Pineapple String Lights From Plastic Easter Eggs

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30 Minutes

Nothing says summer quite like a pineapple – the shape, the taste and the smell all epitomize all things sunny and tropical. Where do Easter eggs come into this equation you ask? Well have you ever noticed how much a yellow Easter egg looks like a pineapple? I have. That’s why I decided to recycle a batch of plastic yellow Easter eggs into a set of DIY pineapple string lights.

What do you do with all those plastic eggs after the Easter bunny has made his exit? Mine seem to accumulate in my yard, making me crazy. So I converted some yellow eggs into pineapples to make string lights.


Yellow plastic Easter eggs

LED outdoor string lights

Black marker

Drill or awl

Green spiky floral picks

Hot glue and glue gun

First turn your plastic eggs into pineapples by drawing triangles on them. Starting along the edge of one half of the egg. Make the next row by connecting two sides of the triangles to the bottom two points below.

After you have one half of the egg decorated, put the other half of your egg on and do the other side, matching up your pattern. The “pointy” side of your egg will be the top of your pineapple, so be sure your triangles point that way. Add diamond shapes if you want.

My string lights came with small lanterns, which I removed and saved for another project. Once I had naked lights, I inserted one into each pineapple egg, adding a bit of hot glue around the top to hold the light in place.

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