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Easter Egg DIY: Cat Grass Placeholders

It’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.

 

 Easter Egg DIY: Cat Grass Placeholders

Step 1

Start out with eggshells that have the tops removed. (See yesterday’s post to see how I cracked my egg tops so cleanly.) 

 Easter Egg DIY: Cat Grass Placeholders

Step 2

At your local greenhouse, grab a container of cat grass. 

 Easter Egg DIY: Cat Grass Placeholders

Step 3

Pull 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. 

 Easter Egg DIY: Cat Grass Placeholders

Step 4

Tuck a small clump of grass + roots into each eggshell. Add a small dribble of water. Cute, right? But plain. They need a finishing touch… 

 Easter Egg DIY: Cat Grass Placeholders

Step 5

Ta-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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