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DIY Easter Egg Planters

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Spring has arrived, and Easter is just around the corner, so I came up with this egg shell craft idea… This year, I’m joining in the fun of dying some colorful Easter eggs. Instead of the traditional Easter Egg Hunt, I transform them into Easter Egg Planters filled with green wheat grasses.

egg shell planter

The Easter Egg Planters are easy to make and the wheat grasses only need 5-7 days to grow from seeds to their full height. When the wheat grasses turn old and yellow, simply trim them off near to the soil and let them re-grow again. You can even harvest the green wheatgrass and mix it in you fresh fruits with blender or fruits juicer.

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I love to place these little Easter Egg Planters by the windowsill that helps enlighten up my dull and boring windows. So colorful to make my day happy to wake up with. However, daily care needed by watering (only wetting the soil) them 2-3 times a day and a windowsill with about 4-5 hours of soft sunlight.

Not only do the colorful egg shells and green wheat grasses brighten up my day if I am lucky enough, but there are also some beautiful dew drops build-up at the tips of the wheat grasses in the morning. If you have read my previous post, I even took some Shamrock Bokeh Lights photography from the reflections of the dewdrops too.

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I made these egg shell craft before my Hong Kong Disneyland trip and time flies, today is my last night here in this heavenly place that I would want to stay longer. I bet when I am back home, the wheat grasses could have grown into another round of new shoots, thanks to my hubby, who stays at home after work taking care of my son and these few little cuties.

Hope you enjoy making this egg shell craft too.

egg shell planter

WHAT’S NEXT:

  • Start crafting and share your completed handmade on Facebook and/or Instagram. Don’t forget to tag us, @craftpassion, so that we are able to see it.
  • Pin it on Pinterest for a future To-Craft List
  • Share with your DIY groups for a craft-along event.
  • Browse more craft ideas to make, particularly for Easter crafts.
easter planter

Egg Shell Craft - DIY Easter Planters

Yield: Easter egg Planters
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: $1 - $5

The Easter Egg Planters are easy to make and the wheat grasses only need 5-7 days to grow from seeds to their full height. When the wheat grasses turn old and yellow, simply trim them off near to the soil and let them re-grow again. You can even harvest the green wheatgrass and mix it in your fresh fruits with blender or fruits juicer.

Enjoy making them!

Materials

Planting Wheat Grass

  • Wheat Grass Seeds
  • Organic Soil

Egg Shell Planter

  • Egg Shells in halve
  • Food Colors (various colors)
  • Vinegar

Tools

Planting Wheat Grass

  • Egg Crate
  • Gardening Scissor or Kitchen Shears

Egg Shell Planter

  • Freezer Paper or you can reuse the sticker paper backing
  • Painter’s tape or Electrical Black Tape
  • Scrap Booking Puncher of your favorite shape

Instructions

  1. Plant some wheat grasses in the egg crate 5 – 7 days before making an Easter egg planter. Let them grow by the windowsill with a few hours of sunlight exposure.planting wheat grass at home


  2. a. While waiting for the wheatgrass to grow into full size, prepare the eggshell.
    b. Make a stencil sticker by sticking a length of painter’s tape or electrical black tape on the shiny side of freezer paper.
    c. Use your favorite puncher to punch the shape you like.punch stencil sticker


  3. a. Peel off the freezer paper backing from the sticker and attach it to the halve eggshell.
    b. Use your finger to run through the edges to make sure they stick well on the eggshell.
    If you find the freezer paper is difficult to peel off, heat it with a warm hairdryer.
    c. Prepare dye by adding around 10-20 drops of food color to 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar, add 1/4 cup of warm water and stir. You can try a different proportion to get shades of tone.
    d. Dip the eggshell into the dye solution, you may leave it a little longer to achieve a darker color.
    e. Take it out and place it on a pinboard or anywhere that it can stand uninterruptedly for drying for about 15 – 30 minutes. Click here to see how Martha Stewart makes a cool “egg drying pinboard”.easter egg shell stencil dye


  4. When the eggshell is dry, peel off the sticker gently.
    Continue the project when the wheatgrass is ready.easter egg planter materials


  5. Cut the egg crate to separate out the wheat grasses. Trim access egg crate so that it can get into the eggshell.wheat grass in egg crate


  6. Put the wheatgrass into the eggshell.
    You may need to squeeze the egg crate a little so that it fits into the eggshell.
    Water and care as usual and it will last at least 7 days. Trim the wheatgrass and let it grow again when it turns old.
    Happy Easter Day and have fun!!!!plant wheat grass into egg shell


egg shell planter

Notes

  1. Wheatgrass should be able to last around 1 week with proper care, you can cut the grass and let it grow again. If you prefer to have something that last longer, small herbs plants like rosemary and thyme could be a better choice.


  2. When watering the planters, wetting the soil is all you need and don’t wet the external eggshell, the dye will get discolored. Do not flood the soil with too much water.

Did you make this project?

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VL

Wednesday 23rd of April 2014

Is there any other way to dry the eggs instead of the egg rack?

Cat

Wednesday 4th of April 2012

Any tips on cracking the egg shells?! Can't wait to try these! Such a fabulous idea!

Craft Passion

Wednesday 4th of April 2012

I knocked the top of the egg with the edge of a teaspoon, then carefully remove the cracked pieces from the egg. After I got a decent size of hole, I shook the egg white and egg york into a bowl. For cleaner edge, you can use kitchen sear to trim egg shell to the height you want, or, just chip off the egg shell with your fingers for natural look.

Mijbil

Wednesday 4th of April 2012

Hi there! Your lovely post has been featured on my blog:

http://mijbilcreatures.blogspot.it/2012/04/easter-diy-tutorials-part-1.html

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous egg planters! :)

CrispyNCreamy

Sunday 1st of April 2012

I so love it. they are so cute and easy to make. perfect Easter decoration :)

doro K.

Tuesday 27th of March 2012

they are so pretty and colorful. i love them!

I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

doro K.

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