Some of you have commented on these sweet pansiesplanted in an eggshellpot and asked me how I did it. So, here is a very easy tutorial to make these little pieces of springtime. To see this decoration used in the tablescape “Pansies And The Girl’s Breakfast”, click HERE.
Crack an egg about 1/3 the distance from the pointy end.
Keep the egg for another use, and rinse out eggshell. If you feel the opening is too small, just chip it away by breaking little pieces off until the opening is satisfactory.
Using a teaspoon, fill just the bottom of eggshell with potting soil. Take pansy out of pot and gently break away all soil and root hairs until you have just a small clump of dirt and the root- about the size of the egg.
Gently push pansy root into the egg. Dribble a few drop of water onto the soil to water.
Clean any dirt off eggshells and put in egg cups. I added a little hand twisted birch wreath around the base of the egg cups for interest.
You could also add moss to cover the dirt to give it a more polished look ( I chose not to do this, I like the earthy look). I added a small egg as an accent.
Your creation will last up to a week inside. When ready to plant outside, crack egg and repot the pansy.