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DIY Easter Egg Crowns!

Mar22

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When I am trying to think up Easter crafts I’m usually trying to think of something we can use to make an Easter egg. Well, what if we used Easter eggs to make something else? They’re plastic, they’re inexpensive and they’re pretty easy to work with. Why didn’t I think of this before!

How about an Easter Egg wreath crown? That should be pretty simple.

supplies for an Easter wreath

All you will need are:

• some plastic Easter Eggs that pop open in the middle
• 1 yard of craft yarn
• flowers and chenille stems for embellishment (optional)
• a hot glue gun* (optional)

pop on the eggs

Take your yarn and lay it straight. Open the eggs and close them over the yarn, keeping the yarn taught in the middle. Add your eggs one by one keeping them as close together as possible. When you’ve filled up your piece of yarn try it on for size.

try it on for size

Add an egg or take one off until it fits just right on your head. Tie with a bow or knot and pop another egg over top to cover your knot.

embellish

If you’re handy with a glue gun (and you’re a responsible adult) you can glue your eggs together to make them more secure. This step is not necessary but helpful if your crown-wearer tends to jump and around and get crazy. And if you’re handy with a glue gun you can also add some pretty flowers to make your wreath even more springy. Add some springy chenille stems by coiling them around a pencil for shape and then simply bending one end around your wreath. When you’re done you’ll have something pretty enough for your head or your front door!

I think this will do

Now wear and plot your hostile takeover of the Easter Egg Hunt.

floppy easter egg jester hat

If that wasn’t enough fun for you, we’ve got another version.

hee!

I like to call it the Whirly Easter Jester Crown.

pattern

All you’ll need is a 22-inch wide piece of poster board (or construction paper taped together). You just need it big enough to wrap around your child’s head. The height of the crown is up to you. We decided to go big. Cut triangles out of your paper like the pattern above, then staple together and pop the eggs onto the dangling crown points.

whirly girly

Attach to child’s head with some secure clippies or bobby pins and give it a spin!

*As always please, use a hot glue gun responsibly. This step is not for children.

About the author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it's painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.


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2 Responses to “DIY Easter Egg Crowns!”

  1. Jamy Mar 22 at 5:12 pm Reply Reply

    LOVE THIS! So clever and very beautiful! My daughter will love it! Especially to read along side her ‘easter bunny princess’ book!

  2. Amy Apr 04 at 10:11 pm Reply Reply

    Too cute :)

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