EASTER EGG TOPIARY
I spotted these giant Easter eggs in a bin at Michael’s. I didn’t know at first what I was going to use them for, but I knew I would come up with something. The bin was looking a little empty and I didn’t want to come back later and find they were all gone! While I was at Michael’s I picked up a 36″ long 5/8″ dowel and a block of styrofoam.
I tried a drill which didn’t work too well, so I turned back to my Christmas topiary trick by melting with my old glue gun. If you do this, make sure you are outdoors or in a well-ventilated area as it may cause noxious fumes. I simply hold my old empty glue gun against the eggs and melt a hold big enough for a 5/8″ dowel to fit through.
These eggs come in a nested set of three, each a different pastel color. I made the holes across the eggs in an angle, I knew I didn’t want my eggs to be stacked straight on one another.
I had this container at home, I took the block of styrofoam, trimmed it and wedged it very firmly into my urn.When all of the holes are done and the eggs are threaded on the dowel, you simply stick the dowel down into the styrofoam. I covered my styrofoam with moss. You could not melt a hole in the top of the smallest egg and just finish it off with the egg at the top, cutting the dowel to fit, but I found my egg was more secure with the dowel going all the way through. Fill the pot around the bottom egg with artificial flowers and greenery to make a little “nest” for your eggs. You can even add a little bunny peeking out if you would like. Once the mechanics are done, it is time to have some fun and decorate the topiary. I used a variety of silk flowers and foliage, using hot glue to attach them to my eggs. Above you can see how I used a fern to hide the seam in my middle egg. My favorite of the flowers that I added were the pretty pink silk wisteria, also from Michael’s. Those along with lilacs and lily of the valley were nestled around my bottom egg and glued between the eggs of my Easter egg topiary, hiding the mechanics of the dowel. The same treatment was made for the dowel on the top of the top egg. I couldn’t be happier with how my Easter egg topiary turned out. This is the perfect addition to my front porch to celebrate springtime and Easter! Let me know if you make one of these! I would love to see yours! You can share your photos over on Facebook in Chloe’s Crafters!
If you want to watch a video tutorial, see it here: youtube