Disco Egg Planters

Words by
Erika Raxworthy
Images by
Erika Raxworthy
| April 17, 2014

I’m not arguing that pastel bunnies don’t totally hold their own, but perhaps this Easter you should mix it up a little? For a glittery and green Easter styling option, go raid your compost heap or worm farm and salvage those egg shells you cracked during breakfast. Now, remember painting eggs as a kid? Hold that thought because we’re about to do it all over again. But this time with glitter.

You will need:

  • Broken eggshells
  • Craft Paint
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Potting mix
  • Small plants and/or flowers from the garden
  • Moss

Step 1.
Make a frittata/omelette/pavlova. Save the egg shells and give them a good scrub under the tap. Oh, and somewhere in between you should eat your food. It’s probably getting cold.

Step 2.
Give the shells a few coats of paint. For a disco touch, add glitter.

Step 3.
Fill the shells about half way with the potting mix, make a little hole in the mix, stick a plant in and press down gently to secure it. Don’t press too hard or you’ll crack the egg. Disaster! Top up with some more potting mix if necessary. Finish off with some moss then give a good sprinkle of water.

Step 4.
On your table, group a few egg shell planters together with some scattered painted shells, placing some in egg cups or on beds of moss. About 3 of these little islands spread out over the centre of your lunch table should impress your guests immensely.

One little note: This is a temporary installation only folks. If you use succulent branches/cuttings they will probably live for a little while but if you just grab flowers/leaves from your garden they will probably only last for a few days before starting to look sad. Just saying.