Non-chocolate Easter gifts

If your Easter is anything like mine, it is another celebration of stuffing your face! And, while I have nothing against that, it is nice to give (and receive) gifts that last and brownie points for it being hand made! These work out at less than the cost of an Easter egg by far as all you need are the egg shells, some compost and some succulents, or any small plant will work.

Step 1.
Break the eggs! I saw the top off mine with a knife as it gives you more control. Save the inside for cooking.
Step 2.
Clean the egg shell in boiling water and peel the inside membrane from the shell to avoid it going bad.
Step 3.
Plant your succulents! Be careful when pressing down the soil so as not to crack the shells

Et voila!




  1. releasethewildthings 30th March 2013 / 2:07 pm

    Such a beautiful idea – you should have used organic eggs though! The brown shells would have looked so much more natural.

    • designmischief 30th March 2013 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you, yes brown eggs would look lovely although I promise these were M&S organic.

    • designmischief 9th June 2013 / 6:07 pm

      Glad you like it! They last a long time – my mum still has hers in her kitchen.

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