My first project this Easter was some simple, DIY, wire Easter egg ears.
I wanted to put some effort into our Easter decorations this year. My Mum died just after Easter, so it quickly became my least favourite holiday. Last year, I was still too raw to do much; this year, it was time for a change.
Although I wanted to up the ante with my Easter decor, I still wanted to keep things simple. Our (well, if I’m honest, mostly my) aesthetic tends towards Scandinavian, with a strong fun, antique, industrial edge and pops of colour. So it is no surprise that the decorations I decided on had a Scandinavian vibe.
These wire Easter egg ears or bunny ear crowns for easter eggs fit all of my requirements and are the first in our Scandi-inspired Easter decor projects.
I had seen some similar wire Easter egg ears for sale online and decided that they would probably be fairly easy to make (similar to these ears, but for eggs, not children). I was right – I made 4 crowns in under 30 minutes and they didn’t coast me anything because I already had the wire.
How to make wire Easter egg ears
What you need
Part of the beauty of these easy DIY wire Easter egg ears (or any of our Scandi-inspired Easter decor) is that you need almost nothing to create them.
- Some eggs to wear the crowns. They can be real (then boiled), chocolate or fake. I used some cheap plastic eggs that Miss M chose.
- Wire: I used some 0.5 mm wire, which I had in silver, pink and mint from another project. A similar wire, such as plain silver wire, is available at most craft stores. Some will have wire in other colours as well. Slightly thicker wire would also work, but I would not use thinner wire as it will be too difficult to see your crowns on your eggs.
- Scissors or shears or even wire cutters to cut the wire.
- A Lego brick. This is just to ensure consistent ear sizing. A Duplo brick or anything else of similar size would work just as well.
Step 1: Start with a loop
Make a loop around the part of the egg where the crown should sit. Wind the wire around itself to secure it so that you have a loop in with the diameter of the desired crown.
Step 2: Add the ears using Lego for sizing
Start to make a second loop over the first, wrapping the wire around the first loop as you go. Make two ears, starting at the loop and branching out in an ear form. Use the Lego brick to make sure the ears are the same length. The studs on the Lego brick also help to get a nice round shape at the top of the ear.
Step 3: Add stability
On the third time around the loop, add some extra twists, especially near the ears, just to stabilise the crown. Finally, cut the wire and tie it. You should have a very simple crown, with two bunny ears, in the diameter needed for your eggs.
Step 4: One last step
Et voilà: the final (though somewhat obvious) step. Place your wire Easter egg ear crown on your egg and you are done!
Make your own wire Easter egg ears
These wire Easter egg ears were so easy to make, four of them took about 15 minutes in total.
In fact, they were so easy and quick to make that I plan to make more for our hard-boiled eggs for our Easter Sunday brunch. I might even use the pink or mint wire, depending on the table settings and whether we decide to die the eggs. They may even be our Easter favours.