Embroidery Floss Easter Eggs

Making embroidery floss Easter eggs is one of my favorite crafts to make.

It is not hard to do, and the end result is very impressive. These eggs look best hanging in groups, or placed in an easter basket.

If you have an Easter tree, these are perfect to hang on that. I hang these from my dining room light over the table for Easter dinner. They look wonderful “floating” there over my centerpiece.

Easter egg craft

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Things Needed:

  • Water balloons (or very small regular balloons)
  • Fabric Stiffener (such as Stiffy, available at craft and fabric stores)
  • Embroidery floss in various pastel colors
  • Scissors
  • Pin
  • String

1.Begin by blowing up the balloons. Only blow them up part way, until they are the size of an egg. Tie them shut.


2. Cut ahead of time 1 to 2 foot lengths of embroidery floss. It is much easier to have them cut ahead of time because your hands will be getting very messy.

3. Pour some fabric stiffener into a little cup or dish. Then, soak a length of floss in the cup. Pull out the floss through your fingers, removing the excess fabric stiffener.

floss in glue pulling out floss

4. Now, wind the floss all around the egg. Continue will the other pieces of floss until the egg is as covered as you want. Different shades look great together, or you can do the egg one solid color. Different shades of one color look good too (like light pink and dark pink).

wrapping balloon

5. Tie a string around the knot of the balloon and hang them to dry overnight.

balloon hanging to dry

6. The next day, pop the balloon with a pin. It will crinkle up and shrink inside, pulling with it any excess fabric stiffener that was on the sides of the balloon. Then, carefully remove the balloon through one of the openings in the floss.

popping balloon with pinremoving balloon

7. Now your egg is done. They can be displayed in a basket, or you can tie a thread to them for hanging.

eggs in basket

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