We’ve been working on a little Mother’s Day brunch and did a little brainstorming for the perfect place card idea. These eggshell gardens are super pretty, perfect for a brunch, and double as favours too. Plus my mom is REAL into gardening so it seemed right.
They’re also really easy to make (especially if you’re already making recipes for brunch!) and sort of soothing. Justin disagrees with that part. Apparently blowing out eggs is “weird” and “looks gross”. Boys.
Anyways, here’s how you can make your own individual gardens!
First, dye your eggs. This is obviously optional but it looks way prettier, plus I didn’t get enough of it at Easter and it was a good excuse to work on my skills. Justin also disagrees with that part, due to our counter being dyed red currently, but again.
If you want to make some simple egg cups, I found these wooden ones on Etsy and just painted them for an easy DIY.
Once your eggs are dry, blow them out. Some people do this first, but then your eggs aren’t heavy enough to sink in the dye, so those people are WRONG. If you’ve never blown out an egg before (i.e. Justin) all you have to do is poke holes in either end of the egg. Make one hole slightly larger, and use a nasal aspirator (they’re like $1 at the grocery store) to blow out the yolk and stuff out the other end (the larger end). It’s completely normal and not at all gross or “unnecessary” JUSTIN.
You can break open one end of the egg with your nails so you leave most of the egg (more soil). Then all you have to do is transplant some soil and the flowers, being gentle with their roots. I used pansies because they’re basically bulletproof, but you can use any other type.
Set them up with little name cards in an egg cup for the perfect presentation, and you’re good to go!
I LOVE how they turned out! They’re so cute, fresh, and make brunch even better. Which is crazy, because I’m OBSESSED with brunch. Plus if you crack them on the bottom you can plant them right into your garden! How sweet is that?
Catch this and other sweet goodies over here.