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A Simple Way to Make Stunning Plastic Easter Eggs

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Decorate plastic Easter eggs using easy tips to turn plastic cheap eggs into beautiful chic-boho ones with trim and flowers.

A sore mouth, red-face, and light-head are not my idea of a good time. But every Easter I love to decorate eggs. Over the last few years, I have started decorating cheap plastic eggs my kids find and have stashed them away in the attic. It saves money and a trip to the store!

Decorate Plastic Eggs with Flowers and Velvet Ribbon

Welcome to day two of A Very Global Easter where Casa Watkins Living and I are sharing seven days of globally inspired DIYs, decorating tips, and printables. You’ll find unique ideas for Easter trees in yesterday’s posts. Today’s creative focus is on Easter eggs!

How to decorate plastic eggs and turn them into beautiful jewel toned colors with velvet trim and flowers.  A tall white Easter bunny is on a stack of books with a small brass bunny.  A DIY easter tree with sage branches and egg ornaments are behind it.  An egg carton full of jewel painted plastic easter eggs with velvet ribbon and flowers lay on the white marble table.  A royal blue velvet arm chair with black and white crane fabric is nearby.
Decorate Plastic Easter Eggs

If you are new here, howdy! I’m a retired military spouse who moved back to Texas after being gone for 19 years. I perfected the art of rental decorating and overcoming challenges in small spaces for over fifteen years but now am tackling homeownership with a new set of challenges! Our family of four lived in some of the most beautiful coastal towns in the US and Japan which have influenced my colorful and global style with DIYs and furnishings in our one-story 60’s ranch-style home in Fort Worth.

A Very Global Easter 2020 graphic.
A Very Global Easter

You may remember last year I painted dollar store easter eggs and outdated decorative eggs in moody colors with hand-painted ferns and truth be told, have been obsessed with the Parisian-inspired color palette with all of my holiday decorating.

I used the same crafting materials I’ve been using all year to turn this year’s Easter egg decorating into beautiful chic eggs. You can use the product recommendation below or dig through your crafting stash for trim and faux foliage.

Decorate plastic eggs by painting them and hiding the seam with velvet ribbon.  A collection of eggs are displayed in a brown egg carton on a white marble table with small silk flowers and tassels.
Decorating Plastic Eggs

What you need for decorating plastic eggs:

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  1. Craft paint *optional
  2. Ribbon Trim
  3. Floral pieces
  4. Tassels *optional
  5. Hot glue gun and sticks

How to decorate plastic Easter eggs.

  • Skip to the next step if you have matte colored plastic eggs in pretty colors. Otherwise, customize your color palette and paint plastic eggs with 2-3 coats of craft paint and let dry.
    • Open plastic eggs and lay the halves on a piece of scrap cardboard or newspaper.
    • Dip a dry paint brush into acrylic craft paint and wipe off excess paint.
    • Paint the egg halves. They will appear streaky at first.
    • Paint a second coat after they are dry to the touch.
    • Add one more layer of paint or touch up as necessary. Let dry.
  • Hide the seam around the middle by securing a piece of velvet trim with a dot of hot glue. Singe the cut ends with a lighter first to prevent unraveling. Overlap the ends a little for complete coverage.
Pretty painted green, blue, and purple plastic easter eggs are decorated with ribbon and laying on a white marble table with tassels.
Velvet Trim Around Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Glue 3-4 flowers heads to the top of an egg for a floral finesse. You may have to trim the back of the flower head so it doesn’t protrude too much.
Plastic eggs to decorate from the attic are painted in jewel tones with velvet ribbon, small colorful silk flowers, and tassels and sitting in an egg carton on white marble table.
Floral and Tassel Decorated Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Loop a tassel around one of the flower heads and use it as a hanger for your Easter tree, hang on garland, or adorn a door handle or cabinet pull.
A close up of a white ceramic bunny with a decorated plastic easter egg ornament hanging on its ear and small brass bunny nearby.
Floral Easter Egg Ornament

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I have a few mixed in with printable eggs and bunny ornaments and DIY washi eggs on sage branches. It makes a lovely global eclectic Easter Tree!

A partial view of a DIY easter tree with sage branches in a black asian vase with DIY decorated plastic egg ornament and paper egg ornaments.  A white bunny and gold mirror are in the view.
DIY Easter Tree

So save your breath and money by repurposing old plastic Easter eggs into beautiful designer eggs with this easy DIY! Check out more ways for decorating plastic eggs below.

Six Ways to Decorate Plastic Easter Eggs

Makeover cheap plastic Easter eggs with beautiful and creative ideas using simple crafting materials.

Let’s stop by Stephanie’s site to see her beautiful DIY Matisse Inspired Easter Egg Painting.

DIY Matisse Inspired Easter Egg Painting sitting on a kitchen shelf with global dishes from Casa Watkins Living.
Easter Egg Painting from Casa Watkins Living

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