The countdown is ON!!! Only 2 days left to go until the big day!
That being said, here is my tutorial for my favorite homemade Christmas gift for 2010!!
I made this gift for a dear friend that is also a teacher, so I’m hoping she’ll “get” them! I’m not a teacher and I want to make myself some now… haha. So I think I’m good.
I started with three glass containers of varying sizes, a spool of fun black and white checked ribbon, some chalkboard paint and a foam brush… And of course chalk! All purchased at Wal-Mart from the Craft Department.
Only other materials needed were my trusty glue gun, some tape and some twine I already had.
I taped off the area I wanted to paint using packing tape…
FYI: Splurge on some painters tape! The paint leaked through the packing tape a little on the edges, and I had to go back and clean it up by scraping off the excess…
It took about three coats of the chalkboard paint to get it thick enough on the glass… I was having trouble with it… until my fiance came in and globbed a bunch on there.
“You just gotta get it thick”, he said. Oh.
Anyway, they turned out fairly nice, I think!
I then took my trusty hot glue gun and glued the checked ribbon around the top edge of each jar. For the smaller jars, I just cut the ribbon in half and it fit nicely. I made a little bow of proportionate size for each container and
slapped them carefully glued each bow to the containers.
For the middle sized jar, I tied a piece of twine around the top of the jar, then covered it with the ribbon, leaving some hanging out to hold the chalk.
I just tied the twine loosely around a piece of chalk so that it’s handy for writing on the little chalkboard facings.
And the finished result!
I LOVE them! I want some of my own… And so does Kayli… So there may be some more canister making in my near future… 🙂
For my friend’s gift, I filled each canister with a different kind of Christmas candy and wrote the names of what was inside for each using the chalk.
So what do you think? Do you have any other fun ideas using Chalkboard paint???
P.S. I linked the project up to these fun Linky Parties!!!
Check them out and enter your own projects/ideas!!!