DIY: eggshell vases

Tuck into eggs, then admire the flowers

On a lazy Sunday morning in spring, the breakfast table needs just two things: eggs to eat and beautiful flowers to enjoy. Combine these two treats and make beautifully dainty vases with eggshells in shades of porcelain.

What you need:

  • Needle or egg pricker

  • Different sizes of eggs (such as quail’s eggs and medium white eggs)

  • Delicate flowers — gysophila, ranunculus, freesia and other dainty spring flowers

  • Attractive egg cups, an egg box and other attractive egg holders
  • Linen napkins

How to make it

Step 1

Use a needle or egg pricker to make a small hole in the egg. Then, with the tip of a sharp knife, 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 place the flowers in the eggshells. Make sure the stems are not too long or too heavy. 

Step 3

Give the eggshell vases a romantic setting to show them off to their best advantage. Place them in a bamboo eggcup, a felt egg holder or group them loosely in a linen napkin. Or, keep the egg box and use it as a vase holder. If you're after a splash of colour, then paint the egg box in a colour that matches the table setting.

Step 4

Use the eggs that you've saved for a delicious breakfast omelette, home-made cake or other treat.

We’d love to see what your vases look like. Tag us in a photo of your eggshell vases on Facebook or Instagram or use the hashtag #funnyhowflowersdothat.