DIY: dainty eggshell vases

First tuck in, then gaze in delight

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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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. 

Step 3

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!

Step 4

Obviously you don’t throw away the egg that you saved, but use it for a delicious omelette, home-made cake or other treat.

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