Thursday, March 3, 2016

Craft It - DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters

Remember how I teased yesterday that I had some amazing projects coming up? Well, today is one that I am especially in love with. I mean how can you go wrong with pops of color, gold, marble, and succulents? I just don't think that it's possible! And, to top it off, these little planters are made with plastic Easter eggs and cost under $0.50 to make! What?! Seriously, how does it get any better?

 DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters from Plastic Easter eggs! What a fun craft idea that is perfect for a spring party or bridal shower.

 DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters from Plastic Easter eggs! What a fun craft idea that is perfect for a spring party or bridal shower.

 DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters from Plastic Easter eggs! What a fun craft idea that is perfect for a spring party or bridal shower.

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.

Lets get started with the tutorial shall we?

The Supplies:
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.

 DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters from Plastic Easter eggs! What a fun craft idea that is perfect for a spring party or bridal shower.

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.

 DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters from Plastic Easter eggs! What a fun craft idea that is perfect for a spring party or bridal shower.

 DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters from Plastic Easter eggs! What a fun craft idea that is perfect for a spring party or bridal shower.

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.

 DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters from Plastic Easter eggs! What a fun craft idea that is perfect for a spring party or bridal shower.

 DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters from Plastic Easter eggs! What a fun craft idea that is perfect for a spring party or bridal shower.

 DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters from Plastic Easter eggs! What a fun craft idea that is perfect for a spring party or bridal shower.

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?

 DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters from Plastic Easter eggs! What a fun craft idea that is perfect for a spring party or bridal shower.


You could also add a little name tag in gold hand lettering and you have yourself a fun place card and gift for your guests to take home all in one!


 DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters from Plastic Easter eggs! What a fun craft idea that is perfect for a spring party or bridal shower.

Have you had enough photos of them yet? Well, how about one more. Just for good measure!

 DIY Mini Spring Succulent Planters from Plastic Easter eggs! What a fun craft idea that is perfect for a spring party or bridal shower.

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!

Mini Spring Succulent Planters using old plastic Easter eggs and marble tile with gold accents - Easy DIY Craft


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    1. Thanks! I may have taken a ton of pictures of them because I love them so much!

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  2. Really cute!! but how did you get the eggs to sit? aren't they round on the bottom? Also, you may want to leave the holes for drainage or add sand (1 part sand to 1 part soil) if you don't have drainage holes.

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    1. I hot glued the eggs to the marble tiles. That way they have a heavy, flat base to stand on. Good idea with the sand dirt mixture. I didn't want the holes because I didn't want the water leaking all over the table when I water them.

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  3. Okay - so I'm kinda sad that Easter is over because I am just loving all your cute egg ideas, lol!

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  4. Where did you get the mini tiles??? I really want to make these, nut don't know where I could get them. Also, how much are they? I love these so much! Hope to make a ton soon!!! :)

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    1. If you click on the words marble hexagon tile in the supplies lost it will take you to the Amazon listing where I bought the tiles I used. Right now they are less than $7 for a whole sheet of 20-30 tiles.

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