Eggshell Bouquets-A Symbolic Mother’s Day Gift

On Mother’s Day 2005, my life and perspective on life was changed forever when my first daughter was born. Not unlike other expectant parents, we eagerly anticipated Sophia’s arrival; having suffered a crushing miscarriage the year before, I had gained a perspective on the fragility of life and an appreciation for the miracle of birth that I would not otherwise have had. That my daughter chose Mother’s Day to make her entrance into the world is a poignant reminder to me of the true meaning of the holiday every year.

Rachel Divider

May 8, 2005

Most of my life I had thought of Mother’s Day as a day to honor mothers, but with Sophia’s birth, I came to view it as a celebration of new life and the gift of children. We planted a tree in 2005 to commemorate Sophia’s arrival and as a way to reflect on their growth together.

I suspect the symbolism of celebrating lives with other living things is at the heart of why we give our mothers flowers and plants on Mother’s Day. It is in that spirit that I am making Eggshell Bouquets for Mother’s Day this year.The egg itself, being a symbol of life and rebirth, I can think of no more appropriate a gift to give than an Eggshell Bouquet on Mother’s Day.



Empty eggshells
Potting soil
egg carton
potted flowers


I use blown eggs to make the flower pots, but any empty shell will work as long as a hole is made on the bottom. A heavy knife crack the blown egg in half helps get a cleaner cut but jagged shells are pretty too. Small shards of shell line the bottom for drainage. A few teaspoons of potting soil are added into the eggshell.

Flowers are separated from the pack, retaining the root ball.

Flowers are inserted into the eggshell, more potting soil & watered.

Eggshell is rinsed before placing into egg carton.

To plant the flowers, crush the shell gently and plant it in the ground. The shell serves as a natural fertilizer.

Happy Mother’s Day!
Rachel Divider

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Crystelle Boutique
8 years ago

Oh how fun!

You're right, IS just like my Easter centerpiece! I guess great minds think alike!

hugs x


Crystelle Boutique

Vicki Shows
8 years ago

The best day of my life was when I became a mother! Love my children! Received an early Mother's Day gift….2 Bantams and a White Leghorn!

Kathy Mormino, the Chicken Chick™
Reply to  Vicki Shows

I'm with you, Vicki. It also was the beginning of years of sleep deprivation, but I wouldn't change it for the world.

What an awesome Mother's Day gift, congratulations!

8 years ago

Wonderful story…. my sister was lucky enough to have her son born on Father's Day and her daughter born on Mother's Day. Every few years their birthdays will fall on Sunday and they have double life celebrations. I enjoy following you on Facebook and your blog. Happy Mother's Day to you and Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Kathy Mormino, the Chicken Chick™
Reply to  Allison

That is amazing, Allison!!! Thanks for sharing and for being with me on FB and my blog.

Happy Mother's Day!

Tina Anderson
8 years ago

I have to work this weekend, so our plans won't be big and glamorous. We will make dinner together and a dessert of some sort. We will play board games and if it's nice outside, during the day we'll work on our chicken coop and play soccer. 🙂

Kathy Mormino, the Chicken Chick™
Reply to  Tina Anderson

Bummer that you have to work, Tina. Enjoy as much of the day with your family and feathered pets!

Village Haven Farm
8 years ago

Such a beautiful story :)My daughter is coming home and we will spend the day here just hanging out on the farm – Kidding season 😉
Beautiful pillow, love the colors

Kathy Mormino, the Chicken Chick™

Thank you so much and Happy Mother's Day to you. Here's to more kids!!