Easy & Adorable DIY Nest Necklaces from Plastic Easter Eggs

How to make a nest necklace from a plastic Easter egg.

I realize Easter was a month a go, but I still keep finding plastic eggs under beds and floating around in the bushes.  They never seem to go away.  If you are into up-cycled crafts like me that is not such a bad thing.  Over on DIY Network I talked about 10 Ways to Repurpose Plastic Easter Eggs, today I am going to elaborate on one of my favorites.  Making a nest necklace from a mini egg.

Supplies for making a nest necklace from a plastic Easter egg.


  • Small plastic Easter egg (the rounder half)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Floral picks with small eggs and flowers
  • Natural colored twine
  • Long chain necklace
  • 2 jump rings
  • pliers
Making a plastic Easter egg into a necklace.

Using twine and hot glue wrap the round half of a plastic Easter egg.


After you have wrapped the entire egg glue two small loops of twine inside the egg.  This is where you will attach your jump rings and chain.


Using hot glue fill your nest with small eggs and flowers.

DIY Nest Necklaces from Easter Eggs.

Attach chain to loops on sides of basket.  Your nest necklace is ready for action.  Perfect for spring and might I suggest making these with your littles using a low-temp glue gun or quick dry craft glue.  I’ve made planters, pineapples, nightlights, gnomes and now nests.  What can’t you create when you up-cycle plastic Easter eggs I ask you?




8 Responses to “Easy & Adorable DIY Nest Necklaces from Plastic Easter Eggs”

  1. Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Enjoy your week ahead.

  2. MrsSW

    Hi Jen – thanks for the cute craft!
    Will you tell me about the chain you used. please? Size? Place to purchase? Plastic or metal?


    • Jennifer

      Hi Shelia It is gold toned metal chain. I could not tell you the exact size. I would just go to the craft store and look for a larger sized chain. You don’t want something too dainty or it will look weird next to the egg. Something chunky and comparable to the egg size is your best bet. Hope that helps.

  3. Natasha

    So cute! I’ve avoided plastic eggs for several years, but since I have a young daughter I’m sure they’ll become virtually unavoidable in the next couple of years. So glad to have an idea for how to put them to use for more than just a few minutes out of the year!


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