Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

I am slowly making my way through some of the things I have in my upcycle stash since the thrift stores and craft stores are closed.

It's fun to see what you can come up with by using only what you have on hand!

Since Easter is right around the corner, I thought an Easter craft would be fitting.

Upcycled Vintage Egg Easter Diorama

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama
I decided to create something with this vintage paper mache egg. The outside is covered in gold foil.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

It's marked "Made in Western Germany" on the inside which I believe dates it to the early 1950s. 

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Since it's pretty plain I decided it was a good candidate for an upcycle project!

I chose a couple of spring colored trims for the edge.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

It already had the cute scalloped trim along the inside edge so I glued the pink bias tape around the outside edge and the blue rick-rack trim around the front edge.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

I found this cute little bunny on Pinterest and printed him on cardstock in a size that would be good for this egg.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Here he is all cut out... cute yah?!

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

I left a tab at the bottom when I cut him out and then cut slits so I could glue them so he would be slightly curved.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

I wanted to add a little 3D tail to give him some additional cuteness 😊 I made a small little pom-pom with my fingers and some fat yarn.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

And once I trimmed it all up, this is what it looks like!

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

I added some of the original Easter grass that was in the egg.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Now I wanted to add something to the outside of the egg. I had this vintage flower bouquet thing, I think it was probably off a box of chocolates since it says "Russel Stover".

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

I took it apart and added the bow to the top and then used some of the ribbons to create a sort of sash across the back of the egg.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Then I added the flowers back in.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Next, I picked out a pretty little blue flower...

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Some little plastic eggs...

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

A little gold bow (this is elastic and was also around a box of chocolates at one point... I save everything 😌)...

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

And I added these into the mix. The flower is on the bunny's head, the eggs in the grass, and the gold bow is covering the ends of the rick-rack trim.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Now I needed a stand. I thought this little metal mold would work well.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

I painted it aqua.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

A piece of chenille pipe cleaner will help the egg stand so it won't wobble.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

All done!

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

But I still had the other half of the egg!!

For this one, I chose these trims.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

I used the white one to recreate the original trim that the other half had, I think that worked out pretty good!

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

I found these adorable flowers in my stash! I had forgotten about these!

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

And I found another smashed up ribbon bow, this time in white.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

This one got some little chenille flowers.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

This little chick is adorable in his little blue coat, don't you think?!

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

I had a little more trouble getting this one level so I ended up with several layers of pipe cleaners. I covered all that mess up with a piece of wide bias tape.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

They look super cute on my table! I made the yarn carrots last year, you can see that post here: DIY Yarn Carrot Cones

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

I updated my letter board for Easter too.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

I will probably list one or both of these in my Etsy shop.

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

These were really fun to make and I think they turned out pretty cute, what do you think?

Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama

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Upcycled Vintage Easter Egg Diorama