It's almost time for Easter! Here's a way to upcycle those plastic Easter eggs...
MINI HANGING PLANTER
- medium to large size plastic egg -- choose ones that have holes in them for child safety (any color you choose)
- drill or crop-a-dile tool
- 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)
- 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!