Photo by optimal tweezers on Flickr.
My friend Jesse is a crafty kind of guy, and when I saw these eggshell planters that he recently made for some plant starts, I conned him into taking photos of the process and letting me post about it.
Jesse and his good friend Zain made these planters after seeing something like the eggling (which is not made from real eggshells) in a shop in Berkeley's Elmwood district.
The little planters are easy to make: you simply cut and clean the shell, fill it with potting soil and plant seeds or cuttings.
Let's say it together: Eeeeeeeewwwwwwww!
But it's worth a little egg slime when the final product is this cute:
Back row in the carton, from left to right: alyssum, lupine and money plant (a.k.a. philodendron). Front row: dandelion seeds.
All photos by Jesse Dill.
Nice work, guys! I think these would make great Easter crafts projects or springtime housewarming gifts.