says

    My momma and I made these!!! Turned out adorable!!!! A little helpful TIP: after we popped the balloon and took it out we got a tooth brush and rubbed off all the extra dried starch around the egg, and it also brings back the color of the string and makes it brighter again!!!!!

  23. Robin Phillips says

    Is this mixture of the starch and flower good for more than one day? I’m having trouble getting the string out of the mixture it wants to knot up I’m doing it like you said to do but I take a paintbrush and have to push it down in the mixture, is it too thick? I’ll only have one hand that works could that be the problem…. Can you give me any pointers or suggestions please?

    • says

      Hi Robin! I’m sorry you’re struggling with it! I used it the first day, but I can’t think of a reason why it wouldn’t be fine the next day. It’s definitely a messy project, so you will probably need to get your hands in there to gently push the string down and then pull it out and pull the excess liquid off.

  24. Lynne says

    I made eggs much like this many years ago. I used white glue instead of starch and flour. I used the eggs to fill baskets to use as centrepieces for Easter. Still have a few of them of them left.

  25. Caroline says

    Hello Lisa!
    I just tried this project with my 5 year old, 4 year old and 3 1/2 year old. Note, the 4 year old is mine, I take care of the other two during the day! 🙂 Anyways the girls loved making them, even though they look weird, but it’s the process not the product that matters when little ones are doing crafty things. 🙂 Also I just discovered your blog and read your “about me” page and you sound like such an amazing fun mom. Looking forward to reading your blog and following you on pinterest!

  26. Vicki says

    Lisa, I love “Elliott’S Tree.” What kind of tree is it? I would love to have one in my yard…
    Please e-mail me.
    Thanks so much…

  27. says

    Lisa…I just made the eggs for the Easter egg wreath, but didn’t read the part where you must use water ballons. I used regular small ballons and now I have really big eggs and am trying to make a decent size wreath with them. Where can I find water ballons? I made 20 eggs so now since they are quite large, I have enough eggs for two wreaths.

  28. heather says

    i made them with 1 skein for each egg and they fell apart. when i used 2 skeins they held together nicely and were not so delicate. I also used watered down glue to make them a little stronger than starch.

  29. LeeAnn says

    Hi Lisa
    Just wondering if ou could tell me the approx. size of your finished eggs. I bought water balloons ( not .50 ones ?) and when I blow them up they seem really big to me. The ones I got were from Walmart in the party section and were .97.

  30. Zsófi says

    I love the wreath! absolutely great 🙂 one thing that called my attention, is when you mention to remove the excess of liquid with your fingers. I made a yarn ball lamp myself, and I found a method on internet, that was foolproof.
    You cut off the bottom of a juice or milk carton, pinch a hole on two opposite sides, drive the thread through, pour in the starchy liquid and just pull the string. You need to secure the container, but other than that, is totally mess-free, no tangling whatsoever. I loved it! I hope you don’t mind the hint 🙂

  31. says

    I wonder why people don’t read all the previous comments before replying. I feel compassion for you and your frustration as you repeat the same information over and over, and your responses are always gracious and appreciative. I enjoy reading the others’ comments and usually learn from them. Thank you for this great, timely craft which (I plan to do w/6, 7, &9yrs. old granddaughter& her 2 friends this weekend.


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