Okay, maybe I am too excited about this project. But I am so in love with how they turned out and that they were just so simple to make that really anyone could make them. It also doesn’t hurt that they incorporate some of my favorite things like gold, marble, and succulents.
These little planters would be perfect lined up on a shelf for decor, or as the centerpiece at your next dinner party, or even as little favors at a spring or summer bridal party. The possibilities are endless, and once you get started making them, I promise it will be difficult to stop.
- Marble hexagon tile
- Colorful large plastic Easter eggs
- Gold Leaf Pen
- Hot Glue
- Assortment of Succulents and some potting soil
You will begin by opening the eggs and using the bottoms only. But save those tops because I have another project coming up next week for how to use those! You will also need to separate the marble hexagon tile from its backing mesh so that you have individual pieces to work with.
Now use your gold leaf pen to color the top edge of the bottom portion of the egg. There should be the inset section of the egg that you will want to paint gold. This helps disguise the fact that the little planters are made from plastic eggs and gives a nice gold accent to the planters.
Once your eggs have been accented with the gold, you will use your hot glue to fill in any holes in the bottom of the egg. Just a small dot of glue will work. Then use the hot glue to affix one egg bottom to one piece of the marble hexagon tile. And repeat with all your other eggs and tile pieces.
Now you have your mini planters all ready to be filled with potting soil and baby succulents! The great thing about succulents is that you can break off the shoots from one large succulent and replant them to make mini plants. As long as you keep the soil moist they will re-root and begin growing anew. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me hint at pulling succulent shoots from my succulent garden for this project a few weeks ago.
Now that your mini planters are filled, I don’t think that there is anyway someone would be able to tell that they started as plastic Easter eggs. Do you?
Have you had enough photos of them yet? Well, how about one more. Just for good measure!
Now go get your craft on and I will see you next week with even more awesome plastic Easter egg ideas for your spring table!
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