Plastic Easter Eggs DIY – Plain To Pretty

Are you home and looking for a simple budget craft idea to keep you busy? This plastic Easter eggs DIY will add a pretty spring element to your home! 

plastic Easter eggs DIY

The lowly plastic Easter eggs. You might even have some of these in your bins. If you’ve done the Easter bunny thing with the kids in the past look around! We raised our kids in the home that we still live in. We have lots of fond memories of those escapades for sure. This is a fun family craft and besides…it’s budget friendly! Let’s get started…


plastic Easter eggs DIY


Materials – 

  • Plastic Easter eggs in pastel colors (or wood, paper mache eggs that you paint)
  • Decorative ribbon – 1/4″ wide
  • Tiny paper flowers or fabric flowers
  • Glue gun

plastic Easter eggs pastel colors

Plastic Easter Eggs DIY Instructions –

Gather your supplies. I dug into my craft closet and found snippets of ribbon that are left over from projects. It’s best to use 1/4″ ribbon to keep in scale. If you don’t have ribbon you can also use twine or cut small strips of leftover fabric.

With this plastic Easter eggs DIY you’ll want to keep the eggs from separating. In order to do that you’ll put a small amount of hot glue over the seam. Let it set for a minute and then begin wrapping your ribbon around the seam. Obviously be careful not to burn yourself! *TIP* – Use the eraser side of a pencil to hold in place.

Once the center split is covered by the ribbon the egg shouldn’t come apart. At this time start looking through your flowers and pick out a few to embellish the egg with. Try to coordinate the color and don’t use any flowers that are too large or heavy, since the egg is so lightweight. I’ll link some that you can buy online at a few shops that I’ve purchased from over the years.

I have a huge collection of vintage millinery in my studio and used bits and pieces for this plastic Easter eggs DIY. Most of them came from vintage church hats, so be on the lookout for those when you hit the flea markets!

plastic Easter eggs DIY with vintage millinery flowers

In THIS POST below (from the archives) I shared a different tutorial using vintage millinery flowers!

Build up by carefully adding a flower at a time. Since you’ll likely be displaying in a bowl, one side is all that you’ll need to do.

For this egg I used a cluster of flowers from an old hat. Also, a tiny bow was tied from the ribbon to dress the egg a bit more!

Once you have a grouping of them finished, it’s time to display! You can find the stands here – Plastic Cake Stands



Simply leave a comment below for a chance to win these eggs (stands not included)! I just want to have a chance to really brighten someone’s day, so good luck. I’ll draw a winner sometime next week and they will be notified via email. USA ONLY please

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  1. Jo Wyrosdick says:

    These eggs are lovely. I love Easter eggs and have a collection I’ve made over the years. Mostly smocked and painted eggs.

  2. Debbie Henry says:

    I adore this idea and cannot wait to raid my stash to see what I have to make these for gifts. Thanks for sharing and stay well!

  3. Finally I have something to keep my Grandchildren occupied during this time together with our family. Thank yo so very much!

  4. Carol Mann says:

    Thanks for sharing. Great idea.

  5. Marie Kromer says:

    I love how you upcycled the ‘memories’ of the plastic eggs along with the actual upcycling of them. They really are adorable and would be cute to decorate a classroom.

  6. Sandy Sebold says:

    What a crafty Easter/ Spring idea!

  7. Audra taber says:

    What a great idea! Who would have thought that the cute plastic Easter eggs could also look so pretty!

  8. JoAnn Jackson says:

    I love decorated eggs and these are some of the prettiest. They truly reflect the feeling of springtime. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Kathlyn Crabtrey says:

    At first glance I thought this would be a kiddy-type project. With no kids at home, I almost didn’t read it through but boy am I glad I did! These are so pretty! I’m sending hubby to the attic! 🙂 Just beautiful!

  10. Kathy Earp says:

    I love crafts and besides Christmas, Easter is my next favorite holiday. It would be delightful to have these eggs to display for the grandchildren.

  11. Kim Lennie says:

    This is a lovely idea to do with just plain ordinary easter eggs. I usually pass on the plastic eggs but now your idea has got me thinking differently. Thank you for this post.

  12. Penney Helms says:

    These are just wonderful yintage/cozy/easy/inexpensive eggs that I have seen. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Alice Jane says:

    I want to thank you for your lovely blog and for sharing where to find the things that you use in making your home beautiful. It is a wonderful respite from everything else whirling around us right now. God bless you and your family! Thank you again!

  14. Catherine Ribblett says:

    What beautiful little lovelies! Here in the desert, we have mostly cacti and lots of green plants. Color in nature is remarkable here, but spring lasts only for about two weeks. How nice it would be to bring some of that spring feeling into our home!

  15. nancy smith says:

    Oh How I adore these!!!!! They would be so pretty on my Easter Table

  16. So cute! What a great idea. I have lots of these eggs and flowers. You could also wrap them with vintage lace.

  17. How sweet are these.
    And, easy enough to do.
    My kind of craft.
    Thanks for links to shop. Love the vintage flowers and ribbon too.
    HOPING everyone is coping well, distancing and staying in.
    Get out and walking is good for the spirit. Limit tv
    Easter will be so different and my birthday this year!

  18. How sweet are these.
    And, easy enough to do.
    My kind of craft.
    Thanks for links to shop. Love the vintage flowers and ribbon too.
    HOPING everyone is coping well, distancing and staying in.
    Get out and walking is good for the spirit. Limit tv
    Easter will be so different and my birthday this year!
    I pinned both projects. Lovely.

  19. Laurie Nelson says:

    Janet- what a cute idea to use up little bits we probably already have on hand to fix up some cute Easter eggs. I love it! Thanks for getting my creative juices going!

  20. Bonnie Olson says:

    Love the beautiful eggs . Wish I could leave the house to shop for the Pretties to make them, maybe after the stay at home status is over . I can get out. Stay healthy yourself. Easter Blessings to you and your family.

    1. Bonnie, I have supplies listed at the bottom of the post that you can shop online. Be well!

  21. Just brought a whole bag of these eggs up from my basement, what an awesome idea!

  22. These are very pretty and would be nice for baskets for shut-.ins, anyone,s Easter baskets .

  23. Oh Janet, these are so pretty! I love pastels and these are so shabby chic! What a great idea!

    1. Karen Spivey says:

      What a cute idea! Can’t wait to try it out.

  24. Mirti Murray says:

    Such a cute idea! I have plenty of small flowers, ribbon and tulle. Now just to find the plastic eggs somewhere in my grandkids toy room. It’s like my own Easter egg hunt. LOL!

  25. I just love theee eggs, I would really enjoy these for my spring and Easter decorations.

  26. Darling! Happiness ❤️🌷

  27. I love these Easter Eggs, so pretty.

  28. Marcie Pribula says:

    Great idea. It’s also great for older kids to do. Love your blog.

  29. Wonderful idea to use plastic eggs, the mini cake stands are outstanding!
    Thanks for the idea to use with my granddaughters 💗

  30. How adorable, Janet! It’s time like this that I’m sorry I dismantled my studio and totally destashed it when I retired. I would love to ‘hide’ little treasure like these around the place on Easter!

    But, how lucky that I’m throwing my hat in the ring to win! LOL Thanks for the chance!

  31. Nancy Ponder says:

    Hi Janet, you always have such great projects that are doable for any level crafter. I’m always excited for your email. You share openly and encouragement.
    Thank you for giving part of yourself every time ….. have a blessed Easter.

  32. Robin Masters says:

    Janey, only you could come up with a way to make these eggs look so exquisite!!! Talented beyond! Stay safe!

  33. Anita Hardy says:

    I just loved, loved the soft pastel colors of the ribbons and the tiny flowers are so dainty. How lovely are those and I have to say I did not know you can buy mini cake stands. What a sweet idea!

  34. Patti Sanchez says:

    Your blog is so uplifting and beautiful!

  35. Hi Janet,
    I get so much inspiration from your site. Thanks for being so encouraging and offering such offerings.

  36. Love how you took easy-to-find and inexpensive items and turned them into little treasures.

  37. Jerry Thomas says:

    I really enjoy reading your blogs and can’t wait for the next one! I’ve used many of your ideas in both my home and office. Thank you for the inspiration!

  38. Selah Ingle says:

    Love these!! Hope you and yours are staying well and not going stir-crazy! I would love to have the time to do something like this but I am working(grocery store), taking care of hubs(on palliative care), overseeing my youngest with his studies (public online school) and waiting for the moment I can enroll in school myself (I know, I am a glutton for punishment lol but at 60, I am getting too old to keep heaving 65 lb. garbage bags over my head to land them on top of over-loaded dumpsters. I need a new career although I try to think of it as a free gym membership in the meantime 😉 Wish me luck and sign me up for the give-away. I would truly cherish them and have the perfect way to display them 🙂

  39. Paula Afonso says:

    You really know how to make our days brighter and our mood lighter! Thank you so much. In Europe, I’m witnessing the overwhelming devastation being caused by the coronavirus. This is worse than anything I’ve ever seen! Please stay safe, stay at home and take care of your loved ones.

    1. I’m so happy to inspire you Paula and pray that you and yours stay safe!

  40. Just wanted to stop back by the post and tell you how thrilled and thankful I am to have won the give-away! Thank you so much! I will send you a pic of how I display them on my table for Easter *hugs from afar*.
    Stay safe (especially during this most stressful time)and thank you for all you do to brighten our lives out here every day with your posts and tips. You are more appreciated than you know 🙂

  41. These sweet eggs bring back memories of the Easter bonnet I had to have each Easter as a child. They were always adorned with the sweet little clusters of flowers to match my new dress.