'Easter Flowers' Tutorial
Spring has finally arrived and with Easter just around the corner, I decided to create some adorable floral decorations. I simply painted empty egg shells in a variety of soft pastel shades before planting them with little viola bedding plants and then displaying them in a variety of egg cups and containers.
These ones are housed in an antique egg cruet set which I picked up at a car boot sale last summer. It cost the princely sum of £1.50 and is late Victorian / early Edwardian. Some of the original plate has worn off but this gives it a wonderful shabby chic feel!
The plants need quite a large hole in the top of the egg so don't 'blow' your eggs. Instead gently tap a raw egg on top to crack it and then peel off the desired amount of shell. Place a bowl beneath the egg and shake to release the white and yolk. Wash the shells out thoroughly and place in a warm place to dry.
Once the shells are dry, paint in a variety of soft spring colours. I used tester pots of emulsion (vinyl) paint but acrylic craft paint would work equally well. If your eggs are quite dark, you will need to give them at least two coats of the light coloured paints.
Once the painted shells have dried plant them with your choice of spring flowers or use them as 'vases' to display delicate bunches of cut blooms such as mini narcissus, crocuses or irises . How fabulous would they also look at a country wedding or summer baby shower!
Aren't they gorgeous?