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Getting creative with eggshells

An eggshell is more than just a useful container for the nutritious yolk and egg white inside: it is a prime example of nature’s perfect packaging. They're biodegradable and easy to find, plus they come in a wide range of sizes and colours.

Whether you're looking for something to do with leftover shells or want to try something new, here's our handpicked selection of some egg-cellent ideas! (sorry we couldn't resist!).

In the garden

Start your seedlings

As the eggshell will naturally decompose once transplanted to your garden or a larger pot, it's a great sustainable solution for giving your seedlings the best start.


Prevent blossom end rot by fertilizing your tomatoes, peppers, and aubergines with eggshells. The plants absorb the calcium from the eggshells and grow mostly problem-free.

Pest deterrent

Slugs, snails, and cutworms can do serious damage to your garden. You can protect your plants from these pests by spreading crushed eggshells around your garden.


Eggshells are the perfect candidate for composting. They break down quickly, and they add a nice dose of calcium to the soil.

Arts & Crafts


Making bright coloured jewellery is easy with egg shells. There are lots of tutorials online that can have your summer accessories chirping!

Make a Mosaic

Eggshell mosaic art is for all ages. You can make many amazing mosaic patterns. Arrange the pieces together then glue the small eggshells on the paper surface and paint them with watercolor paint.


Eggshell candles, which are a cinch to pull off, will light up any brunch table or spring mantel.


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