How To Make A Simple Marimekko Easter Egg Wreath

The Simplest Decoupage Easter Egg Wreath

I don’t go mad with Easter decorations but I do like to have one or two subtle handmade Easter decorations in my home. I think this Marimekko Easter egg wreath fits that brief.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know I’m a huge fan of Marimekko prints. If you are new to my blog firstly hello! Secondly, Marimekko is a Finish design company that produce gorgeous simple bright coloured prints for fashion and the home.

Last year I decoupaged Easter eggs with Marimekko napkins. This year I’ve done the same but used a more colourful Marimekko print and turned the eggs into a simple Easter egg wreath, to hang on the door or wall.

One of the great things about Marimekko is that they produce paper napkins in most of their fabric designs. Decoupaging with these napkins are an affordable way to craft some stylish Marimekko designs into your home.

The Marimekko print I used for this Easter wreath is called PUKETTI. Like a lot of Marimekko designs PUKETTI, comes in lots of colourways. I used the green colourway for these decoupaged eggs. Marimekko has lots of paper napkins simple floral designs in many colourways that would also work well with this craft.

I used real egg shells for this craft as they are affordable and more environmentally friendly than craft eggs. White eggs are best, if you can only get brown eggs don’t worry you can always paint them white.

If you are living in the US you are probably thinking why can’t you get white eggs as the majority of eggs in the US are white. In the UK the majority of eggs are brown it’s actually quite hard to find white eggs here. The only difference between white eggs and brown eggs is the breed of chicken. Chickens with brown feathers tend to lay brown eggs and chickens with white feathers lay white eggs.

Marimekko Easter Egg Wreath

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What You Need To Make A Marimekko Easter Egg Wreath

  • Eggs – White if you can get them if not paint them white. I live in the UK and the only white eggs I could find were duck eggs. I bought these at Costco. Duck eggs are large so I used seven for this Easter wreath. If the eggs you use are small you may want to use 8-9 eggs for your wreath.
  • Old wire coat hanger
  • Marimekko paper napkins – PUKETTI in green. You will only need 2-3 paper napkins.
  • Mod Podge or other decoupage glue
  • Foam brush
  • Washi tape in a colour to match the napkins
  • Small bit of velvet ribbon.
What you need to make a Marimekko Easter egg wreath

How To Make A Marimekko Easter Egg Wreath

  1. The first thing to do is to blow the eggs. Pierce a hole in both ends of the egg (I used a nail for this). Then blow out the contents you can use a straw if you want like I with these fabric patchwork eggs. Once the eggs are blown put them under a running tap and rinse them out.
Blowing eggs for crafting

Don’t worry about making the holes a little bigger. You can decoupage over them. Also, you will be threading the wire through them. As for the bowl of raw egg, I made a rather delicious frittata with them. That was my lunches sorted for the next week.

2. Next, separate out the paper napkins. Marimekko paper napkins are 3 ply. You will only need the top printed ply for the decoupage. Then cut the napkin up into small shapes (2-3cm). Cover the egg in decoupage glue and stick the napkin pieces to the egg using a foam brush.

Decoupage eggs with paper napkins

3. Once the eggs are totally covered, thread them onto some wooden skewers and rest them so they don’t touch anything. Then cover the outside of the decoupage egg with another layer of glue to act as a sealer. The combination of the paper napkin and decoupage glue will make the egg shells much stronger and not so fragile.

Drying decoupage eggs.

4. Next, whilst the glue on the eggs is drying prepare the wire wreath. Cut the coat hanger and shape it into a round shape. I find that wrapping the wire around an object helps shape it. Don’t close the wire wreath yet.

Shaping the wire for the wreath

5. Then cover the wire wreath with green washi tape.

wrapping washi tape around the wreath wire

6. Next, thread the eggs onto the wire one by one. Make sure all the eggs are facing the same way round.

Threading the eggs onto the wire

7. Finish off the Easter egg wreath by wrapping the wire around the hook to close it. As a finishing touch I added a bit of velvet ribbon to hide the wrapped wire.

Finished Marimekko Easter egg wreath
Marimekko Easter egg wreath hung on a wall

All that is left to do is to decide where to hang the Marimekko Easter egg wreath, the wall or door! The wreath is very light but surprisingly robust considered it’s made with real egg shells. The decoupage strengthens it.

You might also want to check out some of these other Marimekko and Easter crafts.

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14 Responses

  1. Super Cute!

  2. I grew up on a farm and I also raised chickens on my ranch in New Mexico and of course had all color of eggs. There is nothing like the taste of a fresh from the hen egg. I always find it amusing when the brown eggs sell for more money in our super markets when they taste exactly the same as white eggs. The only difference is as you said…the breed of chicken. Thank you for your DIY. Very helpful. And I want to thank you so much for linking up to our Celebrate Your Story link party. We hope we are providing a celebration of your post and perhaps yours will be chosen as a feature by one of the hosts.
    Have a great and Blessed Day!
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

    • Thank you so much. That’s interesting that brown eggs sell for more because I’m sure it’s the other way around here. White eggs cost more when you can find them.

  3. Amy

    This is adorable! I don’t do a lot of Easter decorating, but this looks like a lot of fun to make (and display). 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

  4. Those Marimekko napkins/serviettes always make my little boho heart do a jiggly dance. The patterns are so gorgeous and I love how your wreath turned out Claire. The big pink velvety bow on top finishes it off so nicely.

    P.S. Here in S Africa we also only get brown eggs. The first time I saw a white egg being used, I was like “what???” That can’t be real 😀

    • Thank you, I have quite a collection of their napkins. Growing up in Hong Kong we had white eggs but here in the UK they are all brown. I thought the white eggs were bleached but it turns out it’s down to the bread of Chicken.

  5. I have only ever decoupaged on flat surfaces but you make an egg look like something I could manage. Great job on using real eggs and using the contents for your dinner! Love the lack of waste and creativity #handmademonday

    • Thank you. I try to always craft with the stuff around me and keep waste down to a minimum.

  6. It does make a lovely and simple Easter wreath. I’ve painted and dyed blown eggs before, but I don’t remember decoupaging them. This will be a fun one to do with the children. Thank you for sharing. I popped over from Craft schooling Sunday.

    • Thank you. It’s a great one to do with the kids. I’ve decoup eggs with fabric before with my young nephews.

  7. My first thought was to use styrofoam or wooden eggs, but your illustration of how much easier it is to string real eggs changed my mind! Love the napkins, too. There are so many pretty Spring patterns available. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty. We’ve just started a Facebook group called Creatively Crafty Showcase and you’re invited to join us! It’s another way to share this post and just about anything creative plus we’ll have opportunities to interact/support each other. You’ll find us here http://bit.ly/2TL8Pli. Hope to see you soon!

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