Easter Eggshell Basket
Is it an Easter egg or a basket? It's the best of both! An oversized egg -- painted and tied up in a bow -- becomes a one-of-a-kind wall display for your spring blooms.
Photography: Chelsea McNamara
Source: Martha Stewart
- Craft knife
- Goose egg ($10 for 2, amazon.com/handmade/nakedeggs)
- Drill and 1/8-inch bit
- Craft paint and brush
- 2 ribbons, each 12 inches long
- Plastic cup, sized to fit inside egg
- Small flowers
Using craft knife, pierce eggshell at one end: Poke through, then make a small cut and gently peel shell away in small pieces, to create an opening with a jagged edge.
For ribbon handle, drill 2 holes in eggshell opposite each other, making sure each is at least ⅜ inch down from cracked edge.
Paint egg as desired. (We used a wash made from equal parts craft paint and water.)
Thread a ribbon through each hole; knot each inside shell. Tie loose ends of ribbons together to form a bow.
Add water to cup; place flowers inside, then set inside egg.