Over the years, I’ve gone through a lot of phases when it comes to being crafty. Sometimes, I can’t get enough of it; sometimes, I want nothing to do it. I have quite a few friends who are very crafty, and they always seem to be coming up with something cute and savvy, which makes me wish I did it more.
So recently, I’ve actually started trying to think up some fun DIY projects to do in the house that would a) be quick and easy, and b) cheap. Then, the other day, I found these…chalkboard paint ideas!
I know this is nothing new, and many of you have maybe even used it, but I mean really, how cute are these!? Especially for the teachers out there…there’s so many possibilities.
And better yet, all you need is chalkboard paint and a brush (or even easier go for the spray paint).
You can definitely use these as starter ideas, but from what I can tell, all you have to do is start with a nice clean surface. If you’re doing placemats, just make sure they’re vinyl and you’re good to go. I think these would be so fun not only for little kiddos, but also for big kiddos (like me) who might be able to use them in some photos here on the ‘ol blog, too.
I think that as soon as I get my act together, I might start off with these cute terracotta planters.
Seriously, I love them! I’ve been wanting to grow some herbs of my own for a while now, but…umm…tend to be a little lazy. I’m hoping that if I actually take the time to beautify some planters like these, then I’ll be more motivated to actually grow (and take care of) the herbs. This morning I’m headed quick to the Farmers Market, so hopefully I’ll be able to find some (if they’re even still around at this time of year??)
You can easily purchase the chalkboard paint anywhere – I initially stumbled upon these ideas on Factory Direct Craft but you can always check your local art stores or your other favorite online retailers in the craft supplies section!
Gotta run…I’ll be back a little later with a little morning recap.
Questions for the Morning:
Do you consider yourself “crafty?”
Have you ever tried (or would you ever try) using chalkboard paint?