Gold Leaf Eggs and Terracotta Pots

HAPPY RESURRECTION WEEKEND EVERYONE! 

SO IT'S FUNNY HOW MUCH I LOVE GOLD THESE DAYS. I USED TO HATE GOLD UNTIL RECENTLY AND NOW I LOVE ANYTHING GOLD! I'M BECOMING OBSESSED. (INSERT GOLDMEMBER MEME HERE, HAHA) SO THIS EASTER I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF A FUN DIY EASTER PROJECT TO DO AND SAW SOME POSTS ON GOLD LEAF EASTER EGGS AND ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE IDEA. I ALSO HAD THESE ADORABLE SUCCULENTS FROM MY

PAMPERED CHEF PARTY

THAT STILL NEEDED POTS SO WHAT COOLER WAY TO MAKE PLAIN TERRA COTTA POTS REALLY AWESOME LOOKING THEN BY USING GOLD LEAF! I WAS VERY INTIMIDATED AT FIRST TO WORK WITH GOLD LEAF BUT IT ENDED UP BEING PRETTY EASY AFTER I FIGURED OUT A COUPLE THINGS. I BOUGHT MY

GOLD LEAF

AND THE

ADHESIVE GLUE

FROM AMAZON AND JUST FOLLOWED THE DIRECTIONS FOR THE MOST PART. THE ONLY THING I WOULD CHANGE IS THE DRYING TIME FOR THE GLUE. IT SAID TO LEAVE IT ON FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BUT IT SEEMED TO DRY OUT WHEN I DID THAT. I USED SOME DECORATIVE EGGS THAT I BOUGHT AT WALMART AND THEN ALSO SOME REAL EGGS THAT I BOILED. FOR THE DECORATIVE EGGS, I FOLLOWED THE DIRECTIONS AND LET THE GLUE SIT BUT LIKE I SAID IT SEEMED TO ACTUALLY DRY OUT AND THE GOLD LEAF WOULDN'T STICK. SO FOR THE REAL EGGS I DIDN'T LET THEM DRY AS MUCH AND THE GOLD LEAF STUCK MUCH BETTER. YOU NEED TO JUST TOUCH THE GLUE AND MAKE SURE IT IS DRY BUT TACKY. ALSO FOR THE TERRA COTTA POTS YOU REALLY NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU ONLY LET THE GLUE DRY FOR A MINUTE OR TWO BECAUSE THE POTS ARE SO POROUS THAT IT SUCKS UP THE GLUE VERY QUICKLY. YOU REALLY COULD DECORATE ANYTHING WITH GOLD LEAF SO HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE AND HAVE A HAPPY EASTER!

Chalkboard Paint Easter Eggs

WELL AFTER A LONG HIATUS I AM BACK AND HOPING TO BLOG AGAIN ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS! HERE'S TO WISHFUL THINKING... 

EASTER 2014

YESTERDAY WAS EASTER AND IT WAS SUCH A LOVELY DAY HERE IN CENTRAL NEW YORK. I ACTUALLY WAS WEARING A SLEEVELESS DRESS WITHOUT A SWEATER ON FOR MOST OF THE DAY! THANK THE LORD IN HEAVEN IT FINALLY FEELS LIKE SPRING =)

BELOW IS SOME QUICK HAND LETTERING I DID OF LYRICS FROM A BEAUTIFUL WORSHIP SONG TITLED "FOREVER" BY BETHEL MUSIC. I THOUGHT I'D SHARE IT BECAUSE IT FITS PERFECTLY WITH EASTER AND HAS BEEN STUCK IN MY HEAD FOR THE LAST 2 WEEKS! HE IS ALIVE!!! <3

I WILL PROBABLY TRANSFER IT TO MY AMAZING FRAMED CHALKBOARD MY LOVING HUSBAND MADE ME FOR CHRISTMAS FROM JUST WOOD, CHALKBOARD PAINT AND A FRAME HE GOT FROM SALVATION ARMY! SPEAKING OF CHALKBOARD PAINT.... HE HAD A TON LEFT OVER FROM THAT PROJECT SO I HAVE JUST BEEN DYING TO USE IT SINCE THEN AND I FINALLY FOUND THE PERFECT PROJECT! 

CHALKBOARD PAINT EASTER EGGS!

THESE WERE SO EASY TO DO AND MY NEPHEWS AND NIECE HAD SO MUCH FUN DRAWING ON THEM! THE COOLEST PART IS THAT IF YOU MESS UP, YOU CAN JUST ERASE IT AND START OVER! 

SO FIRST IF YOU ARE USING REAL EGGS EITHER BOIL THEM OR BLOW THEM OUT. I PERSONALLY JUST BOILED THEM BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE AVOCADO DEVILED EGGS THIS WEEK BUT I THINK NEXT YEAR I WILL GET PAPER MACHE EGGS OR BLOW THEM OUT SO I CAN KEEP THEM FROM YEAR TO YEAR! SO REALLY ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PAINT THEM EITHER WITH SPRAY PAINT OR GET A BRUSH AND USE REGULAR PAINT LIKE I DID. AS YOU CAN TELL IN ONE OF THE PICTURES BELOW I PAINTED THEM ON THEIR LONGER SIDE AND PLACED THEM IN AN EMPTY CARTON TO LET THEM DRY IN EVERY OTHER OPENING SO THEY DIDN'T TOUCH EACH OTHER. ONCE THE ONE SIDE WAS DRY I TURNED THEM OVER AND REPEATED. I DID END UP TOUCHING UP SOME SPOTS THAT DIDN'T COAT THE EGG ENOUGH BUT FOR THE MOST PART THE FIRST COAT WAS ENOUGH. SO ONCE THEY DRY COMPLETELY AFTER 10 MINUTES OR SO, THEY ARE A BLANK CANVAS FOR YOU TO PLAY WITH! SO JUST GRAB SOME CHALK AND DRAW! THIS YEAR I WAS UNDER SOME SERIOUS TIME CONSTRAINTS SO NEXT YEAR I HOPE TO GET A LITTLE MORE SERIOUS WITH MY CHALK LETTERING ON THE EASTER EGGS =)