Easter is a festive colorful holiday. Decorate your house, buffet table or kids room with these easy to make Easter egg string lights.
Watch how easy these are to make, then read on for a full supply list and more details.
I have collected a good share of plastic Easter eggs since my kids have been born. I fill them up for the various egg hunts they participate in then bring them back home and pack them away for next year. This year when I pulled out my Easter bin I decided I needed to do something special with a few of these eggs.
I don’t decorate too much for Easter, but it’s fun to add a few Spring touches and some egg inspired décor. Find all my Easter crafts here.
More than anything I like making little Easter themed crafts for and with my kids. These string lights fall into that category.
The Easter string lights stay up for a week or so around the time we do our big neighborhood egg hunt. It sets a fun and festive tone in our house and the kids and their friends love it.
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Here’s how to make Easter egg string lights
- Plastic eggs – hinged eggs stay together best
- LED string lights – grab a set from Christmas and use them for this craft!
- Drill bit – use a bit the size of the bulbs on your string lights
- Block of wood
Use appropriate protection and follow all operating instructions when using any power tools.
I started by placing the top of my egg on a block of wood. Holding it in place with my hand I drilled a hole into the center. The block of wood keeps the drill from damaging the work surface below. It also provides a hard flat surface to secure the egg while you drill.
The eggs I used are hinged but this process works for eggs that are 2 separate pieces as well. I find that the hinged eggs stay together better when this is hung up.
Close the egg and securely snap it together. Then push the light bulb into the hole. Repeat this so you have an egg for each light.
LED lights are recommended for this project, the will not get hot. Traditional bulbs get warm and could damage the plastic eggs.
I used a drill bit that is the same size as the light bulb. The eggs fit snugly and I didn’t need to use anything else to secure them. This means I can take the eggs off the lights after Easter and pack the items away separately to use another time.
If your lights are a little loose, try adding a bit of hot glue around the base of the light to help keep it in place.
Using hot glue makes this a permanent craft so you won’t be able to reuse these lights for another holiday. But that’s ok! Keep these lights in your Easter décor year after year.
String these Easter egg string lights above your Easter buffet table, or put them up on your mantle this month. This is an easy fun project using items you are sure to have around your house.
Hanging these plug in Easter egg lights works really well with temporary command hooks. I love these hooks for outdoor Christmas light and they work really well on my mantle too.
Attach a few of these hooks to your mantle or wherever you intend to hang this decorative easter lights and clip the wires into each hook.
This garland could be made with battery powered lights, but I prefer to use a plug in. Just be sure to use this near an outlet or attach an extension cord.
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Saturday 3rd of April 2021
Adorable idea but pretty dangerous when the drill bit slips off the top of the egg. My suggestion is to turn the egg over drilling from the inside. :)
Friday 15th of March 2019
I love this idea but my only concern and question is (which is probably dumb ??♀️) how does the plastic Easter egg hold up to the light (plastic, light, melt) watts aren’t probably high enough to cause such thing but one of my biggest fears is fire..
Monday 15th of March 2021
@Sarah, how long can you leave these lights lit? A couple of hours each night? I too would not want to cause a house fire.
Saturday 16th of March 2019
Hi Carmen, I had that fear too. The first time I made these I used regular old lights and they did get a bit warm, but I never kept them on long enough to cause a problem. The second time I made them, I used LED lights which are cool to the touch, I would definitely recommend those. Thanks for stopping by and reading!
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But how the heck are you supposed to drill a hole in those eggs without breaking them?
Friday 30th of March 2018
Good question, it actually worked just fine. I used light pressure and put the egg on a hard surface.
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