What to do with old Easter eggs? You will love this farmhouse home decor repurpose: twine wrapped plastic eggs.
You had the fun Easter egg hunt and now have a ton of colorful eggs leftover. Most of us bag them up and use them next year. That is a great reuse but here’s another idea. You can turn them into a fabulous farmhouse decor item. These twine wrapped plastic eggs are so simple to make and can be customized to your style and colors. Plus, they would make a fun craft night project.
Let’s get repurposing!
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- Assorted Plastic Easter Eggs
- Hot Glue Gun with clear glue sticks
- Americana Decor Metallics in Pewter, Pearl and Rose Gold, or your favorite craft paint
- Paintbrush, ½” flat
SALVAGE TIP – I keep twine and ribbon from packaging to reuse for projects. If you do the same, you may just have some leftover twice that would be perfect for this project!
Three Places to Find Plastic Eggs:
Of course, you can find them at the Dollar Sote, but here are three other places you can find them that could be even cheaper!
- Thrift Store – People donate these all the time. Sometimes you can pay less for a whole lot of them.
- Ask Friends – A lot of people toss them each year because they don’t want to store them. Rescue them baby!
- Amazon – If you want a larger quantitiy, Amazon is convienant, shop from home, and it could be cheaper than the dollar store. Here is a pack of 300 for around .07 each egg.
I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different. – Dolly Parton
How to Make Twine Eggs:
Preheat glue gun.
Apply a dab of hot glue to the bottom of the plastic egg.
Press the end of the twine into the glue and carefully hold in place until glue sets.
Apply another dab of glue next to the first dab and wrap the twine around.
Working small sections at a time, continue applying glue around the egg and wrapping the twine in the glue. Keep the twine snug as you work your way around the egg covering the plastic egg underneath.
When you get close to the top of the egg, cut the twine to the length needed and glue it in place at the top.
Continue until all plastic eggs are complete.
Painting Twine Wrapped Plastic Eggs:
Dip the paintbrush into metallic paint in color of your choosing and paint random stripes on to the twine wrapped eggs.
Paint a combination of stripe patterns on the eggs.
You are now ready to display and enjoy these farmhouse twine wrapped plastic eggs and reuse them year after year!
MORE EASTER PROJECTS
After you have completed your twice wrapped plastic eggs craft, here are a few more to try…
- Mason Jar Candy Easter Vase
- 15 Easter Crafts Using Tissue Paper
- And the ever popular…DIY Denim Bunny
Don’t forget to tell us your favorite reprupose Easter/Spring craft. We love learning for YOU!