Want a new look and something totally unique this Easter coming up? I found something really marvellous.
Have a look at this chalkboard egg!!!
*Make the nest from 20+ pieces each of twine, varying in lengths of 13 – 18 cm (5 – 7 inches). Glue them into a circular shape with white glue or fabric stiffener.
A few chalkboard Easter eggs would make the most surprising Easter table decoration. They are quirky, unique Easter gifts, that can be personalized, and that can be of use year-round. All you need is a clean egg and three thin coats of chalkboard paint. Let it dry well before chalking.
Think your regular chicken eggs too small to write messages and make drawings? Then consider ostrich eggs, which usually measure between 13-17 cm. Did you know that ostrich eggs are as strong as ceramics? That’s why Lisa Tilse from The Red Thread made their chalkboard eggs from real ostrich egg shells, with the egg blown-out, resting on handmade nests*, as shown above.
Write sweet messages or do little drawings to share them as gifts, or keep one on your desk to doodle on. The chalk easily washes off so the eggs can be used over and over again. They’re US$35 a piece. Order early, as they have to come from Australia.
To avoid that shipping and spurred by my thrifty-nature, I am tempted to buy some large wooden eggs, cover these with chalkboard paint, and leave these in a bowl on my coffee table with a few chalks to inspire that creative child in us all.
I am actually happily looking forward now to make a black & white Easter brunch table setting, and b/w Easter crafty things this year. Perhaps I will share some of my b/w/silver Easter decorating ideas here at FineCraftGuild.com.