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When Easter is over and all the colored eggs have been collected, you will undoubtedly be making egg salad and tossing all those pretty colorful shells in the garbage or the compost pile. Well, don’t toss them away just yet! Let them air dry on some paper towels and set them aside in a shallow bowl. Then you can make this egg shell mosaic vase!

Egg Shell Mosaic Vase

My good friends over at DecoArt sent me a bottle of their brand new decoupage medium to try out. I had already set aside all my egg shells, so I sat down in the craft room and got to work on this pretty egg shell mosaic vase

Do you remember these kitchen utensil holders that I made from plastic beanie baby containers? I have stacks and stacks of these containers in a cabinet in my craft room just waiting to be turned into something fun. I have been using a plain one to hold my scissors, large paintbrushes and box cutters in my craft room. So I decided to jazz it up a bit, and now it doubles as a pretty flower vase too!

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Things you’ll need to make an Egg Shell Mosaic Vase

First, you’ll need to dry out your egg shells. After mine were dry I placed them in a shallow container. Next, you’ll need a container. I used this plastic beanie baby holder.

I started by painting the plastic container with two coats of white paint (I used Americana Warm White). Then I organized my colors on a paper plate. It’s a little time consuming and you’ll need to remove any remaining membrane from the back of the shells.

Then paint some decoupage medium onto your painted surface. Place egg shells onto the medium and press in place using the back of your thumbnail. When you have finished placing all the egg shells onto the painted surface, cover with decoupage medium.

When you have finished placing all the egg shells onto the painted surface, cover with decoupage medium.

Allow it to dry completely then decoupage the three remaining sides.

To use as a vase, just wrap a pretty bow around the top! Mine is now in my craft room holding my paintbrushes etc.

I hope you all have a blast creating this egg shell mosaic vase! Use the colors you love the most and make something pretty to display around the house. This is a great adult craft to do with friends! Check out these adorable Colorful Chick Placeholders for another Easter craft! You may also like these 10 Tips for Coloring Eggs with Toddlers!

This post was originally published on this blog on April 17, 2011.

Egg Shell Mosaic Vase

Supplies

  • container
  • egg shells leftover from Easter
  • decoupage medium
  • bow
  • white paint

Instructions

  • First you’ll need to dry out your egg shells. After mine were dry I placed them in a shallow container.
  • Next you’ll need a container. I used this plastic beanie baby holder.
  • I started by painting the plastic container with two coats of white paint.
  • The I organized my colors on a paper plate. It’s a little time consuming and you’ll need to remove any remaining membrane from the back of the shells.
  • Then paint some decoupage medium onto your painted surface. Place egg shells onto the medium and press in place using the back of your thumbnail.
  • When you have finished placing all the egg shells onto the painted surface, cover with decoupage medium.
  • Allow it to dry completely then decoupage the three remaining sides.
  • To use as a vase, just wrap a pretty bow around the top!

Amanda Formaro

Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She loves to bake, cook, make kid's crafts and create decorative items for her home. She is a crafting expert and guru in the kitchen and has appeared online and in print publications many times over the years. She is also the editor for the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip and owner of FunFamilyCrafts.com.

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We all use eggs on a regular basis and shells usually get thrown away without even giving this any thought. That’s really a shame because egg shells can be used in o many cute and beautiful way you’d be surprised on how amazing these apparently fragile things are. The following 10 projects are particularly inspiring.

Use egg shells as tiny flower vases. Be careful how you break the egg. Try to make a few holes at the top and gently chip away the shell to make an opening. Empty the egg and gently glue it onto a small mirror or another surface using candle wax. Then put some water and a flower in it and that’s all.{found on craftberrybush}.

Using only half of the shell you can make a tiny planter for your succulents. If you manage to break the egg into two usable parts, that would be even better. Make as many egg shell planters as you need, preferably enough to fill an egg carton. Then add soil and tiny succulents and you have your own cute little garden.{found on lerobinsnest}.

For the following project, you need some raw eggs, small to medium size silk flowers, a PVC pipe and a saw, a hot glue gun, glass beads and dried moss. Poke a hole into the top of the egg and chip off some of the shell. Wash the shell and cut rings out of the PVC pipe. Then glue the shell to the ring and let it cool. For added weight, put a glass bead in each shell. Then add the flowers and the moss.{found on gratefulprayerthankfulheart}.

There’s also a way to display your lovely egg shell vases or planters on the wall. You can make macrame holders for them. Basically you just twist and knot the strings to make the planter holders, adapted of course to the exact dimensions of the egg shells you want to use. You can also color the shells if you want.{found on we-are-scout}.

Another idea is to use egg cups or tiny containers to display your beautiful creations. First color the eggs and then make a hole at the top and remove the content. Plant small flowers in each egg shell and display them all in the cups you’ve chosen. These cute flower arrangements would look lovely in the kitchen but also elsewhere in the house. You can also use them as wedding favors or table decorations.{found on sewforsoul}.

Once you’ve made the egg shell flower vase, you can choose to display it in a small cup. Use moss to keep the vase nice and straight and put a little bit of water and some tiny flowers inside. Use these a decorations for the dining table, for your desk, etc.{found on craftberrybush}.

If you want, you can grow grass inside egg shell planters. These little things will make a room look fresh and beautiful regardless of the season. You can put egg in some little egg cups or in an egg carton. Watch out if you have a cat because they like chewing grass sometimes.{found on loulou}.

If you’re looking for a cute project to do with the kids, then take a look at this one. It’s the same idea as before but this time the egg shell planters have googly eyes and faces and they look funny and cute. You can let the kids decorate them but they’d have to be gentle.{found on mamapapabubba}.

Instead of using the shells and tiny vases or planters, you can turn then into tea lights. It’s really simple actually. You make a wider hole in the egg at the top and then put wax in. Add the candle wicks and put the shells in an egg carton or display them however you like.{found on handsoccupied}.

Since you’ve going to be using lots of eggs to prepare all the delicious food around Easter, you might as well use the shells to make something cute and Easter-themed such as an egg tree centerpiece. You need egg shells, acrylic paints, cardboard paper and tube, decorative paper, a hot glue gun and sprinkles, moss or colored rice.

Color the inside and the outside of the shells with different colors. Cut out cardboard and decorative paper to make the stand. Use tubes to make the tiers and glue together all the pieces. Then add the shells and glue them to the stand. After that, you can add all sorts of cute little decorations.{found on remodelandolacasa}.

Learn how to make a miniature diorama in an egg shell from crafter for the Easter egg edition of my Paper Crafts + Boozy Drafts event series.

Eggs are ancient symbols of life and fertility. Egg shells are an excellent Easter crafts material that is versatile and unique. Egg shells are fun, recycled crafts material that is great for modern, attractive and eco friendly Easter ideas. Egg shells can be used for many Easter decorating ideas, (Recycling decor ideas, old shoes for green plants) including Easter eggs decoration with paint or markers, paper or beads and making Easter characters of empty egg shells.

Empty egg shells can be prepared for crafts projects by a one or two hole method. Making a hole at one end of the egg and using a needle help empty eggs and prepare egg shells for Easter eggs decoration projects. Two holes at both ends, one is slightly larger, help drain eggs easily and quick. Room temperature eggs have less stiff liquid inside which flows out better.

Leave eggs standing, and the egg whites and yolks will drain. Wash the inside of egg shells with warm water before using egg shells for your Easter decor ideas. (Easter decor ideas, floral arrangements, color symbolism) Shaking egg shells helps clean the inside and avoid rotten smell later on, when you use egg shells for Easter eggs decoration projects and making crafts for spring holiday.

Pink spring flowers, tree branches with Easter egg decorations
Easter eggs decoration, holiday table centerpiece ideas

Here are few modern do it yourself Easter decor ideas for spring holiday decorating. (Eco friendly Easter decor ideas with egg shels and flowers) Children will enjoy assisting you with these simple and interesting Easter crafts projects, that create a spectacular, elegant and symbolic Easter eggs decoration for your home.

Egg shells crafts and Easter eggs decoration tips

1. Prepare empty egg shells for Easter eggs decoration or using egg shells for Easter decor ideas.

2. Use a thick needle to pierce the egg shells carefully, so they would not crack.

3. Make two holes on both sides of eggs. Create a hole at the sharper end of egg shells larger than 3 mm, or 1/8 inch. That helps empty egg shells.

Pink and blue Easter eggs decoration
Personalized gifts, Easter egg decorations

4. Make sure the needle went far enough into the egg, poked it, helping mix the eggs white and yolk. Cover both holes with your fingers and shake the egg.

5. Drain egg shells, placing them vertically, wash egg shells inside with warm water and let them dry.

Egg shells crafts and Easter decor ideas

6. Empty and dried egg shells are ready for Easter eggs decoration or making Easter crafts. There are plenty attractive Easter eggs decoration ideas with color, paper, beads, buttons, ribbons or lace.

Easter decor ideas, green branches and colorful Easter egg decorations

7. You can color Easter eggs or egg shells in the water, boiled with onion skin to get beautiful  golden color. (Modern home decor ideas, gold and pink accents, spring decorating) You can use special Easter eggs dyes for Easter egg decorating also. Just remember that empty egg shells float.

8. Acrylic paint, gouache or markers can be used for egg shells crafts projects, creating charming Easter basket designs with decorated eggs, chocolate bunnies or made of paper chickens and butterflies. (Kids room decorating, clutter for creative design)

9. Threads and ribbons that are going through empty egg shells are excellent ideas that help decorate green plants and branches with Easter eggs, creating impressive table centerpieces and exploring creative Easter decor ideas.

10. Inserting thin wooden or bamboo sticks inside of Easter egg shells make cute flowers of colorful Easter egg shells. Unique egg shells flower bouquet will look great in an attractive vase with green leaves and grass. (Shamrock, Easter table centerpieces)

Tree with Easter eggs, backyard ideas for spring holiday
Butterflies, ribbons and Easter eggs on branches, eco friendly Easter ideas

11. Adding moss, Easter grass or straw helps design a small nest for Easter eggs, create unique Easter gifts, decorate Easter baskets for children or arrange artistic table centerpieces.

12. Modern Easter decor ideas include stickers, fleece and fur pieces, yarn, feathers, ribbons, colorful wallpaper pieces, small buttons and dry flowers Easter eggs decoration and creating festive atmosphere for spring holiday. (Charming ideas for spring decorating, light window curtains)

Unleash your creativity, ask kids for fresh Easter decor ideas, make your own original designs and enjoy Happy Easter!

Ideas for spring decorating

Spring home decorating ideas for every room
Spring home decorating, modern trend, classic technique
Spring decorating, neautral interior paint colors, bright decor

Egg shells for crafts, Easter decor, tree branches with decorated Easter eggs

  by Ena Russ   
   13.01.2012

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This activity came from my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Floor. I remember making one of these fun Easter pictures in my class back in the day. I loved my little lamb that was glittered with crushed egg shells. It’s fun to share crafts I did as a child with my own kids. We’re crushing eggs shells again, getting some decorations ready for Easter.

Supplies for Crushed Eggs Shell Craft:

  • colored egg shells
  • pencil
  • glue
  • heavy cardstock paper
  • tray

First color dye some hard-boiled eggs. I did 15 eggs here. You’ll get about 6-7 good pictures out of that. You could even leave the egg shells white if you wanted to, for a bunny or a lamb.

Let the eggs dry, then crack them open and save all the shell pieces. You’ll need to let all the shell pieces dry again for a little while as they are wet from the inside egg. (While the eggs were drying, we made a big batch of Egg Salad and ate some sandwiches for lunch.) Then place the egg shells in a plastic baggie and crush them to small bits.

Get some paper and place it on a tray or newspaper. With your pencil, draw an image, then trace your glue on top of the image. We did Easter eggs, a bunny, and an Easter basket.

Sprinkle your egg shells over the glue. Shake off the extra, putting the extra back into the bag.

Let the images dry for a bit, then you can display them for Easter. There are many other Spring and Easter images to glitter with crushed egg shells. These could be framed or given as an Easter card too!

Marie

Marie is a mother of 3 living in Seattle, WA. She's been the founder and managing editor of Make and Takes for the last 12 years, curating a DIY website with kids craft tutorials, home decor ideas, and simple recipes. As well as the author of the book, Make and Takes for Kids. Marie graduated with an Early Childhood and Elementary teaching degree and taught kindergarten over the years. She loves sharing her creativity here at Make and Takes! Marie is also a certified creative life coach and is also writing over at Creative Flow Life.

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With Easter coming up we explored some egg shell crafts. My 3 year old and I enjoyed sticking these colorful shells on the free hand egg shape I drew. Later on that day my 2 year old enjoyed touching and and just staring at the craft we did. He is currently more into sensory activities than my 3 year old who is more into the crafty things.

Kids Craft With Egg Shells

To make this colorful happy Easter egg shell craft you will need:

Some paper and a pencil (I used a crayon)

Your dyed egg shells (click to find out how we made ours)

Craft Glue

Optional ear bud to spread the glue on the paper

This craft is rather simple. Crush the shells down to a smaller manageable size, spread the glue and stick! What a great Easter picture.

 My three little munchies joined in the Easter egg shell activity and crafts in their own way.

3 year old is doing his own rainbow egg shell sticking, 2 year old is more interested in the lids and my 9 month old who is just learning to pull herself up enjoys trying to grab everything in sight and taste it. That’s also the new kids crafty table my husband made from some odd bits of wood hanging around. its being put to much use! 🙂

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