Have you seen those metallic, plastic facet eggs at Target recently? I snagged a few while I was casually strolling nearly every aisles there (do you ever do this?) a week or two ago and threw them in my cart so fast, I even had time for a DIY jig. Don’t worry – no one else was around me, except for Jeff, so it was totally appropriate to get my dance on in the Easter aisle.
Moving on… I wanted to make something that utilized Easter items, since March 31st is less than three weeks away, but I didn’t want it to scream ‘EASTER’. So I repurposed the plastic egg halves as miniature planters, and you can hardly tell that this wasn’t what they were originally intended for. They work perfectly.
All you need to make your own set of mini, modern planters are a few small plants (I used dusty millers and snapdragons), some extra soil, and plastic Easter eggs. Note: I cannot find the eggs I used anywhere online, but they are in Target stores nationwide. I know because my friend Kelly, who lives in LA, found the exact same ones at her local Target. And I got mine in Jacksonville, FL.
Instructions: Just open up an egg, fill each half with a little soil, add your plant, then more soil, and you’re good to go. So simple.
Concept, photos, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch
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