I thought I would take photos of the next few steps instead of uploading a video. Below I have the final steps of making your eggshell planters!
After you have cleaned your eggshells you want to then create a drainage hole. You can create a hole by using either an awl or using a wide needle (tapestry needle). If you are using a needle and hammer (as shown in photo) gently tap the hammer on the needle to puncture the shell. You can do this on an old cutting board. Some eggshells may still have some left over membrane from the egg, just take your finger and remove it from the shell.
Next, Place your Eggshells back in the carton and spray gently with water using a spray bottle.
Then, fill the eggshell by adding potting soil mix using a small spoon. We like to use organic potting soil. After filling, gently shake the shell to even out the soil.
Plant your seeds according to the directions on the pack to determine the depth and any additional instruction for plant care.
Once planted, spritz again with the water bottle and place in a well-lit area with sun indoors. (I love to place ours in our window seals).
Water your plants accordingly and be patient. I was so excited to see our seeds starting to make their appearance on the soil!
Once the sprouts grow, they need to be transferred. You can plant them directly in the ground or in a larger planter. To do this, simply crack the eggshell by giving it a gentle squeeze all around. This will allow the plant’s roots to grow out from the eggshell itself. The eggshell serves more than just being a planter but its also biodegradable and will provide nourishment for the plant as it dissolves in the soil!