Friday, March 19, 2010


It's almost time for Easter!  Here's a way to upcycle those plastic Easter eggs...


  • medium to large size plastic egg -- choose ones that have holes in them for child safety (any color you choose)
  • rub-ons, stick on jewels (or acrylic paint, paper scraps, mod podge, etc.)
  • 24 gauge soft wire (I found this size to be soft enough to twist easily, but strong enough to hold)
  • soil
  • cinder
  • small plant

Take the larger half of your plastic egg and mark 3 equal spaced dots (this is where your holes will be punched out) along the inside edge. 

Get out your crop-a-dile (or drill) and punch out three holes using the three dots you have drawn as a guide.

Decorate your egg with rubs-ons, paints or other embellishments.  I used THESE.

Cut 3 pieces of wire about 7 to 8 inches long-- One wire for each hole.

Thread first wire through one of the holes and twist like this:

Repeat with other two holes.

After all three wires are threaded and twisted, pull them together and twist all three about  2 or 3 inches from the top like this:

Cut off excess wire at the top.

Finally, add cinder at the bottom for drainage (your eggs already have holes for water to drain through), add your soil on top of the cinder, and then your small plant.

Wish I took better "how to" pictures. I will next time. If you have questions leave me a comment and I'll get back to you!

6 comments: said...

This is so cute! Thanks so much for adding this to the One Pretty Thing Flickr pool. I'll be linking in Sunday's Weekend Roundup.

Anonymous said...

oooh, what a great idea! i have always started my plants in egg cartons but this is a cute way to get them started. i may use a dowel rod or something to hang them in front of the window on the back porch while they are sprouting. thanks for such a great project.

jo_annie said...

a dowel rod with several of these hanging would be sooo cute!

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