If you’re looking for an incredibly simple way to decorate eggs this year, why not try personalizing them with a farmhouse print? You can, of course, do this on real eggs, but for decorative purposes, I like using faux ones instead. That way, they can sit around the house on a shelf, a tray, or a mantel all season long. These are really easy to create, and you only need a few supplies.
fine-tip permanent marker or paint marker
faux eggs (mine are from Walmart)
The key to writing in a farmhouse style print is that we raise the x-height, which is the imaginary line that typically goes through the center of our letters. This means that instead of crossing letters like H, E, or F in the center, those lines are higher up.
Here are some printable practice sheets you can use to get familiar with the entire alphabet written in this style. Some letters won’t change at all, but others will look very different! The other thing about farmhouse print is that it’s typically all capital letters; no lowercase.
Once you’ve gotten the hang of the style, it’s time to use a permanent marker or paint marker to write on your eggs. (If you want to use a pencil first to sketch your letters, feel free.) It’s definitely a little trickier writing on a curved surface than a flat one, but remember, the goal isn’t perfection! These are meant to look handwritten.
You can play around with seasonal words and phrases, and you can also personalize your eggs with the names of your family members. In the next post, I’ll be sharing how to combine these name eggs with a cloth napkin to create an adorable bunny place setting for the Easter dinner table.
Whether you use colored eggs or white, these are a festive and fun addition to your spring decor. If you try them, be sure to share your photos in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so we can all be inspired! See you there.
Before you to, though, make sure to check out my other spring ideas, like these: