I’ve been racking my brain for weeks now trying to come up with a creative new use for the oversized plastic Easter egg containers they carry at Dollar Tree. And finally, inspiration struck! Behold, the Easter egg faux terrarium! I think it turned out so cute that now I want to make more Easter decor to go with it… Looks like there are more trips to the dollar store in my near future! (A bunch of my friends all made Easter egg crafts today too – scroll to the bottom of the post for more great ideas!)
To make your own, you will need:
- Jumbo plastic Easter egg
- Mini flower pot
- Floral foam
- Silk flowers
- Hot glue
I found the mini clay flower pots in a 3-pack at Dollar Tree. They are the perfect size for this project! I chose daffodils for my flowers because they are a spring variety, so they are perfect for an Easter project. The flowers came from the dollar store too… As did nearly everything else you see here.
Use a craft knife to cut a chunk of floral foam that fits inside the flower pot; use a dab of hot glue to hold it in place. Trim down the flower stems and push them into the foam. I used the whole stem’s worth of flowers. In the end, I also trimmed down the greenery from the flowers and stuck it in the back of the arrangement.
Use a generous dollop of hot glue to attach the flower pot to the bottom of the back half of the egg. Snap the clear cover onto the egg to enclose the flowers.
Hot glue the egg to the candlestick in an upright position. I wasn’t happy with a little visible glue where the two parts met, so I tied a piece of black satin cord around the joint to cover it. If you’re not a slob with your glue like I am, you won’t have to worry about that!
Tie a bow around the candlestick with ribbon to finish. I used wire-edged ribbon for a nice, full bow. Now all there is left to do is find a place to display it!
Check out these other Easter egg projects from some of my pals!