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Easter DIY: How to Make Cute “Hatching” Egg Succulents

Photography by Jenna Saraco

In any manner of design, from room to table, I often incorporate a nod to my surroundings. A great way to do this is with nature—especially in spring, when the earth comes alive. So, what better way to bring the season back to the table than with Mother Nature herself which also inspired this year’s Easter DIY. If you’re looking for something crafty to do with the family this holiday, then hippity hop hop on down to our how-to instructions below and start creating these undeniably cute “hatching” egg succulents for your Easter table! 

Easter DIY: How to Make Cute “Hatching” Egg Succulents
Easter DIY: How to Make Cute “Hatching” Egg Succulents

Easter DIY: “Hatching” Egg Succulents

Easter DIY: How to Make Cute “Hatching” Egg Succulents

Easter eggs offer a fun and playful way to get crafty this time of year. Turn your leftovers into something new again with this super-easy DIY. I have always been smitten by succulents. Their shape offers such unique architectural beauty and I am particularly attracted to their muted palette ranging from soft greys to subtle greens and pale purple hues. Sit them on your windowsill or turn them into a table centerpiece for your Easter feast. Their undeniable cuteness is guaranteed to swoon guests of all ages.

Easter DIY: How to Make Cute “Hatching” Egg Succulents

What You’ll Need…

Carton of eggs
A butter knife
Mini succulents
Moss

Easter DIY: How to Make Cute “Hatching” Egg Succulents

To Begin…

Using a butter knife carefully make a crack around the top of the eggshell. Start small and high, then empty the contents into a bowl.

Carefully chip away the shell to create an opening large enough to fit your mini succulent.

Rinse and drain before placing back in the egg carton.

Utilize your egg carton by trimming away the top and side flaps.

Easter DIY: How to Make Cute “Hatching” Egg Succulents

To Assemble …

Once you’ve chosen your mini succulents (with so many varieties have fun with color, height, and texture!) loosen from their pots, and gently place into each eggshell using the carton as your vessel.

Using the moss, gently pull apart and fill in the gaps around each egg, or create a nest for your eggs to rest.

Easter DIY: How to Make Cute “Hatching” Egg Succulents

To Finish…

Once you’ve filled all of your egg shells with mini succulents and moss, feel free to decorate them with additional moss and twine or branches and roots to create an ethereal decoration fit for a whimsical Easter garden party. Enjoy!  

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