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DIY // Chalkboard anything to-do list.

01/18/13

DIY natural wood chalkboard DIY

This weekend is my first DIY event at Ikea, and I’m beyond excited! It’s themed around getting organized, so I’ve been scheming up out of the ordinary ways to re-purpose everyday items. Most things you’ll have to see on Saturday, but I wanted to include those of you that aren’t local (hi, mom!) in my DIY chalkboard to-do list using Deco-Art’s new chalkboard anything paint. No lie, I want to chalkboard everything in my house right now just because I can. And on that note, I’d like to take this time to apologize to my husband in advance..

Materials:

Essentially you can go as crazy as you’d like with this tutorial as long as you keep in mind a few keys steps: Any detailed stamping or lettering you have to do after you’ve painted the chalkboard coats according to the instructions on the bottle. The chalkboard paint will smear any details that are painted with craft paint if you use it after. Here’s are steps I took to make mine:

DIY natural wood chalkboard

DIY natural wood chalkboard DIY

First, I painted the whole board with chalkboard paint according to the instructions on the bottle. Once it had set for 24 hours, I stamped my logo on the top, and then taped off the bottom portion and painted it mint julep green from DecoArt. Then I drilled a hole in the top of the board and strung leather cord through and knotted it. I cured the surface by rubbing white chalk across it and wiping it off, and then I bought black chalkboard pens for everyday use so that it was easier to write and see than traditional white chalk. Pretty simple and definitely much cuter than a plain old chalkboard or dry erase to-d0 list!

DIY natural wood chalkboard DIY

DIY natural wood chalkboard DIY

P.s.- If you don’t want to miss out on the rest of the projects, you can still RSVP for the event, here. See you Saturday!

 

 

 

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DIY // Paint Splattered Coasters (and a short announcement)

11/29/12

DIY paint splattered coasters

DIY paint splattered coasters Every now and then I subconsciously pick a favorite DIY, and this paint splattered coaster project is definitely one of my recent loves! It’s really fun, and really easy. You can check out the full tutorial here, and in the mean time, get your giveaway boots ready because S+C is a part of this bad boy! —

24 days of blogger giveaways I’ll be announcing each giveaway and blogger in posts, Facebook, or tweets each day in December up until Christmas, so keep a look out.

P.s.- The S+C giveaway is this Monday, eek!

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DIY // Paint Swatch Flowers

08/10/12

What makes a good DIY a great DIY? When it’s free. This way it’s no harm, no foul if you accidentally mess it up or decide you hate it. To top it all off, these DIY paint swatch flowers fold up when you’re finished using them! Free, easy, storable, can you ask for more? The most these could cost you is a few weird glances from the paint counter guy, and I can deal with that for the sake of  good craft or two. 

how to make paint chip flowers

Sketch a leaf shape onto the back of a color swatch, and cut it out.

cutting paper flowers from paint swatches

Use the cut-out as a template to make the rest of the leaves.

use brads to create paper flowers

Hole punch the bottom corners of four leaves, and then insert a brad to secure them.

making flower garland from paint swatches

To make the flowers into a garland, wrap twine around the brad a few times and pull tight.

paint swatch paper flowers DIY paint swatch flower garland

 

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