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Chalkboard Eggs

Chalkboard Easter Eggs

Hello!  I recently read somewhere online that you can preserve hollowed Easter eggs by covering them with thinned Mod Podge inside and outside. I haven’t tried it yet, so I don’t know how well that works, but I am going to try this year. While decorating my eggs, I came up with the idea of painting them in chalkboard paint so I could easily reuse and redecorate them, in case I do want to mod podge inside. This is how I made my chalkboard eggs.

Step1

Begin with hollowed out eggs that have been washed and dried.

Step2

I couldn’t find a wide variety of chalkboard paint bottles, so I bought black, turquoise and purple. I mixed some the turquoise and purple with regular white acrylic paint to make softer shades and it worked fine.

Step3

I painted one half at a time.

Step4

Here are all my eggs, painted and dried. Now they’re ready to be decorated with chalk!

I hope you enjoyed my post today. Please let me know if you have any questions! 🙂

 

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49 Comments

  • Reply
    Kim Hampton
    March 23, 2015 at 6:59 am

    These are so cute!

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      Ash
      March 23, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Thanks so much Kim!

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    Shelah
    March 23, 2015 at 10:20 am

    What a great way to decorate eggs. I like that they can be personalized by drawing on them with chalk.

    • Reply
      Ash
      March 23, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Thanks Shelah!

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    Gilly @ Colour Saturated Life
    March 23, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Who knew you could preserve eggs that way? Would it be hard getting the mod lodge inside the eggs? I love this idea with the chalkboard paint.

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      Ash
      March 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks so much! It isn’t hard at all. You just need to thin the mod podge with some water, use a straw or a funnel to get it into the egg though the bottom hole, put your finger over the hole to cover and shake!

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    Anna
    March 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    These are so cute. They would keep year after year as well.

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      Ash
      March 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks so much Anna!

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    Julia
    March 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    This is such a great idea! Pinning for later, thanks for sharing!!

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      Ash
      March 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    PuffyBiggler
    March 24, 2015 at 4:10 am

    What a great idea to use chalkboard paint. Thanks for sharing!

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      Ash
      March 24, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Puffy! lol

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    Maria
    March 24, 2015 at 4:31 am

    So unique and very creative! Love this idea and will be pinning to try it soon. Thank you for sharing! Glad I found your post through totally terrific Tuesday!

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      Ash
      March 24, 2015 at 6:42 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Maria!

  • Reply
    Megan Scharlau
    March 24, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I love how much you can personalize these!

    • Reply
      Ash
      March 24, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Yes! and thank you for stopping by, Megan!

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    Lisa Coomer Queen
    March 24, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    What a great idea! This is awesome. Very creative.

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      Ash
      March 24, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you, Lisa!

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    Carole
    March 24, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    So pretty and creative! Not sure the Mod Podge preservation method would work for me because I’d probably break them in storing them. Like your idea better! Stopping by from Hump Day Happenings!

    • Reply
      Ash
      March 24, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Carole!

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    Diana Rambles
    March 24, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Very cool craft!!

    • Reply
      Ash
      March 24, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks Diana!

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    Lara
    March 24, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    I love chalkboard everything! Thanks!!!

    • Reply
      Ash
      March 25, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Thanks for stopping by Lara!

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    Quirky Homemaker
    March 25, 2015 at 5:54 am

    I’ve never done the blown-out eggs before. Aren’t they fragile? Or does the ModPodge strengthen them that much?

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      Ash
      March 25, 2015 at 10:51 am

      I haven’t coated them in mod podge yet, but they’re not too fragile after being blown-out. I haven’t been too careful with them and they’re still going strong! 🙂

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    Stephanie R
    March 25, 2015 at 6:40 am

    How super cute! I love the colored chalkboard paint that you used!

    • Reply
      Ash
      March 25, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Thank you Stephanie!

  • Reply
    Bobbi
    March 25, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us 😉

    • Reply
      Ash
      March 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Thanks so much for including my post, Bobbi!

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    Rhonda
    March 25, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Loving all things chalkboard right! Great post and photos! Thanks, Rhonda

    • Reply
      Ash
      March 25, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you Rhonda! I tried to leave a comment on your chalkboard crafts but the comment box wasn’t showing up for me. I’m not sure why, but I did pin it! 🙂

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    Katie@Fun Home Things
    March 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    So clever, Ashley! I love these eggs!

    Katie

    • Reply
      Ash
      March 25, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you Katie!

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    Sharon - Her Organized Chaos
    March 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    This is such a great idea and very festive. I don’t think I could ever get an egg to not completely crack though! So that is talent.

    Sharon
    Her Organized Chaos

    • Reply
      Ash
      March 27, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks so much Sharon! They were actually a lot sturdier than I imagined!

  • Reply
    beth
    March 26, 2015 at 6:50 am

    These eggs are just wonderful! What a fabulous idea!!

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    kareen liez
    March 27, 2015 at 4:27 am

    This is a great idea! It looks so nice and you can even write whatever you want to put on the eggs. 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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      Ash
      March 27, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Thank you!!

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    Tiffany
    March 27, 2015 at 7:57 am

    This is great! I am always looking for easy no mess ways to let my Kiddies decorate their Easter Eggs!

    • Reply
      Ash
      March 27, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks Tiffany!

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    Roxanne
    March 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    These came out great. I picked up some chalkboard paint to do the same thing but when I got home I realized it was an ugly tan color & not black so it didn’t happen. Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!

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      Ash
      March 31, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks so much Roxanne! Maybe you can add some gold glitter to the tan color!

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    Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
    March 29, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    This is such a cool idea! Thanks for linking to Inspire Me Mondays..your post(s) will be featured on semihealthyblog.com tomorrow! 🙂

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      Ash
      March 31, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you!

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    Jennifer Dawn
    March 30, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    These are fantastic! My kids would love them!

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      Ash
      March 31, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer!

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    Gude @HodgePodgeCraft
    April 3, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    These are so lovely and fresh looking! Such a fun idea and you could re-use them each year, as long as you wrapped them carefully… 😉

    • Reply
      Ash
      April 3, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you Gude!

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