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!
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…
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PLASTIC EASTER EGGS DIY
- 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 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!
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
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I’M GIVING THESE EGGS AWAY! ***NOTE***GIVEAWAY OVER & WINNER Selah Ingle NOTIFIED BY EMAIL
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