DIY Cactus Easter Eggs

DIY Cactus Easter Eggs

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DIY Cactus Easter Eggs

This month’s theme is “Growth.” When I saw that I had a good laugh, because the first thing that came to my mind was the kind of “growing” that happens in gardens.

And let me tell you, I do NOT have a green thumb. Unless it’s stained from the green egg dye. (Haha!)

And these cuties are such a fun way to add an organic vibe to your dinner table, even if it’s only for an hour or so (and then they turn into deviled eggs close after that – yum).

Supplies:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Egg dye, green
  • Fine point Sharpie marker 
  • Tissue paper, assorted colors (I had pink, light pink, and yellow) 
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue + hot glue gun
  • Mini terra-cotta pots
  • A brown paper grocery bag     

 

1. Start dying your hard boiled eggs green, doing a couple of coats. Let them dry.
2. Use the Sharpie to draw “V”-shaped spines/thorns. Put the eggs in the fridge.
3. Cut out 6-8 quarter-sized circles out of your tissue paper. And don’t worry if the circles aren’t perfect. In fact, imperfect circles will only add to the fullness of the cactus flower.
4. Use small dabs of hot glue to glue the tissue paper circles together. Start with a dab of glue in the center of one, then add the next circle. Repeat until all your circles are glued together. Now fluff the flower starting with the top layer and working your way down the layers.
5. Pull out the eggs from the fridge, and using a dab of hot glue on the more pointy end of the egg, attach your cactus flower.
6. Tear off a small strip from the brown paper grocery bag. (Reduce, reuse, recycle, right?)  Crumple it up, and put it in a terra-cotta pot. Set an egg in the pot, and if necessary, add more paper bag to cushion the egg.

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