DIY Monogrammed Eggs: Chicago mom Pinterest fail


 
 

By Justina Olenick

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network
 

I hope I’m not the only one who gets all amped up when I have all the supplies to follow a DIY, stress to document every step, and then it pretty much ends up sucking?!? Haha!

I was following this bloggers simple instruction. Regardless of the results, the process was very simple and enjoyable, and at least now I have an idea of what might work better next time!

I started with a carton of large eggs and a set of thick stickers.

 

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I applied the stickers the egg making sure to press all ends of the sticker down.

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Somebody was pretty excited to decorate eggs for the first time!

 

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We filled our cups with equal parts vinegar and water. The vinegar will help the dye be more vibrant.

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In they go! This is where I believe I made a mistake. I think that the combination of thick stickers (that refused to bend with the surface of the egg) and simply leaving them in the dye for too long (3+ min) yielded bad results. You could tell that they curled up a bit on the edges.

 

We turned our egg carton over to use it as a drying rack.

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Although I noticed the edges curling, I still had some hope - but most of the letters were illegible.

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I tried some different letters but this was the best I ended up with:

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Kind of cool (reminds me of Skittles!) but I think some flat stickers or even a vinyl sticker would work SO much better next time! Can’t wait to try it out again. For now, I have to deal with this mess:

 

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