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 =)

Cheap and Easy Wall Art

This past winter I saw an awesome idea on Pinterest to make snowflakes out of popsicle sticks. Unfortunately the pin won't let me access the blog anymore to reference it but you can check out the pin here >> 

Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

So I ended up doing the exact same thing for my wall that is by the stairwell in my living room. It looked so cool and I got a lot of compliments! However now that Spring is here and well (hopefully the snow will be gone soon!) it's time that I take my snowflakes down!

I started to think of easy shapes I could make and realized that arrows would be perfect. You can see my process of making these popsicle stick arrows below. Here are a couple quick tips- the rest is pretty easy to understand by just looking at the pictures. 1. I found it to be easier to paint the sticks before gluing them but in the original pin the person painted after gluing them together so it's up to you! 2. Make sure to lay out the popsicle sticks in the exact shape, size and arrangement before gluing to prevent any mess-ups. 3. You can use any ribbon to hang whatever shapes you make! I used red ribbon originally for the snowflakes but didn't have any left this time around so I just used some black and white striped bakers twine. Good luck to you if you decide to make a beautiful wall hanging out of popsicle sticks! 

I'm sure there are many other shapes and images that could be created. Maybe a whole chevron pattern or any geometric pattern would probably look awesome!??! Do you have any other ideas of a shape or image that can be created from popsicle sticks to make a beautiful wall piece?

Don't you just love cheap and easy crafts that can totally transform a wall space?!?!