Spring is just around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re getting the itch to start planning and planting your garden! Depending on where you live, it might be a little bit too early to plant anything in the ground so why not get a head start on your garden with these lovely Chalkboard Planters made with FolkArt stencils!
- FolkArt Stencil (Bird)
- FolkArt Paint (Seashell Pink, Buttercream, Apple Orchard)
- FolkArt Chalkboard Paint
- FolkArt Medium Spouncer
- Sponge Brush
- Terra Cotta Pots
- White Spray Paint
- Mod Podge Sealant (Gloss)
- Spray Adhesive
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Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone has a wonderful day full of good food and amazing family! Now that Thanksgiving has almost come and gone, we can start thinking about the end of the year and all the holidays associated with it. Here’s a fun Permanent Chalkboard Wishlist tutorial I wrote for the awesome blog, Ucreate (original post). Hope you enjoy!
Hello, lovely Ucreate readers! I’m Vanessa Brady from Tried & True and I’m here to show you how to make your own Permanent Chalkboard Wishlist. Kids (and adults!) will have fun filling it in year after year and when the holiday season is over, all you have to do is wipe it clean and store it for next year. I’m planning on taking yearly pictures with my kiddos and their wishlists…if they stay still long enough. :D Hope you enjoy the tutorial!
Permanent Chalkboard Wishlist
- free “All I Want For Christmas Is” printable
- chalkboard paint
- transfer paper
- white paint pen
- fine sandpaper
1. Apply a couple coats of chalkboard paint to the clipboard, waiting recommended time between coats. Allow to dry and cure completely.
2. Use the transfer paper to copy “All I Want For Christmas Is” Free Printable to clipboard by laying it on the chalkboard with the free printable on top. Use a pencil to trace around the edges of the words and lines. Remove papers and voila! I love how this stage looks.
If you decide to tape down the transfer paper, you might want to tape it to the back of the clipboard. You can see how I accidentally pulled up a bit of the paint when I tried to remove the tape! (Just paint over bare spot if you make the same mistake.)
3. Color in transferred image with white paint pen. I gotta tell you, there’s a bit of a learning curve with paint pens. Too much paint and it’ll be hard to sand away. Not enough and it looks streaky. Just go slow and know that any mistakes you make will just add to the hand drawn look of it. ;)
4. Once the paint is completely dry, take your fine sandpaper and gently go over image. Starting to look like chalk, huh?!
5. There you go…all you need to do now is fill it in, hang it up and wait for the gifts to come pouring in. :D
Interested in having your own Permanent Chalkboard Wishlist but don’t want or have the time to make one? Scroll to the bottom of this post to purchase one of four I made. All profits go toward the Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. Maybe we can make a few wishes come true this year!
After I made the Permanent Chalkboard Gratitude Calendar tutorial, the fabulous Kari from Ucreate asked if I’d be interested in making up another tutorial for her site. Are you crazy?! Of course I would! I love that blog.
I wanted to do something similar but different than the Gratitude Calendar and a Christmas wishlist seemed like the perfect use of a permanent chalkboard. Fill it in, hang it up as decoration, and then just erase the wishlist when the season is done. You can download the “All I Want For Christmas” Free Printable here and then click over to Ucreate to follow the Permanent Chalkboard Wishlist tutorial, hope you enjoy it!
Interested in having your own Permanent Chalkboard Wishlist but don’t want or have the time to make one? With two small children, I totally understand! I have four wishlists ready to go to new homes with all the profits going to help those affected by Sandy via American Red Cross. It’s a win/win, you get a super fun Permanent Chalkboard Wishlist to use year after year and Sandy’s victims get basic supplies and help to make this holiday season a little easier to bare. Thank you for your kind assistance!
Check out my Chalkboard Gratitude Calendar tutorial for Crafts Unleashed today!
Thought it would be a good way to talk to my three year old about gratitude during the month of November but now I’m thinking we’ll leave it up year round. I love the idea of ending the day thinking about what we have to be thankful for.
I know one thing I sure am thankful for…you! Thanks for reading!
I’m a big fan of lists. It’s really the only way I ever get things done…ok, who am I kidding? I’ve got a new baby and a two year old…”it’s really the only way I ever get some things done.”
Saw the idea for a Summer Fun List making the rounds over at Pinterest and decided that it was the perfect excuse to buy some chalkboard contact paper! Using a liquid chalk marker helped me make the list nice and clean (important since it’s very visible in our living room).We’ve got quite a few more things we have to cross off our summer list but we sure are having fun doing it!
After our summer list has come and gone, I’m hoping to use the chalkboard space to write important messages like “Don’t forget to buy ice cream” or “At urgent care taking a marble out of Jack’s nose.”
Ice cream and marbles…this is my wonderful life. :)