DIY Easter Egg Planters

by on Mar 12, 2021

Flowers are set up on a white surface.

Plastic Easter eggs are abundant this time of year. You can find them in a variety of colors and sizes, and with a medley of super-heroes and princesses plastered across their round bellies. But when you strip Batman and Cinderella away, you’re left with a beautiful shape – the incredible egg. And, it turns out, it’s the perfect vessel for lovely arrangements of spring flowers!

Here’s everything you need to know about how to take a store-bought, treat-stuffed, plastic character-laden Easter egg from average to fantastically floral – in three easy steps. 

Different molds, flowers and craft supplies spread out on a white surface.

Supplies

  • Large plastic eggs that split in half the lengthwise (ours were 5 1/2″ tall). They’ll probably sport ponies and hulks, but rest assured, they are easily stripped down. You’re just looking for a good, solid base.
  • Washi tape, vinyl sheets, or pom-poms. 
  • Scissors
  • Flowers. Pick your faves! 
  • Succulets or airplants
  • Moss

Step

Empty out all your character-embossed eggs and toss the tops. The bottoms are the only part you’ll need for this project, and they work well because they have a flat base. Decorate them with Washi tape or vinyl. We cut some shapes out of vinyl for crisp lines, and tore strips of Washi tape for a more organic look. 

A person is working with a white item in their hands.

Several multi colored eggs have different designs on them.

Step 

Fill your eggs with water and fresh flowers. Have fun with this part! It’s really beautiful to mix and match a variety of flowers here.

A person holding a bunch of different flower pieces

A person works with flowers on a white surface.

If flowers aren’t your thing, you can create a more subtle arrangement with succulents and air plants on a bed of moss. 

If your eggs have little holes that allow them to breath, be sure to cover them with waterproof tape before filling with water.

If your eggs have little holes that allow them to breath, be sure to cover them with waterproof tape before filling with water.

 

Step

Display your eggs. Put ’em on a windowsill, as a centerpiece, or on the mantel!

 

Egg planters with small green plants growing inside of them.

 

Three separate floral arrangements against a white background and jelly beans scattered throughout.

Flowers are sitting in a boatlike blue container.

Three big flowers colored yellow, orange and light pink, peeping out from a dark pink, blue striped pouch.

Small purple bowl with succulents and flowers growing inside.

Flowers sit on a white surface with colorful petals.

A bowl has purple flowers and green food in it.

 

Plastic eggs and flowers laid out for a DIY project.
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