Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Egg Crate

EGGs, eggs, Eggs! I can't get enough!
Especially when you can take something so cheap and plastic
 
and turn them into something "egg"stra -special! :)
(sorry, I had to!)

I have been seeing egg crates around ~and thought it would be fun to make one.
It also gave me an excuse to use up my extra primed plastic eggs! 
I started with two of these old fence pieces that were nicely weathered.  They came from one of my many projects never finished.  The color is fantastic.(thanks, Steph....and Kami ...the original fence owner:))
  I had to use them quick, because my boys had snagged them out of the garage to use as weapons.  It was only a matter of time before one was snapped!  
I cut the fence pieces up into a small box
 ( I used small eggs) about 8"x16"
and glued with Liquid Nails and finished with a  couple of "real" nails. 
I mixed up some craft paint to make a bluish- turquoise and applied to the primed plastic eggs.
The color makes me happy! 
 Adding a bit of midnight blue to the turqoise was perfect!
My cardboard dividers look sloppy, but it's eventually covered with the spanish moss. 

Super easy and a fun way to display pretty eggs!
The only hard part was waiting for the coats of craft paint on the eggs to dry
....I'm very impatient! :)


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Beyond The Picket Fence

27 comments:

Anna Sophia said...

I am In. Love. Now I need to go find me some old wood and make this lovely! The coloring on both the wood and the eggs are perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

P.R.E.C.I.O.U.S! What a delightful project!... well done.

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

wow! you are so creative! This looks great! love the old boards.
thanks for sharing!
gail

Connie said...

Very adorable. I love the transformation on the egg color.

all thingz related said...

This is so GREAT! Each part of it is SO great but I think I love the eggs tag the most...brings the whole thing together! GOOD IDEA!
~Bridgette {allthingzrelated}

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love, love, love all your projects ! Good luck on the giveaway !

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

just wonderful!!!

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

That is JUST ADORABLE!! After seeing your egg wreaths, I was outside yesterday afternoon priming plastic eggs....now I can't decide if I should go ahead with the wreath or make this egg crate. I LOVE BOTH!! Thanks for another beautiful idea. :-)

The Happy Little Homemaker said...

you never cease to amaze me! So cute!

Jenglamgirl said...

just darling! and I love the shabby look of it all!

~ Regan said...

Sweetness! I love it! Why oh why did I throw away our left over fence boards?? (Ok.. I know why.. My dog used it as a 6 foot throwing stick....You should have seen him carrying one around!) THis is beautiful, great job!!!

♣Erin Go Brach!♣

Steph said...

love this candace!!! too cute!

Sandra said...

I love this idea...I'm going to have to go dig out my old wooden coke bottle crate.

The Seamons Family said...

u guys are seriously amazing. you blow my mind everytime i check the blog. martha stewart needs to meet you.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Fantastic! I just love all your speckled eggs. I think I am going to decoupage our plastic eggs (and will save only a few for Easter treats). Love the egg crate made from old fencing. What a great way to repurpose. Many blessings, Tammy

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

How creative is that--what and EGGSellent idea--thanks for linking up girls!

Jessi said...

WOW! Love, love, love this. The eggs, the crate, the whole thing!

Kathy@theshebearofeleven said...

So pretty!

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Very pretty! I could see these in my shelf or even on my front door displays.

Embellished Bayou said...

Very cute! I love the creative spin on a traditional Easter egg basket.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I never thought cheap plastic eggs could look so good. And that great crate makes them look even better. I love your project.

Stephanie Lynn said...

My goodness - I love everything about this - Gorgeous!!! The box itself is fabulous! Great job!

Kendra Joyner said...

I LOVE this!! It is awesome!! Love the crate...the tag...the color...the moss...Love it!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Soooo cute! Clever way you put it all together. I want one. :)

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

THis is absolutely beautiful!!! I'm in love!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Veronica said...

I have featured your cute box of eggs on my blog. If you like,come by and grab me featured button at Veronica's Korner. http://veronicas-korner.blogspot.com/

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