Whether it’s Easter, a delicious spring brunch or just a lazy Sunday morning, a table laid for breakfast needs two things: eggs to eat and beautiful flowers to enjoy. Combine these two treats and make dainty vases out of eggshells.
What you need:
Different sizes of eggs (quail’s eggs and medium white eggs)
Delicate flowers like gysophila, ranunculus, freesia and spring flowers
- Attractive egg cups, a large and/or small egg box and other egg holders
- Linen napkins
How to make it
Use a needle or egg pricker to prick a small hole in the egg. Then use the tip of a sharp knife to make the hole in the eggshell a bit larger, and catch the egg in a bowl.
Rinse out the eggshells thoroughly. Then fill them with a little bit of water, and insert the flowers in the eggshell. Make sure the stems are not too long or too heavy.
The eggshell vases look even better if you give them the right setting. Place them in a bamboo eggcup or a felt egg holder or group them loosely in a linen napkin. It’s even simpler if you keep the egg box and use it as a vase holder. If the egg box is not an attractive colour, you can always paint it in a colour to match the table setting!
Obviously you don’t throw away the egg that you saved, but use it for a delicious omelette, home-made cake or other treat.