Have you heard of Scribble Shop? It is an amazing online resource for crafters… tons and tons of craft supplies at awesome prices, plus inspiration and tutorials all in one stop!
They sent me a big box of mystery goodies and challenged me to get creative. Here’s what they sent me:
I got some great goodies! A pack of black and white patterned fabric squares, some Americana chalkboard paint, a big bag of multi-colored feathers, a pack of Martha Stewart glitter, some glittered brads, and two packages of felting, one turquoise and one gold.
They also sent me some Ferrero Rocher chocolates, which I ate immediately under the guise of creative fuel for my brain…
I decided to take 2 old Goodwill frames that I had and turn them into mini-chalkboards.
Challenge Materials Used:
- black and white patterned fabric squares
- Americana chalkboard paint
From My Own Supplies:
- Mod Podge
- old frames
To be honest, it would have been a lot easier had I been doing this on a rectangular or square frame as opposed to the ovals. The curves made it a bit more challenging. If there are a few bare spots here and there, just layer on some more fabric.
While the fabric covered frame dried, I began to apply the chalkboard paint to the glass that came with the frames. I can already hear a couple of you… “Glass!? What!?” Yes. I painted the glass.
|Follow the directions on the paint, but usually it’s two applications: one in vertical strokes, the next in horizontal stokes.|
These are framed chalkboards that will be in my house, and be written on by me. They will not be installed in a 2nd grade classroom and subjected to rough-housing… I promise, they will hold up just fine. (Besides, it’s a guaranteed fit in my oval frame. Why wouldn’t I use it?)
Reassemble the frames. I thought about just putting them on little plate stands, but I have this strange little wall by our front door that I can’t figure out what to do with. I decided to hang them up there.
I’m pretty happy with how they turned out.