DIY egg shell planters
K friends, we’ve got one last bit of Easter inspiration for this Sunday’s festivities, if you’re in the mood to get crafty this weekend! Photog Shannon Von Eshcen is pro at Easter DIY projects (remember these cement eggs?) and these individual egg shell planters are the sweetest. Just look at those tiny nests! Scroll down for her tutorial, and let us know if you give them a try… They’d make perfect little additions to any place setting or spring table, we think.
Single Egg Planters & Nests
• Six napkin rings
• Six raw eggs
• Egg holder (or egg carton)
• Dish soap
• Decorative moss
• Flower or greenery cuttings
1. Make your egg planters. Gently crack the top 1/3 of the egg and peel away slowly. Pour the yolk and egg white into a small bowl (for either scrambling or baking later, yum!). Once your shell is emptied, rinse it under warm water and use dish soap to gently clean the egg inside and out. Though the risk is low, this decontaminates your egg planters from any possible salmonella bacteria. After rinsing your egg, prop it up in your egg holder or egg carton to dry. Repeat on the rest of the eggs.
2. Make your egg nests. Using the napkin rings, carefully lay them flat on the table and then fill in the “hole” with decorative moss. This does not have to be perfect, but will create your “nest” to hold the egg planter in place once you’re ready
3. Fill your planters with about 1/3 with water. This will keep your flowers fresh! (Keep each planter in the egg holder (or egg carton) until you’re ready to move them to their nests.
4. Create your flowers for the planter. Use tiny flower or greenery cuttings and arrange them to your liking within each egg planter. This can be as simple as adding 1 or 2 tiny stems and being done, to crafting a mini arrangement of many different floral varieties to sit inside. Once your arrangements are complete, you can move them to the nests, making sure they’re steady in the moss.
Not too tough, huh? And sooo lovely, especially if any fresh wildflowers have sprouted up where you live (hello, super bloom!).
Thanks, Shannon! Wishing you all a happy Easter!