Braided, Yarn-Wrapped Easter Eggs

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So I’ve got my yarn out and I figure I might as well use it!  I came up with these Braided Easter Eggs.  I braided yarn and then wrapped the Easter eggs in the braided yarn.  So cute!

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I didn’t have any Styrofoam eggs on hand so I just used plastic ones – they’re cheaper and work great!  It doesn’t really matter what color they are because they will be completely covered with the braided yarn.

 

Cut 3 or 6 pieces of yarn equal lengths.  I cut mine to about 7-8 ft and used about 6 ft of braided yarn for each egg.   Using two strands of each color, braid the yarn.  Every few seconds you will need to detangle the yarn or you will have a mess at the end.  Trust me on this.

Once you have about 6 ft of braid you are ready to glue.

Starting at the end of the egg, glue the end of the braid using a nice amount of hot glue.

Continue working your way around the egg.

Gluing and braiding until you reach the other end of the egg.

Trim off the excess and make sure all strands are glued onto the egg.

 The eggs don’t take long at all to make and are so cute!  Tons of texture and interest!

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Comments

  1. What a cute idea! Nice.

  2. How beautiful!!

  3. These are really cute!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

  4. Trish these are very cute! Great for the kiddies to help also. I just wanted to let you know I love reading your blog and participating in your linky every Thursday (even though I don’t say so enough). So I have awarded you The Versatile Blogger Award, check it out if you like

    http://michellescraft.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/versatile-blogger-award-and-sneak-peek.html

  5. These are adorable, such a great idea!

  6. So cute! I love them. I hope you will link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

  7. Very nice idea…love how they turned out!

  8. These are so cute, and the color combos are endless. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Trish this is such a cute and clever idea! I can’t wait to try this with my daughter :) I’d love for you to share some of your ideas at Mix it up Monday:

    http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday_18.html

    I hope to see you soon!

  10. These are so cute and look super simple! I may try this with my kiddoes. Thanks! :)

  11. Super cute..I think I may try this with plain white. Will go great with the decoration in my booth! Thanks for sharing.
    Francine
    http://skyblupinkcreations.blogspot.com/

  12. So cute and so easy! This is one that I’ll be doing! Thanks for sharing and I found you from Tatertots and Jello!! New follower :-) Your ideas are great and I could ALWAYS use a mom timeout!

    jill

  13. Awesome idea! These are adorable.

  14. LOVE this!! SO beautiful!! Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin’ party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/03/turquoise-lovin-30.html

  15. so easy and cute!

  16. Very cute! This would be a fun craft for an older child to do. They also would be fun done in school colors!

    I found your post through Tutorial Tuesday.

  17. What I like about this project is that it is something I can do with the kids. Thank you for the inspiration.

    I hope you can stop by and share at the It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising.

    Erika

  18. These eggs are neat too. Do you have to use a special type of glue or do you think elmers school glue will work?

  19. Love the look of the braided Easter eggs. I’m surprised I haven’t seen this technique before. Thanks for sharing.

  20. These eggs are very pretty, don’t know how you ever got all that yarn braided!

  21. These came out beautiful. I can’t believe you braided all of it and then just wrapped it around. So clever! Thanks for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  22. These are so cute and clever! Thanks for sharing them with us! I’ll be featuring them for my Spring Roundup tomorrow- hope you’ll stop by and check it out!

    Valerie- http://www.occasionallycrafty.blogspot.com

  23. Thanks for linking to Things Ive Done Thursday! Featured these on facebook!https://www.facebook.com/bearrabbitbear

  24. These colors are absolutely beautiful! Braiding them was so smart! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  25. I love these!!! I love that you braided them, super cute!! I’m going to feature you on Sunday!

  26. Super cute idea! Love it-great job :)

  27. Love these! Braiding was a great idea – haven’t seen that one yet. :)
    I’m having a “Yarn” series on my blog now and have a link party I’d love for you to check out!
    Yarn it all! Link Party

  28. Heather H. says:

    These would make cute Easter shakers for kids if you put dry rice, popcorn, or dry beans in the eggs and glue the egg together for safety before you wrap them

  29. What a great way to use up those little bits and bobs of yarn in your stash! Great idea!

  30. I am glad I saw this at A Glimpse Inside. I had the eggs. I had the yarn. I wasn’t sure where I was going to go from there. Now I know! Thanks for sharing.

  31. These eggs are so cute! I’d love for you to come link up to our party, An Oldie but a Goodie where we like to show off all of our old projects. http://www.cutesycrafts.com/2013/03/an-oldie-but-goodie-10.html – Jessica

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