3 Egg-Cellent Decor Ideas With Plastic Easter Eggs

Give plastic Easter eggs a bigger role this year with three adorable decorations you can use year after year.

March 22, 2021
Show: HGTV Happy
Decorating With Plastic Eggs
Loading Video...

Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means. Easter is on its way! To help usher in the holiday and the warm weather and beautiful blooms that come with it, we’ve come up with three ways to decorate your home using inexpensive plastic eggs. So, grab the kids and your crafting supplies, because everyone can participate in these egg-ceptional DIYs!

Easter Countdown Garland

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials Needed

  • (12) large plastic eggs with holes
  • baker's twine
  • tape
  • 1-12 gold number stickers
  • (12) treats
  • scissors

To craft an Easter countdown garland that the whole family can enjoy, you only need a few simple supplies. Start by removing the smaller half from 12 large plastic eggs (Image 1). Many plastic eggs already come with small holes in them, and these are best for this project as you will utilize the holes for the string. For our string, we chose to use colorful baker’s twine to add a decorative touch. The simplest way to string the baker’s twine through is by taping the end to add a bit of rigidity and keep the twine from fraying (Image 2). Thread the baker’s twine through one hole and out the other, tying in a knot to keep the egg from moving down the twine once hung (Images 3 & 4). Repeat with the remaining 11 eggs and be sure to leave enough excess for hanging before cutting the twine.

Once finished, place your treats of choice in the eggs and replace the bottom halves (Images 1 & 2). Finish off each egg with 1-12 gold number stickers, then hang from a mantel or door frame for 12 days of treat-filled fun (Images 3-5).

Plantastic Place Cards

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials Needed

  • plastic eggs
  • hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • small potted flowers
  • potting soil
  • labels

To jazz up your Easter brunch table decor, try adding a little life to your place cards. Start by separating the tops and bottoms of plastic eggs and hot gluing the pieces together at their ends (Images 1 & 2). The end result should look like a plastic egg jigger. Once the glue cools and fully sets, plant small flowers in the larger half with potting soil (Image 3). To transform these adorable plants into place cards, stick your name label of choice in the soil and place each plastic egg planter on top of a plate at the table. These adorable planters double as party favors, so make sure each guest takes one home!

Modern Easter Egg Wreath

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials Needed

  • plastic eggs
  • metallic gold spray paint
  • hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • flat wooden wreath form
  • grosgrain ribbon
  • scissors
  • green wood fiber moss

If you can’t seem to find the perfect Easter wreath, we’ve got you covered with a DIY alternative you’re sure to love. Plus, it’s super inexpensive to make thanks to plastic eggs. Start by separating some plastic egg halves and setting the bottom halves to the side. Spray paint the top halves using shiny gold spray paint and let dry before replacing the bottom halves (Images 1-3).

Next, cut a section of grosgrain ribbon and loop it around a flat wooden wreath form (Images 1 & 2). Attach the cut ribbon ends together using hot glue. Hot glue green wood fiber moss to the wreath form until it is fully covered, then hot glue the plastic eggs on top of the moss (Images 3 & 4). Mix the gold-painted eggs with unpainted eggs for a perfectly balanced look (Image 5). Once all the glue has cooled and fully set, it’s time to display your beautiful creation on your front door!

Next Up

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.

DIY Easter Egg Bunny Gnomes

It’s time to hop into some spring crafting. Use everyday craft materials and a sheet of moss to turn a plain paper mache egg into an adorable Easter Bunny gnome.

How to Make Plaster Easter Eggs

Plaster bandage strips offer up an easy paper mache alternative to create larger-than-life Easter egg vases and terrariums. Fill them with houseplants or flowers from your yard to create a beautiful Easter tablescape.

Make These Easy Easter Egg Bath Bombs

Mix up this spring DIY in a jiffy using plastic Easter eggs and some basic kitchen and bath supplies. Then sneak a few bath bombs into an Easter basket.

Make Carrot Decor Using Trash

Dress up your house for Easter by making these carrots made from newspaper and dyed twine.

How to Make Natural Tea-Dyed Easter Eggs

Skip the harsh synthetic chemicals, and celebrate Easter by naturally dyeing Easter eggs using tea, vinegar and a little patience. Bonus: Learn how to blow out an egg yolk, so your treasures can be kept for years to come.

How to Make Giant Spiderwebs for Halloween

The secret to great-looking Halloween spiderweb decorations? Beef netting — the kind butchers use to wrap meats. It easily stretches to cover any surface, and it's durable so you can use it year after year. Just don’t forget the giant spiders.

Halloween Decor: How to Make Glowing Specimen Jars

Brighten your Halloween decorations with these neon-green, glowing jars that look like they came straight out of a mad scientist's laboratory.

The Prettiest Easter Decor Under $50 to Leave Out Through Spring

Embrace the new season with charming decor that celebrates Easter in a chic, not cheesy, way.

DIY Outdoor Halloween Decoration: Illuminated Life-Size Witch

Light up your yard and greet trick-or-treaters with this easy-to-make, lovely lady.

Go Shopping

Get product recommendations from HGTV editors, plus can’t-miss sales and deals.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.