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Easy DIY Twine Easter Eggs: A Fun Way to Decorate Your Easter Table This Year!

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I had a bunch of plastic Easter eggs around my house and wanted to find a way to use them. This led to the creation of these simple, rustic twine Easter eggs. This is a quick and easy project that requires only a few supplies you may already have around your home.

Tools and Materials

To create these twine easter eggs, you’ll need:

Various sizes of twine


I suggest using whatever you have on hand. Really big stuff is difficult to start and end on your egg in a pretty, clean way. Smaller twine just takes a lot of loops around the egg. However you can make both look great! I might suggest something about 1/4″ in diameter if you are going out and purchasing something new.

Below you can see two different sizes of twine around the same size of plastic egg.

I'm holding two eggs that have different sizes of twine on them

Plastic Eggs

Again, I would suggest using what you have on hand. If you have plastic “bird” eggs that you aren’t decorating with, use those. Have old plastic Easter eggs from when the kids were younger? Use those. This is also something that you can tend to find inexpensively at the thrift store, especially seasonally. But, even new, these plastic eggs are inexpensive!

Hot Glue Gun & Glue

If you do much DIY’ing, then you probably have one already. I’ve collected a lot over the years at auctions and estate sales. As long as they heat up and the trigger works to push the glue through, used ones are fine although maybe not “pretty.”

Step-by-Step Instructions for these Twine Easter Eggs:

Take your plastic egg, and put a generous dot of hot glue on either end. Press the twine into the hot glue, making sure it is secure before you wrap the twine. 

Glue gun and one end of an egg
Dab of glue on the end of an egg
End of twine stuck to the dab of glue

Once your twine is secure, begin wrapping the twine in a circle around your starting point. Depending on the size of your twine, the egg, and how you attached the end of the twine, you may either start wrapping beside the end or over the top of it.

Starting to wrap twine around egg

I put several dots or lines of glue around the egg to secure the twine. Make sure that you continue to press the twine securely into the glue as you wrap your egg.

Try to get your twine layers as close together as possible to hide the color of the plastic egg underneath. In the video tutorial, I had selected a yellow plastic egg because it was the closest to the twine and a little less noticeable if it peeked through.

Around the middle of the egg, slow down and use more glue, because the twine will have a tendency to slip away. 

Keep spinning and securing your twine until you reach the end of your egg. Once your egg is covered, snip your twine as close to the egg as possible and press the end in. You might even want to add a little extra glue.

Ends of two eggs to see what they look like


Twine eggs and moss covered eggs staged on a brass candleabra

Example of the finished product Twine Easter Eggs as easter decor

How to Style your Twine Easter Eggs

Now that you have some twine Easter eggs, it is time to style them! If your decor style leans more rustic, they would look great in a wooden bowl or an ironstone bowl. If you want to add more hints of spring around your home, add them to a nest. 

I love these eggs because they are neutral- they can add a subtle touch of Spring to any space. These eggs don’t have to be limited to spring decor. I think they would even look great in a bowl in your home year-round.

Watch me share MORE ideas on Hello Iowa! Click HERE to WATCH.

Vignette with moss bunny and twine eggs
Bowl of twine and decoupaged eggs
Yarn, doilies, burlap, moss...all things you could wrap an egg in.

If you are looking for more projects to use up your plastic Easter eggs, check out my post about covering your Easter eggs with doilies. I have used all kinds of mediums to cover plastic eggs!!

If you want another project for spring using twine, try these twine carrots!

Are you inspired to make one? If so, show me how your twine carrots turned out by tagging me on Instagram @TheJunkParlor.

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