Project

Spring's Natural Vase

An oversize eggshell filled with flowers unites two symbols of spring in a single arrangement.

Spring's Natural Vase

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2008

materials

  • Blown-out Ostrich egg (purchase online for around $10)

  • Tape measure

  • Pencil

  • Painter's tape

  • Dremel drill

  • Protective goggles

  • Fine-grit sandpaper

  • Floral adhesive

  • Narrow vase/vessel

  • Water

  • Flowers

steps

  1. Using a tape measure and a pencil, mark dashes around the top of the egg, each about 2 inches from the existing opening. Connect the dashes with thin painters' tape, creating a circle, as shown.

  2. Fit a Dremel drill with a cut-out blade. Wearing protective goggles, hold the egg securely in one hand while using the other to drill just inside the taped line. Remove painters' tape.

  3. Next, tape fine-grit sandpaper, right side up, to your work surface. Run the cut edge of the egg over the sandpaper to smooth and level it.

  4. Use floral adhesive to secure egg to a small compote and to secure a narrow vessel inside the egg. Fill vessel with water, and add flowers.

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