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DIY Easter Egg Planters

DIY Easter Egg Planters

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

 

Step

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

 

 

 

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