Eggshell Salt and Pepper Holders

Mar 13 2012
Eggshell Salt and Pepper Holders

I've developed this weird obsession with trying to find everything one could possibly do with an eggshell. Ya it's weird, sorry, I'm warning you. There may be an awful lot of eggshell posts this spring! Ok Eggshell 101 below.



1. Take your egg and gently place the large end in a bowl or on a towel on your counter. Using the tip of a sharp knive press the top of the egg very gently and even tap a couple of times till it cracks. If you press to hard it will leave a giant crack all the way down the side, which wont work so carefully crack the egg. 



2. Once you have a small crack on the top of the egg use your knife to lift off part of the eggshell. Once you get a good chunk off you can use your finger tips to break off tiny little pieces until you have a good sized opening to pour your salt and pepper.

3. Discard the shells and place the yolk in a bowl to use later. If you got eggshell in the bowl you may want to use a strainer.



4. Wash your empty eggshell carefully under hot water until it's clean. Shake dry or pat dry with a paper towel gently



5. Once your egg is completely dry you can spoon your salt and pepper into the egg or better yet, use a funnel. 

6. My little egg feet are from Cost Plus but I have seen them at Target and Michaels too in the Easter aisle. The plastic spoons are from the supermarket. You can find them at almost every market in the plasticware section. They are called appetizer spoons -  they look like they are metal but they are actually plastic. 



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Eggshell Salt and Pepper Holders

These little guys are perfect for Easter. I made some last year for our breakfast table and people couldn't stop talking about them. They are super easy to make and as long as you don't drop them you can use them again year after year! 

What you Need
2 eggs (or 3 or 4 .... if you aren't careful)
Salt and Pepper
Little mini plastic spoons
 

Directions
1. Take your egg and gently place the large end in a bowl or on a towel on your counter. Using the tip of a sharp knive press the top of the egg very gently and even tap a couple of times till it cracks. If you press to hard it will leave a giant crack all the way down the side, which wont work, so carefully crack the egg. 

2.  Once you have a small crack on the top of the egg use your knife to lift off part of the eggshell. Once you get a good chunk off you can use your finger tips to break off tiny little pieces utill you think you have a good sized opening to pour your salt and pepper.

3. Discard the shells and place the yolk in a bowl to use later. If you got eggshell in your bowl you may want to use a strainer.

4. Wash your empty eggshell carefully under hot water until it's clean and then shake dry or pat dry with a paper towel. 

5. Once your egg is completely dry you can spoon your salt and pepper in or use a funnel. 

6. My little egg feet are from Cost Plus but I have seen them at Target and Michaels too in the Easter aisle. The plastic spoons are from the supermarket. You can find them at almost every market and they are in the plasticware section. They are called appetizer spoons -  they look like they are metal but they are actually plastic. 
 

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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PBnJDesign said:
18 March, 2012 - 22:08
So cute! I can't wait to make these for easter!
Melissa P. said:
16 March, 2012 - 00:48
My daughter will love this! I'm making these : )
Cook2Luv said:
16 March, 2012 - 00:47
Love making little crafts like this. So cute. Thanks!!!
Amanda Brill said:
16 March, 2012 - 00:47
Clever!!
Aprille said:
16 March, 2012 - 00:46
Found this on Pinterest. Love the blog. Thanks for sharing.
Stevie JP said:
16 March, 2012 - 00:46
Very creative
Melissa P. said:
16 March, 2012 - 00:45
How sweet are these. Perfect for my brunch. Thanks Lilyshop.
Janet P. said:
16 March, 2012 - 00:45
So creative. Love your blog.
Sue said:
16 March, 2012 - 00:44
Those feet are so adorable! I think I may break the egg if I were to do this hehe.
HM. said:
16 March, 2012 - 00:44
Darling. Love those little feet.
Kristina said:
16 March, 2012 - 00:43
Love this. How creative.
Stacey K. said:
16 March, 2012 - 00:43
So cute!
MarilynDavis said:
14 March, 2012 - 19:13
So Clever! Love this idea.