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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Eggsceptional Craftiness - Egg planters

If you read my last post you know that I have been boiling hardboiled eggs for various food and craft purposes.  Well the inspiration for the egg craftiness was this Pinterest post about making little planters from egg shells.  OMG, how cute are these??  I really tried to get the original pin on this one, but I went back like 10 degrees of separation and I still hadn't located the original.

So I broke out the pan and boiled me up some eggs just for this purpose!  
Then I got to the task of hollowing out the eggs. In retrospect I could have blown out the raw eggs using the pinhole method.  But here is what I did to the boiled eggs:
boiled egg, sharp knife, small spoon
insert sharp tip carefully and cut the top off the egg
Hollow out.  If you are lucky the egg will just pop out. If not, you'll have to scrape it out

empty egg shells. I let them dry outside for a day or two

Then fill with potting soil and add plants. I have tons of succulents here in SoCal

Oh I poked a small hole in the bottom of each eggshell (with a very sharp corn holder) before filling in order to provide drainage. I also placed them on a bed of potting soil to allow them to drain. I hope these cuttings will grow and then they can be transplanted. I am wondering how long the eggshells will remain intact.  These would also be cute using dyed eggs from easter (using natural dyes of course....I hope to have a crafty post about this in the nearish future!)

What do you think??  Cute, right??


  1. Those are so cute! That's the one thing I don't like about Pinterest is that sometimes you can't find the original website. I think you did a great job.

  2. Thanks Bece. i do my best to cite original content but sometimes it is nearly impossible!



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