Spring's Natural Vase
An oversize eggshell filled with flowers unites two symbols of spring in a single arrangement.
Martha Stewart Living, March 2008
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Blown-out Ostrich egg (purchase online for around $10)
- Tape measure
- Painter's tape
- Dremel drill
- Protective goggles
- Fine-grit sandpaper
- Floral adhesive
- Narrow vase/vessel
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