Would you believe I made these Shabby Chic Easter Eggs using a pack of dollar store plastic eggs? Well, it’s true! Today, I’m going to show you how easy it is to transform a dollar store item into a cute and inexpensive piece of decor.
These eggs were easy to make and if you are any bit of a crafty person I’m sure you already have the supplies waiting for you at home!
– Jute (Can easily be found at any craft store and will cost you about $2.99 for a spool)
– Vintage lace, ribbon and buttons for embellishment
I started with a glob of hot glue on the bottom of the egg and then slowly wrapped the jute in a circular motion. My suggestion is to only use a tiny bit of glue and work with a 1″ piece of jute at a time. If you use too much glue it will seep through.
Once you’ve wrapped the entire egg, it will look a little something like this. You can see some of my hot glue coming through in a few areas. It’s actually pretty easy to pick off, just takes a little extra time :)
And to top things off, I added a few pieces of vintage ribbon, lace and a jute bow to give it a shabby chic look. I am very fortunate and I actually have all of my grandma’s old ribbon and lace from when she was young. So yes, mine is authentic!
There are so many variations you can do, here are how my three little eggs turned out! I can’t wait to put them on my vignette!
Do you have your Easter decor up already?
Julia @ cuckoo4design says
This is a great idea. I might have to try this with the kids!
Carrie A. says
Adorable! I have a little basket I keep an assortment of different eggs in, I should make some of these for it. :)
Chelsea @ Making Home Base says
Super cute, Taryn! You are always so good at shabby chic-ing things perfectly!!! :)
Its still really cold here – which is so weird! I’m so ready for spring!!! I love these shabby chic eggs! So, so cute!!
Hi! You were the link before me on the Mom 4 Real link party! Just wanted to stop by to say hi and let you know that I think this project is great! Way to take fairly inexpensive items and make them look super! Great job! Thanks for sharing!
Nancy Carr says
I was wondering how to make something like these. Thank you for the instructions.
The eggs are so cute, love the adornments you added to them. Very clever use of the jute string. Everything you do is great, thanks for sharing a great project. Happy Easter and Spring.
Wow! So cute! You could never tell they were plastic ;) Love it.
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com
They’re simply wonderful!
Could I post the project in my blog provided that your blog is mentioned as the original source?
Amy Papale says
I absolutely LOVE these eggs! I just was wondering what I was going to do with all of the leftover eggs from our little egg hunt, now I know what I will do with them for next year. Thanks for sharing!
Amazing! I love these :-D Pinning them to my Easter Treats board now, thanks for posting!
Sew Lah Tea Dough
These are so adorable! Thanks for sharing this awesome idea :)
Heather @ French Press says
gorgeous !! I have everything I need – and I never would have thought to do this before.
[email protected] says
Gorgeous! I will have to make some of these with our leftover eggs!
Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse says
Stopping by from Six Sister’s link party =) These are super cute and very shabby chic! Great idea =)
Those eggs are me! Now I know what to do with those left over plastic eggs. Pinning them, thanks
Found you on craft site.
Funky Junk Interiors says
Oh my goodness…. these are so adorable! Pinned!
FYI… I wasn’t able to use your pin button… something may be amiss!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
What a sweet idea! Shame on my for cleaning out the attic last month and throwing out a bag of plastic eggs!!!!
Saima anwar says
Barbara Warner says
I am definitely making some of these. Love the old-fashioned look in that milk glass compote. Just lovely.
Taryn Whiteaker says
Thank you! Glad you stopped by!
Taryn, Do you need to place a little glue (white school glue/ hot glue) around the plastic egg
where they are joined to make sure they stay together, especially while wrapping them? I know some
eggs want to pop back open when you snap them together.