Hanging Egg Vases

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Don't throw away your egg shells! Did you know they could serve as cute little vases? I know! I LOVE having fresh flowers in my house and finding new ways to display them is always fun. For a super fresh spring take I decided to use eggs and hang them with ribbon, filling them with beautiful fresh blooms. These hanging egg vases use materials you most likely have lying around the house and make for the cutest little window display!
STEP 1: Crack your egg toward the top of the shell all the way around the circumference of the egg.
STEP 2: Peel away the top of the egg and pour out the inside into a bowl. (I just used mine for an omelet so they didn't go to waste)
STEP 3: Cut a long strand of ribbon so that there is enough length to wrap around your egg, but also to give some hanging length.
STEP 4: Grab your glue and draw a line of glue around the egg making sure it is centered.
STEP 5: Place your ribbon over the glue line and press it into place. Set it aside to dry.
STEP 6: Grab your blooms and cut them down so they are the correct height for the shell they will inhabit.
STEP 7: Arrange your florals in your egg shell.
Now fill the egg up with water and just hang them where you would like. You can hang them with thumb tacks or cup hooks or whatever works!
Here are a couple of close ups... How cute are these little guys?
I gave a bit of variety between the arrangements and the ribbons, but you could even do something uniform and it would look lovely as well! Maybe even black and white... Oh the options...
I may have to keep these eggs full all spring!

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Suggested materials:

  • Flowers  (Trader Joe's)
  • Eggs  (Grocery)
  • Ribbon  (Local Craft Store)

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4 questions
  • Anne Dion Mathieu
    Anne Dion Mathieu
    on Apr 5, 2017

    Any reason why you couldn't add soil and place a small plant in the egg shell?
    • Jean
      on Apr 5, 2017

      none at all , though most plants need drainage... I have seen them with holes drilled in the bottom and small succulents tucked into them. I have also seen eggs in little macrame hangers used as seed starters, or for growing scallions from the root section we cut off.

    • Leigh Chase
      Leigh Chase
      on Apr 5, 2017

      I believe that would work. In fact eggshells prepared the way it was done for these lovely vases is a great way to start seedlings. Add soil, seeds, and place back in the egg carton in a sunny location. Water by misting. When time to plant, crack the shell carefully to allow roots to grow, and plant seedlings and eggshells together.

  • Abby
    on Apr 5, 2017

    if I use a sealer on the egg first, would I be able to grow real flowers in the shells ??
    • Cbrasher0603
      on Apr 5, 2017

      Succulents would be cute.

    • Connie
      on Apr 7, 2017

      I grow my starter plants for my garden in them every year, then break up shell as I plant them in ground, mix it in with soil, helps it out! But I do wash the insides out good first cuz of possible salmonella poisonin transferred to plant. So I know you could grow a small plant in them or use for air plant container, no soil or water needed then.
    • Teriberrydean
      on Feb 19, 2019

      Sometime ago my mother in law had a shellacked egg shell with a wire holder that she had a string of pearls succulent growing in her kitchen window. I always admired it. I think I’ll make one, maybe adding some designs in marker before sealing it.

  • Karen Wilcox
    Karen Wilcox
    on Apr 5, 2017

    What would you suggest to reinforce the eggs so they don't break? Eggshells are very delicate, and wouldn't last long around here.
    • Karen Wilcox
      Karen Wilcox
      on Apr 5, 2017

      Just adorable btw!
    • Artis Wolfinger
      Artis Wolfinger
      on Apr 6, 2017

      Really cute idea,
    • Maybe try some ModPodge or some other heavy glue that dries clear. There may be something else that would harden the shell--and maybe someone else will mention it--but you could at least try the glue.

      And I understand where you're coming from. I have 3 boys who are teens+ now, but they were walking wrecking balls when they were little.
    • M
      on Apr 6, 2017

      couldn't you use modpodge and cover it with cloth? that might help?
    • Alisa Sermon
      Alisa Sermon
      on Apr 18, 2017

      I would use clear fingernail polish, but I have no idea if it would work.
    • Victory Carlock
      Victory Carlock
      on May 20, 2017

      I was thinking of using the egg shells they sale at Easter time that are fake. They have all kinds of variety and would be more durable than real shells. I would use the real shells for my other plants and compost for gardening.
  • Robyn
    on Apr 9, 2017

    These would also be cute with an airplant in it. Creative idea!
    • Jewellmartin
      on Mar 3, 2019

      An air plant would be great, or parts of herbs, since they root quickly. The albumin left in the egg should be super fertilizer, too. 🍚

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  • Irene
    on May 30, 2019

    I always recycle egg shells to fertilize my plants, and my Bonsai. This one is genius. Thank You.. for posting 😘👌♥️ And btw, I’ve seen a lot of postings but this is my first to give my comment. You’re clever!

  • Em
    on Feb 9, 2020

    These would be a really cute gift idea for neighbors. Tie one on their door knob as a "Hello Spring" surprise.

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