Although the weather around here isn’t showing it, Easter is coming up soon. This week I am going to be sharing a few untraditional takes on Easter egg decorations. First up are these pretty succulent-topped foam eggs. You can make these with just a few supplies, and the end result is a decoration that you can leave out long past Easter.
You don’t need many supplies to make these pretty succulent eggs. You can find a list of links to the supplies I used at the end of this post.
I used FloraCraft’s faux succulents because I think they very pretty and realistic looking. If you would like to save a buck or two, you can sometimes find faux succulents at Dollar Tree.
Begin by removing the plastic tube that covers the wire stem of the succulent. If the wire is longer than the height of the egg, clip it with wire cutters or bend it in half.
Insert the wire stem into the center of the top of the egg. You don’t have to worry about using glue, the foam will hold the stem securely.
Use the succulent as a handle, and begin pouncing the paint onto the foam egg. I didn’t use Smooth Finish on these eggs, so I used a foam pouncer to apply the paint into all the foam’s peaks and valleys. I chose to paint the eggs an eggplant color to set off the succulents, but you can use any colors you would like.
After the paint has dried, you will want to glue something to the bottom of the eggs so they can stand up straight. I used some buttons from my stash, but washers would work equally well.
Allow the glue to dry and display your eggs for all to see!
Even though the base of the project is an egg shape, I don’t think these scream Easter. I will have no qualms about leaving them out well past the Easter holiday.
I am very happy with these pretty succulent-topped eggs! There are many ways to alter this project to personalize it for your taste. You could swap the succulents out for faux (or real) flowers. For a trendy take on the containers, you could paint the eggs to look like concrete fairly easily.
I put together a list of the supplies I used in this tutorial. I could not find links for the FloraCraft succulents online, but you can find them in Walmart’s craft aisle. These are all affiliate links, if you make a purchase (of anything on Amazon, not just these items) after clicking through, I will earn a small commission. Ads and affiliate links are the way I am able to keep this website running and to offer you free tutorials all year long. Thank you so much for supporting me and Mad in Crafts!
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