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Easy DIY Easter Egg Wreath with Pipe Cleaners

One easy DIY Easter egg wreath with three different looks

I really enjoy coming up with new ways to create wreaths for different holidays throughout the year.

Easy DIY Easter egg-shaped wreath with colorful pipe cleaners

This DIY Easter egg wreath is fun and easy, and you get three different looks from the very same wreath.

pipe cleaners and wire hanger

To create this Easter egg-shaped wreath you’ll need pipe cleaners in your colors of choice, and a wire hanger. I’m using a mix of pinks, purples, blues, green, yellow and white. But any color combos would work.


Supplies needed to create this Easter Egg Wreath

  • pipe cleaners in colors of choice
  • wire hanger
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • pliers
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • Styrofoam Easter eggs
  • ribbon

Creating egg shape with wire hanger

wire hanger bent into egg shape

The first thing to do is bend the wire hanger into an egg shape. I did this easily by hand, but pliers could be used to help if needed. Wire hangers make great wreath forms, like this easy heart wreath.

Cutting pipe cleaners to size for Easter egg wreath

cutting pipe cleaners into 4 inch pieces

Next, cut the pipe cleaners into whatever length you want. I made mine 4″ long, giving me three pieces from each 12″ pipe cleaner. I love working with pipe cleaners, and a few years ago I created this spring pipe cleaner wreath that used 6″ pipe cleaner pieces.

Wrapping wire hanger with pipe cleaner pieces

bending pipe cleaners are wire hanger

Then you just wrap the pipe cleaners around the wire hanger once, making them face out.

order of pipe cleaner colors to be bent onto wire hanger

Because I’m using so many colors, I repeated them in the color order in the photo above. But random would be ok too if you prefer that look.

egg shaped wire hanger with pipe cleaners wrapped around it

When you’re done your Easter egg-shaped wreath should look something like this. It took 72 pipe cleaners, each one cut into 3 pieces to create this wreath. That sounds like a lot, but it only took about 30 minutes to wrap the whole thing.

Creating a loop with coat hanger hook

bending coat hanger hook into loop and wrapping with pipe cleaners

To create a hanger from the hook, bend it with pliers to create a loop and then wrap it with pipe cleaners. I used blue, and you’ll see why later. It took two 12″ pipe cleaners to wrap the entire loop and stem.

How to create a pipe cleaner bow for Easter egg wreath

pipe cleaners bent into figure 8 shape

I thought it would be fun to create a bow from the pipe cleaners as well. To make one, all you need to do is bend each pipe cleaner into a figure 8 shape, wrapping a bit of each end around the middle.

pipe cleaners made into a bow and tied with another pipe cleaner

Then you put them all together, securing them nice and tight with another pipe cleaner.

gluing pipe cleaner bow onto Easter egg-shaped wreath

Glue your pipe cleaner bow onto the top of your Easter egg shape, and then arrange the pipe cleaners however you like. To finish it off I glued a small pink styrofoam egg into the middle of the bow.

Creating dangles from styrofoam Easter eggs

three styrofoam eggs with wire stems

To add some interest to the open middle area of the wreath I found these styrofoam Easter eggs with wire stems in my stash.

cut wire stems off styrofoam eggs and bent wire into loops

I bent the wire with pliers to break most of it off, and then created small loops.

hanging styrofoam Easter eggs with ribbon

I added thin satin ribbon through the loops, and glued the ribbon to the back of the wreath.

One Easter Egg Wreath – Three Different Looks

DIY Easter egg wreath wrapped with colorful pipe cleaners version 1

And here’s my finished Easter egg wreath…. version 1. For this look all the pipe cleaners are facing out from the wire hanger. This wreath is about 12″ wide at its widest point, and about 18″ tall.

DIY Easter egg wreath wrapped with colorful pipe cleaners version 2

In this second look, all the pipe cleaners are facing in from the wire hanger. This would be great if you have a small space where you want to hang it. This wreath is about 9″ wide and just over 16″ tall.

DIY Easter egg wreath wrapped with colorful pipe cleaners version 3

Or you can do both by splitting the pipe cleaners so that one end goes in and one end goes out. This is the same overall size as version 1, but it has a much fuller look.

Which one to go with is entirely up to you, but it’s so easy to change the look at any time.

Fun and easy DIY Easter Egg Wreath

DIY easy egg-shaped Easter wreath wrapped with pipe cleaners

I chose to hang the first version of my Easter egg wreath on my aqua blue kitchen door. This is the reason I used a blue pipe cleaner to wrap the loop. It makes it much less noticeable. If you’re hanging on a white wall, you can use white pipe cleaners.

The pipe cleaners, Easter eggs, and satin ribbon that I used were all from my thrifted stash so the cost of this wreath for me was just a few dollars. If you bought those things at the dollar store it still wouldn’t cost very much.

This was such a fun and easy project, and the color combo possibilities are virtually endless. You could just alternate two colors, or three, or four. Different versions of the same color. Whatever you like really.

I hope this project has inspired you to create a pipe cleaner Easter Egg Wreath for yourself. I think it would be a fun project with the kids or grandkids. You could use regular glue instead of hot glue if working with little ones.

If you enjoyed this project please pin it to your favorite Pinterest board, and also share it with your friends.

One Easy DIY Easter Egg Wreath with 3 different looks

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!

XOX

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8 Comments

  1. Well, now that’s creative!! I like how you shared how it looks with the pipe cleaners arranged differently 🙂

    1. Thanks Tania! This was such a fun project, and arranging the pipe cleaners for different looks made it even more fun.

  2. MaryEllen says:

    This is so cute and easy! And I have tons of old wire hangers taken from parents and grandparents’ houses. I can’t just throw them away! I think I would make the egg shape and find a little cross that says “He is Risen” at the Dollar Store to hang in the middle. But this is so cute, I had to look up your spring wreath using pipe cleaners, and it is beautiful…as you said it reminds one of a coral reef. Thank you for the ideas!

  3. Oh, girl! It looks so perfect on your kitchen door! Everyone should have a special place like that to show things off!! If I ever get my apartment, I’ll find a spot! It makes me so sad to know all my crafting stuff is packed away. But this project is going to have to prompt a trip to the dollar store! I think my 3 (and a half) year old Great-grandson just might like this!! Thanks again, Tuula, for all your ideas. Without even knowing it, you help keep my spirits up.

    1. Thanks so much Dona! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my projects. I think this is an easy project for little ones to help with, and crafting time is good bonding time.