Monogrammed Eggs

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monogrammed-eggs-country-design-style-thumb #monogrammedeggs It’s my turn to show you my Easter crafts and decor showcase project.  Yeah!

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. Easter-Crafts-Decor-Showcase-GraphicWhy 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. monogrammed-eggs-country-design-styleSo, 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!

monogrammed-eggs-country-design-style-2And 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! monogrammed-eggs-country-design-style-3The skewers are also great stir sticks for paint.  Small containers of paint.  They are lousy at stirring a gallon! 🙂 monogrammed-eggs-country-design-style-4And, to be super duper thrifty you can cut off the dried part and still have enough skewer for your next paint stirring activity. monogrammed-eggs-country-design-style-6I 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… paperholdertackthingys 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.

M~The egg up front was paint with a antique white latex paint. Then the “M” was again the freezer paper transfer. monogrammed-eggs-country-design-style-5 Which is your favorite egg?

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!



 


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21 Comments

  1. Such a great idea Jeanette! I love everyone of them and it’s so nice that you will be able to reuse them for years to come! Pinning!

    1. Someone else watched!!!! Videos can be so nerve wracking to do. But I thinking about adding more to the site. I understand google likes them. If course, I don’t think google is sitting around watching any! Have a great Easter. ~Jeanette

  2. Love your monogramed eggs, so clever. They’d be fun for a family of Easter baskets. A monogram for each person 🙂 I noticed you have Modern Masters & the rust activator! How cool to use it on an Easter egg!

    1. Wendi, thanks for visiting! I didn’t think about it until this morning that I used “I” and we don’t have a family member with “I”! The rusty egg is my second fav. The rust is perfect with the scrapbook paper. Have a happy Easter! ~Jeanette

  3. Awesome eggs Jeanette! I’m glad I’m not the only one who painted eggs… it’s kind of time consuming isn’t it? 😉 The monograms are such a personal, creative touch. Thank you for being on the Easter tour with us!

    1. Christy, Thank you!!! I wasn’t sure about adding the video since it was from my previous website but then I decided to go for it. Glad you watched, not sure anyone watched last year! 🙂 You picked my favorite egg too. The glitter is aged gold with a bit of silver and it looks great with the creamy white egg. Fun tour! ~Jeanette

  4. Love your collection of monogramed eggs and the way that you displayed them with candle stick holders and bottles. I’m like you, I prefer to craft with faux eggs so that I can use them from year to year.

    1. Paula, thank you so much! I’m loving this tour. I usually don’t do much for Easter but now I have a few inspired ideas. ~Jeanette

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