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.


EGGSHELL BOUQUETS

SUPPLIES NEEDED

Empty eggshells
Potting soil
egg carton
potted flowers

LET’S MAKE IT!

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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Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

My birthday is Saturday May 12th. I get a day off for my birthday and decided to take Mother's Day off which is also my Father's birthday. I work 12 hour shifts in a plant and am excited to spend that day with my family.
Sheila Bandy
sheeka9552@hotmail.com

Kathy Mormino, the Chicken Chick™
Reply to  Anonymous

Good for you, Sheila! Happy Birthday to you and your dad!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Thank you Kathy!!

Laurel
Laurel
8 years ago

Beautiful story! I will be spending the day with my kids both 2 legged and 4 legged a perfect day!

Kathy Mormino, the Chicken Chick™
Reply to  Laurel

Happy Mother's Day Laurel, sounds like a great plan to me!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Visiting my grandmother and mother for this day. Going to have dinner with them, love sitting down and chatting w/ them and remembering things:) flippinggoldfish@yahoo.com

Kathy Mormino, the Chicken Chick™
Reply to  Anonymous

It doesn't get any better than that, Enjoy!

Beth
8 years ago

My daughter was born the day after Mother's Day,I checked into the hospital on Mother's Day that year,my husband and son made that a very special day for me(I was a bit nervous)and my Mother's Day have been full of joy every since,My Twin and I also share phone calls and sometimes a card because our Mom and Grandmothers passed away a few years ago and it so nice to reminisce about all the great times with them.

Kathy Mormino, the Chicken Chick™
Reply to  Beth

Happy Mother's Day Beth!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies

Love your giveaway – please include me in the drawing. I'm already a follower. I'll be spending Mother's Day at our oldest son's, while our youngest is having us over for dinner on Saturday. Busy but blessed weekend. 🙂
Cute idea for the egg shells.

Kathy Mormino, the Chicken Chick™

You're IN, Wendy! Happy Mother's Day!

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