Easy DIY Hand Stamped Distress Ink Easter Eggs

March 23, 2016


Hand stamped Easter eggs in Pioneer Woman measuring cups

Last year after Easter I picked up a "carton" of wonderful plain white decorating eggs on clearance at Wal-Mart. Cheap is not the word. I was thrilled to find them in my stash this year and couldn't wait to get started on decorating them. I mulled over a ton of options, and after much thought ended up going with the simplest idea of all: using stamps and vintage-inspired ink. It's times like these that I'm thankful for my past life as a scrapbooker! I had everything I needed to get started.

I started off with the eggs. The package label says they're plastic, but I didn't think they felt anything like plastic at all. They looked and felt more like paper mache to me (which I liked).


You can always use whatever words you'd like, but I chose to use some true Easter words:

Risen/Alleluia/Jesus/Grace/Easter/Live



I used my rubber alphabet stamps and a Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in "tea dye" for a more vintage look.


I toyed with the idea of coloring the eggs as well but decided they made more of a statement in plain white. I felt I had enough color between the Easter confetti I was using (around $1 a bag at Wal-Mart) and the gorgeous bowls they were displayed in. You'll be hearing more about the bowls in future posts.

Hand stamped Easter eggs in Pioneer Woman measuring cups

Hand stamped Easter eggs in Pioneer Woman measuring cups

Hand stamped Easter eggs in Pioneer Woman measuring cups

I loved the combination of the plain, vintage look of the eggs with the more modern and colorful look that the bowls brought to the vignette.

Hand stamped Easter eggs in Pioneer Woman measuring cups

Hand stamped Easter eggs in Pioneer Woman measuring cups

Hand stamped Easter eggs in Pioneer Woman measuring cups

Hand stamped Easter eggs in Pioneer Woman measuring cups

Hand stamped Easter eggs in Pioneer Woman measuring cups
   
I mean, what's not to love?

And guess what? Wal-Mart is carrying them again this year! 
Not like I picked up any more of them or anything for next year...(can you say $1.98?). 
So there's still time to pick some up and just have fun with it!

I really can't believe Easter is right around the corner, can you? It's so odd that it falls only 10 days after St. Patrick's Day this year! I still have Easter cupcakes to make. Hopefully I can share them with you but I have a feeling that time is running out for that!  And don't forget to stop by tomorrow for our Vintage Charm party! 

   

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Cecilia Bramhall said...

I love the simplicity of your eggs. And the bowls are just wonderful! It feels like everything is early this year - Spring (not a bad thing!), Easter, all the spring blooms....crazy! I'm enjoying it all though! Have a great rest of the week.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Your hand stamped Easter eggs are amazing. I love their simple messages. sb

My thrift store addiction said...

Oh I LOVE these ~ the simplicity, the message...just perfect!

Diana Petrillo said...

Sweet and simple--just perfect. Are you saying the eggs are available at Walmart for just $1.98? What a bargain! I need some...

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Simply lovely Kathleen! The white eggs look perfect in the colourful bowls. Love the stamping!

handmade by amalia said...

These are lovely. And I love the way you styled the eggs in these gorgeous nesting bowls.
Amalia
xo

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Kathleen this is a sweet spring display. I adore your bowls.Thank you for linking up this wonderful post on Thoughts of Home on Thursday. May you have a glorious Easter!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are so precious! Love the idea of keeping them white and going with a simple stamp. Perfect!!! Thanks for sharing your Easter eggs with Talk of the Town.

The Charm of Home said...

These are so cute Kathleen! Thanks for sharing at HSH!

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