How to Make Pretty String Wrapped Eggs

by Sarah - Craft Invaders
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These pretty string wrapped eggs are perfect for Easter decorations, and are quick and easy to make without having to use messy glue.We used wooden eggs for our base which we had painted white, but I think this method would work just as well with blown eggs (check out our instructions here), or the polystyrene ones you find in the craft stores.

 

These pretty string wrapped eggs are perfect for Easter decorations, and are quick and easy to make without having to use messy glue. Please click through for full instructions.

As well as eggs, you will also need string or yarn of your choice (we used about 2m per hen sized egg), double-sided sticky tape and scissors.

 

These pretty string wrapped eggs are perfect for Easter decorations, and are quick and easy to make without having to use messy glue. Please click through for full instructions.

We opted to use cotton kitchen string, which we dyed into pastel stripes using sharpies and nail polish remover. The method is super simple – simply tip a little nail polish remover (10-20mls) into a small glass bowl and swish the tip of your sharpie in it until you achieve the colour you want, then dip your portion of string in it to soak up the colour. We repeated this process along our string so that we had a rainbow effect.

 

These pretty string wrapped eggs are perfect for Easter decorations, and are quick and easy to make without having to use messy glue. Please click through for full instructions.

We started our egg wrapping at one of the points of the egg, and wrapped ours with a single piece of string. We covered the top quarter of the egg with the double sided sticky tape cut into little squares, and found it easiest to start the tight spiral in our fingers before pressing it into place.

 

These pretty string wrapped eggs are perfect for Easter decorations, and are quick and easy to make without having to use messy glue. Please click through for full instructions.

Once you have started the wrapping, the process is really straightforward. The tape holds the string really well, but it is easy to unwind and replace if the string grips before you have it in position. We found that covering a quarter of the egg with the tape at a time made the process really easy and still gave you plenty of non sticky egg to hold on to while you are winding.

 

These pretty string wrapped eggs are perfect for Easter decorations, and are quick and easy to make without having to use messy glue. Please click through for full instructions.

We think our string eggs look so pretty in their pastel spring colours, but you could choose any colourway you fancy – you could even just do part of your egg to make a beanie hat or belt.

 

These pretty string wrapped eggs are perfect for Easter decorations, and are quick and easy to make without having to use messy glue. Please click through for full instructions.

If you are looking for more fabulous egg craft ideas, please check out our Easter Egg Decoupage, our pretty Painted Easter Biscuits and our Sgraffito Eggs.

 

These pretty string wrapped eggs are perfect for Easter decorations, and are quick and easy to make without having to use messy glue.

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14 comments

Kellie March 29, 2017 - 4:18 pm

These are great! I love the look.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 31, 2017 - 9:32 am

Thanks Kellie, making them gave me another idea which I’m hoping to get around to trying this weekend 🙂

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FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks March 28, 2017 - 11:17 pm

Very very clever! That string reminds me of multi-colored cotton string I see with knitting yarn in the craft stores. I forget the name of it. I’ve never heard of your method of dyeing, but sounds easy enough, and fun to do! Very impressed with those pretty pastel eggs!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 31, 2017 - 9:31 am

I had that rainbow yarn in mind Florence when I came up with this idea Florence. It was the first time we had tried to dye with sharpies so are really pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for your kind comments 🙂

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Linda at Mixed Kreations March 28, 2017 - 7:59 pm

What a fun way to decorate eggs. I love the pastel colors, they turned out so pretty!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 31, 2017 - 9:30 am

I love pastels too Linda, especially at this time of year – spring is so pretty 🙂

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Michelle March 28, 2017 - 1:32 pm

I can’t wait to try this Sarah, it looks so cool and they way you colored the string is super clever. I would never have thought of doing that, but the colors look really great.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 31, 2017 - 9:29 am

Thanks Michelle, I’ll definitely be playing around with sharpies a bit more to see what other uses we can come up with 🙂

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Nikki Frank-Hamilton March 27, 2017 - 5:37 pm

These are so cool. I never heard of creating dye for the string with nail polish remover and a sharpie. The coolest thing ever! So fun to make these and I love that you didn’t have to mess with glue. Perfect spring decor!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 31, 2017 - 9:28 am

I think avoiding the glue made all the difference Nikki – we would have got into such a mess and I can imagine the whole process would have been far more frustrating. The sharpies worked brilliantly, will definitely be playing around with them a bit more 🙂

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Carlee March 27, 2017 - 3:33 am

How cute are those?! I just love them. Now I need to make a bunch before our Easter party!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 31, 2017 - 9:25 am

Thanks Carlee, they really are quick to make once you get going – a whole basket of them would be adorable

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what2buy4kids March 23, 2017 - 2:08 pm

Love these colourful string wrapped eggs! Such a clever trick with the sharpies and nail varnish remover!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders March 31, 2017 - 9:24 am

Thank you, we were delighted with how effective the sharpie dye was – will definitely be using it again 🙂

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