Easter Egg DIY: Cat Grass Placeholders

Easter Egg DIY: Cat Grass PlaceholdersIt’s official. I’m on an Easter egg decorating bender. My post from yesterday got me thinking about not just using eggshells as a container for an air plant, but what about using an eggshell as a de facto container garden? I had to give it a try. I made a run for my local greenhouse to see what little plants would fit inside an eggshell. My requirements were that they be hearty enough to withstand transplanting and that they look festive and spring-y for an Easter table. The answer? Cat grass. Done.

Once I had my grass in the eggshell containers, though, they looked a little plain. I realized these little babies would make perfect placeholders, with a quick flick of my Sharpie pen. Pretty AND useful? My kind of DIY project.


Step 1

 Open GalleryEaster Egg DIY: Cat Grass PlaceholdersStart out with eggshells that have the tops removed. (See yesterday’s post to see how I cracked my egg tops so cleanly.)

Step 2

 Open GalleryEaster Egg DIY: Cat Grass PlaceholdersAt your local greenhouse, grab a container of cat grass.

Step 3

 Open GalleryEaster Egg DIY: Cat Grass PlaceholdersPull the cat grass out of its container and break up into small clumps, being careful not to pull the grass away from the roots that hold it together and upright. Then trim the grass to your desired height.

Step 4

 Open GalleryEaster Egg DIY: Cat Grass PlaceholdersTuck a small clump of grass + roots into each eggshell. Add a small dribble of water. Cute, right? But plain. They need a finishing touch…

Step 5

 Open GalleryEaster Egg DIY: Cat Grass PlaceholdersTa-da! Some quick hand lettering and each mini container garden is now a place card. And each guest can take it home with them, no need for gifts!


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A tight budget has never stopped Ellen Foord from creating a beautiful, modern, creative home and treating every day as one of life's smaller celebrations. A freelance writer and ...

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2 Responses

  1. Jim Landman says:

    Wow… Nice work. I definitely try this at my home. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tammi says:

    This is ingenious! Thank you for sharing. I'm looking forward to using this in the future.

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