Easter: Painted Saguaro Cactus Easter Egg

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Arizona Cactus Easter Egg As Seen In Food Network Magazine copy

I’m over here totally geeking out that I can now add “as seen in Food Network Magazine” to my blogging resume. Food Network Magazine picked 50 craft bloggers from across the country to design an egg representing their home state. I was honored to design an Easter egg for Arizona and I hope I did my state proud with my blooming saguaro cactus egg! I’m a longtime Food Network Magazine reader, so it was pretty cool to see my work on one of those glossy pages. Keep on reading for the tutorial.

Food Network Magazine Arizona Easter Egg 1 copy


Eggs (faux or hard boiled)
Paint (green & white)
Paint Brushes (a thinner brush is needed for the cactus “needles”)
Faux Pink Flowers 
Hot Glue Gun
Mini Terracotta Pot

TUTORIAL Step 1: Paint the entire egg using green acrylic paint. I used Martha Stewart’s Satin Acrylic Paint in Scottish HighlandsFood Network Magazine Arizona Easter Egg 4 copy Step 2: Once the egg is dry, use a fine tipped paint brush to add white vertical lines to the egg. Add “X’s” to the lines to look like cactus needles. I used Martha Stewart’s High Gloss Acrylic Paint in Wedding Cake. Arizona Cactus Easter Egg Tutorial copy Step 3: Once the white is dry, hot glue a faux pink flower to the top of the egg. Place egg in a mini terracotta pot.  Food Network Magazine Arizona Easter Egg 2 copy Step 4: Grab a copy of Food Network Magazine (April issue) to browse the rest of the state inspired eggs. You can find the online gallery of State Easter Eggs HEREFood Network Magazine Arizona Easter Egg 3 copy You might also like these Easter crafts:   Little Lamb Donuts   Bunny Butt Oreo Pops   Bird Seed Ornaments

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Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.