Easter Eggstravaganza Week: Wrap up a yarn egg (& two needlefelted egg tutorials, too)

How many ways can you decorate Easter eggs? Here are two more Easter egg craft ideas – Wrapped Yarn Eggs and Needlefelted Eggs. If you craft, then I know you have leftover yarn around the house and these Wrapped Yarn Eggs will put it to good use! They’re a fun Easter egg craft for the kids, too. Be sure to also take a peek at the two Needlefelted Eggs, and check out our shortcut needlefelting technique.

(Read about Easter Eggstravaganza Week on Crafts ‘n Coffee, and our Most Eggsellent Prize Package.)

how to make yarn wrapped eggs

Yarn Wrapped Eggs designed by Kathleen George.

To make Yarn Wrapped Eggs, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 5” egg (or size of your choice)
  • Yarn
  • Thick white craft glue
  • Optional: Felt, fabric, buttons
  • Tools needed: Scissors, straight pins; wooden skewer
how to make yarn wrapped eggs

If you like, embellish your eggs with felt, fabric and buttons.

To make Yarn Wrapped Eggs:

1.Place a dab of glue on narrow end of egg; using wooden skewer, poke the end of the yarn into egg and secure it with a craft pin. Wind the yarn tightly around the narrow point of the egg, adding a small amount of glue as you go; continue winding the yarn around the egg, keeping the yarn close together. Add pins, if needed, to hold yarn in place till glue dries. Keep winding till you reach the middle.

2. Repeat Step 1, starting at the wide end of the egg. Continue winding yarn around egg till you meet in the middle.

3. Optional: Cut out flowers and leaves from fabric or felt and glue onto egg. Add button centers.

If you’ve wanted to try needlefelting but don’t know how to start, these Needlefelted Eggs are a way to sample the technique without making a big commitment. Because designer Rebekah Meier used foam eggs for the core, you’ll find that this needlefelting technique is faster and uses less wool roving than traditional methods. Have fun and change up the colors, just like Rebekah did. The photos link to the needlefelting tutorials on StyrofoamCrafts.com.

needlefelting tutorial

Bright Needlefelted Easter Eggs by Rebekah Meier.

needlefelted Easter eggs

Pastel Felted Eggs designed by Rebekah Meier.

Here’s today’s question for our Most Eggsellent Prize Package: Do you follow us on Facebook?  Post an answer below for another chance to win our Most Eggsellent Prize Package.  (And if you’re not following us on Facebook yet, I hope you will!)

Happy crafting!


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29 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza Week: Wrap up a yarn egg (& two needlefelted egg tutorials, too)

  1. Madonna Sult says:

    Yes, I follow you on facebook!!! I love everything you do!!!

  2. Peach Lee says:

    I am new to your site and did sign up to receive email notices and hit the “LIKE” button to your Facebook site as well

    • Sharon says:

      So glad you’re here, Peach. Thanks for following. I hope you’ll find lots of inspiration on Crafts ‘n Coffee, and I hope you’ll share your inspiration, too. Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. Peach Lee says:

    Oh my Egg-Goodness! Look those stiking color combos and smooth tension winding of the yarn! GR8 Job! x0x Peach

  4. Donna O'Neil says:

    Of course I follow you on FB.

  5. Sar Tann says:

    And I have to say I’ve been wanting to try felting for years and those eggs are so cute I really need to try it. That ducky is to die for, so cute. lol

  6. Sar Tann says:

    Indeed I do. Been visiting your website for years and when I found out you were on FB I started following there. Your site is one of my fav’s I find it very charming and just love it! 🙂

  7. Melle Eldridge says:

    If you’re styrocrafts, i follow you. If not, Facebook ate my map and I got lost!

  8. Ellen H says:

    I follow you on Facebook! 😀

  9. Geri Johnson says:

    Hi Sharon! Yes, I also follow you on Facebook. I can never just look at my page, I have to click over to see yours too – I don’t wanna miss anything! 😀

  10. ambjer s. says:

    love the yarn wrapped eggs! so cute!

    no, I do not follow you on Facebook, but I don’t follow any blogs on Facebook, just on twitter or rss feeds.

  11. Mary Lou says:

    yes I do follow u on Facebook

  12. Birgit says:

    Those eggs look cozy — I want to pet them! 😉 My favorite egg (and it’s not easy to choose one) is the rainbow colored one with the felt flowers. So. Very. Cute. 🙂

    I really feel that Easter is around the corner thanks to your Easter Eggstravaganza Week, Sharon. Thanks once again for taking the time for all these wonderful posts!

  13. Yes, just liked you. Have been on your daily email for awhile.

  14. Lisa M says:

    What fun eggs. The thread wrapped with fabric with flowers is my favorite.
    Gotta love ’em all.

  15. Denise Royal says:

    Yes, I follow you on facebook.

  16. Ellen M. says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

  17. annehaun says:

    Yes I follow you on FB.

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