Yarn Wrapped Ombre Easter Eggs

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These Yarn Wrapped Ombre Easter Eggs are fun to make, and perfect for spring or Easter decor!
Yarn Wrapped Ombre Easter Egg Tutorial-

I don’t know about you, but I have a bucketload of plastic Easter eggs that we’ve accumulated over the years. I figured that instead of just tossing the extras, I should make something with them. I’d seen yarn wrapped Easter Eggs before, but I thought it would be fun to try an ombre look. They turned out so pretty!
Dip dyed Ombre Easter Eggs- so fun to make, and so pretty!

Want to make your own Ombre Easter Eggs? Here is a step by step tutorial. You’re welcome.

Yarn Wrapped Ombre Easter Eggs

Supplies
-Plastic Easter Eggs
Packing Tape
White Cotton Yarn
Food Coloring
-Small paint brush
Craft Glue
-Small glass bowls, paper towels, and paper plates

Instructions:

1-Grab your plastic eggs. I found these large ones on the Easter candy aisle last year, hid them away, then forgot about them. My boys were happy to finish off the candy this year. Apparently pop rocks have a very long shelf life. 😉  I made a few of them, but mostly I made smaller ones with the regular plastic eggs you can find everywhere. Because wrapping the large eggs takes half an eternity.
ombre easter eggs2-You don’t want the eggs popping open and wasting all your hard work, so tape them closed. I was gonna use glue, but I thought the tape would also prevent the dye from seeping into the middle of the egg. So tape it is.
yarn easter egg tutorial3-Now you need to wrap your eggs with yarn. Make sure you use cotton yarn, because it will absorb the dye. I tried using hot glue, but it didn’t work for a lot of reasons, so I switched to regular craft glue. I found it easiest to start at the top of the egg and work down. Just keep gluing and wrapping, gluing and wrapping, until you are finished. Then let the eggs sit till the glue has time to dry.
easter craft-ombre eggs4-Now for the fun part! Take two small glass bowls and put about an inch of water in the bottom. Add a bunch of food coloring to one bowl, and just a little to the other. I used gel food coloring, but you can use the liquid kind. Dip your egg into the light dye bowl and use a paintbrush to add the dye up the side. If you have a really tall narrow bowl, you could use it and just dip your egg, but it will take a lot of food coloring. I don’t have one,  so I opted for this method.
easter decoration-easter eggs5-After you have finished “painting” your egg, dip the very bottom in the dark solution.
easter decoration- ombre easter eggs6-Now set the eggs out on a paper plate and just let the dye creep up.
easter egg tutorial7-Re-dip them every few minutes till you get the color you want.
ombre easter eggs with food coloring

Now all you have to do is let them dry. Be patient, it actually takes a while. I let mine sit overnight, and voila!
Yarn Wrapped Ombre Easter Egg Tutorial- such fun spring decor!Aren’t they pretty? I ended up making a bunch of smaller eggs as well, and I have them nestled in little nests around the house.
How to make Yarn Wrapped Ombre Easter Eggs. So fun for spring and Easter decor!

They add such a pretty pop of color, don’t they?

Here are a few more of my favorite Easter decor projects:

Yarn Wrapped Easter Candles
Book Page Easter Egg Banner
Fabric Carrots


Comments

  1. The eggs look so great! I’ll definitely show me to my daughter, she’ll love them, too and will want to make some 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh these are SO cute! 🙂

    I’d love for you to share them at my Link Up this week! 🙂

    http://www.pluckys-secondthought.com/cooking-crafting-j-j-link-41-features/

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