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DIY Easter Egg Craft to Upgrade Plastic Eggs

No one will ever guess your stylish, textured DIY Easter decorations were once cheap plastic eggs. These DIY Easter eggs are an inexpensive addition to your Spring decor! Click for this easy tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

No one will ever guess your happy, textured DIY Easter decorations were once cheap plastic eggs.

No one will ever guess your stylish, textured DIY Easter decorations were once cheap plastic eggs. These DIY Easter eggs are an inexpensive addition to your Spring decor! Click for this easy tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
There’s been a lot of bird talk around our house these days. Somehow, our family has gotten on a real imaginary-bird-kick and everything we play now has something to do with being baby birds, foraging for worms or keeping our feathers warm.

No one will ever guess your stylish, textured DIY Easter decorations were once cheap plastic eggs. These DIY Easter eggs are an inexpensive addition to your Spring decor! Click for this easy tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.comSo it’s really no surprise that I also decided to craft a bird’s nest to add to our Spring decor. If you too have a current bird fascination, or you are just looking for a quick and inexpensive DIY Spring decor idea, check out my tutorial for architecting your own bird’s nest out of twigs. (It’s really pretty easy. Calling yourself a bird’s nest “architect” just sounds cool!)

No one will ever guess your stylish, textured DIY Easter decorations were once cheap plastic eggs. These DIY Easter eggs are an inexpensive addition to your Spring decor! Click for this easy tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.comAlright, so now you’ve got a nest? What will you put in it? Well, you could plop some plastic eggs in it and call it a day, but there’s something just so, well, plastic about those ubiquitous eggs.

No one will ever guess your stylish, textured DIY Easter decorations were once cheap plastic eggs. These DIY Easter eggs are an inexpensive addition to your Spring decor! Click for this easy tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.comAll you need for this simple upgrade though is some tissue paper and Mod Podge and suddenly you have an Easter decoration that looks all fancy-like. I think these tissue paper eggs are what all the plastic ones are hoping to be when they grow up.

No one will ever guess your stylish, textured DIY Easter decorations were once cheap plastic eggs. These DIY Easter eggs are an inexpensive addition to your Spring decor! Click for this easy tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.comThese DIY Easter eggs can be made in less than 30 minutes for less than $5 (and potentially a lot less than that because you might have some of the supplies already lying around your house). Got kids nipping at your ankles every time you try to craft? Put them to work! This is a project kids can enjoy too.

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• plastic eggs
tissue paper
Mod Podge (I used “gloss” because it’s what I had, but I would have preferred “matte.”)
• scissors

1. Cut your tissue paper into 1.5-2” squares

No one will ever guess your stylish, textured DIY Easter decorations were once cheap plastic eggs. These DIY Easter eggs are an inexpensive addition to your Spring decor! Click for this easy tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com2. Coat your plastic egg with a thin layer of Mod Podge and layer on tissue paper squares, adding as much ModgePodge as necessary to get them to stick. HINT: Add a few drops of water to your Mod Podge if it’s seeming too thick. You only need a thin layer to coat your egg and tissue paper.

No one will ever guess your stylish, textured DIY Easter decorations were once cheap plastic eggs. These DIY Easter eggs are an inexpensive addition to your Spring decor! Click for this easy tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com3. My approach was to combine similar colors of tissue paper on each egg, which resulted in each egg taking on its own distinct color. If you’d like your eggs to be more patchwork-like, simply use a wider variety of colors on each egg.

No one will ever guess your stylish, textured DIY Easter decorations were once cheap plastic eggs. These DIY Easter eggs are an inexpensive addition to your Spring decor! Click for this easy tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com4. Let the eggs dry.

5. Place them lovingly in their new nest home.

Do you decorate for Spring? I haven’t much in the past, but I’m surprised how darn happy it’s making me to see this little nest and egg ensemble on our dining room table. I think it’s thawing my cold, Daylight-Savings-Timed-out heart.

Add some organic texture and charm to your Spring decor with a DIY bird’s nest made from found twigs and branches. This craft idea is quick to make and virtually free! Click for step-by-step tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

If you’re on an Spring decorating roll perhaps you’d like to whip up this sweet Easter bunny art/shelf/sculpture/new pet next. (Entirely from popsicle sticks!)

This bunny shelf makes a perfect Easter craft idea for Spring or DIY nursery decor to enjoy year round! Make it out of popsicle sticks using the free downloadable template. Click to see the full tutorial. | MakeAndDoCrew.com
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5 Comments

  • John
    August 20, 2016 at 8:40 am

    It is really inspiratif me, is this save for kids when they make plastic eggs?

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 23, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      Hey John,

      I think this is safe for kids to make and play with, assuming they are old enough to know not to put the eggs or glue in their mouths.

      Hope that helps!

      Jess

      Reply
  • Legend
    August 27, 2016 at 8:27 am

    wow, ,,how beautiful of these,,,I really love these, i can use these to teach creativity to my kindergarten students… thanks Lizzy

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      August 29, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      I would be so honored if this tutorial inspired your lessons for your students! Thanks so much for your kind note, Lizzy.

      Reply
  • Jack helmen
    November 15, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Hi,

    Nice idea…… What a innovative thinking….

    Thanks for sharing………..

    Reply

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