Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chalkboard Gifts

Chalkboard paint seems to be big in crafting these days. One day we saw some of these re-write-able glasses in a store. We thought we could make them. We could and we did. They turned out great. Now we have to find some more things to use the paint on. Not to worry.

You need:
chalkboard paint-stirred well
clean, clear glasses
denatured alcohol
paint brush or sponge

I read a bit about making chalkboard glasses on-line and started in. Wipe the area you will be painting with alcohol, to remove any grease or dirt. Dry with a lintless cloth. I tried masking off a shape with masking tape and only got a mess. So I chucked the masking idea and just ran the sponge brush across the side of each glass a couple of times in an overlapping rectangular band. We thought it looked good. We did two layers on each, making each layer pretty thick. Let dry. We added a box of chalk to complete the gift. Hand wash only.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen instructions on how to make your own chalkboard paint (so you can use any color)--just paint, tile grout and a glazing medium.

    P.S. Are you on Pinterest? If not I can invite you--you'd love it.