Easter wouldn’t be the same without these colorful plastic baubles, but what do you do with them after the holiday? We have 10 ways to repurpose them, so you don’t have to toss them in the trash.

Springtime String Lights

Drill small holes into the tops of plastic egg halves, and insert a string light into each one. Glue ball fringe or ribbon in spring colors to make a garland you can hang all season long.

Hanging Planter

Drill or cut a hole at the top of half a jumbo egg. Wrap and hot glue the egg half using clothes line rope. Cover the cording with foam stickers, and spray paint in any desired color. Let dry, and remove the stickers. Attach a chain to hang, and fill with your favorite plant.

Nest Necklace

Wrap and hot glue half of a small plastic egg in twine, and fill with faux eggs from the floral section of the craft store. Use a jewelry kit to assemble the necklace.

Metallic Pendant Light

It’s hard to believe this stylish light was once a jumbo pink Easter egg. All you need is a light kit, spray paint and a couple other materials

Rain Day Mobile

Crib mobiles aren’t just for nurseries. String blue plastic eggs in different hues, and use fabric glue to attach to a cloud-shaped felt piece. Hang from a plant hook, and display in any room.

Stylish Room Divider

To make an easy room divider or window treatment embellishment, drill holes in plastic egg halves. String them onto yarn, and express your creativity by adding beads, patterned paper straws and pom poms in any variation.

Bacon-and-Eggs Garland

Make plastic eggs look like the real deal with a quirky, fun eggs-and-bacon garland. To make, cut circles out of white felt and hot glue to yellow plastic egg halves. Glue the completed eggs to twine, and glue bacon duct tape in between the eggs. Hang the garland in a breakfast nook or on a buffet table.

Multicolored Marquee Light

Buy a ready-made marquee light, and give it an ambient glow by attaching plastic egg halves over the lights.

Terrarium Gnomes

Create an adorable terrarium complete with garden gnomes. To make, glue half a plastic egg to a round wood piece for the hat. Glue the round wood piece to a cylinder wood piece for the body. Paint a face on the round piece, and paint the cylinder piece in any color. Glue a pom pom on top of the plastic egg hat and multiple ones on the round piece to make the beard. To make mushrooms, paint a plastic egg half in red. Let dry, then paint white polka dots, and glue to a cylinder wood piece to complete. Fill a terrarium or glass jar with moss, dirt, rocks, mushrooms and garden gnomes.

Pot Filler

Dirt can get heavy when you fill a pot all the way. Plastic eggs help fill pots without the added weight, so you can easily carry them from one spot in the house to another.

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