Sunday, March 17, 2013

Chalkboard Easter Eggs

Here's my take on Ginger's chalkboard Easter eggs from Ginger Snap Crafts



Oops! I forgot to take a photo of the eggs before we chalked them up. I spray painted five wooden eggs with several coats of chalkboard paint. Then I seasoned them by rubbing chalk all over them and then wiped them off with a damp rag. So, if you will, just imagine 5 black eggs sitting on the kitchen table. 


On Sunday morning I asked Dan to help me decorate the eggs. All I had was white chalk. Dan said that we needed colored chalk and I realized that he was right! He likes when I admit that he is right. So my sweet husband willingly drove to the office supply store just down the street to pick up some colored chalk. He came back with sidewalk chalk (which worked great). He had our little grandson in the back of his mind for when they visit and we can draw on the driveway. It will only take about 3 years before we can use this chalk since the little guy is only due to be born on April 25th! LOL


 Dan drew the bunny.


Anyway, we had fun decorating our eggs while we reminisced the times we dyed eggs with our children ages ago. Who would have ever thought we would use chalk instead of dipping hard boiled eggs into cups of warm water in which colored tablets had been disolved? These will hold up better than hard boiled eggs, but they won't taste so good...


It meant so much to me that Dan understood how important it was for him to help me with this project.

I played a little with PicMonkey's posterized effects:


How will you decorate your Easter eggs this year? Dye, chalk, ModPodge?


11 comments:

  1. Patty,
    Chalkboard paint, Easter eggs, chalk-I am hooked!!
    Great Post and what a sweet hubby!
    Hugs!
    Jemma

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  2. What a cute idea! Sounds like your husband is good at planning for the future. :-D
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

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  3. So cute! What a great idea for chalkboard paint. You won't have to wait as long as you think to use the chalk with your grandson. My 17 month old has been in on the driveway chalk action for awhile with his siblings!

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  4. What a cute idea. Better than filling the house with the smell of vinegar!
    ~Elizabeth

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  5. Now, that's original! I love it.

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  6. Such a sweet idea! How much FUN for a child to decorate an EGG!! Love it! (it kinda looks like a chocolate egg) Roxie

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  7. Patty, what a wonderful way to get creative with chalkboard paint! Positively inspired. These are keepers for sure. I'm going to have to try my hand at painting some of these. Thanks for sharing this great project!

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  8. Very clever. I'm impressed! Love the different way they look. And who doesn't like
    the new chalkboard decorating ideas!
    blessings,
    Debbie

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  9. Very fun and different.

    Wonderful to have you at SEASONAL SUNDAYS.

    - The Tablescaper

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