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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

DIY Chalkboard

This craft will come in two parts: the paint, then the chalkboard.
To make the paint, you'll need acrylic craft paint (not the glossy kind), baking soda, and a cup to mix them in.
Mix about 1/4c of paint to about 1tsp baking soda (don't worry about exact measurements, we're not building a bomb or anything). Once it's well mixed, get to painting! You want to do 3-4 coats and let it dry for about 4-5 hours. If you try to use it before the 4 hours are up, you'll take the paint off.

After it's dry, you need to "season" it. You do this by covering it completely in chalk...
...then wiping it off.

To complete the look I wanted, I cut 2 equal lengths of ribbon & attached it to the rectangular tray.

I then glued the other end of the ribbons to the oval tray.

Then, I attached two longer, but still equal lengths of ribbon to the other end of the rectangular tray & tied them in a bow.

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