Why should Christmas get to have all the fun? Easter has an abundance of fun shapes, colors, and accessories that would work perfectly together to make a garland. With an easy supply list, you can work with the real thing or go faux, whatever is in your budget. But the real beauty here is you can customize this project to reflect whatever color or type of supplies you have on hand. Have fun with it and get the kids involved. It’s low-mess, but still very creative. When you’re all done, hang it on your mantel or staircase for a little egg-stra holiday touch.
Gather Your Supplies
This project can include as much or as little as you want.
Here's the tools and supplies we used to get this look:
- Faux greenery
- Faux succulents
- Plastic eggs
- Washi tape
- Faux flowers
- Fake chicks
- Hot glue gun
While you can swap in real greens here, we recommend using faux, mainly because it will last a lot longer, saving you time and money. If you’re worried about how real these flowers look, invest a little more in the types you choose, we love and trust Afloral for all of our faux flowers and greens. Whatever you decide just make sure you’re happy with final result—but great faux greens allow you to enjoy this project for a few weeks instead of a day or two.
Wrap Your Eggs
Plastic eggs can look a little lackluster, especially when their hues don’t match with your color scheme (and you’d be hard pressed to find plastic eggs that do). Here’s a smart way to customize them. Take your washi tape and very carefully layer the tape over the outside of the plastic eggs. You can do it in a random sort of patchwork pattern or you can choose to go in one direction, just decide what look you feel works best. The oval shape of the egg works better with the patchwork design.
Create the First Layer
Start by cutting down your faux greenery. You want there to be bunches that you can join together with floral wire. Any extra stems will only make the arrangement chunkier. Wire the pieces together until you’re satisfied with the shape of the garland. Now figure out where you want the eggs to nestle into the arrangement, using some hot glue, affix the eggs into the greenery. Before you put the garland where it’s going to sit (mantel or railing) wind some ribbons around the outside of the garland until you’re satisfied with how it looks.
Add the Finishing Touches
Place the garland and make sure it’s securely fastened. You can use sticky tack or self-adhesive hooks to help with this. If you’re hanging it on a railing, you can also use zip ties.
Once you’re happy with where it’s sitting, add in the extras like faux blooms. Cut the stems down on the flowers then work the blooms into the garland; if needed, add a dab of hot glue to keep it in place. Work in any extra ribbons, small chicks, and any other festive accessories that feel fitting, using hot glue to keep them in place. Then enjoy! You’ve got a fun place to stash at least one egg during the egg hunt.