Reusing Plastic Easter Eggs as Modern Home Decor (DIY)



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.

easter diy: pot a plant inside plastic easter eggs

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.

modern geo planter craft project

mini diy facet planter

make this using plastic easter eggs

Concept, photos, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch

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Brittni! These are fantastic. Just like your goal, you captured the bright cheerfulness of Easter without screaming it.
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Rebecca - A Daily Something | March 12th, 2013 at 10:10 am

Aw, thanks so much Rebecca. I really appreciate that. 🙂

papernstitch | March 12th, 2013 at 10:36 am

SO gorgeous Brittni! Glad I’m not the only one dancing in the Easter aisle at Target…

I need to put mine to use!
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | March 12th, 2013 at 11:04 am

Thanks Kelly! Let me know what you decide to do with yours. I have a few extras that I could put to use. It’s going to be a full on dance party when I get to LA!

papernstitch | March 12th, 2013 at 11:10 am

Reasons why we are friends: Brittni turns plastic eggs into planters AND confesses she dances in the Easter aisle.

Kelly Lanza (@StudioDIY) | March 12th, 2013 at 11:17 am

These are so pretty! I will have plenty of left over after Easter too. I wander what I have around the house to use on them…
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Tanya | March 12th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Easter gets a modern, geo makeover with today’s #DIY

Brittni Mehlhoff (@papernstitch) | March 12th, 2013 at 3:06 pm

agh!!! LOVE! if i had seen those faceted eggs, you bet your arse i would have grabbed them too! now i have an excuse for a target trip….

cassandra @ coco+kelley | March 12th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Adorbs! RT @papernstitch

sheri silver (@sheri_silver) | March 12th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Yes! I hope you find some of these eggs Cassandra. They are kind of amazing. Wish I had bought more when I had the chance.

papernstitch | March 13th, 2013 at 11:39 am

Good Idea..
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janika R | March 14th, 2013 at 9:14 am

love those faceted eggs (and of course using them as mini planters – brilliant)! thanks for giving me an excuse for a target trip.

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