Monday, March 29, 2010

Egg Crate

This weekend my hubby helped me make wood crates... I fell in love with these from the Crafty Sisters. We have an old fence that I love very much, but it is falling apart, so I used the broken boards for my crates. I then used those bright purple, pink, and yellow eggs, primed them and painted them to look realistic...

My mini crate with mini green eggs.
Jumbo crate with mix of blue and green eggs.
I do believe these egg crates will be out year round!


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19 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Jenny~~~

These are just the cutest! Really creative!

xoxo
Jane

KiwiLisa said...

Very nice. I would keep them out all year too!!!

Jennifer@3sonsandadaughter said...

I'd leave them out all year!! Those are just beautiful!!

Jennifer

Fran. said...

How awesome! and so easy!! and must be left out proudly! Boy you've been in such a great crafty mood lately! Thanks for sharing it all with us! Your home is adorable! XO Fran.

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Hi Jen :-}
Several years ago now, I bought kind of creme colored, speckled egg candles. I nestled them in straw in an egg collection basket I had. I then placed them on top of the fridge next to a big metal rooster.

There's a neat (at least to me) story behind my rooster. My son Brandon (son #3) gave it to me one year for Christmas. The youth group had had a white elephant gift exchange. However, when you opened your gift, you could then exchange it with anybody elses already opened gift - whether they wanted you to or not. Brandon said he was going to keep his, and they kept reminding him he didn't have to. He had then informed them "my mom has farm kind of stuff in her kitchen and I'm going to give this to her for Christmas!"

He was right - I REALLY like the metal rooster. Even more so due to how it came to be mine ;-}

So I sat the basket of egg candles up next to the rooster.

Not long after that my nephew Andy was over. His mom's parents and grand parents live on a working farm. "Umm mmmm Aunt Cheryl, you do know that it's the chickens not the roosters that lay the eggs and then watch the nest, right?" (with a big ole sassy grin on his face).
"Think about it for a minute Andy, if it was the roosters that watched the nests, those eggs would be flamable, wouldn't they?!?!!!"
"Chuckle, chuckle, you've got a point there!!! snicker, snicker. So, can we light those eggs?"
"NO!!!!"
"But all of us would qualify as roosters. chuckle, chuckle"

Amy R. said...

This has got to be my favorite thing you have made! I LOVE them!
Etsy maybe???

Katherine Ann said...

Love these!! You out-did yourself this time!! :)

Candace said...

Very cute, love the mix of green and blue eggs!

Amy said...

Those are such cute egg crates!

jenjen said...

SO cute! I love that Jenny!

XOXO
Jen

Lorie said...

Oh! Me likey!

sherri said...

Those are fabulous Jen! You'd never know those were those plastic eggs!

Ruth said...

I love this idea. I need a fence to take down and make these so cute crates with. LOL

Ruth

Nicole@CraftySisters-nc said...

Your crates turned out great! Thanks for linking us Crafty Sisters to your blog! I had no idea when I pulled down my broken fence last summer that those old slats would be made into something so cute, let alone that they would inspire others to make something we did! Good job!
Thanks so much!
:)Nicole@CraftySisters-nc.blogspot.com

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Cute egg crate!!!! I bet I could come up with some old wood like that.

Mel Tales said...

I'm new here! Just found your blog! That crate is Beautiful!

Jason and Jill said...

Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)
-Jill
http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

Room to Inspire said...

Love these - they turned out great. And I love that you used your old fence for the wood!

Chelsea

V and Co. said...

jenny i love it!!!! thanks for linking it up so i could see it!!!