I hope you’re following along all this week as 20 home bloggers come together share with all our readers our Easter projects.
Last year I did wooden Easter Eggs and this year I’m doing monogrammed eggs! Wooden monogrammed eggs. Why do I paint wooden eggs. Three reasons; they last, I like wood, and our kids are grown. I’m not going to deal with boiling eggs, hoping they don’t crack, until we get to spend Easter with the grandsons. So, this is a totally fly by the seat of my pants, make a huge mess, pull out all the crafting supplies kind of project! I bought ten 2 1/2 inch wooden eggs on Amazon. We don’t have a great craft store in our little town, so Amazon it is! Then I started painting each one different colors. Now you’ve probably noticed I don’t really go for the pastellysoftEasterbonnet kind of colors.
But I did do a turquoise!
And here’s where a painting tip comes in. At our dollar store I buy a package of 100 wooden skewers for…you got it a dollar! The pointy tips are great for holding things while your painting. Especially things that tend to roll around, like an EGG! The skewers are also great stir sticks for paint. Small containers of paint. They are lousy at stirring a gallon! 🙂 And, to be super duper thrifty you can cut off the dried part and still have enough skewer for your next paint stirring activity. I pulling out every candle holder I could find around the house to display my monogrammed eggs. Then had to turn to a couple of jars to display them.
Starting from the back on the left here’s how each monogrammed eggs was done.
N~Chalkboard paint and the “N” is simply chalk.
D~Plain old leftover latex creamy white paint. The “D” was outlined on with a pencil and then I filled in with a glitter pen.
C~I painted the egg with a ironed metal paint. The paint has small bits of iron in it. Then I used an rusting medium that causes the egg to rust! Rusty eggs for breakfast! The paint is at most craft stores I used the silhouette to cut out a “C” from scrapbook paper and mod podged it onto the rusty egg.
T~Leftover grey latex paint. For the “T” I grabbed my favorite marking pen, a Zig calligraphy and marked a “T.” I’m awful at calligraphy!
The next line starting on the left.
I~That’s the turquoise egg painted with craft paint. I bought a metal tag at our scrapbook store and mod podged the “I” from our newspaper. The tag has a hole for hanging, so I tempted to nail the tag in the egg. There is never a time you need to try and nail a small tag with a teensy nail onto a wooden egg. Life is too short! So, I stuck through the hole one of these… and then hot glued on the tag! Done!
J~The egg is the Aged ironed vinegar technique and the “J” was cut from an old book page using the silhouette.
B~This egg also got the aged iron vinegar. It’s my favorite lately. Then I speckled the egg with turquoise cut a “B” with the silhouette and painted it turquoise. Then mod podge it onto the egg.
H~The closest to pastel! A dusty green craft paint and then for the “H” I used the freezer paper transfer.
S~This egg was painted the chalkboard paint that you can tint. You can find it in hardware stores in a quart can. The instructions say to have the paint department tint it to a collection of colors available. But I didn’t do that. 🙂 I bought the paint as it and tinted it myself at home using regular ‘o craft paint. The “S” is drawn on with chalk.
I added a video from last Easter’s wooden egg event! Warning it’s over 10 minutes where I do go more into painting wooden eggs.
Watch out Faberge!
My Disclaimer: I was not paid or received any products for this post. I simply bought the mentioned products to used in our home and to do projects I can share with you.
Now relax and take some time to visit the other incredible bloggers and their Easter Crafts and Decor!