• DIY Gold Egg Shell Planter

    make your own egg carton planter

    Next time you make scrambled eggs, or a key lime pie, or lemon bars, save the shells and cardboard carton to make a pretty spring planter for mini succulents. Spray paint the carton gold (just one coat worked for me) because it makes everything feel more special. You could even cut the carton into smaller sections to give them as little gifts.

    make your own egg carton planter

    how to make an egg carton planter

    Another idea for your egg shell planters after the jump…

    Photography and styling by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers

    Hanging egg plants!

    Tips: Scratch with your needle at the point you want to create your hole and ‘screw’ the needle in to prevent cracking. Also, a dab of clear nail polish on the inside will keep it from cracking as well. Tie a knot at the top on each side. Plant your succulents inside and hang from a knob or wire.succulenteggs4


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    3. Tabitha said… April 18, 2014 10:09 am

      Wowzers! Hello psychic connection?!
      I also posted eggs + succulents yesterday (on my baby blog)!
      And of course I incorporated gold (polka dots) but I love the idea of spraying the cartons. So pretty!

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    5. Chrissy said… April 17, 2014 10:05 pm

      These are really beautiful Liz

    6. Heather said… April 17, 2014 1:41 pm

      Oh I love this, how pretty!

    7. Stacey said… April 17, 2014 11:34 am

      Love succulents and the gold, but the thought of using old egg shells kinda grosses me out.

      • Heather said… April 17, 2014 1:42 pm

        I’m assuming you just rinse them out first!

    8. Celeste said… April 17, 2014 10:00 am

      Love this idea (the gold spray paint is a nice touch).

      Wondering, though, why I had to click through the jump only to be told to check out Instagram? I wanted to pin finished product, but can’t w/ instructions (and it’s an unnecessary click). 🙁

    9. Jordan said… April 17, 2014 9:00 am

      Wow! I love how creative! Awesome, Liz!

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