Keeping chicken, to most probably doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that needs dressing up; an egg is an egg, and an egg goes in a box and that is it, right?
Well, there are some chicken keepers, like myself, who love, and have always loved the details. Taking something that is otherwise plain and simple and dressing it up and making it look nice, so even before we welcomed our feathered friends, I already had my eye on a really lovely egg box stamp from Fraser and Parsley.
Like me, Josie and Rachel aka Fraser and Parsley are all about the details, from beautiful stationery to Christmas crackers so when it came to Josie’s chickens, she created the Fraser and Parsley Chicken Egg Box stamp to dress up boxes given as gifts from her hens. The stamp is available either as an easy to use self inking egg box stamp (black ink only) or a traditional wood handled egg box stamp (ink pad not included, but a trip to any craft shop gives you endless colour choices!). I chose the self inking egg box stamp and it sits next to my egg boxes to be stamped as soon as a box is filled.
A beautiful Orpington chicken stands at the top of the design, with whatever text you choose to have beneath. Stamping onto egg boxes can be a little tricky as the boxes are obviously hollow, so I took the measurements over to my husband in his workshop and he made me an oak block just the right size so that I can place it under the stamping surface. You can use anything from a children’s wooden block or a flat topped moisturiser jar.
Another option of course, is to get some labels roughly the same size for the stamp (final measurement is 40mm /1.6″ square) stamp up some labels and add to old egg boxes that you can reuse time and time again.
The egg box stamp arrived in a pretty muslin bag which it stays in for storage. The packaging makes these egg box stamps ideal to give as gifts for any chicken keeper, whether given as a stocking filler, Twelfth Night gift, or even just as a ‘Thank you’ gift to that friend or neighbour who kindly gives you a regular stock of surplus eggs.
Fraser and Parsley don’t just sell egg box stamps, they also have a huge range of beautifully illustrated self inking, or wooden address stamps for correspondence as well as a huge range of gifts and stationery for those who love the details.
For more information or to buy, visit Fraser and Parsley.
Please Note: I have not been paid for this post, although I received a self inking stamp in exchange for writing an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.