flower bulbs grow from eggshells
Sit the bulb on top of the gravel. Add a bit of soil to help anchor the bulb and dress the eggshell with moss to help maintain moisture. Gently water your eggshell garden and place it in a sunny spot.

Over the years, I have seen many wonderful things done with recycled eggshells. I thought that forcing some bulbs in eggshells from my chickens would be a fun and easy craft.  It is just in time for Easter and would make a wonderful natural centerpiece for the table or a lovely addition to a sunny windowsill.

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The process of forcing bulbs is simple and very rewarding.  The best part is that when these bulbs are done blooming, you can plant them in the ground just the way they are.  The eggshells will break down and nourish the surrounding plants and the bulbs will return next spring with beautiful blooms.


  • A clean egg carton
  • Small flowering bulbs such as grape hyancinth, minature daffodils ('Tete-a-Tete') and crocus
  • Eggs
  • Small gravel such as the kind used in terrariums or aquarium stones
  • Moss
  • Potting soil

Now follow the simple directions in this gallery and create your own Easter centerpiece:

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4 Comments About this Article

  • BooperCook
    This is a wonderful idea. Great for kindergarten and pre k projects I will be passing this on to my teacher friends

    Posted 3 years ago

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  • Melissa Caughey
    How wonderful BooperCook. It is a sweet simple project-perfect for tiny fingers and hands. Also, eggshells make a great place to start seedlings as well. Simply poke a hole in the bottom of the eggshell with a needle for drainage, fill the shell with potting soil and push the seed into the soil. They will be sprouting in no time at all. Enjoy and be sure to share some photos here on HGTV Gardens from your project. We'd love to see them!

    Posted 3 years ago

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  • HGTV Mallory
    Yes! Can't wait to see photos of your take on this project!

    Posted 3 years ago

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  • snowflake503
    oh my goodness you are a role model i love your designs and crafts they are beautiful im doing this and of course im doing your jars with chocolate bunnies those are adorable love them do you know where i can find that edible grass its so cute thanks

    Posted 3 years ago

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