3 Ways to Repurpose Plastic Easter Eggs

After the Easter egg hunt is over, you can give those plastic eggs new life with a few simple materials and steps.

3 Hacks to Turn Plastic Eggs Into Year-Round Decor 02:45

You have plenty of leftover plastic eggs after the Easter bunny hops away. Don't have the space to store them until next spring, but hate to toss them into the trash? These 3 hacks show you how to turn those plastic eggs into stylish decor.

MOSS EGGS

Moss Eggs

Moss Eggs

Repurposing Plastic Easter Eggs

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

What You'll Need:

  • plastic Easter eggs
  • 8" x 8" sheet moss per egg
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and sticks
Moss Eggs

Moss Eggs

Repurposing Plastic Easter Eggs

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Cut the sheet moss to a size big enough to cover the plastic egg.

Fold the sheet moss over the plastic egg to cover, hot gluing on the low setting as you fold.

Moss Eggs

Moss Eggs

Repurposing Plastic Easter Eggs

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Cut sheet moss to make it easier to fold over egg when needed.

Moss Eggs

Moss Eggs

Repurposing Plastic Easter Eggs

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Cover any bare spots with small pieces of moss.

GOLD LEAF EGGS

Gold Leaf Eggs

Gold Leaf Eggs

Repurposing Plastic Easter Eggs

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

What You'll Need:

  • plastic Easter eggs
  • gold leaf sheet per egg
  • paintbrush
  • metal leaf adhesive
  • metal leaf sealer
Gold Leaf Eggs

Gold Leaf Eggs

Repurposing Plastic Easter Eggs

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Apply a thin coat of metal leaf adhesive onto the plastic egg using a small paintbrush.

Roll the plastic egg in the gold leaf sheet (metal leaf adhesive dries tacky). Smooth out gold leaf with the paintbrush.

Gold Leaf Eggs

Gold Leaf Eggs

Repurposing Plastic Easter Eggs

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Apply a layer of metal leaf sealer with a paintbrush to finish.

TWINE EGGS

Twine Eggs

Twine Eggs

Repurposing Plastic Easter Eggs

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

What You'll Need:

  • plastic Easter eggs
  • jute twine
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • scissors
Twine Eggs

Twine Eggs

Repurposing Plastic Easter Eggs

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Open the plastic eggs into two halves. Add a dot of hot glue to the top of one half, and place the end of the twine on top.

Twine Eggs

Twine Eggs

Repurposing Plastic Easter Eggs

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Twist the twine around the egg, applying hot glue on the low setting as you twist. Make sure to cover the egg completely.

Twine Eggs

Twine Eggs

Repurposing Plastic Easter Eggs

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Snap the egg back together when you get near the center, and keep twisting and attaching the twine until you get to the other end.

When you get to the other end, cut the twine and add a dab of hot glue. Place the end of the twine on top.

Twine and Gold Leaf Eggs

Twine and Gold Leaf Eggs

Repurposing Plastic Easter Eggs

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

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