As a Native Houstonian, I can’t resist adding in some Southwestern flair into holiday projects! This Easter season, we created these simple, yet adorable wooden Easter Egg cactus plants using just a few supplies. Wooden Easter eggs are abundant at local craft stores during Spring months, making them an ideal base for fun craft projects. Keep scrolling for the how-to details.
First, gather your needed supplies. You will need the following: wooden Easter eggs, green and white acrylic paints (we used Deco Art acrylic paints), small ceramic planters, white rocks to use as a filler, burlap or colorful faux flowers, hot glue gun and a paintbrush.
DIY Easter Egg Cactus Plants
Step 1: Coat the Eggs in Green Paint
Using a foam paint brush, coat your wooden Easter eggs in your selected shade of green acrylic paint. This may require multiple coats for full coverage. Be sure to allow the paint to completely dry between coats for the best result.
Step 2: Add White Decorative Dots
Once your green acrylic paint coats have completely dried, apply white accent dots. To achieve this look, dip the end of your paintbrush, or multiple paintbrush sizes for dot size variation, into white acrylic paint. Dab white paint dots onto the wooden Easter egg at random, working top to bottom vertically along the wooden Easter egg. I worked on 3 lines, then allowed those to dry, before moving onto the other side of the egg.
Step 3: Add your Floral Topper
Once your white accent dots have completely dry, add your chosen faux flower accent using hot glue to the top of the egg. We selected these fun burlap flowers, but any color or texture would be a fun accent. For example, bright pink or yellow flowers would offer great contrast to the green paint and would add a playful element to the design. Be creative, and have fun with your color choices.
These wooden Easter egg cactus plants would be perfect for Spring centerpieces and/or place cards at a formal dinner event. We can’t wait to see how you use this adorable Easter DIY idea.
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