Hi everyone! My name is Kelly. I am Amy's friend from Minneapolis and she has kindly asked me to step in for her while she is away. (Thanks, Amy!)
I have her locked in my basement.
I kid. I kid.
But, I swear, she will return soon with many great things for you to enjoy. In the meantime...you are stuck with me.
Here is a pic of Amy's little guy and my little guy from over the summer. Cute, huh?
Okay, back to what you came here for...CRAFTS!
I am going to show you the easiest thing you will ever make. A simple frame & chalkboard paint...
It can be a very cute addition to your home. And it has many functional uses. Like, a reminder to "buy wine" and we all need one of those.
I had seen a wall of these in a little boutique I frequent. They wanted $20 (US dollars) for one and I told my friend I could make the same thing for cheaper. And I did. MUCH cheaper.
The one I made for my home I spent about $10 on. I bought a frame on clearance, the chalkboard spray paint with a 40% off coupon and a $1 pack of chalk.
The one I am about to show you is one I made for my mom for Valentine's Day. A simple and pretty gift.
All I needed was the frame, some ribbon, the chalkboard paint and some chalk.
Now, before I confuse you with my next photo, like 99% of the frames out there have the glass that just pops out. All you will be doing for this project is spray-painting the glass. I like to use old Christmas wrap for my painting workspace. When I did this the first time, I just elevated my glass on a small cup and sprayed it three times in about 10 hours. I let it dry for 24 hours. BUT, because I like a challenge, I happened to buy a frame where the glass was not removable and I had to just tape it off. It was actually very easy, but I assure you, when you grab your beautiful frame with the pop-out glass...it will be 10x's easier for you. Swear.
What you are looking at is my glass piece with the tape and my trusted old wrapping paper.
Now, I have sprayed it...
Remember, spray 3x's in about 10 hours and let dry for 24 hours. I live in the frozen tundra so I let mine dry inside. Thankfully, the chalkboard paint has very little odor.
I added the ribbon & the chalk and gave it to my mom...
Hope you enjoy making yours and much as I did mine. And, guess what? You are not done with me. I have another craft to share this week before I let Amy out of my basement. Stay tuned for an Easter craft. A super easy version of something I made for Valentine's Day. As always, THANKS for looking!