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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Yarn Wrapped Egg Tutorial

Good Morning everyone.
     In my last post I showed you some really cute and colorful wrapped eggs I had made.  So today I thought I would show you how to make your own with whatever bits of yarn, twine, baker's twine, or string you may have on hand.  It makes no difference they are all done the same.  This is a picture of the eggs in one of my Dollar Store Tins that I painted.  These are quite simple to make, and take just a few minutes - so you can turn out a dozen or more in no time.  I usually make mine while watching my evening TV shows.

Vintage, Paint and more... wrapped eggs, painted tin, twine wrapped milk bottle

             Wrapped Egg Tutorial

You will need:

Vintage, Paint and more.. supplies - yarn and twine to make wrapped eggs

- glue gun and glue sticks
- scissors
-styrofoam eggs (or you could use plastic                      Easter eggs)
- bits of yarn, baker's twine, string,         whatever you have on hand.

Vintage, Paint and more... beginning the wrapping process for yarn wrapped eggs

Start by placing a dot of glue in the center of the one end of the egg and then looping the yarn/string in this dot.  Make sure the end is pushed down in the center of the loop so it doesn't stick out.

Vintage, Paint and more... starting the top of the egg wrapping process

Now place a line of glue around that loop and run the yarn around the circle as seen above.  It will actually look like it is sitting on top of the egg but as you go along it starts blending together.

Vintage, Paint and more... midway through the egg wrapping process

Keep working around the egg all the way to the next end. Make sure you keep the rows close together so very little or no egg is showing through.   As you can see above I am halfway through and that little end "cap" is now flat with the rest of the yarn.  If yours still sticks out just press it into the end with your finger and it will stay flat.

Vintage, Paint and more... ending the egg wrapping process

Work around as described above until you come to the very end of the egg leaving just a bit of the egg showing. Cut your yarn/string close - but leave a tiny tail to tuck into this area.  Make sure your tail gets tucked in well so it doesn't stick out.

Vintage, Paint and more... end view of finished wrapped egg

Here's how it should look.  Very neat and tucked in - no tails sticking out.

Vintage, Paint and more... finished wrapped egg

And wallah... You have a nice little wrapped egg.  The yarn I used here is a cotton yarn called Peaches & Creme that comes in a multitude of variegated colors.  I just happen to have had the blue on hand.  

Vintage, Paint and more... variety of wrapped eggs, painted tin

The eggs above were done in different yarns. The brown one is some jute I had on hand.  The two blue striped ones are actually the same variegated yarn just different because of where I started in the variegation.  The rest of the eggs were actually done with the same skein of yarn that I picked up at Big Lots some time ago for $1.  I was a bit surprised when I got into it and found all these different patterns it had.  But as you can see you can come up with a multitude of patterns for your eggs depending on what yarns/twines you choose to use.

Vintage, Paint and more... wrapped eggs in a painted tin to finish out a Spring vignette with a wooden rabbit

Such a simple project that takes so little time and you have a really cute little Spring vignette.  Except for the rabbit, the above vignette is all thrift store, dollar store or made items.  The milk bottle $1 at a thrift store.  I wrapped it with twine then added a dollar store twig of "faux" flowers.  The little tin from the dollar store.  I painted it and added a bit of drop cloth fabric with a bit of ribbon and a flower I made.  Then I filled it with our wrapped eggs I made from items I already had.  The rattan placemat was $.25 at Good Will.  The bunny did come from Hobby Lobby a couple years ago and was a gift to me from my son.  So we have a very cute vignette on a budget.
I think I am going to go make some more eggs right now - it fits right in to my twine wrapping mood I have been in lately. How many do you think you'll make?

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Until next time have fun creating something you love.

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  1. What an ADORABLE idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cathy these are so pretty. Visiting from On Display Thursday. :) Have a lovely weekend.

  3. How cute! What a clever idea. They look like something from Pier One or World Market.

  4. What a great idea Cathy - love them all - but the jute one makes me want to do this badly !
    Thanks for sharing - off to pin!

  5. You made a wonderful set of Easter eggs - and all from one skein of yarn? That was quite the find!

    Thank you for linking up again this week at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday party, Cathy!

  6. ohhh these are beautiful! what an awesome idea and great way to use up some scrap yarn too! love that unique yarn you found too! I have seen the skeins with multiple types/shades of yarn like that in one, that would be perfect for this craft! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle!

  7. Love this! I will definitely try it on some eggs next year!

  8. The eggs are so cute Cathy and I love them in the tin you dressed up! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. These are adorable, Cathy! They look easy, too :)

    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I'm featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206