Easter Eggstravaganza Finale: A DIY Easter Egg Topiary

How do you like your eggs? These fanciful Easter Egg Topiaries serve them up two ways – stacked straight or topsy turvy. Both Easter Egg Topiaries serve up color and style for your Easter decorating. How cute would these be as an Easter dinner centerpiece, or as part of your spring mantel display? The straight-up version uses colorful napkins, and the topsy-turvy Easter Egg Topiary is made with tissue paper. Switch this around to serve them up your way!

how to make Easter egg topiaries

Easter Egg Topiaries by Kathleen George.

To make an Easter Egg Topiary, you will need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4”, 5”, & 6” eggs
  • Decorative paper napkins
  • Plastic margarita glass
  • Mod Podge, matte finish
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; small scissors; wood skewers; pencil; paintbrush; toothpicks

For the Topsy Turvy Topiary, you will also need:

  • In addition to the above list, add a 4” ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Substitute colorful tissue paper for the decorative napkins
  • Substitute a 5-1/2” x 4-1/2” terra cotta pot for the margarita glass

To make an Easter Egg Topiary:

1. Using patterns, cut six pieces from each napkin for each egg. If your napkins have layers, carefully separate the layers and use only the patterned layer.

2. Insert a wood skewer into the center of the bottom of each egg to use as a handle. Using pencil point, mark the center top of each egg.

3. On one section of the egg, brush on a light coat of Mod Podge from the top of the egg to the skewer. Place a napkin piece on the egg and smooth down paper with a dry, soft brush or fingertips. Use small scissors to make little snips along the edges so that the paper will lay flat against the egg.

4. Repeat, slightly overlapping each section with the last. When all eggs are covered, place skewers in a spare piece of foam or tall glass to dry.

5. Seal each egg with another coat of Mod Podge and let dry.

6. To assemble the topiary, glue the wide end of the 6” egg into the margarita glass, using a generous amount of low-temp glue.

7. Using toothpicks and white glue, attach the 5” egg to the top of the 6” egg; repeat, adding the 4” egg to the top of the 5” egg.

DIY Easter Egg topiaries for Easter decorating ideas

You’ll change out the bases for the two topiaries.

To make a Topsy Turvy Easter Egg Topiary:

1. Follow Steps 1 – 6 above, substituting tissue paper for the napkins.

2. Paint terra cotta pot lime green and let dry.

3. Wax knife blade with a bar of soap or an old candle. Slice 1/3 from the 4” foam ball. Insert the larger half into the terra cotta pot, cut side facing up.

4. Carefully cut a small slice from the wide end of the 6” egg so that the egg sits at an angle.

creative ways to decorate Easter Eggs

Connect your eggs with toothpicks and glue.

5. Insert 2 – 3 toothpicks into the top of the pot. With low-temp glue, pick and glue the cut end of the egg to the top of the pot.

6. Attach the 5” egg to the top of the 6” egg using toothpicks and white glue. The 5” egg should point in the opposite directions.

7. Repeat with the 4” egg, pointing it in the opposite direction from the 5” egg.

And that wraps up the Easter Eggstravaganza. Do you have a favorite from the week? Are any of the Easter egg crafts on your to-do list? I’d love to know what you thought of this week’s Eggstravaganza, so please leave a comment.

And remember, I’m giving away a most eggscellent prize package, too, and every comment you leave this week is one more entry. Here’s what you might win:

win the Easter Eggstravaganza!

You might win the winter issue of Stitch Craft Create; one dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam; and TWO chocolate bunnies — one milk chocolate and one dark chocolate.

  • One dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • The winter issue of Stitch Craft Create
  • Two solid chocolate bunnies — milk and dark

Honestly, I’m eager to pick a winner and send off the prize – these chocolate bunnies are so tempting!

Thank you for joining in during Easter Eggstravaganza week.

Happy Easter egg crafting.

Sharon

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20 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza Finale: A DIY Easter Egg Topiary

  1. Donna O'Neil says:

    They were all fun projects.

  2. Brenda says:

    I can’t wait to make this with my granddaughter

  3. JuneA** says:

    Seriously CUTE! Especially love the one in the plant pot! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Angie Dyer says:

    Cute! Cute! Cute! I like that you can make these with crafts you already have at home in your craft box. No need to purchase everything new at the store. You can start right now. Happy Easter!

  5. Nancy D says:

    so many Easter projects! And it’s coming up fast! Todays is so cute!

  6. busymomhelp says:

    those are great Easter egg decor ideas

  7. Becca Christensen says:

    Easter is my favorite holiday. The projects have been so much fun to make so far. Keep it up. Thanks.

  8. Sharon says:

    Great week. Looked forward to each day.

  9. LisaM says:

    What a fun topiary.

  10. Nancy says:

    I love these. Great for centerpieces. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for a wonderful group for decorating.

  11. Debbie Kaste says:

    These are very cute! They’d make excellent table decorations for the Easter brunch we have. Will have to try making these. Especially love the polka dot egg:) Have a great week!

  12. annehaun says:

    I love your topiary – such a great idea.

  13. Oh I love these!!! All of the topiaries have been extraordinary and inspiring! Thank you, Sharob!

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