Have y’all seen these?
I found them in the Easter stuff at my local Walmart.
Let me back up.
About two weeks ago I was browsing Pintetest for some easy/cheap Spring decorating ideas when I noticed a lot of the projects contained beautiful speckled eggs. So I went out to Michaels and brought home a plastic package full of multicolored plastic Easter eggs. You know, for kids. They twist apart in the middle. You get the idea. I had the great idea to chalk paint a pile of them and use them in my shop. I was so excite!
To begin with.
This was a disaster.
And a waste of good paint.
What a mess. Everyone says that Chalk Paint sticks to everything but I am here to tell you that plastic eggs are not included in Everything. So I threw them all in the trash and was really bummed for about a hour.
Back to the Walmart $2 eggs.
These are also plastic but they do not open and they have a flat CHALKY finish! I flew in on these eggs like the crazy woman I am known to be.
I chose three shades of blue chalk paint that I had in my paint hoard and did four eggs in each color.
Annie Sloan Duck Egg (duh!) and two Americana Decor colors Vintage and my own custom one I call Sea Glass. When they were completely covered with the paint and thoroughly dry I used I toothbrush dipped in chocolate colored craft paint and used my finger to splatter the eggs.
What a messy job but they are adorable!
So I really do not recommend doing the speckle part at your kitchen table.
In you favorite NFL shirt.
Messy, but not hard at all!
I really love all of the different shades of blue all in a pile together.
I think I may go back and spend another $2. I’m thinking some tan or cream speckled eggs might be pretty and a bit more neutral.
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