Sweet Spring is awakening, and all of her sweet little flowers too! What better way to celebrate than to bring a bit of beauty indoors with these delicate eggshell vases that you can fill with a tiny bouquet of wildflowers.
This fun, foraging craft is easy to do and will add a bit of lovely to your home.
Daughter of light! thy fairy step
Steals softly over vale and plain,
And with thy bright and joyous smile,
Beauty and life awake again.~Mary Ann H. Dodd Shutts
Oh, Spring is surely coming,
Her couriers fill the air;
Each morn are new arrivals,
Each night her ways prepare;
I scent her fragrant garments,
Her foot is on the stair.~John Burroughs, “A March Glee”
Gather Your Supplies
- Flowers you’ve gathered
- Moss- If you can’t find real moss, try fake moss, Easter grass, dirt, or tuft of grass.
- Eggs for making the vases
- A little bowl, plate or dish
Where to find flowers, greenery, and moss:
- Your backyard
- The woods
- An abandoned lot
- A local flower farm
- The roadside
- The state park…hahahaha, not really, they’ll tase you…
Which flowers to use?
Here’s are some ideas for what you may be able to find in your own yard, depending on the season and where you live. Really you just need to get outside, and look in the grass, fields, and woods. You’ll be surprised at what you can find!
For more information on tiny wildflowers, visit this blog post:
- Carolina Spring Beauties
- Grape Hyacinth
- Johnny Jump Ups
- Sweet Williams
Branches and Bushes
- Red Buds
How to Make Eggshell Vases and Tiny Bouquets
Prepare the Egg
- Take an egg, and gingerly tap the pointier end on the counter, or with a spoon, just enough to crack the top.
- Then, gently peel the egg shell away.
- Pour the egg out (save it to make some cookies if you want!), then throughly rinse out the shell to remove all residue.
- Fill the shell with water.
Now for the bouquet…
- Take a little plate, bowl or dish- I used a little butter dish- and place some moss on it. Gentle make an indention with your fingers for the egg to sit in.
- Now, you can begin to fill your little “vase” with sweet flowers!
- You may have to hold the egg upright as you work- one of mine fell over before I had properly balanced it on the moss and weighed it down with flowers.
What a lovely celebration of springtime! So sweet and simple.
Replace/refresh the flowers as they fade for a new bouquet!
Ideas for where to put your tiny bouquets.
- Lined up down your table for a sweet spring setting
- At each plate as name places
- On your bedside table
- Next to your bathroom or kitchen sink
- Entry ways
- Window sills
- Anywhere else that needs a little spring smile!
I hope you enjoy this simple and lovely craft as much as I do.
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