What better way to welcome your guests to the table than their own personalized name cards? These colorful chalkboard name cards are individual eggs sitting in their own little nest. They are simple to make, and are sure to brighten up your Easter table.
You need 2½ inch wooden crafting eggs, gesso primer, acrylic paint, clear chalkboard finish, a paintbrush, colorful chalk, bark wrapped wire, raffia, a handful of clear hair ties and some wire clippers.
Priming the Wooden Eggs
Begin by priming the wooden surface of your eggs with gesso. Allow to dry. You can place clear hair ties under the eggs so they stand while drying.
Painting with Acrylic
Paint the eggs a pastel shade. You can add a few drops of acrylic paint to the white gesso to achieve pastel colors. A few coats are recommended. Allow to dry between coats.
Adding a Chalkboard Finish
Following the instructions on the chalkboard finish, paint a couple of coats onto the eggs. Allow to dry overnight before attempting to write on with chalk.
Making the Nests
To make a nest, clip 8 inches of wire and coil.
Weave raffia through the center of the coil and over the edge to form a little nest for your egg.
Adding the Names
Write names on eggs with colorful chalk.