Easter Egg Caddy DIY

Easter egg hunting is such fun, but what do you do with all your chocolatey treasures once they have been found? Why not store them in an adorable Easter egg caddy.
This caddy is surprising easy to make, follow the instructions below and you will end up with a gorgeous Easter present, sure to delight Easter egg hunters of all ages.

Easter DIY
Easter DIY
Easter DIY
Easter DIY

What you will need:
– One glass jar
– Plastic farm animals of your choice (chickens or rabbits would be ideal for this time of the year)
– Glue (I used epoxy, as it’s pretty strong)
– Spray paint
– Sticky back vinyl (I found an old piece of faux wood printed vinyl, don’t worry what it looks like, you are going to spray over it before discarding it)
– Pinking shears or craft scissors with a decorative edge
– Easter eggs to fill your jar

Step 1. Glue your little animals to the lid of the jar.
Step 2. Using your fancy scissors (or pinking shears) cut a long strip of vinyl. Be sure to cut it deep enough to cover the bottom half of the lid (the bit you don’t want spray painted)
Step 3. Stick vinyl around the base of the lid. Remember that the vinyl is going to mask the area of the lid you don’t want to spray.
Step 4. Following the instructions on the spray paint can and spray your lid. Remember to rather do numerous light layers of spray paint, leaving the lid to dry between layers, than heavy thick layers, which will run and eventually peel.
Step 5. Once your lid is thoroughly dry (over night is best) you can peel off the vinyl.
Step 6. Fill your glass jar with Easter eggs and you are done!

These little caddies make fun storage containers for stationary etc, so they can continue to be used long past the holidays.

Enjoy making your Easter egg caddy and happy hunting.

(Inspiration for this Easter DIY came from this cute “Playroom storage idea” from House to Home, have a look at it here)

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4 Responses to Easter Egg Caddy DIY

  1. Leila April 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    That is such a cute jar! Its great that you actually make the cute things that are on Pintrest, I just think they are cool and never get around to making them. Its such a fun idea.

    • Pretty Pretty April 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Thanks, I love DIY stuff and wish there was more time to make all the things that I have feverishly pinned.
      Making this one was super fun and easy though.

  2. brazen April 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Really love this – not just for Easter either. Think I’d make a pony one.

    • Pretty Pretty April 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

      Thats a great idea, if you do you must post pictures of it.
      I made two for in my sister’s nursery, one with a donkey on it and the other little pig. They are so much fun!
      Enjoy making them.
      :-)

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