Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Eggshell Vases

This first project is a fairly easy vase made out of an eggshell. This is an especially great way to use eggs that have gone bad! These sweet little vases are great as gifts, party favors, for setting a table or as part of your interior decor. This project will tie in with a few others this week that will show an easy and cheap way to create a cute table setting.

Here's what you'll need:
1. an egg
2. small, sharp scissors. (I like curved nail scissors.)
3. origami paper, wrapping paper or magazine cutouts.
4. white glue.
5. medium sized brush.
6. small rocks or pebbles.
7. flowers of your choice
8. varnish or shellac.
9. small plastic bottle cap (optional)

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Step 1:
Use the tip of your scissors to tap a small hole into one side of the egg. Using this as a starting point, cut out a nice size hole to place your flowers in. Empty the contents and rinse out the eggshell.

Step 2:
Cut out the shapes you'll be gluing to the egg.

Step 3:
Using a medium brush dipped in a little watered down white glue, coat the surface of the egg. Apply your cut outs, and go over them with the brush and glue once again.

Step 4:
To finish the surface, spray on an even coating of varnish/shellac (DO THIS IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA!).

The finished egg should look something like this:

Step 5:
Once the egg is dry, place a few small rocks or pebbles in the bottom to weigh it down (otherwise it will tip).

Step 6:
Place the flowers of your choice inside and enjoy! Note: If you want your flowers to last longer than the length of a party or special event, place a small plastic bottle cap or thimble full of water inside to give the floral stems a place to drink from.

You can also use these as mini planters for hearty plants like succulents. Follow the same steps as above, but instead fill with dirt and a small plant.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Caroline!

Great blog. I like your first project. I'll be adding this to my favourite Friday afternoon sites.

Jenny x

12:31 AM  
Blogger Laura-Marie said...


8:31 AM  
Blogger redbird said...

I love this blog! Sweet eggshell vases.

5:15 PM  
Blogger dandan said...

So that's where my eggs went!


12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So cute! Great idea, I love...

8:08 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

Such a darling idea! I love the succulents :D

12:12 AM  
Blogger Lola Stein said...

Cutest thing ever!! I look forward to future posts :)

1:24 PM  

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