Eggshell Planter: use regular eggs to create your own mini planters. Perfect for spring decor, or as an Easter decoration.
Spring always makes me think of bulbs, nests, Easter eggs, and everything coming back to life. An eggshell planter is easy to make and a fun spring project, perfect for welcoming the season.
Spring is one of my very favourite seasons. Living in Toronto, the winter’s can seem long, and they’re pretty cold and snowy, so spring is always so welcome when it finally arrives. And even if the weather is still cold outside, we make spring come a little early with a few spring projects.
I joining in with some of my favourite bloggers today to share lots more simple and beautiful spring DIY craft projects. Be sure to check them all out with the links at the bottom of this post.
Spring bulbs are such a great way to welcome the new season. I thought it would be fun to use some real eggs as little bulb planters.
- grape hyacinth bulbs
- miniature African violet
- egg carton or egg cups
How To Make An Eggshell Planter
Preparing the Eggshells
To begin with, use the back of table knife to crack the egg 2/3 from the large end of the egg. Then use your fingers to remove the top, and empty the yolks into a bowl. If the opening isn’t large enough, you can use your fingers to break off a little more of the shell to widen the hole and make it large enough for the bulb.
Some of the eggs we used had some date stamps on the eggs in pink ink. We used some nail polish on a cotton ball to remove it. It didn’t come off completely, but lightened enough to not be noticeable.
Rinse the eggs with some water to clean to them off.
Preparing the Plants
Next, remove the grape hyacinths from the pots and slowly and carefully knock off as much dirt as you can, and use your fingers to untangle the roots and gently pull them apart.
For the African violet for planting, remove it from the pot. Use your fingers to gently remove enough soil from the roots so that it’s small enough to fit into the eggshell planter.
Planting The Eggshell Planters
Now you’re ready to plant the plants in the eggshell planters. Add a little of the soil that you removed from throats earlier into the bottom of the eggshell.
Add the plant into the eggshell planter, working carefully to make sure the roots are all tucked in. Fill in any spaces around the plant with more soil. For the grape hyacinth bulb you can use something small like a pencil or wooden skewer to help push the soil in around the bulb.
Water your bulbs occasionally, or use a spray bottle to mist the bulbs.
Display your eggshell planters in an egg carton or egg cups. They’re the perfect addition to your spring decor.
After the grape hyacinths bloom, you can save the bulbs and plant them in your garden and they will flower again in your garden the following spring.
Choosing Your Eggs
These would also be really beautiful with brown hens eggs, or if you were lucky enough to find some blue hens eggs. You could also dye the eggs to create your own soft blue eggs. Any pastel colour would be beautiful for this project. Pinks, and greens and blues and yellows would all be lovely. I like the simplicity of the white too.
I was lucky enough to find fresh quails eggs at my local supermarket and they were such a fun addition to this project. You could also search for the on-line in your area, or at Farmer’s Markets. They are really small though, and a regular grape hyacinth would be too large to fit. These worked because they were very tiny. You could use grass or moss or any other very small plant in the quails eggs.
With these eggshell planters, life really is a party!
More Spring DIY Craft Inspiration
You might also like How To Make A Pussy Willow Spring Wreath here.
Also check out our Spring Home Tour here.
You might also enjoy How To Make Cement Easter Eggs here.
This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Spring Seasonal Simplicity Series! We’re all sharing some fantastic spring DIY Ideas with you! Be sure to check out these fun spring crafts and DIY ideas by clicking on the links below each image.
My Best Spring DIY Craft Projects at The Happy Housie
DIY Black and White Botanical Art – My Sweet Savannah
Tropical Spring Centerpiece – Clean & Scentsible
DIY Textile Artwork that Changes by Season – Grace in My Space
Bunny Bowl Dupe – Craftberry Bush
DIY Eggshell Planter – Life is a Party
Bunny Ear Napkin Rings – The Handmade Home
DIY Vase Makeover with Paint and Baking Soda – This is Simplicite
Flower Petal Bowl – Deeply Southern Home
DIY Spring Footed Stacking Tray Centerpiece – Tatertots & Jello
The Easy Way to Stencil a Sea Grass Basket – The Tattered Pew
Easy Easter Napkin Rings – A Pretty Life
Easy Spring Mason Jar Centerpiece – She Gave it a Go