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Forcing Bulbs in Eggshells

It is hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner. The chickens have begun to resume their regular laying patterns. Yesterday, I discovered that all the hens had laid an egg. The egg cartons are filling fast and my fridge is abundant with eggs. Earlier this week, I found myself making a couple of quiches for dinner. Sometimes, I feed the empty eggshells back to the hens, other times I crush them and sprinkle them in the garden to help add nutrients to the soil and deter slugs. But during springtime, you can find me forcing miniature spring bulbs like Grape Hyacinth, Tete-A-Tete Daffodils and Crocus in the chicken’s beautiful eggshells.  To learn more about the “how-tos” of this project head on over to HGTV Gardens, where I have shared all the instructions.


Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest

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  • These are adorable! What a great gift this would make! 🙂

  • That is brilliant!

  • I love this!! And it's adorable – as Nancy said- what a neat gift!

  • What a great idea! I'm going to try this.
    Thanks for hosting again, I love your blog hop!


  • Such a wonderful idea! I love how they turned out. This week I linked up my post on getting some spring gardening done finally! Have a great day 🙂

  • What a great idea for spring! It would make a pretty centerpiece too. Thanks for letting me share my stuff. Have a great week!

  • That is a great idea. I too have a ton of eggs coming my way so this is a great use of the empty shells.

  • Very cool idea! Where did you get the stoneware egg carton?

    • The stoneware egg carton was purchased a Anthropologie. Thanks!

  • Thank you so much everyone for all of your lovely comments. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed this post. Thank you for linking up too! I just have so much fun with these hops.~Melissa

  • Hi Melissa!
    I have a blog as well and I just adore this idea, I was wondering if I could do a similar post like this one. Not using any of your photos or title but having a similar idea. I will include where i got the idea from in my post. Thanks! My blog is

    • Hi there Sunny! Sure, just be sure to credit back to me. Please share a link when you are done. I would love to see it!

  • What a beautiful project! This is one that I know I will do ♥