Succulent Egg

  • 7 Ingredients

Bring the outdoors inside this spring by using hollowed egg shells as a planter for small succulents, herbs, and flowers!

Ingredients and Directions


  1. Pour several drops of nail polish colors into cup of room temp water

  2. Use skewer to mix colors into marble effect

  3. Dip egg into water

  4. Once dry, put pin on top of egg and tap in with hammer

  5. Put yarn needle into hole created by pin and tap with hammer…use this to chip away at egg and drain yolk.

  6. Create large enough hole to plant succulent in

  7. Once egg is dry, plant succulent into egg


  • A pin
  • A thicker needle used for sewing with yarn
  • Small hammer
  • Succulent and soil
  • Nail Polish
  • Room temperature water in a cup
  • Skewer


The instructions above are for creating a marbled effect on your eggs prior to planting the succulent. You can also plant the succulent in undecorated eggs, or eggs dipped in regular dye.

To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.

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