Make an Easter Egg Topiary

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2 Hours

I am always looking for holiday decorating ideas and when I spotted these jumbo Easter Eggs, the gears started turning and here is what I came up with ! You can see more of my crafts and creations here.

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 have you stop by my blog,   Celebrate & Decorate for the full tutorial as well as sign up for my latest creations, posts, recipes, exclusives, and more...

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  • Meward Meward on Oct 25, 2022

    What year did Michael's sell these HUGE EASTER EGGS. I have googled everywhere and no one has them. Where can I try???

  • Terry Terry on Feb 09, 2024

    I love this project! Since I am into bunnies there will be some added to my topiary! I do have a question about the glue gun melting the holes in the eggs. My husband recently tried to drill some drainage holes into some plastic flower pots and the bottom of the pots cracked all over! Would this glue gun method work for making the drainage holes in plastic pots? Also, any ideas for repairing the bottoms of the damaged pots? They were so darned cute!

  • Marsha Marsha on Feb 18, 2024


    What an Awesome Easter Project thank-you,

    I was wondering is it possible to do the same with plastic Easter baskets ?

    Will the glue gun of drilling holes melt much of the area around where the whole is being drilled.This done ifI cannot find these eggs at Michaels ?

    I have a bad back and can’t get out much would appreciate an answer so much .My email address is

    Thank you,


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