As promised, I’m sharing a second plastic Easter egg tutorial! In addition to creating pastel painted speckled eggs, I also created twine wrapped plastic Easter eggs. I wasn’t planning to put up any more Easter decorations this year, and I ended up making two different sets of plastic eggs. The new decorations make me so happy. I hope you get inspired to decorate some plastic Easter eggs as well.
I don’t love decorating real eggs and then figuring out how I’m going to eat a couple dozen pastel-colored hardboiled eggs. Hardboiled eggs are delicious, but it’s too many at once. And plastic eggs, frankly, look really cheap. The good news is that plastic eggs ARE really cheap, and they’re also very easy to decorate. You can transform these plain Easter decorations in a matter of minutes with supplies you already have on hand or can pick up at the closest craft store for just a few dollars.
I don’t usually create shabby chic decor. But Easter seems to call for softer, pastel decorations. I love the twine wrapping technique for plastic eggs. I also love how easy it is to add embellishments to the twine to make the eggs truly your own. You’ll be able to design twine wrapped plastic Easter eggs that fit with your existing decor seamlessly.
I’m all about affordable home decorations, especially holiday decor. These twine wrapped plastic Easter eggs are no exception. I’ve included prices for the supplies, so you can see just how little you’ll have to spend.
- Pastel plastic Easter eggs ($2.00 for 24 eggs)
- Natural jute twine ($3.00, see note below)
- Faux burlap lace ($3.99)
- 1/8″ wide ribbon in assorted pastel colors ($0.50 per roll)
- Mod Podge (if you don’t already have it on hand, a 4-oz container for $3.50 is plenty for this project)
- Tacky glue or other all-purpose clear-drying craft glue (less than $5)
- Small foam brush ($0.25 maximum, I’ve seen them for as low as $0.05)
- Wicker or wooden basket (I got mine for $2.49 at Michaels)
I used Ashland natural jute twine, which you can get in the floral section at Michaels. It’s what I’ve always used for wrapping kraft paper presents the past few years. I used one 120-foot roll for 10 plastic eggs. It’s a bit chunky and uneven, which is perfect for a more shabby chic look. Feel free to switch it up for a finer natural twine or baker’s twine.
Gather your plastic eggs and other supplies. I actually twine wrapped not one, but two of each of the five pastels in my set of eggs. It worked out just about perfectly for filling my little basket, which measures 5″ W x 4.5″ D x 3.5″ H.
Take your first plastic egg and one end of the twine. Using the Mod Podge and foam brush, glue the end of the twine to the base of the egg. Allow it to dry completely. I propped up my eggs between two small bottles of acrylic paint for each drying stage. (I displayed it vertically here, so you can see the twine, but you’ll want to lay the egg horizontally to prevent the twine from shifting.)
Based on multiple suggestions from other bloggers, I wrapped my egg halves separately. I think it is the best strategy. Cover the top half of the egg with a light coat of Mod Podge. You can add more Mod Podge as needed as you wrap the twine.
Starting the wrapping each time is the hardest part. It did go more smoothly the more eggs I wrapped, but it’s always a little tricky. Once you have a few rows wrapped, it gets easier. Wrap half of the egg, again adding more Mod Podge as needed. Go slowly, so you can make adjustments to the twine as needed along the way. Cut the twine, and secure the end with a little more Mod Podge. Allow it to dry completely.
Using the Mod Podge, glue the end of the twine to the top of the egg. Allow it to dry completely.
Cover the top half of the egg with a light coat of Mod Podge.
Wrap the twine around the top half of the egg. Make sure to wrap the twine in the direction that will allow the two ends to meet together neatly. When the ends meet, cut the twine and secure the end with a little more Mod Podge. Allow it to dry completely.
Most likely you’ll have a few eggs where the twine doesn’t meet up perfectly in the middle. That’s okay! You’ll be covering the middle with lace and ribbon, which will hide any imperfections completely.
Cut a length of lace slightly longer than you’ll need to wrap around the middle of the egg, allowing the ends to overlap. Apply a couple of lines of tacky glue to the lace. Secure it to the middle of the egg. Allow it to dry completely.
Again, I propped up my eggs between acrylic paint bottles for each step of the drying process. This step prevents the eggs from shifting, which might skew the twine, lace, or ribbon.
Cut a length of ribbon slightly longer than you’ll need to wrap around the middle of the egg, allowing the ends to overlap. Apply a single line of tacky glue to the ribbon. Secure it to the middle of the lace. Allow it to dry completely.
You’ve completed your first twine wrapped egg!
Repeat the process for as many twine wrapped plastic Easter eggs as you’d like to create. I got multiple eggs going at once, so I could work a little more quickly.
So so cute. I love this aesthetic for Easter.
I left my twine wrapped plastic Easter eggs as is with the lace and ribbon. Of course, you can add more embellishment as you like or swap out the lace and/or ribbon for different details. I’ve seen twine wrapped eggs with flowers, butterflies, pearls, colored pins, and even buttons (somehow, I didn’t add buttons to my eggs, which is shocking).
Don’t feel limited to natural twine either. You can find varieties of twine in all different colors.
Here are a couple of final pictures of my Easter entryway decor, complete with the new twine eggs. I have links for all of my additional Easter decor below!
Did you make the DIY twine wrapped plastic Easter eggs?
I’d love to see them! Post a picture to my Facebook page, tag #RoseClearfield on Twitter or Instagram, or send me a snap (randomcreative).
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