Monday, November 22, 2010

Chalkboard Tutorial featuring Jennifer Priest :: Christmas Giftmaking

I posted last week our awesome Design Team projects and mentioned that a tutorial was on the way for Jennifer's COOL Thought Bubble Chalkboard. Well, here it is!

Won't these make great Christmas gifts? We have a chalkboard in our bathroom and my hubby and I are always leaving little notes for each other. Supplies:
Thought Bubble - Say It With Letters (available in our Etsy shop HERE)
Chalkboard Paint - Valspar ($15 at Lowe's)
Magnets - Unknown ($3 at Lowe's)
Vinyl, Diecutting Machine - Silhouette
Hot Glue Gun - Unknown
Font- Honey Script

Paint the entire front of the wood shape with chalkboard paint and allow to dry. Apply 3 coats of paint.

Cut a vinyl saying on the Silhouette or other diecutting machine. Remove the excess vinyl from the diecut and apply a transfer sheet to the front of the vinyl. Carefully peel the vinyl saying from the backing sheet.

Apply the vinyl saying to the wood shape.
Hot glue magnets to the back of the wood shape. Place them in each corner so that the shape will not rock when someone is writing on it.
Apply to the nearest metal surface or refrigerator.
Happy Gift-Making!


Stacie (craft-princess) said...

I think this is soooooooooo cool!! Thanks for a great tutorial!

Michelle H. said...

Jennifer, Thanks for the awesome tutorial!!
Just love this idea!!

LaurieStar said...

I think this is just an awesome idea! I love things that also have a function as well as being cute! :)