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If you ever wanted to make your own Easter egg planters and maybe grow your own wheatgrass, now it’s the perfect time to do that! With only a few weeks until Easter, you’ll have plenty of time to gather all the supplies and bring a little bit of spring … indoors! :)
Wheatgrass is another thing I love to grow indoor in pretty pots. Remember this post where I’ve told you all about growing wheatgrass for decorating and juicing? This time, to make things more festive I thought it would be fun to show you how to use some recycled eggshells instead of regular pots, how to paint them in pretty pastels and … just love them! :) Why? Because they make the most adorable planters for wheatgrass, flowers or other small plants and can be easily integrated into your chic Easter decor.
I’ll also show you a cool trick on how to create a base for the Easter egg planters, so each one can stand on its own!
How to make Easter egg planters for wheatgrass (in pretty pastels)
The first thing you’ll need? Eggshells, of course! :) Brown or white eggs are both suitable, just use the back of a spoon and gently tap the upper side of one egg until you have a small hole that will allow you to empty the interior of the egg in a bowl. Use your fingers to gently peel small pieces of the eggshell and gradually remove about 1/3 from the top. Follow the same steps for as many eggs as you want! :)
Use plenty of liquid dish soap and warm water to gently wash the interior of each eggshell, using your fingers. Gently is the key word here, in this whole operation, so make sure you handle them with care. Let them dry on a paper towel and prepare some acrylic paint and some brushes while they do.
I initially wanted to make them all white and yellow (I have a thing for yellow lately and for white … as long I can remember), but then I changed my mind and went for some blue, pink, green, yellow and lilac, all in pretty pastels – I just added dabs of darker colors over the white paint to create some beautiful soft pastels.
I let the paint to dry completely before moving to the next step.
And now for the cool trick I was telling you about earlier – how to create a base so that each eggshell can stand on its own – align some parchment paper on a plain surface and using a tea light candle dribble a few drops of melted candle wax in one place. Take one painted eggshell, put it into that spot and gently press it down. Arrange it to stand straight and hold it with your fingers for a few seconds, until the wax base hardens.
After about ten minutes gently remove each eggshell from the parchment paper, being careful not to break the candle wax base or any of the eggshells.
For the planting part, first put some small pebbles inside of each egg planter, add some potting soil and add your seeds. I usually soak the seeds over night, but the choice is all yours.
Use the Easter egg planters to grow wheatgrass, happy pretty flowers or any other small plants (you can also use them as seed starters).
Place them by your window, they love to bathe in sun rays more than anything! :) And don’t forget to water them two – three times a day using a spray bottle … while you admire them growing beautiful and stronger! :)
Include them in your Easter home decor, use them to create Easter centerpieces with fresh flowers or other natural elements, make pretty tags and use them as place name holders, create beautiful tablescapes, use festive wrapping paper and turn them into lovely favors or pretty gifts for your friends. There are endless possibilities here.
I’m sure the kids will love the Easter egg planters too, especially if you make them together and you involve them in the whole process. You can even let them get creative and encourage them to paint the eggshells even more and create their own little pieces of art :) Don’t forget to check my post on how to grow wheatgrass for decorating and juicing, for a more detailed, step by step tutorial . You won’t believe how easy it is to grow it!
I’m planning of making a few more wheatgrass batches for my home, especially that I hate all that ugly fake wheatgrass that you find in stores around Easter.
Hope you like my happy Easter egg planters in pretty pastels and decide to give them a try!
If you do, make sure you paint a few more eggshells in pretty pastels and keep them safe for a few days, I have another great project for Easter that you don’t want to miss! Coming up real soon! :)
LATER EDIT: Here is my other project using eggshells – Scented eggshell candles, also perfect for your spring or Easter decor.
Don’t forget to smile,
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