Walking around my neighborhood in Northern California there are succulents planted delicately in sp many front gardens. I’ll just say it, succulents are darn cute! As I was pondering my obsession with these plants, I though of how sweet these would be sitting inside tiny egg shells. Just the sweetest DIY egg shell succulents.
Okay, now I have to make these!
We love succulents in my area because we insist on having carefully landscaped yards even though we seem to always be having a drought. These plants store water in their leaves which means they don’t need a lot of h2o. I am quite in love with their soft texture, their luminescent colors and the varieties that exists.
If you love these plants too, check out this fun instagram @charmingsucculents.
Seems like I could make hundreds of these egg shell plantings and it would never get old!
Right now these eggs sit atop of my kitchen window, and people who have stopped by just oooo and ahhhh.
What you need:
- raw eggs
- wax paper
- egg dye (optional)
- Break your egg with a sharp pick and empty the contents. Mmmmmm, breakfast! Chip away at the shell making hole on the top and the bottom, each the size of a quarter. Now your shell is hollow like a toilet paper roll. The top hole is to place your plant. The bottom hole is so that the egg can stand up on it’s own.
- Place a 3 inch square crumbled piece of wax paper in the bottom of your shell. This holds the dirt in.
- Fill with dirt
- Plant your succulent
Need help? Watch the Facebook video.
Picking up up three varieties of plants from the store, I was already having fun. I dyed some of the shells these bright, amazing colors. In some way the white might be my favorite. Check these out on my little window sill.
Egg Shell Succulents