In a vase on Monday – The Usual Suspects

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Painted eggs make cute Easter vases

… 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.

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I’ve used simple spring flowers: Tête-à-tête daffodils, pulmonaria, primula, leucojum aestivum, grape hyacinth and hellebore.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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26 Responses to In a vase on Monday – The Usual Suspects

  1. Cathy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous – and yes, just along the same lines as my plans for next week although I hadn’t thought of painting them. Don’t they look attractive? The paint adds a completely different dimension and you chose the colours perfectly. Well done you :0

  2. These are adorable….I’ll put them on my ‘to try’ list!

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    This is just so clever! I love them and they make a most cheerful Easter bouquet!

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  5. Perfect for Easter! And I love the pale Muscari!

  6. pbmgarden says:

    These are wonderful. Pretty flowers.

  7. Sam says:

    Your eggy vases are lovely and perfect for the time of year. I’m interested to see your pale grape hyacinths – ours are a deep purple-y blue.

    • Thanks Sam. The grape hyacinths are Muscari armeniacum ‘Valerie Finnis’ and I am always on the look out for these in the late autumn bulb sales, ‘cos they are so pretty.

  8. Brilliant! And I love the pale blue of the grape hyacinth – is that ‘Valerie Finnis’?

  9. What a brilliant idea and such gorgeous colours.

  10. Christina says:

    Brilliant! Such a clever, quite simple idea. Perfect for Easter.

  11. Cathy says:

    Lovely! Cheerful and fun colours fitting for your spring flowers. 🙂

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  13. Anna says:

    I missed this post last week but just wanted to pop in to say how pretty these look. I’ve previously planted an eggshell up with tiny sempervivums, which has sat outside for the last year in its own egg cup 🙂

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