Thursday, March 10, 2011
Personal Chalk Boards
I love these! You can take them to church with you for your kids to play with (quietly), or you can hang them by your phone or by your door to take messages on. Just change the ribbons to match a certain room.
So to begin, let's head off to our favorite little store (D.I.) We will be looking for clip boards. You will pay anywhere from .75 to 1.50. Depending on who is doing the tagging that day.
Then you will need to go to Lowe's and get yourself some chalkboard paint. Warning** It is expensive! I paid 15.00 for one quart. But, it will last you a LONG time.
Then you will need to wander around your husbands wood shop until you find a small enough piece of wood (3/4 of an inch wide by 8 inches long) that you can glue onto your clipboard to hold your chalk. Or you can go to Hobby Lobby and buy a package of them for 2.50.
Once you get all of your supplies ready, it's time to start painting. Get your clipboard completely covered and let dry. After approximately 2 hours, do a second coat. When your second coat is dry, you will need to take some chalk, and turn it on its side and rub it all over the chalkboard. This will prime it and make it so that you can erase your chalk. If you miss this step and go straight to writing, well lets just say that I hope you like what you wrote, cause it will always be there. After that, take a dry rag and wipe off the entire board. Then you can glue your little chalk holder onto the board. Last but not least, add your ribbon and make it beautiful!! Great job! You are talented!!