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THE UNCONVENTIONAL EASTER EGG

I was lucky enough to be one of the Featured Guests over at It's Overflowing this week to participate in a fun Easter Egg Hunt.  A great series filled with some unique ideas to make your Easter Eggs shine this year!    I went really non traditional & think this idea could be utilized all spring.


Can you believe Easter is right around the corner?!?  Trying to always think outside the box (or in this case egg carton) I decided to stay away from the traditional Easter Eggs & go for something different this year.  My one year old isn't quite ready for the egg dye & glitter that surround this holiday.  Well maybe she is, but I'm not ready to clean her up!  While this project is still a bit messy, it certainly is a chic & new way to say Happy Easter!  Incorporating my latest obsession of succulents into one of my favorite holidays was a no brainer.  Here is how I created my Eggshell Succulents.

Remove the top third of your eggshell either using an egg cutter (yes they make those... who knew?) or simply use a small sharp knife to poke a hole into the top & use your fingers to chip away the rest.  Rinse out your shells with some sudsy water & let dry.


Fill your eggshells halfway with some loose soil.  I found that keeping them in the original carton & filling them with a wide mouth funnel was the easiest method.


Pull apart a variety of succulents.  The smaller the better, for obvious reasons. 


& gently plant them into your eggshells.  Fill the top with some more soil if needed.  If you find that your eggshells/succulents get dirty, use a small paint brush to help clean up your newly planted work of art.

They can be displayed in numerous ways: 

Standing tall.  Simply melt candle wax onto a plate & place egg on top.  It was surprisingly strong!



Grouped as a center piece...






Placed on Candlesticks...




Or even individually placed on your table setting for Easter brunch.  This way each guest can take home their very own succulent.  To replant simply crack the egg & place in a new pot.



Be sure to head over to the Easter Egg Hunt for some more great ideas!





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32 comments:

  1. Hi Kristin :)

    These turned out great.
    Fellow Egg Hunter over @ It's Overflowing.

    Following on FB and Twitter :)
    Have a lovely day!
    Kelly

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  2. These are so ingenious! Every time I crack an egg, I feel like I should do something with the shell, but I never do it. My family may be getting scrambled eggs for brunch this weekend so I can do this :-)

    I'm also an Egg participant, and am a new subscriber!

    www.onedogwoof.blogspot.com

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    1. We had scrambled eggs & made a cake with our egg sacrifices :)Welcome to The Hunted Interior!

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  3. That is a very neat idea. I love the whole look! :)

    Visiting from the spring link party.

    Laura @ Inspiration For Moms

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  4. Kristin,

    These are GORGEOUS and just EGG-cellent {hah!}!

    Seriously though girl, you got a great idea going on here. And thanks so much for sharing the deets!

    HAPPY SPRING!
    Joanne

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  5. These are amazing! What a wonderful idea! I absolutely love the idea of having them as place settings! Now if only we were able to have a dinner party that called for this type of thing haha.

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    1. I always have grand ideas for dinner parties that never seem to happen :) That is what Pinterest is for right?!?

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  6. I love this idea! So cute. I'm pretty obsessed with succulents right now too, although I haven't gotten any of my own yet.

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    1. I have transplanted mine into a trifle dish. So far so good... Time will only tell!

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  7. So very clever ... and I love all the ways you "staged" them!

    :)

    Linda

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    1. And I'm back again to see if you want to link this up to our "It's a Cinch" multi-blog link party. The link stays open until midnight Friday and when you link at one blog, you're automatically linked up to the party's five co-hosts ...

      http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/2012/03/its-cinch-link-party.html

      Hope to see you at the party!

      :)

      Linda

      www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  8. Love this! (And such beautiful photography.)

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  9. Super neat! I love succulents, and this is a great way of showing them off during ether/spring! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I am visiting via Centsational Girl. I adore your project. So clever!

    Happy day, happy spring, happy happy everything!

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  11. My heart skipped a little beat when I saw the thumbnail of this over at Centsational Girl. Fabulous! unconventional, original, affordable, and you used succulents which are always cool. Great job! off to go scramble some eggs!

    Rachel

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  12. I love these so much, I definitely want to make these!

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  13. This is a great idea! I cant wait to plant some of my own

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  14. So cool! Perfect for Easter. I love how tiny they are too!

    We'd love to have you join us at Wayward Weekend, our new link party, http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/03/wayward-weekend-9.html if you're interested =)

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  15. wow i love this i was thinking of using the egg shells as little vases but this is great, i would love for you to come and link it up at http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/03/sunday-show-off-and-features.html

    thankyou enjoy the rest of your weekend xxx

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  16. These are fantastic! Very chic, I am fully obsessed with succulents lately and just planted one in a great milk glass bowl I found at a thrift store. I am your next door neighbor at tutes and tips, so I wanted to come by and say hi! It's nice to "meet" you:)

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  17. I love succulents and these eggs are fabulous! I have an old mop bucket filled with them - I have never watered them and leave them out year round - can't ask for more than that!
    A very chic nod to spring!
    So glad you joined our Cinch party.
    Following via RSS
    Kelly

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  18. I love your egg vases! How cute are they! Don't you just love succulents perfect plant for someone who forgets to water!

    Thanks for the inspiration and linking to our party!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  19. I'm totally pinning this I love it so much. :) Thanks so much for linking up to our party!
    Karah

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  20. Love these great ideas! Would love for you to share on Simple & Sweet Fridays. You are sooooo creative. You would inspire everyone.


    Jody

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  21. Hi, I wanted to let you know I featured this fun idea on my blog post this morning
    http://ontherefrigeratordoor.blogspot.com/2012/04/wednesday-wonderfuls-succulents.html

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