Recycled Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece

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Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

So, it’s almost Easter. And you’re making omelets. Or cookies. Or anything with eggs.

Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

No biggie.

Just crack open those white shells and toss the whole thing, right?

Wait! Don’t toss that!

Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

With two seconds of prep and some wheat from your food storage, those shells and carton can double as cute, FREE centerpiece for Easter brunch.

Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

These come together in nothing flat—so easy.

* Gently crack your egg shells on the narrow end, remove the egg yolk and white, and make something delicious.

* Rinse shells in hot, soapy water and dry. Dye with natural or store-bought dyes as you would for traditional hard-boiled eggs.

* Add a tablespoon-ish of potting soil to each egg …

Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

… and cover with sprouted wheat. *

Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

Cover with plastic wrap and make sure soil stays moist, but not soggy.

Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

Wheat will start to sprout in a day or two, with 4-6 inches of growth about a week later.

Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

If the grass gets too tall or shaggy, just grab your scissors and even it out.

Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

The carton doubles as a display tray by trimming down the sides with your nicest dollar store scissors.

Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

And you can change up the look depending on how many eggs you use:

FULL DOZEN

Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

HALF DOZEN

Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

SINGLE PLACE CARD

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(name written on egg)

Easter Egg Wheat Grass Centerpiece from THRIVE

(name on egg carton)

And when you’re done, EVERYTHING gets composted or recycled so there’s nothing wasted.

So …

Egg shells and carton?

March 2013 BLOG

It’s What Not To Toss this weekend!

nike

* – Spouting wheat is easy and simply involves soaking and rinsing whole wheat kernels in water so that they start to germinate. There’s a great video of process HERE.

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13 comments:

  1. Nicest dollar store scissors... :o)

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  2. Nike, this is fabulous! One of my favorite posts of yours! Totally pinning this and doing this! Thanks! :)

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  3. You have such cute ideas... this i think we will do for FHE. thanks :-)

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  4. You have such cute ideas... this i think we will do for FHE. thanks :-)

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  5. You have such cute ideas... this i think we will do for FHE. thanks :-)

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  6. what an awesome idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  7. ADORABLE!!! Must make some for my daughter's class.

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  8. This is wonderful. I would agree this is one of my favs. Hope you are doing well. Much care bloggy friend and busy mama.

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  9. just sat down and read your blog from beginning to end. got inspired and did a little something around my own house too. girl I gotta say you rocks, six kids and arts and crafts, all while saving money. congrats and keep up the great work. best regards!

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  10. I just copied your idea the other day and am not waiting (im)patiently for the seeds to sprout.

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  11. I wish I would have seen this BEFORE Easter! I love it & will be keeping it for next year!
    bran @ anchoredintheairforcelife.blogspot.com

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