Sunday, March 17, 2013

Springtime ~ Easter Flowers in Eggshell Pots

This coming Wednesday I am planning to make dinner for our Community Group.
These little flower cups will line the dining room table and then be given as small gifts to each lady.
  I made extra to use on my kitchen table as we welcome spring.
Supplies:

  • raw eggs
  • Small to medium size silk flowers.  I used bushes and cut stems apart.
  • length of 3/4-inch PVC pipe and saw to cut to about 3/16-inch rings.  We started to cut with a hacksaw but ended up using a table saw.  
  • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks
  • glass beads (about 6 for each eggshell)
  • dried moss
  • wire cutters

What I did:

  • Gently poke a hole into the pointed end of egg using a metal skewer or needle.  Chip off some of the shell and pour out egg.  Wash and allow eggshell to dry.
  • I tried several ideas to keep the eggshells standing including wooden pieces used for clothes pin dolls and even a dollop of hot glue but found rings made from PVC piping worked best.  Saw 1/4"  sections and sand to smooth.
  • After centering on egg, apply a circle of hot glue being sure glue makes contact with both ring and egg.  Allow to cool.
  • Cut flower stems to desired length allowing extra for forming a base to anchor securely in eggshell .  Using a pen or pencil, twist extra length of wire into a coil. 
  • Squeeze a dollop of hot glue into the eggshell and insert flower stem coil; hold until firm.
  • For added weight, drop glass beads into eggshell around the wire flower stem.  I used six beads per eggshell.
  • Carefully fill opening with dried moss.



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36 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They turned out great and look adorable! I'm sure everyone will love being able to take one home:@)

Kara said...

Such a pretty idea!

Barbara F. said...

These are so pretty! xo

kitty said...

What a cute idea for a Spring table, Lorraine. I LOVE this idea.

Paula said...

I want to try this for Easter dinner. Wonderful idea. Of course, the photography makes it all look even more beautiful.

marie said...

These are so pretty Lorraine. I'm sure your guests will love them! I know I do!!

NanaDiana said...

Well, Lorraine, how cute are those!!!! Great idea about the pvc pipe. I wonder what I could use if I was too lazy to cut pipe in our 30 degree weather....hmmm...these are really cute! xo Diana

Pondside said...

These would be so pretty on the Easter dinner table - I will give them a try!

Olga said...

A bit of spring in eggshells! They look very pretty and will make lovely small gifts.

Amy said...

adorable!!

SarahGeorge said...

O! Wow! What an idea...! They are so pretty.. I'm sure the ladies will love them:-)

Debbie said...

This is a wonderful idea! Such patience they took I am thinking. The ladies will love them I am sure! Enjoy your week!

Veronica and Daniel said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE these! What a creative and beautiful idea :)

Keri On said...

So pretty!

RobynFromSimplyme said...

Oh my goodness are these not adorable!!

Maryann said...

These are adorable, perfect for spring

Winnie said...

Brilliant idea with beautiful result !

Ann said...

these are seriously cute. Now of course I want to make some.

Susan said...

Oh my GOSH, those are absolutely adorable. Great job! Such nice little take-home harbingers of spring. Susan

Gypsy Heart said...

I love these! I don't have a way to cut the PVC pipe...wonder what else I might use? Just love the look!

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

I love these! I don't have a way to cut the PVC pipe...wonder what else I might use? Just love the look!

xo
Pat

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I made these egg shell vases for our Eater table last year and put them in egg cups but I love your idea of gluing PVC to the bottoms. I'll bet you could pack them carefully and use them over and over!

Maple Lane said...

How gorgeous!

nancycreative.com said...

What a beautiful idea–everyone in your group will love them!

Courtney said...

So charming!! Pinned it ~ thanks for linking up at It's a Spring Thing!!

Cuparoons said...

What a wonderful idea! They are truly cute and just perfect for Easter:)

Unknown said...

Too daggumed cute! FYI, you can put a coat of mod podge solution (half water, half mod podge) on the inside as well as one coat on the outside and these will last you for years! Because egg shells are porous the glue creates a web-like bond that strengthens the shells.

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a brilliant idea! Your table must have looked so pretty, and all the people would have known that you cared, to take the time to make such cute favors. Thank you so much for taking the time to share the how to of this project.

Cottage and Broome said...

These are just adorable!!! I love the photo of them all lined up. Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

Leann said...

Ohhh these are so cute - I thought that flowers were real!

Leann

Sarah said...

Such a cute idea. They look darling just marching down the center of your table.

The Tablescaper said...

What an adorable gift!

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Alderberry Hill said...

Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later today!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me this evening for Make the Scene Monday #67!

AshTreeCottage said...

Oh my ~ how I love this idea!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Jamie Davidson said...

You can get those adorable, glass egg holders to put the egg in. I've seen them at the christmastree shoppe. Also, I've seen everywhere lately, the glass egg holders. They hold 6 eggs and you can get it in a variety of colors. I've seen brown eggs used too. Super cute:) ~ Jamie (the daughter of lorraine)

Jamie Davidson said...

You can get those adorable, glass egg holders to put the egg in. I've seen them at the christmastree shoppe. Also, I've seen everywhere lately, the glass egg holders. They hold 6 eggs and you can get it in a variety of colors. I've seen brown eggs used too. Super cute:) ~ Jamie (the daughter of lorraine)

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