People are so creative; I just LOVE these creative ways to use eggshells. Some of these ideas are worthy to adorn a table!
Flower Arrangements in Eggshells (Martha Stewart)
Break an egg at the top of its shell, drain the contents, and carefully rinse out the inside.
Next, fill the empty shell with room-temperature water and place it in an eggcup for stability.
Finally, insert small cuttings of your favorite blossoms (we used lilacs, lily of the valley, and violas).
Individually or grouped together in a centerpiece, these tiny arrangements make a wonderful addition to the place settings at your table.
Eggshell Votives (Martha Stewart)
First, make a hole in the top of each egg with a pin; enlarge the holes, and pour out the yolks. Clean shells, then dye them with food coloring (follow package directions). Nestle shells in a carton.
Cut wire-core wicks to 4 inches long, flatten one end, and fasten in shell with a bit of warm wax.
Using a funnel, fill shells with hot wax (tinted with dye pellets).
Let the wax cool. Trim the wicks, and light.
Eggshell Planters (Neb. Dept. Ag.) (FS&B)
Prick a tiny hole in the large end of the egg with the tip of a small paring knife. Working slowly chip away the edges until the hole is about the size of a dime. Run the knife down inside the egg to break the yolk membrane, then hold the egg over a bowl and shake until the contents run out.
Rinse the inside of the shells and turn them upside down to drain.
Optional Dye the eggshells as you would ordinary eggs, being careful not to break them.
Fill the shells up with some soil and plant your seeds. Add a tiny bit of water. **One lady did not want to use dirt so she used cotton balls moistened with water instead! Be sure to add water if your soil gets too dry.
If you want, you can even transplant your little seedling: you simply crack the shell gently in your hand and plant the entire thing, shell and all, into the ground.
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