Monday, March 30

My Elegant Little Eggs ~ How to Chalkpaint Plastic Eggs

 Easter will be quickly on us, and to be honest, I'm not a big decorator for this special Holy Day. 
When we had little ones around we would do quite a bit more decorating but as an adult, and a child of God, I really cherish this time with my church and family, being mindful and grateful of what Christ did for us all and celebrate my Salvation, because of it.  He Is Reason, Indeed! Truly, that is the most important thing of all.

 I did, however, have time in the past couple of weeks to fiddle around with something I'm really enjoying.  I have been seeing Easter eggs all over the internet, as I am sure you have made of every possible material and decoration. They truly are extraordinary.  
The one thing I hadn't seen, was any chalk-painted eggs! And, as you may know, I love my chalk paint! Especially, when I can tint it easily for pastels! I also truly wanted to make a frugal option. So, I bought these dollar store plastic eggs to start with!  8 of them for $1.


I used some krazy glue to keep them closed and sanded the little bit of overlapping plastic at the seal.  I can tell you now, from personal experience, plastic did not love chalkpaint!  At least not with the first coat. Never deterred, I found that if you stipple it on for a coat or two by your third you can paint it on just as easily as painting a wall. 
Then I tinted 3 different spoonfuls of my paint and out the final coat on. I  even lightly sanded them. When I had the color and finish I liked, I put a clear sealer on them and started to decorate.
A little bling and bejeweling, thanks to the dollar store and my local crafts store, there were plenty of options to either glue gun on or just peel and stick! 
(Paired here, with some beautiful roses and they make a perfectly seasonal centerpiece)
One of the most difficult tasks for me, as a writer/photographer, is picking out exactly which image will go first, or that you will like the most, or truly represent how the project actually turn out.  It's always a dilemma for me. I tend to like a lot of them, but they don't always read, as well as on the computer screen or printed page as they looked in just photograph form.   As you can see, too, depending on the lighting and surroundings, they can look entirely different. Hopefully, I've shown you enough for a true representation.
 I, truly pray that you all have a very Blessed Easter with your family and friends. I hope you've enjoyed my little "Elegant Eggs" They were great fun to make and I'm sure I'll enjoy them for a long time to come! Who wouldn't love an egg with pearls or diamonds?!

In all seriousness, as I write this, it is the last week of March and Easter will be within just a few short weeks. It is such a wonderful time to be grateful for all that we have been given, freely from Our Father, and not take one second of it for granted.
~Theresa

Jesus said to her,  “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die..." 
-John 11:25-26 (ESV)




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33 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful! Very creative! Wishing you a HAPPY EASTER, full of blessings and happiness!

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    1. Thank you, Heather. You, too, sweet lady! ;)

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  2. Amen Theresa about all HE has done for us...........don't know where I would be without HIM, no where good, I do
    know that!! Your eggs were beautiful, and hope you have a Wonderful Easter Celebration,
    Pretty Soon, HE will be Risen..........HE will be risen indeed.............
    Blessings, Nellie

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    1. Thank you so much, Nellie. Happy Easter to you, as well.

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  3. These look beautiful, Theresa! Definitely elegant!

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  4. They are really beautiful, Theresa! Great work! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful Easter!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Ana! I'm so glad you like them. Hugs and Love back from Northern California!
      Theresa

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  5. Your eggs are so beautiful! I love the colors and all the details like the lace and pearls!

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  6. Every year I decorate eggs for Easter. I am going to try your inspiration, thanks! Have a great Easter.

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    1. Oh, KayC, so excited to hear that! Please come back and tell me how they turned out! :)
      Happy Easter to you, as well!
      Theresa

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  7. They are so lovely. I had to pin it. Thanks for posting this, and your pictures are wonderful. Have a nice Easter.

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  8. So pretty!! Thanks for the Inspiration! Smiles.Cindy

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  9. What a great idea and they look fantastic. I love your creativity! It was great to see you at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!
    Debi

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  10. beautiful. Happy Easter my friend. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Katherine!! I'll be watching. Thank you! Happy Easter to you, too, my friend! xoxo
      Blessings to you,
      Theresa

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  11. Hey Theresa! I just wanted to let you know that you are one of my nominees for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award that was recently passed on to me! http://ashandcrafts.com/very-inspiring-blogger-award/. I LOVE your creativity and your blog. I would also like to say again that I love these eggs so much! They're beautiful!

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  12. These are lovely! love the elegant little details! Pinning :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Christina! So kind of you to leave me a comment and to Pin!
      Happy Easter!

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  13. pastel eggs are my favourite...HPS Michelle

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  14. I can't believe these were plastic eggs. Great idea. Excellent execution. I can tell you right now, mine would not look this great! HPS! Happy Easter.

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  15. Beautiful Theresa,thank you for the beauty.
    With love from Russia/

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  16. These are gorgeous, even classier than Faberge eggs!

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  17. I never would have guessed that these were plastic eggs, they're gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  18. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  19. Theresa - Just stopping by again to let you know I am featuring you on my Tuesday Favorite Things Round Up. Hope to see you again at the Blog Hop!

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