Today I’m sharing how to make the sweetest wooden keepsake Easter eggs. No special painting skills required. Keep reading and I’ll show you my easy shortcut for decorating eggs with cute designs of small animals, insects and flowers. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information.
It’s the first Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for me and my Handcrafted Society friends to get together including our talented host, Wendy of WM Design House.
What is the Handcrafted Society? Simply put, it’s a group of bloggers who share a love for handcrafted items.
Our challenge each month is to take an assigned medium or theme and create whatever our heart desires.
We are also inviting a guest to join us each month. How fun is that?! Thank you Diane of South House Design for participating this month.
For our March challenge, each of us are assigned a specific color to go along with our theme, which as you can guess is Easter eggs.
If you are hopping over from WM Design House welcome to Thistle Key Lane. I’m fascinated with Wendy’s natural dye technique, and her darling egg arrangement!
Wooden Keepsake Easter Eggs
I love the idea of keepsake Easter eggs. Don’t you? These wooden eggs are meant to be played with by little hands, and are practically indestructible. Well, I hope so anyway!
My youngest grand little is into identifying insects and animals, so I know she will love these. Of course candy filled eggs will no doubt be the most popular, so I’ll offer a prize if they find all the wooden eggs I hide for them.
My assigned color for this Easter egg challenge is light green, and I’m sharing two ways to decorate painted eggs in coordinating colors.
The first set of eggs have stamped designs. I love the way they turned out, but would you believe this project was almost a fail? You’ll see why in a moment. The second set of eggs are even more simple than the first, with hand painted flowers.
- craft paint
- sponge brush
- rubber stamps
- white ink pad
- paint pen marker white and yellow
- wooden eggs
To make stamped Easter eggs, first apply one or two coats of craft paint with a sponge brush. Paint half of the eggs in a light green and half in pale green.
Once the paint is dry, use small rubber stamps and a white ink pad to decorate your eggs. Rotate the stamps in different directions so that your designs look random.
After stamping the first egg, I realized the ink was getting lighter as it dried, until the outlines of the designs were barely visible. I’m not sure why they turned out that way, so for now, I’ll just blame it on the ink.
Still determined to have cute designs covering the wooden eggs, I came up with a plan B. Using the faint outlines as a guide, I went back over each one highlighting the details with a white paint pen.
Now the designs look more like they are hand drawn, and hopefully more endearing. It’s more time consuming than just stamping, but I’m calling this one a win and I’m happy with the results.
(I’m sorry I don’t have a link for these little stamps, but if you look in the discount section at Michael’s, they may still have them.)
On the pale green wooden eggs draw a five petal flower with a white paint pen. Then go back, fill in the petals, and finish each flower with a yellow center. Easy peasy!
The flowers take a little more time to draw than stamping the designs, but you’ll finish before you know it. If you want to take your egg project one step further, apply a spray sealant such as Mod Podge in matte finish.
Handcrafted Note: I’m becoming a big fan of the Posca paint pen markers. The ink dries quickly, and I’ve never had them leak or glob.
Nothing will please me more than seeing these keepsake eggs year after year. However, if the grand littles request something special, I can always repaint these wooden eggs a new color and start again.
Check out another easy project by clicking on my post, Decoupage Watercolor Floral Easter Eggs.
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Up next on our blog hop is Amy of Amy Sadler Designs sharing her beautiful rose gold eggs with copper wire. Be sure to check out her centerpiece.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll have fun creating wooden keepsake Easter eggs too. For more Handcrafted Society inspiration click through the links below.
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