DIY gardening: upcycled eggshell planter!

Do you prefer your eggs scrambled, soft boiled, poached, baked or as an omelette? You may have an egg order of choice but have you ever considered using the humble eggshell as a seedling planter?

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Take inspiration from these cute images which take upcycling and composting to a whole new level.

DIY instructions for the egg planter

  1. Carefully tap off the top quarter of the egg with a knife.  2 Pour out the egg yolk and white and save for cooking later. Gently wash the inside of the egg out with warm water.
  2. Fill with good quality soil and add your seedlings of choice. Use a teaspoon as a mini shovel.
  3. Place inside on a window bay. You can either rest the egg in the egg carton, an egg cup or get creative.
  4. When the seedling flowers or sprouts, you can either keep it inside the shell as decoration, which will shorten the life span of the plant, or plant the eggshell into an outdoor garden. Burry the eggshell under the soil. The shell will continue to protect the plant and disintegrate as the plant grows. The shell will give the garden a little boost of nutrients.

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Mia Lake is the Interior Design Director at Vic Lake Architect (VLA). VLA is a family business specialising in high end residential homes and boutique multi residential developments. The collaboration between sophisticated architecture and considered interiors, VLA approaches their projects holistically and cohesively. Mia’s design journey began at Sydney’s The Whitehouse Institute of Design. She was awarded a yearlong scholarship to further her studies internationally at Accademia Italiana. That year in Florence, Italy was a major influence on her career and design style. Prior to VLA, Mia’s has been fortunate to work at two leading Sydney interior design practices, Arent&Pyke and Briony Fitzgerald Design, specialising in high end residential interior design and custom made furnture. A strong construction knowledge, understanding and love of craftsmanship, and sensitivity to the client’s practical needs are the key ingredients to a Mia’s successful design. Mia loves using luxurious natural materials, colour and layering textures. She believes injecting personality into spaces and surrounding yourself with objects that tell stories of your live, makes you happy and inspires. A well designed space can truly improve the way you live.