These colorful DIY Spring Decor String Easter Eggs can be used as a table centerpiece, placed on bookshelves individually or they can be strung as a garland.
Here is a fresh DIY spring decor idea just in time for Easter! Make some string Easter Eggs that can be used as a centerpiece or as a garland.
Hey there Kenarry readers! It’s Trish from By Trish Sutton. I’m excited to be back over here at Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® to share a versatile spring project.
And be sure to check out this paper Easter egg garland for another fun and simple decoration idea!
DIY Spring Decor: String Easter Eggs
These colorful String Easter Eggs can be used as a table centerpiece, placed on bookshelves individually or they can be strung as festive garland to welcome spring and Easter visitors into your home.
How To Make String Easter Eggs
Here’s the complete tutorial, it’s easier than it sounds.
- Water Balloons (or Dart Balloons)
- Embroidery Floss (string or yarn)
- 1 Cup Liquid Starch
- 1/2 Cup Flour
Other tools You’ll need
- Medium Size Bowl and Whisk
- Small Manual Air Pump
- Push Pin or Safety Pin
Time needed: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Just follow these steps to make your very own string Easter eggs.
- Mix liquid starch and flour
To begin, add the liquid starch and flour to a bowl and whisk until the mixture is lump-free.
- Soak the strings
Select the color of the string and place it in the bowl. It is best to gently layer the string to avoid any tangles or knots.
- Wrap the wet strings around balloons
Next, blow up (or pump-up) balloons to your desired size then wrap the wet string around each balloon, beginning near the opening of the balloon.
Continue to wrap the string around the balloon until the desired look of your String Easter Egg is achieved. I used about half a skein of embroidery floss for each egg. If desired, wrap the second color of string around your balloon egg.
- Hang the balloons to dry
After you finish wrapping string around your balloon eggs, hang them to dry. It is best to hang them outside or over a drop cloth as they may drip.
I hung my String Easter Eggs in our backyard on a makeshift laundry line using clothespins.
- Pop the balloons
After the string is completely dry, use a push pin or safety pin to pop the balloon inside each String Easter Egg.
- Make a Garland
If you are creating String Easter Eggs to be used as garland, measure out the length of string or ribbon you will need then thread the string or ribbon through each egg.
That’s it! I love that these look just as pretty in a bowl as they do when they hang up as a garland. This is a fun Easter craft to do with kids, too.
Want a little extra special touch? Thread some fairy lights through the easter eggs. This will make every room feel extra pretty.
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While you’re here, be sure to check out these other Easter ideas on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® –
- How to Make Your Own Spring Magnolia Garland
- Easter Bunny Burlap Wreath: An Easy Craft Idea
- Spring Split Pea Topiary
Originally published March 2016. Updated March 2019.