I can smell it when I stick my nose out of the window: Spring! It’s in the slowly blooming flowers in the park, in the singing birds waking me in the morning (just kidding, it’s my alarm) and in the delicate rays of sun warming my face. Is there a more beautiful feeling than knowing it’s going to be warmer again soon? Toss your gloves, scarves and hats aside, I’m going for leather jacket and sunglasses!
The previous weekend was a glorious start to some beautiful days ahead, I already saw people eating ice-cream, strolling through the streets and enjoying the sun. So spring is already outside, but what about inside? Not talking about spring in your mind/heart/stomach (that’ll come automatically) but in your home: Get some fresh flowers! I’m a huge fan of bouquets and I have several in my flat, and since Easter is just around the corner as I have noticed on Sunday, you can include eggs and Easter decoration as well. So let’s start with something simple: Nothing conveys spring more than cute little hyacinths, and what’s better than combining them with eggshells and moss?
- Small longish porcelain tray
- 3 eggs
- 3 small grape hyacinths
- Pair of scissors or side cutter
- Some water
It’s so easy: Crack the eggs so that two thirds of the shell are still intact, or get already hollow eggshells and remove the top part of them.
Cut off small twigs from the larger twig with a pair of scissors or a side cutter.
Prepare the porcelain tray by tearing a piece off the moss just large enough to fit onto the tray, then adding the small twigs so that they stick out at the sides.
Free the grape hyacinths of soil and shorten their roots, then put them in the eggshell-vases. Repeat with the other hyacinths. Arrange them on the moss and add some water to every eggshell. Done!
This was done so quickly, although it was a huge mess with me spreading fresh soil all around my work place. But sometimes (well, often) you have to get dirty to get something beautiful. I immediately made another one for my mother, so it’s a wonderful little gift as well! Hope you are inspired for spring!