Plastic Egg to Planter DIY

Plastic Egg to Planter DIY


Plastic eggs
Gesso surface prep
Acrylic craft paints
Wooden skewers
Vase/tall containers
Craft varnish
Hot glue
Flowers/succulents (real or fake)





Skewer your egg

Before you begin painting, push a wooden skewer into one of the holes in the egg.
This will prevent you from having to touch your egg when you’re painting it,
and it will allow you to stand your eggs up in a vase while they dry.

Prime your egg

Give your egg a coat of Gesso (primer) to ensure the paint will stick to the plastic.
Allow to dry before painting and decorating your egg.
A hairdryer is handy if you want to speed things up or you can do this the night before.
If at all possible, try to stay away from the line where the two egg pieces meet. 
This will keep them from sealing shut and will be easier if you are making planters.


Paint your egg

With a paintbrush, apply a layer of acrylic craft paint.
If your egg requires 2 coats, allow the first coat to dry before applying the second

Decorate your egg

With a fine liner brush, decorate your egg with squiggles and zigzags.
For perfectly round dots, use the handle end of a paintbrush dipped in paint.
Place the skewered egg in a vase or tall container and allow to dry before varnishing (the hair dryer can help here too).

Varnish your egg

When your egg is completely dry, brush on a coat of craft varnish
to add a glossy sheen to your egg and to protect the paint from chipping and scratching.



To Make the Planters:

When eggs dry, hot glue the side together (both sides facing out)

Fill the larger egg piece with soil and flowers or succulents.



Click here for the printable instructions for this “eggcelent” craft!