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How To Make A Marimekko 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 produces gorgeous simple bright colored prints for fashion and the home.

The Simplest Decoupage Easter Egg Wreath

Last year I decoupaged Easter eggs with Marimekko napkins. This year I’ve done the same but used a more colorful 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 is 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 colorways.

I used the green colorway for these decoupaged eggs. Marimekko has lots of paper napkins simple floral designs in many colorways that would also work well with this craft.

I used real eggshells 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.

Marimekko Easter Egg Wreath

Brown Vs White Eggs

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.

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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 color to match the napkins
  • A 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 eggshells 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 eggshells. The decoupage strengthens it.

If you want a more traditional looking wreath, check out this blue tit decoupage egg wreath. I also have a colorful spring wreath made from yarn scraps.

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

For more Easter craft ideas visit allfreeholidays.com

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Kathy A

Sunday 19th of April 2020

What a pretty wreathe! Love your nail trick. I grew up (now 68) using the tip of a steak knife going tap, tap, tap. I will have to try your way! I have also found that breaking up the yolk in the egg with a skewer or cocktail straw seems to make it blow out easier!

Claire Armstrong

Monday 20th of April 2020

Thank you. The tip about the egg yolk is a good one.

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Cecilia

Monday 25th of March 2019

This is so cute and colorful, Claire! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Claire Armstrong

Monday 25th of March 2019

Thank you so much, Cecilia.

Julie Briones

Saturday 23rd of March 2019

Love this tutorial! Pinned!

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 24th of March 2019

Thank you so much and thanks for the share.

Lora Bloomquist

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

Super Cute!

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

Thank you, Lora.

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