How to Easily Make Inexpensive DIY Concrete Eggs

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Looking for ways to incorporate neutral and natural elements in Easter decor? These DIY concrete eggs are simple, inexpensive, and beautiful!​  Get the full (and easy) tutorial below!

If you can’t find it, make it.  Right?

Okay, so I don’t actually always do that.  But when I wanted more concrete eggs to use in my Easter decor this year, I decided these would be a perfect chance to save some money and do an easy DIY.

Except that DIY ideas aren’t always as simple in real life as they seem in my head.  How hard can it be to make a simple concrete egg shape?  Turns out, it took a little thinking and experimenting, but we finally figured a super easy way to make these cute concrete eggs.

They are a great way to bring in some natural elements into your Easter decor.  Whether you are adding lots of Easter colors or going with more neutrals, concrete eggs are a really fun addition.

How to Easily Make Inexpensive DIY Concrete Eggs

Materials Needed for Concrete Eggs:

  • Inexpensive plastic Easter eggs, you can choose your size!
  • Empty egg carton
  • Tape 
  • An extra sharp knife to cut the plastic eggs
  • Mortar mix concrete (the less aggregate the better!)

Steps to Making Concrete Eggs

Step One:  Tape Your Egg & Cut a Small Hole

Take packing tape or masking tape & make a couple passes around the middle.  This keeps the egg nice & firm throughout the process.

Once the tape is on good, take a sharp knife and cut a small hole (carefully!) at the bottom of the egg.  The eggs we used from Walmart had two small holes which made for good guides.


Step Two: Mix the Concrete

For this project, you don’t need much cement.  Be sure to get a fine mix.  The mortar mix we used had little to no aggregate.

We used an slightly watery consistency for the concrete.  This helps the final finish be smoother. 

It also makes it easier to pour into the egg!

Step Three: Pour in Concrete & Let Concrete Set Up

An old egg carton works perfectly to hold your plastic egg molds.  Slowly pour your (slightly watery!) concrete mix through a funnel into the hole at the bottom of the egg.  

Tip:  Don’t fill your egg ALL the way.  This leaves a flat spot at the bottom of the egg for it set up straight.

Step Four: Take Off Plastic Mold & Enjoy!

We let our concrete set up outside for 24 hours, but depending on your weather this time could be more or less.  Then just take off the tape, use the same sharp knife to help cut the plastic away, and enjoy!

How to Style Your Concrete Eggs

Faux eggs are a perfect way to add a touch of Easter decor around your home.  What I love about the concrete eggs, specifically, is that the neutral color allows them to linger around all spring!  Don’t feel like you have to pack these up the day after Easter!

Here are a few ideas you can use to decorate with your concrete eggs:

Find my 5 favorite ways to decorate with faux eggs HERE!

Aren’t they so cute?  I absolutely love using mine and with the flat bottom, I love that they can stand or lay.  They blend perfectly with my favorite spring bunnies too!

You can also see more details about how I styled them for my Easter tablescape HERE!

I hope you give it a try!  Let me know in the comments if you are excited to try these easy DIY concrete eggs!  I know you’ll have so much fun using them in your spring decorating!

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