November 18, 2011

Yep, I crafted!

Okay, so that might be a slight exaggeration as this isn't super crafty...but when you haven't made anything in months...this is something to be proud of. 

I decided to put my awesome new Martha Stewart turquoise chalkboard paint to use. I needed to make some gifts for Manny's teachers for Thanksgiving, so I thought a chalkboard frame would be a simple and inexpensive thing to put together. As I mentioned, the chalkboard paint came from Michael's ($5.99 but you can use a coupon to get it cheaper), and the frame is also from there ($2.99). I painted two coats of chalkboard paint on the frame, then put a piece of scrapbook paper as filler until they put a picture inside. (I'm still debating on if I want to put a picture of Manny in it instead.) I wrapped the end with some twine and stuck a piece of chalk through it. Very simple, and I think it makes a fun little gift.

I am determined to get back into the crafting spirit, so hopefully I'll be back with some fun things soon. Have a great weekend, friends! :)

8 comments:

  1. SO cute!! Great idea, I am going to have to make that. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Cuuuute! I love the twine idea! Clever!

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  3. What a great idea!! They are going to love it :)

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  4. Love, love, love that color, so I gotta get some of that paint. Adorable project, too, Sarah!

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  5. that is just adorable. i totally love it! and it's SO easy too!

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  6. This is adorable! I didn't even know they made chalkboard paint in any color besides black!

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