Baker’s Twine Easter Eggs

For the past few days I’ve been working on putting together my Easter mantel.  I sort of settled on a color scheme and overall style and then realized I needed some cute Easter eggs to go along with it all.  
I love the cute jute wrapped Easter eggs I’ve been seeing but that really isn’t the look I was going for this year.  So I decided to apply the same principle only using baker’s twine instead!  
Here is a quick tutorial on how I made them:
1.  Pick a cheap plastic Easter egg in a similar color as your baker’s twine.   The egg will inevitably show through in places so it’s best to have them close.
2.  Hot glue the end of your baker’s twine to one end of the egg.  Allow to dry.
3.  Apply mod podge part-way down the egg and begin wrapping the baker’s twine.  No need to pull it super tight.  Some close-yet-loose winding will do the trick.
4.   Continue mod podging and wrapping until you reach the point where the egg begins to taper again.
5.  After a few frustrating attempts at wrapping the egg continuously from one end to the other, I began to realize it is almost impossible to keep the twine close and even when going from the fatter part of the egg to the skinnier.  It works like a charm from skinny to fat, but vice versa?  Fuggetaboutit.   I finally figured out that I needed to just cut the twine mid-way down the egg and begin again from the other end. 
6.  Mod podge and wrap until you meet the other half of your wrapped twine, trim it off and snuggle it down in there.  After taking this photo I adjusted the twine a little to make the gaps less noticeable.
7. Repeat with desired colors and end up with a basket full of baker’s twine cuteness!
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  1. says

    Without making myself sound like an idiot….where can we pick up that twine. I’ve been wanting to get some and never seem to come across it.

    psssst. love the eggs! thanks for sharing.

  2. says

    Super cute! And duh! I can’t believe I didn’t think to go from either end of the egg…I’ve done this with circles/balls and get so frustrated! Now I know how to make it easier :) thanks!

  3. says

    I also worked on some eggs this weekend too & after a few figured out this way was best. I used several types of yarn to cover mine but yours look gorgeous!

  4. says

    The choice of twine was a good one, your eggs look great. I used yarn and just wrapped like crazy. I think I need some mod podge– I’ve seen it used in a ton of projects lately. Is it just a type of craft glue? I’m sure I’ll find it at JoAnn’s or Michaels. Thanks for sharing your idea!

  5. says

    Love it! Thanks for a great tip on going from skinny to fat and then starting over the other way!! Plus the ModPodge is a great tip. I wouldn’t have though to do plastic eggs. Love this!

  6. says

    I’m stopping by from the TT&J link up party. So cute! I have a serious baker’s twine addiction so I am going to have to give this a try.

  7. says

    I did this last year with regular embroidery thread and just today i was wondering how to update the look and thought how cute would they look with baker’s twine…and well, they look soooo cute…nice job ! xo

  8. says

    Great idea! A great way to save money on baker’s twine is to use a twist cotton yarn (I think it’s sugar n creme). Got mine on sale (and with teacher’s discount) for $1/ball. More yarn, less money. These eggs are so adorable – going to have to give them a go!

  9. Anonymous says

    hI THERE, WE MAKE LOTS OF CRAFT IN OUR GROUP SESSIONS.(I WORK IN A CARE HOME).WE HAVE MADE THIS TYPE OF CRAFT BUT USING OLD BOTTLES.(COKE ETC)USING DIFFERENT COLOURED WOOL AND WRAPPING IT AROUND, THEN SEALING IT WITH PVA GLUE.HAY PRESTO A STUNNING VASE..

  10. Norma Jean says

    LOL I am so glad someone asked about the twine, I’ve been wanting to know for a long while and was too chicken to ever ask. :-D

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