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DIY Egg Carton Succulents

Upcycle your egg cartons with this DIY egg carton succulents craft. If you’re like many people, you love succulents. Unfortunately, succulents don’t fare very well indoors. Not anymore. Bring succulents inside with our egg carton succulents DIY! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • An empty Davidson’s Safest Choice® egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint (various colors)
  • Paint brushes
  • Hot glue gun + glue sticks

How to build your egg carton succulents

  1. Trim egg carton, removing tall tips between egg cups. Set aside.
  2. Cut out individual egg cups.
  3. Layer one: Select egg cup and cut four pointed petals. Cut petals off cup, creating four individual petals. Set aside.
  4. Layer two: Take another cup and cut at each corner—creating four flaps. Cut top third of each flap into a pointed petal. Set aside.
  5. Layer three: Select another cup and cut four pointed petals. Flatten out petals slightly. Set aside.
  6. Layer four: Cut another cup into four narrow, pointed petals. Bend each petal inward slightly at the center—giving petals a curled appearance. Set aside.
  7. Layer five: Select another cup and cut four short, pointed petals. Flatten out petals. Set aside.
  8. Layer six: Cut two triangles out of the reserved tips. DIY egg carton succulent petals before assembling.
  9. To assemble, arrange the four individual petals (layer one) in between the four petals of layer two. Stack remaining layers inside layer two so that petals of each layer alternate. Egg carton succulent assembled before painting.
  10. Paint your succulent and let dry.
  11. Glue layers together.
  12. Repeat process to create second succulent.

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