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DIY Chalkboard Eggs

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in crafts, easter | 15 comments

This week will be all about Easter!

I will be sharing some of the Easter decorations from around my house along with a couple of DIY projects.

I saw this totally cute idea over at It’s Overflowing last week.

You will have to check outΒ Aimee’s Chalkboard Eggs !

Here is my version.

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Aimee used real hard boiled eggs, but that would not last on the coffee table at my house.

My precious golden retriever would sniff them out and eat them immediately.

I chose wooden eggs.

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I gave them a good coat of chalkboard paint.

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I sprayed on a couple of light coats.

Let that dry.

Rolled them over for a couple of coats on the other side.

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Did you know that you are supposed to color the entire surface with chalk after the paint is dry to “cure” it?

Then, you wipe it off of course.

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I just learned that the other day and I have been making chalkboard projects for months!

It is always good to learn something new.

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These eggs are now sitting on our coffee table for my girls to enjoy.

But, not for my dog to eat!

She’ll have to stick to dog food!

Life to the full,

Melissa

Sunday

Under the Table and Dreaming

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

The Tablescaper

I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Nifty Thrifty Things

Flamingo Toes

Twigg Studios

 

 

Monday

Cowgirl Up

Mod Vintage Life

Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Uncommon Designs

Alderberry Hill

Project Inspir(ed)

 

Tuesday

Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Cozy Little House

The Rustic Pig

A Diamond in the Stuff

Knick of Time

 

 

Wednesday

Savvy Southern Style

Shades of Amber

Someday Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

The 36th Avenue

Stone Gable

 

Thursday

Imparting Grace

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

From My Front Porch to Yours

The Shabby Creek Cottage

 

Friday

My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Liz Marie

Craftberry Bush

Jennifer Rizzo


Saturday

Funky Junk Interiors

Six Sisters Stuff

It’s Overflowing

Too Much Time

 

 

 

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15 Comments

  1. Melissa! Those are adorable! I got so frustrated with decoupage eggs last year, and gave up on decorating with them. This project, I think I can handle- thanks so much- they are adorable!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Wooden eggs is perfect.. and you sprayed them? I did know about “curing” by rubbing all over with chalk. It gives it that “chalky” look, too. I might have to make these. πŸ™‚ There is just so much to do! I like these a lot though. Following you on several platforms. Would love to have you share your eggs πŸ˜‰ at What to do Weekends Party. Best wishes, Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-9.html

  3. Interesting! I even kind of like them plain black. πŸ™‚
    Cute idea.

    Have a great week!
    ~Liz

  4. These are adorable! I love that ribbon too!

  5. Now how clever are you. This is such a cute idea. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. Haha when we had our lab…no eggs were safe in our home either haha. Great post. Come link up to centerpiece Wed on my blog The Style Sisters http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/03/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_12.html
    Karin

  7. I love these eggs! Such a clever project. I only have one child who wants to dye eggs this year. I will try this for her. I think it will be fun and different. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I LOVE these…I would have to use wooden eggs as well!!

    Have a great week!

    Julie
    http://www.thevintagebarnhome.com

  9. I love them! Such a neat idea!

  10. Great project! It would be so much fun for my boys as well. It would be great if you could join my first link party this weekend!

    Goedele

  11. Stopping by from I Heart Nap Time, very cute! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  12. This is such an adorable idea!
    I had no idea about the “curing” step- Thanks for sharing this!
    These would be so cute with names as place cards
    visiting from Nifty thrifty things πŸ™‚

  13. Great idea! Definitely less mess than the coloring dye ink. πŸ˜‰ Where did you find those cute little baskets?

  14. I wonder how it would work on plastic eggs?? That’s what I used this year to do my decopauged eggs…hmmm. I’ll have to give it a try. Great idea! And I just learned about the curing of a painted chalkboard a couple months ago…and I have been painting with chalkboard paint for over 9 years! Lol.

  15. Hello,

    Again…I loved your post so much…I am doing a mention of this post. I had a can of chalkboard paint and wanted to test out my plastic egg theory…and it worked like a charm. Come check em’ out if you get a chance. πŸ˜‰

    http://www.hisandherrestoration.blogspot.com/2013/03/plastic-painted-chalk-board-easter-eggs.html

    Thanks and have a great Tuesday!

    Char
    His & Her Restoration

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