Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs, 14 Fabulous Spring Projects {& Win a Target Giftcard!}

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Hello everyone! If you took our Spring house tour yesterday you probably noticed that I went a little hog wild with the Easter décor.  Well, what else is new.  I kinda get into holiday decorating.  Maybe you noticed that?  So anyhow… in honour of Easter crafting I whipped up a bunch of these adorable little yarn wrapped Easter eggs and I wanted to show you how quick and easy these are to make.

Cute and Quick Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs

 

To make these I used:

Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs Materials at The Happy Housie

Cotton Yarn (striped yarn that changes colors as well as solid) – I bought mine at Walmart
Styrofoam Eggs (from the dollar store)
Glue gun and glue
Scissors

The process is pretty straight forward though the wrapping takes a little getting used to.  Once you get the hang of it, it is pretty therapeutic really.  I was thinking of opening a clinic where one of the relaxation technique involves egg wrapping.  I think there is a market for it.

Start by adding some hot glue to the top and press the start of your yarn into it.

Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs step one at The Happy Housie

I did one little whirpool around and then let it set and dry for a few seconds before I kept wrapping and whirlpooling around…

Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs step two at The Happy Housie

Add more glue in three or four spots around the sides – only enough so that it doesn’t dry before you have time to wrap your yarn around.

Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs step 3 at The Happy Housie

Keep going until you get a little more then halfway down your egg. I then cut and glued my yarn to the egg and started again at the other end.  I found it too tricky to wrap down the egg all the way as it narrowed out again at the bottom (I couldn’t get the hang of it that way- it was quite a mess when I tried)…

Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs Step 6 at The Happy Housie

Keep going working your way back up until you meet the spot where you cut and glued the first part down.  Do your best to blend it in and keep the yarn laying smoothly (but remember, they will likely only be seen from “one side” so don’t worry too much about perfection…  I never do).

Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs step 8 at The Happy Housie

By some miracle of miracles most of them worked out so that the yarn colors even blended together where they met.  I have no idea how.  Providence, I suppose?

Done!

Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs finished at The Happy Housie

Now make about 75 more and you will have all the Easter décor you need.  Your kid’s might not be impressed because they aren’t edible…but at least they last from year to  year.  And Easter is late this year so your glue gun burns should have healed in time for the holiday.

Yarn Easter Eggs at The Happy Housie

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How to make Cute and Quick Yarn Wrapped Easter Eggs at The Happy Housie

Did you spot these on our mantel during our Spring house tour?

The Spring Home Tour Mantel tulips at The Happy Housie

I love the vintage little toolbox I stuffed them in… that is another thrift store find.

Spring Home Tour Mantel Easter Eggs in Toolbox at The Happy Housie

Spring Home Tour Mantel Easter Eggs at The Happy Housie

I shoved a few in our little mini canoe as well- that is a Target Find. 

Hey- guess what… at the end of the post there is a Giveaway going on for a Target Card! How fun!!

You can get your own mini-canoe to stuff Easter eggs in (and have lots of $$$ left over!).

Spring Home Tour Living Room 5 at The Happy Housie

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And once you have the yarn wrapped Easter eggs down pat… I have some other amazing Spring projects that you are going to want to check out.

The talent of these ladies seriously astounds me!

14 SPRING DECOR IDEAS

Oh, and here are some more details and the links to all those stunning Spring projects!!  I can’t wait to visit them myself:)

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The Turquoise Home | Tiny sidekick | The Blissful Bee

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Making Home Base | One Krieger Chick | Design, Dining and Diapers

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Just a Girl and her Blog | Designer Trapped in Lawyer’s Body

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The Happy Housie (you are here!!) | Place Of My Taste | Create Craft Love

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This Is Happiness | Homey Oh My | House by Hoff

So, do you decorate for holidays like Easter?  Or just Christmas?  What is your favourite thing to use to make Easter eggs?  Do you like to dye real eggs?  I haven’t tried that yet… maybe the boys and I will give ‘er a go this year.  I bet they would love it. Especially if they get to dye their fingers multi-coloured at the same time.

Thanks for reading. And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey!

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  1. Megan K says

    Love the seasonal section (and dollar spot).
    I am seriously crafty-challenged but really loved the way these eggs looked and each year try to add a couple of items to my decor that can be RE-used so I tried them. I am so proud of how they turned out-not quite as perfect as yours look, but still pretty enough to display proudly!

  2. Bonnie L. Croyl says

    I love all of the sections of Target! Especially the dollar section, the clearance section, and anything remotely to do with the home.

  3. says

    My favorite section at Target is the garden department. Of course it’s only part of the year…but the seasonal things are fun to check out there too.

    I’m truly smitten with your yarn covered eggs, Krista. Pinning!!
    And….I have that same tackle box. Mine was full of artists’ paints.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Project Inspire[d}!!

  4. PeggyAnn says

    I love your your home and Easter decor! I too love checking out Target’s dollar and clearance sections. Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!

  5. says

    You are so funny, lol:) I DID laugh out loud (re-your glue gun burns will have time to heal in time for the holiday:)
    These are so cute that I am pinning to try (sadly, maybe for next year though—my little girl turns 8 and I have her birthday party on Saturday). Have a great weekend. Thanks for the giggle:)

  6. says

    Oh how fun! I’ve got to do this with the kids, wonder if Elmer’s glue would hold up ok? Anyway they look super cute on your mantel. Wish me luck, I could definitely use the card for home goods/decor!

  7. says

    Could these eggs be any sweeter?! I love the idea and the colors you chose are perfection! So happy to be on the blog hop with you :)

    • Krista Aasen says

      Thank you Jill! They were super fun and easy to make… I’m thrilled to be in the giveaway and blog hop with you as well!!

  8. says

    Those are so pretty Krista!! I used to do the dyed eggs with my kids when they were little! Easter was a fun time back then with little ones! :) I don’t do a lot of decorating for Easter…I should change that!

    Nancy

    • Krista Aasen says

      Hi Nancy! I am such a sucker for pastels- our whole first house was pastel… so I think that might be why I have so much enthusiasm for Easter/Spring décor… plus it feels so fresh after a long wet winter!!

    • Krista Aasen says

      I hope so too Kendra, you never do know with those dollar stores! Sometimes they have it, sometimes they don’t. I think I overstocked but I guess I will have some for next year’s crafts too:) Thanks for coming by!!

    • Krista Aasen says

      Thank you! I love the home section too- I was so thrilled when Target came to Canada last year and a store went in about an hour away from here. I love it!

    • Krista Aasen says

      Hi Christy! I only dotted a thin line down the eggs and then wrapped… if it squeezed out a little I cut it off even with the yarn. They aren’t perfect but they are pretty cute overall, so I’m not too fussy about it!! lol:)

    • Krista Aasen says

      I LOVE that we have Target in Canada now – you too I bet!! Thanks Christine -they were a fun and quick Easter craft:)

  9. Cindy Trobaugh says

    P.S. The Yarn Wrapped Eggs are the Cutest! Trying out this with My 13 Year old Granddaughter Perfect for Her and I to do Together, Thanks a Million!

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