DIY Moss and Egg Easter Topiary

15 Materials
8 Hours

My DIY Moss and Egg Easter Topiary makes a statement on any spring/Easter table.

I have seen these run anywhere from $60 to $150 on Etsy and high end decor stores.

Because I had everything I needed on hand, and I bet you do too……

I created this topiary for just $12.00.

That is the cost of 6 dozen eggs.


Approximately 6 dozen extra large eggs, blown out

Wilton gel food coloring in blue and green


grey acrylic craft paint

copper metallic acrylic craft paint


foam cone

paper or plastic plate to fit the diameter of the pot you choose so that the cone will not fall through.

foam pieces or cardboard box to hold the skewers so the eggs can dry

glue gun

glue sticks


urn/flower pot with diameter similar in size to the bottom of the cone. Or use a cake pedestal as a base

Krylon Modern White Matte spray paint

Directions to Create Egg Colors

  1. Once you have blown out your eggs, dye the eggs blue and green following the Wilton package directions.
  2. The eggs will want to float as they have a hole in them. Using a large spoon, push the eggs down into the colored water and brace the spoon against the edge of glass to keep the eggs submerged.
  3. Once the eggs are the shade you want, remove the eggs using the spoon.
  4. Blow any excess water back into the glass by placing a straw over the egg hole and blowing into it.
  5. Set the eggs on a paper towel to dry.
  6. Once the eggs have dried, mix some grey paint with a few drops of water to create a grey “wash”.
  7. Place the eggs on the skewer and brush the grey wash over the entire egg.
  8. Stick the skewer back in the foam and allow the eggs to dry.
  9. Once the eggs are dry, cover the eggs in the copper shimmer color. There is no need to dilute the paint.
  10. Stick the skewer back into the foam and allow to dry.
  11. Once the eggs have dried, you can also spray them with a light mist of metallic gold for extra shimmer. Be careful to gently spray from about 12 inches away so that you don’t cover the entire egg and lose your base color

Directions for the Urn

Once you have found a suitable container for your cone, you may need to spray paint it the color you would like.

  1. I spray painted my pot Krylon Modern White.
  2. While my pot dried, I worked on the cone.

Directions for the Egg and Moss Cone

  1. Once the eggs are completely dry, starting at the base of the cone, glue a paper or plastic plate to the bottom of the cone. The plate needs to be at least the size of the diameter of the top of your pot.
  2. Next, hot glue the eggs randomly up and around the cone, mixing the blue and green colored eggs.
  3. Once you have completely covered the cone, begin hot gluing moss in the areas that are exposed and not covered by eggs.
  4. Use the moss to conceal the holes in the eggs. A skewer will help you push the moss into place once you have placed some hot glue in the area you want covered.

Putting the Moss and Egg Easter Topiary Together

  1. Place the plate with the cone on top of your container.
  2. Cover any areas where the plate can be seen with moss.
  3. Display on your Easter table or your mantel!

Dye the eggs using Wilton gel and following the directions on the back of the box. I used blue and green gel.

Allow the eggs to dry on a paper towel after dying them.

If necessary, paint the pot you will be using Modern White.

After the eggs have dried, place a skewer in each egg to help you paint them.

Paint each egg in a grey acrylic paint diluted with a few drops of water.

Allow the grey wash to dry, and then paint the eggs again with a shimmer acrylic.

Once the eggs are dry, you are ready to build the topiary.

Attach the cone to the plastic or paper plate that is larger in diameter than the top of your pot using hot glue.

Glue eggs around the cone starting at the bottom.

Next, Glue moss in spaces where the cone shows through and where holes of eggs are visible.

Use a skewer to help you stick the moss into the slots between the eggs.

I broke a couple of eggs when I dropped them on the floor. Instread of throwing them in the trash, I used the halves that I had left as votive holders on the table.

I used the topiary as a centerpiece for my spring and Easter table-scape!

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  • Kathrine Anderson Kathrine Anderson on Mar 14, 2021

    So pretty - just a thought that plastic eggs painted in pretty colors probably could work also and they wouldn't be as delicate - for clumsy people like me!

  • Jennifer Williams Jennifer Williams on Mar 15, 2021

    You would be surprised with how well the real eggs hold up.