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Monday, March 26, 2012

The makings of Easter Gifts…

With the Easter Holiday just a few weeks away, I have finally saved enough of my chicken eggs to start eggs to creating some festive gifts.

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Last year, I found some very sweet ceramic egg holders at our local Fred Meyers and set my cracked egg shells in each of the holes. The eggs were filled up this morning with some potting soil and then filled with johnny jump up seeds.

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I started these charming individual gifts a few weeks ago, and already little sprouts of greens are coming up.

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I love little projects like this, as they take time to nurture which makes the recipient all the more appreciative! After Easter is over ~ they just pop the egg into their garden bed and enjoy the blooms throughout the summertime (the soil loves egg shells)!

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29 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Too cute Tracie!... wish I lived close to you so I could see them in person, love your egg shells!... xoxo Julie Marie PS LOVE Johnny~jump~ups!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

These are just adorable. Love the ceramic holders! just the cutest gift! Have you come by to link up to MM yet, I featured your Easter Basket! xo Debra

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a sweet idea! I'm going to have to try some! (do i spy some IH's in the background??)

dr momi said...

Way cute idea!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! It looks like something Martha Stewart would give as a gift! Happy Spring!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love this idea! It is so cute and I love that you can then plant them. Yours look adorable.

~Shanon

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Sweet! I did the same thing and put them under a cloche.

http://alapinlife.blogspot.com/2012/03/spring-cloches-with-eggs.html

Dee

Sandi said...

These are way too cute Tracie! I will be over for Easter! :)
Hugs~

Olga said...

What a wonderful idea. The eggshells with tiny sprouts look so lovely.

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

What a wonderful idea Tracie! Thank you for sharing.

GardenGirl said...

Soooo cute Tracie! I put fresh blossoms in duck egg shells last year! I love the seeds! Miss seeing you, glad we can keep up on our blogs!

Deb ;)

Snooks said...

What a very cute idea. I like it for starting plants in for the garden.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the ceramic egg holders. What a great idea to start seeds in the eggs for Easter Gifts.

pink*cherub*moon said...

These are so adorable! I love johnny jump ups and can just imagine how sweet they'll look peeking over the cute eggs! Brilliant idea, my friend! Hugs, Leena

Rozmeen said...

These are just adorable en looks sooo beautiful!!

xoxo Rozmeen

NanaDiana said...

What a great idea to use for a little gift!

I love these and haven't done them in years and years. They make PERFECT seed starters don't they? I also sometimes just use the paper egg cartons (not the styrofoam ones) as seed starters too. They work great and you can pull them apart and just plop them in the ground. xo Diana

Ginger Zuck said...

What a fabulous idea and they are so cute too! You are just too creative. Love this idea.

mississippi artist said...

Cute idea! These would be such sweet gifts!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Tricia! These are just too precious and quite a loving gift with all the attention given to them! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Kate said...

Tracie too stinkin cute Love the holders and what you did. Perfect spring decor

xoxo
Kate

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Just absolutely adorable! I've often thought of doing something like this but I usually think of it too late to have anything actually grown by the holiday. Love those ceramic holders too!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Last year I made grow cups out of newspaper and planted them with zinnia seeds harvested from my garden the summer before. I used the newspaper because it was plantable but I adore your idea and can't wait to try it with my girl's eggs. And I love the holders you found. Happy White Wednesday xo

Kim, USA said...

What a way to give. I so love this one.

Outdoor Wednesday

Andrea said...

Wow, those are very loving cute gifts. But if they are not cracked when planted the roots will have difficulty to crack them. Calcium will not be readily available to the roots if the shell is not broken.

Lavender Cottage said...

Great idea Tracie and a nice gift to receive.
Judith

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very creative and giving ~thanks, namaste, ^_^ linked w/ Outdoor Wednesday

Hazel said...

So cute! I love the sprouts coming out of the black earth. Followed you on Pinterest. Happy Wednesday.

Clint Baker said...

First time here, great post! Come visit!

http://theredeemedgardener.blogspot.com/2012/03/ramps-good-eatin.html

PattieJ said...

So cute! I've seen people grow succulents in egg shells too...