Monday, March 3, 2014

Pretty, Happy Eggs ~ Carton Crafting

The girlies and I used to do all sorts of crafty things.  Then we got a garden and chickens and a pig...and winter came.  The most crafting we've done lately is decorating egg cartons for the dozens of fresh, backyard eggs we get to give away to others.  We may go a tad overboard, but that's totally ok.  Those pretty little packages make us happy and bring smiles, so it's worth it.  I wanted to dedicate a post to our egg carton crafting, so if you've seen some of these pictures before, we hope you enjoy them again :)

Our beautiful flock...all grown up.


Collecting eggs is such a fun gift.  Each and every day.


These are my artists at work.  Our dining room table gets all the action.  This is where we eat, talk, do homework, craft...


Because every backyard farmyard needs a name...and a tag.  {Our cozy little home sits in the middle of a half-acre plot of land surrounded by trees and farmland.  I love that.  We are tucked away.  Our house may be small, but we sure live in every inch of our space...especially outdoors.  I lovingly call our place the "Half-Acre Home on the Range" and made labels to match.} I found the background template at Shabby Blogs.  I love all of her stuff.  



My big girl creates the name tags.  It's her thing.  And I think her six year old handwriting is perfection.  Also, if you're looking close enough, you can see her precious hand-drawn chickens on some of them.  I sure do adore her...a lot.




I've been trying to teach myself to crochet for what feels like my entire life two months. I finally figured out these adorable hearts...AFTER Valentine's day, of course.  I decided to attach a couple to a few dozen eggs for my baby brother and sister ♥



These are eggs that we carefully collect together from beautiful chickens we raised in our home as chicks.  We decorate and deliver these pretty, happy packages together. It all comes down to creating happiness, sharing joy, capturing smiles, and sharing these moments as a family.  And I just love that.


Have a blessed and beautiful day!





From The Farm Blog Hop


10 comments:

  1. Love it - every single bit about it!

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  2. I love this idea and can't wait to do this with my little girl when our chickens are old enough to lay eggs.

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    1. Hi Julie!! Thanks so much :) Yes, it is so much fun!! You should definitely do it!

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  3. Terrific post...and yes, I love that sweet little handwriting and art...it makes the tags even more special. Shabby Blogs has lovely designs...thanks for sharing her site. One question, can you tell us how you turned her pretty backgrounds into egg tags? I'd love to do that too! -Mary

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    1. Hi Mary!! Thanks so much for the kind comments! I love Shabby Blogs! What I did was picked one of the blog "headers" and saved the image as a download on my computer. I opened it in Picasa to add our text and then saved the finished product. I hope this helps :)

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  4. I just love that you put such love and care into packaging your eggs for gifting! I can imagine the recipients adore receiving such a special little package :)

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    1. Krista, you are such a blessing!! Thanks for the sweet comments! If we lived closer, I would totally bring you some pretty eggs my friend!! :)

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  5. I love everything about this post. I love that you put heart into giving away each carton of eggs. Also, I love the name of your blog. Your post was my choice for feature on Friday's From the Farm Blog Hop. thanks for linking up with us. - Janet @Timbercreekfarm

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    1. Hi Janet! Thank you so much!!! What kind words :) We have so much fun decorating and sharing our eggs! Thanks for the feature!! Have a wonderful day!

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