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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


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  • Craft knife

  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. For ribbon handle, drill 2 holes in eggshell opposite each other, making sure each is at least ⅜ inch down from cracked edge.
  3. Paint egg as desired. (We used a wash made from equal parts craft paint and water.)
  4. Thread a ribbon through each hole; knot each inside shell. Tie loose ends of ribbons together to form a bow.
  5. Add water to cup; place flowers inside, then set inside egg.

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