Hanging Easter Eggs

If you’re looking for Easter décor that’s both elegant and easy to tackle as a DIY project, the hunt ends here. Use blown-out eggs and ribbon to create these holiday accents, which look lovely when hung from dogwood or cherry blossom cuttings.

entryway ribbon egg plant
Photo: Dane Tashima

Which came first, the ribbon or the egg? Whatever the answer, the two materials partner beautifully in spring centerpieces, graceful garlands, and sustainable surprises you can pull out year after year. To double down on symbols of spring, hang dyed eggs from flowering branches, like the dogwood shown here. We ordered blown-out eggs, which come with small holes on each end, and got straight to the fun: Tinting them in happy hues, hooking ribbon onto floral wire, and pulling it through each egg and back to create a loop on top and a wispy tail beneath. If your fabric is wide and textured enough, you may not need to tie a knot under the egg to hold it in place; just snip the ends as desired.

Created by Silke Stoddard and Tanya Graff

What You'll Need


  • Floral wire, 7 inches long
  • Blown-out eggs (dyed, if desired)
  • Ribbon, 14 inches long
  • Empty egg carton (optional)


  1. hanging egg step one illustration
    Illustration by Brown Bird Design

    Bend the wire at one end to create a tiny hook. Push it through the holes in each end of an egg, working from bottom to top.

  2. hanging egg step two illustration
    Illustration by Brown Bird Design

    Catch one end of the ribbon with a hook and pull it slowly through the egg, pinching the fabric to help it fit, until the ribbon is halfway through, extending past each end. (It can help to rest the egg in an overturned empty egg carton, so both hands are free to thread.)

  3. hanging egg step three illustration
    Illustration by Brown Bird Design

    Remove the wire from the end of the ribbon at the bottom of the egg. Push the wire up through both holes again, until it reaches the other end of the ribbon on top. Catch it with the hook. Pull the top end of the ribbon back through the egg, forming a loop.

  4. Tie the loose ribbon ends underneath into a knot to secure.

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