Thursday, April 24, 2014

Plastic Easter Eggs {Repurposed}

If your house is anything like ours, by the Thursday after Easter, your plastic Easter Eggs are candy-less! So what do you do with them? Keep them for next year? Throw them out?! No WAY!

I've got the perfect way to repurpose them & display them even after the Easter Bunny has hopped away!





What You'll Need:

Plastic Easter Eggs
(If you don't have any leftover, you can buy them for 89 cents at Target..even before they go on sale!)

Colored Twine or Jute
(I found my colored twine in the Dollar Section at Target & some regular jute for $1 at the Dollar Tree!)

Hot Glue Gun + Extra Glue Sticks

Lace, buttons, or other embellishments






To start, place a dot of glue on the end of the egg. 






Begin wrapping the twine or jute around the egg in a circular patter. Make sure to add a tiny dot of glue as you continue to wrap the egg. Only a thin layer of glue is necessary as too much will squeeze out between layers.



If that happens, don't worry! It's easy to scrape excess off the plastic egg or the jute.




Continue wrapping until the entire egg is covered. 






Place a glob of glue on the bottom to secure twine & cut excess.






Embellish with lace, a different color twine, buttons, bows, etc.! The options are endless!









You have officially repurposed your plastic Easter eggs AND made a sweet display to use throughout this Spring & next!


Frankly my dear...Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...EASTER EGGS!

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5 comments :

  1. Super cute!! Love this idea for Spring decor!!

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  2. These turned out SO cute! What a great idea!

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  3. Well, this is SO cute and what a creative idea girl!

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  4. Such a simple and fun craft! I loved making mine :)

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  5. such a cute idea! love it! I will have to make some of those :)

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