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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chalkboard Painted Eggs


Two weekends ago Lillie and I made tons and tons of Easter eggs. Here are the last ones I haven't posted yet. I wasn't happy with the photos of these ones so I had planned on rephotographing them but then somehow a few of them "cracked"....not quite sure who the guilty part was seeing how Jon and Lillie both claimed it wasn't them. =) They were in a spot that although Lola couldn't reach she could definitely have bumped so for now the blame will fall on her tiny little shoulders. =) Anyway, now I can't rephotograph them so I will just have to use these pictures. 

I had seen these lovely eggs on The Red Thread. I loved them but they were $35 a piece - yikes! So when we were busy making the other Easter eggs I figured it couldn't hurt to try to add some chalkboard paint that I had left over from our kitchen island and framed piece and see what would happen if I tried it on a few of the fifty million eggs Lillie and I boiled.

Once they were dry I just wrote our names on them with chalk. So easy! Although I wish I had taken a bit more time when writing the names which is why I wanted to rephotograph them. Oh well, maybe next year!

On the other side of the egg I put one of the vinyl silhouettes and then just painted over it and then peeled off the vinyl.







And that is officially the last of my Easter Egg posts! Whew - I am sure you were all getting sick of endlessly seeing eggs on here!

I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday!



22 comments:

  1. You always have the sweetest projects.....!
    Lorraine

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  2. Oh what beautiful Easter eggs! I loved all your Easter projects, so beautiful and creative! Thanks for sharing all of them with us!

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  3. Brilliant! My 8 year old just said, "cool idea!" ;)

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  4. I will never get "sick" of seeing the eggs you created. YOU inspire me and many many others. I look forward to all your amazingly beautiful projects. And it is official, I have a huge addiction! Can't get enough of the Dear Lillie Shop. A package a week! Brings my heart joy and my home beauty! Thank you.

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  5. Oh my gosh Jennifer this is super cute and I am definitely coping you next year!!

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  6. Lovely, as always! Poor Lola getting the blame...next time, you may want to use the wooden eggs sold at craft stores, that way, no one is to blame for the cracked eggs....especially the little wee one ;)

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  7. LOVE!! Such a cute idea, sick of ???? never! Your ideas are all so grand! I don't know if you used boiled eggs, or blown eggs, but I heard that if you put watered down mod podge inside blown eggs, they will last for years. I haven't tried it. Kristel's idea is even better though, wooden eggs would be a great idea to avoid egg crackage :). Thanks as always for sharing such fun ideas!

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  8. Such sweet eggs! I can't wait to get my silhouettes that I ordered from you =) ps in my experience, it's usually the hubby who's to blame =)

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  9. These eggs are amazing. I love this very personal idea. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  10. So clever!! I'm going to use your lovely idea with my paper mâché eggs & chalk markers to solve my place cards conundrum for our Easter table. Thanks for your endless inspiration!!

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  11. No way was I tired of seeing eggs on your posts - love every idea.

    The chalkboard eggs- how clever for a different take on Easter colors - so interesting and fun.

    Have a wonderful holiday!

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  12. Such a fun idea! We have not done any eggs yet. Easter is sneaking right up on me!!!

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  13. These are so cute!!! I had never thought of something like that before!

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  14. I love these! I am going to try it. I can only imagine the crazy things my kids will write on them! What fun.

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  15. I just love those eggs! I painted some with chalkboard paint but I never thought to do the silhouette. You always have the best ideas!
    Angie

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  16. I love these! What a great idea and I think your writing looks beautiful. Not sure how mine would come out writing on an egg. You've mastered these! Your place setting looks gorgeous...so elegant. I blamed my hubby the other day for breaking something....turns out it was our new kitten.

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  17. lOVE, LOVE ALL THE EGG IDEAS, AND I NEVER TIRE OF YOUR PICTURES!!! SUCH GREAT INSPIRATION!! THE ONLY PROBLEM IS DECIDING WHICH ONE TO DO FIRST!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING!!

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  18. I adore this project! I definitely want to try these next year. Thank you so much for yet another inspiring post. And your handwriting is awesome.... I just painted a small section of wall in my kitchen with chalkboard paint so I have some left over for something like this... (I haven't written anything on the wall yet though!) My daughter and I just moved in to our new home last week and I'm afraid Easter this year is not being celebrated quite as fabulously as I hope it will be in the future - so I'm bookmarking this project for next year's celebration! I did tackle lace dyed Easter eggs - a la Martha Stewart - and posted that on my blog. But that's was it for me and Easter eggs this year! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  19. You're amazing! Those eggs are precious! I love the one with the little silhouette... they are sooooo cute sitting in the little tangles of mossy stuff!

    Cindy

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  20. Great eggs and you never cease to amaze me with your endless ideas..

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  21. Very, very beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing!
    I love Easter.;)
    I´m new to your blog and I´m looking forward to read more...

    Have a happy Easter with your Family!

    Verena

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