Monday, March 26, 2018

Beautiful Easter Craft That's FREE ~ Magnolia Faberge Eggs

magnolia seed pod as Easter eggs

For years, we've raked them up and threw them away. They are pretty when the red seeds first appear in them but become drab after their seeds have dropped. Every fall they drop from the trees like a pine cone, and cover the ground beneath the tree. I'm talking about Magnolia seed pods.

Recently, my mama and I were in the yard taking stock of the spring blooms. My little mama is my go-to person for all things gardening. She, with her green thumb, was giving me ideas of how to improve my home's curb appeal - for lack of better words - when she noticed the seed pods beneath my magnolia. I cringed; thinking, she is going to say how it would help if all the rubbish was cleared away. But she didn't! She asked, "have you ever noticed how these seed pods are shaped like an egg?" No, I honestly hadn't. But when she looked at them, she saw a beautiful Faberge' egg.

painted magnolia seed pods

That was it! The inspiration hit her, and the next thing I knew, she had me spray painting magnolia seed pods in festive pastels. It took several coats of paint, and flipping them several times, but they turned out beautifully. Once dry, Mama wired them on a grape vine wreath that she made, and painted white. If you don't have access to grave vines, or the likes, I did notice that the Dollar Tree now has them in their floral section.

magnolia seed pods Easter craft Faberge Egg

It turned out so cute that I think I will be collecting Magnolia seed pods from now on. They could be a very versatile floral item.

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