Easter Egg Flower Cups
The 2016 Easter Table roundup concludes with a mini decorative element that packs a big impact. Easter Egg Flower Cups are absolutely precious and complement the Easter Egg Centerpiece of the table, beautifully. They’re practical, economical, whimsical and Divine! There are countless ways to create your own Easter Egg Flower Cups. I hope what I’ve done here serves as nothing more or less than inspiration. Use what you have on hand and have fun!
What You’ll Need
- Flowers, Garden Greens, Herbs
- Ribbon or Raffia
- Egg Cups
- Hollow out several eggs by using a serrated knife to tap a tiny circle atop the small end of each egg. For photos of the step by step, click here.
- Gently peel away the portion of the egg you want to remove.
- Pinch off small bits of rough edges to create a relatively smooth opening. It certainly does not need to be perfect as it will be covered with frosting. You just want to remove any loose bits to prevent them from ending up in your cupcake.
- Pour out the contents of the egg into a bowl, reserving the eggs for use in baking and cooking. If you find you have more eggs than you’re able to use, you can freeze them for use at a later date. IncredibleEgg.com offers easy to follow instructions for properly freezing eggs. If you plan on freezing your eggs just note you’ll want to separate the whites from the yolks and think about storing them individually or portions you usually use.
- Rinse the eggshell with warm water and use your finger to gently remove the interior lining of the egg.
- Dry the eggshells by inverting them onto a paper towel.
- If you want a little extra embellishment, you may tie coordinating ribbon or raffia around the base of each egg cup. I didn’t use any ribbon this time, but if my Easter Egg Flower Cups were filled only with herbs and greenery, I would use thin, satin ribbon in lavender from Jo-Ann fabric & craft stores (be sure to check their website before you shop as they almost always offer some type of coupon.)
- Place each eggshell into an egg cup and fill with water. I purchased white, fluted egg cups from Pier 1 for $1.50 each.
- Using a few floral stems and or herbs, cut very short, arrange them into each eggshell. I used a combination of White Iceberg Roses, Blush Verbena, and Lavender. I also like using an arrangement of fresh herbs such as rosemary, mint and flowering thyme, or mini cactus (filling the eggshells with sandy soil) in these Easter Egg Flower Cups. There is no end to the combinations you can create.
Tips & Truths
♥ There really is no hidden truth here. Easter Egg Flower Cups take no time at all and can be customized any way you like. My only tip is to get the kids involved. Let them hunt for flowers, herbs and greenery from your garden. Give them a few markers or glitter pens that coordinate with your theme, and let them decorate the eggshells.