Get ready to add a large dose of pretty to your Easter festivities with the gorgeous DIY tutorial ideas and inspiration gracing our pages today thanks to Shannon Von Eschen along with Bare Root Floral! First up are the most darling egg planters – the perfect addition to any Easter or Spring-themed tablescape with super easy instructions from Shannon.
Materials (Makes 6):
Six raw eggs
Bowl (for egg storage)
Six egg cups
Flower or greenery cuttings
1. Make your egg planters: Gently crack the top 1/3 of the egg and peel away slowly. Pour the yolk and egg white into a small bowl (for either scrambling or baking later, yum!). Once your shell is emptied, rinse it under warm water and use dish soap to gently clean the egg inside and out. Though the risk is low, this decontaminates your egg planters from any possible salmonella bacteria. After rinsing your egg, prop it up in your egg carton to dry. Repeat on the rest of the eggs.
2. Fill your planters with about 1/3 with water. This will keep your flowers fresh! (Keep each planter in the egg carton until you’re ready to move them to their cups.
3. Create your flowers for the planter: Use tiny flower or greenery cuttings and arrange them to your liking within each egg planter. This can be as simple as adding 1 or 2 tiny stems and being done, to crafting a mini arrangement of many different floral varieties to sit inside.
4. Once your arrangements are complete, you can move them to their individual egg cups, making sure they’re steady and sitting up straight.
Note: After making these egg planters on my own, I stumbled across a listing on Amazon where you can purchase ceramic versions of these if you want to use them year after year! Seriously, who knew?!
Photography, Styling and Design: Shannon Von Eshcen | Florals and Styling: Robyn of Bare Root Flora | Photo and Styling Assistant: Kendall Von Eschen | Cake: Wildflower Cake Boutique | Dinnerware: World Market |
Glassware and Macrame Table Runner: Anthropologie | Silverware: Sur La Table | Potted Plants: CreekSide Tree Nursery | Venue: The Old Valmont School, Boulder, CO (Private, Historic Venue) | Egg Cups: Bed Bath and Beyond