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Easy Easter Garland Made with Yarn Eggs

This simple Easter garland is the perfect holiday craft! Make the yarn eggs with Mod Podge and your favorite color of string. The kids will love helping too!

Skills Required: Beginner. These string Easter eggs are easy to make, even if you don’t have prior crafting skills. You might want to try a few first if you do this activity with a group, so that you can get the hang of it.

Easy Easter Garland Made with Yarn

Hi I’m Justine from Sew Country Chick with a fun, messy and easy Easter craft today. I had seen a string covered round light fixture made from a balloon and thought to myself, “If I only blow up the balloon a little, maybe it will look like an egg and I can make yarn covered Easter eggs!”

Always thinking practically, that’s me.

Well, my Easter garland experiment worked, and today I am sharing my Mod Podged yarn Easter egg tutorial with y’all here on Mod Podge Rocks. Would you like to get your hands dirty with some Mod Podge? And don’t your kids want to try a cool Easter craft? Of course you do!

supplies to make string Easter eggs

String Easter Eggs

Here is what you will need to make the yarn garland.

  • Mod Podge Matte
  • 12-inch balloons, 7 – 8
  • Multi-colored pastel yarn
  • Sponge paintbrush
yellow balloon covered with Mod Podge

Blow up your balloons until they are about 6 inches tall. Because you haven’t filled them, they will have a slight egg shape.

Cover the balloon with the Mod Podge using your sponge brush.

craft string around a balloon covered with Mod Podge

Use the yarn straight off the roll and tie a little bit to the balloon knot on top to anchor it. Wrap the yarn all around the balloon making any design you like.

When you feel you have wrapped it enough, cut the end of the string and wrap it under another piece.

At some point in wrapping your balloon it will probably look like a big mess and you will wonder what you got yourself into . . . but don’t worry, once it dries it looks pretty cool!

Now dip your sponge in the Mod Podge and generously dab it all over the string, making sure you cover it really well. Soak it.

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Let it dry for about 24 hours. It needs to be REALLY DRY when you pop the balloons or the yarn will lose its egg shape.

Now comes the fun part . . . pop the balloon with a pin and fish out the deflated mess carefully from your hollow yarn egg. And if you have a little helper, they will love doing this job!

string easter eggs garland

Weave some string though your garland and hang it up and enjoy! These string Easter eggs are such an easy holiday craft that translates to any time of year with different colors of yarn.

Yield: 1 garland

String Easter Eggs

Easy Easter Garland Made with Yarn

Learn to make an easy Easter egg garland using Mod Podge, yarn, and balloons.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Dry Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Materials

  • Mod Podge Matte
  • 12-inch balloons, 7 - 8
  • Multi-colored pastel yarn

Tools

  • Sponge paintbrush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Blow up your balloons until they are about 6 inches tall. Because you haven't filled them, they will have a slight egg shape.
  2. Cover the balloon with the Mod Podge using the sponge brush.
  3. Use the yarn straight off the roll and tie a little bit to the balloon knot on top to anchor it. Wrap the yarn all around the balloon, making any design you like.
  4. When you feel you have wrapped it enough, cut the end of the string and wrap it under another piece. It will look very messy - this is normal.
  5. Dip the sponge in the Mod Podge and generously dab it all over the string, making sure to cover it really well. Soak it.
  6. Let dry for about 24 hours. It needs to be REALLY DRY when you pop the balloons or the yarn will lose its egg shape.
  7. Pop each balloon using a pin. Remove the pieces from the egg.
  8. Tie each egg to a long piece of the yarn to make a garland. Hang.

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If you enjoyed this simple Easter idea, I’d love for you to check out these other projectcs:

Patri

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Could I maybe use a blow dryer to speed up drying? Need it to be less than 24hr if possible

Amy

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

It *should* work. I might spray the balloons with cooking spray though to make sure the release will still be easy. See if you have any problems wrapping the balloons with cooking spray on them. I just want to make sure that they come off the balloon to fully cure.

Laura

Monday 29th of March 2021

When you pop the balloon, is there a problem with the balloon latex sticking to the yarn? thanks!

Amy

Monday 29th of March 2021

Hi Laura! Sometimes yes, depending on the balloon. The way to combat it is with cooking spray or plastic wrap over the balloon.

Diane Richardson

Sunday 21st of March 2021

Just wondering if anyone tried spraying with spray adhesive after completed to allow them to be weather/rain resistant

Amy

Sunday 21st of March 2021

Hi Diane - you could definitely try a waterproof spray which would probably help if it were light rain or misting. If it's a heavy pour I'm not sure what would happen!

abby

Sunday 14th of March 2021

Would the kids washable mod podge (light green label) work as well?

Amy

Sunday 14th of March 2021

Hi Abby! It should work just fine!

Lauren

Thursday 11th of March 2021

Hello, quick question. I’ve never used mod podge so I’m a newbie. Would these be waterproof? Just wondering if they would survive outside if it were to rain. Thanks!

Lauren

Sunday 14th of March 2021

@Amy, thank you

Amy

Thursday 11th of March 2021

Hi Lauren! Unfortunately no they would ruin if they were left outside. Mod Podge isn't waterproof, though you can make it waterproof - but these are somewhat fragile when exposed to water.

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