… lined up in eggshells!
I tend to pick up the free grocery store magazines. It has been a habit since the kids were small and there were easy ideas for the entertainment of little people with short attention spans. In recent times I typically turn to the seasonal vegetable ideas and recipes, but this month’s Tesco magazine contained a great idea for Easter: Eggshell vases.
I couldn’t resist.
So I have spent this afternoon cracking the tops off the eggs, emptying them (tortilla tonight!), washing and then daubing eggs in pastel acrylic paint to contain three small spring posies.
I’ve used simple spring flowers: Tête-à-tête daffodils, pulmonaria, primula, leucojum aestivum, grape hyacinth and hellebore.
The flower stems have been cut so that the flowers just poke out of the top hole and so long as the pastel paint shades are muted the colours pretty much go with anything. The eggs can be as decorated or as straightforward as you like. I’ve stuck to plain here.
Each posy is wrapped in a bit of kitchen towel and secured with an elastic band. Then a bit of water is add in each egg.
And there you have it: Traditionally painted easter eggs turned into fun posy vases.
I am joining in with Cathy’s Monday vase meme and it is worth checking out the wealth of creative and inspiring displays that others are sharing there.