Spring is right around the corner (so they say) and I couldn’t be cheering any louder! BRING IT ON! …with a spring succulents arrangement!
Michaels’ Makers’ March Challenge is all about spring floral and decor and you know Michaels’ has everything you need to fill your home touches of succulent spring decor! I wanted to pack up the entire spring floral department to create a flower market. Prettiest peonies that I cannot kill. For.real. And a new line of fab boho decor to boot! Go! Arm yourself with coupons!
This trip I simply settled for succulents and a few spring accents but I see another shopping trip in my near future. After the gloom of winter, I’m ready for happy spring buds and bouquets and freshening up each room with some happiness and color. How about you?
Okay, on to the spring succulents arrangement tutorial and pretty decorative accents, eh?
spring succulents arrangement
(or succulent robin’s eggs and no, that’s not a recipe for breakfast)
What I used:
- paper mache´eggs
- acrylic craft paint (robin’s egg blue and something dark like espresso brown)
- paint brushes (one with short bristles)
- X-acto knife/utility knife
- faux mini-succulents
- optional: hot glue
- decorative accessories: ceramic egg crate, pitcher/vase, your choice of gorgeous blooms from the floral dept.
What I did:
I ‘cracked’ my paper mache´ eggs using an X-acto knife, cutting them in half with a zigzag pattern.
I pulled them apart. If the paper pulls away, great! If it stays attached, great! Go with the flow. Mine pulled off. I used the plastic layer instead.
Color the outside of the eggshells with paint and let dry.
This next step is messy. Apply dark paint to a short bristled paint brush. Using your finger to fan the bristles, splatter dark paint onto the outside of the eggshells. My brush had longer bristles, so I got more of a 1980’s splattered paint look but it’s okay! And again, you’ll make a mess. Brown paint isn’t pretty under your fingernails either. But it does wash off. Let paint speckles/splatters dry.
Then fill eggshells with succulents. Hot glue if desired. Place into the pretty ceramic egg crate or a nest. Tuck them in floral arrangements. Decorate for spring! So cute!
Awe, look…newly hatched spring succulents! So proud!
Are you ready for spring? Time to freshen up your decor with spring florals and some new decorative accents!
Looking for more inspiration? Visit Michaels’ new Floral Market! It has over 500 new blooms (FIVE HUNDRED!) and freshly picked projects make this the prettiest spring ever! Swap out a few decor pieces, add a lovely floral arrangement. Completely transform your home for the fresh, new season.
Not sure where to begin? Take a look at some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 Makers’ ideas on The Glue String for to see how they personalized their crafts by visiting the talented bloggers below: