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Pink Salt Riot Blog // The Best (and Easiest!) DIY Succulents - With a Secret Weapon You Won't Believe

{This post is part 3 of a 4 part series of egg carton succulents. See part one here, part two here, and part three here.}

{Part of the purpose of Pink Salt Riot is to give women everywhere tools to help them live lives of authentic joy in Christ. And part of how I plan to do that? By sharing amazing and beautiful recycled DIY projects.

Wait, what?

Yes, I know. Not exactly the first thing that pops into your mind, is it? Learn more about why I feel recycled DIY is an important addition to my mission in this post, and get the down low on everything you need to get started right here.}

It’s time to use the last of your pieces and make my personal favorite variety of the easiest DIY succulents!

Pink Salt Riot Blog // The Final Installment of The Best & Easiest DIY Succulents - Part 4 of 4

Here’s what you need for your succulents:

  • Egg carton: the recycled paper kind
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Green paint

Pretty basic, right? I bet you have most, if not all, of the things you need at home right now!

Pink Salt Riot Blog // The Final Installment of The Best & Easiest DIY Succulents - Part 4 of 4

Skip to #4 if you already cut into a lid for last week’s tutorial!

1.Start by cutting into the lid as shown in #1 above. Cut it in half first, then cut the center pieces out of each end.

2. Cut each quarter of the lide into 6 pieces as shown above in #2.

3. Round off the pieces you cut from the sides as shown above. These will be your leaves for this succulent – it’s great to have some varying sizes, so be creative!

Pink Salt Riot Blog // The Final Installment of The Best & Easiest DIY Succulents - Part 4 of 4

4. Cut a circle from any old piece of paper – bonus points for junk mail! Take the pieces cut from the sides of the lid and arrange six of the largest around the outside.

5. Use your hot glue to arrange with around the outside of the circle. As you can see from the example it doesn’t have to be particularly neat or even as that adds to the natural look of the bloom.

6. Keep adding smaller and smaller rings of leaves to the inside of the bloom. Feel free to trim some pieces smaller and shorter for the center to help mimic the way a succulent naturally grows.

Pink Salt Riot Blog // The Final Installment of The Best & Easiest DIY Succulents - Part 4 of 4

7. Take three leftover triangles from the second tutorial (or leftover pieces of the lid from this tutorial – hey, maybe a job for the leftover pieces of the flap!) and round the top off them so they look like the other leaves in your succulent.

8. Pinch them together at the base so that they can stand up straight and glue them into the center of the bloom. I like to try and make the pinched bottoms of the leaves nest together as shown in the picture because it’s pretty that way.

Pink Salt Riot Blog // The Final Installment of The Best & Easiest DIY Succulents - Part 4 of 4

And there you go! Four beautiful ways to make egg carton succulents!

To review, from the left going clockwise:

Succulent #1

Succulent #3

Succulent #2

Succulent #4 – this tutorial!

Pink Salt Riot Blog // The Final Installment of The Best & Easiest DIY Succulents - Part 4 of 4

Now to paint and make them beautiful!

Did you make some? I want to see them! Post your succulents on Instagram and tag @pinksaltriot so I make sure to find them!