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.
- 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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