Dollar Store Easter Egg Transformation

Hi All! It’s Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers. Last time I was here I shared 20 Decorative Easter Egg Ideas, and I’m proud to say I finally created my own for this year! I was so inspired by all of the beautiful eggs in my last post that I couldn’t help but make my own!

Would you believe I made these Shabby Chic Easter Eggs using a pack of plastic eggs from the dollar store? 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!

Supplies Needed:

- Plastic Easter Eggs (I found mine at the Dollar Tree, pack of 6 for a $1)

- 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

- Hot Glue Gun


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?


This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Jordan says:

    Taryn, these are so cute! I do have all of these supplies sitting at home, so I think I’ve found my next project :) I also want to ask where you found the beautiful dish/stand they are resting in. I’m going to need one of those for entertaining!

  2. JaneEllen says:

    I would have thought it would be hard to keep the twine on the egg due to slippery surface of the egg. Great job getting the twine glued to egg. Love how you dressed up your eggs with ribbon, lace, etc., very pretty and original. The little twine bow sets the eggs off perfectly. Anybody making these eggs has so many ways to use the ribbons, lace, etc. So much fun. Great project.