Thursday, January 19, 2012

DIY Magnet Chalkboard.....

This week I have had a lot of fun....with really bright colors....

No, they aren't for my house, remember I told you that I am afraid of color??
{I am learning to get over that fear, but more on that later}

Today, I want to show you how I made this.....

DIY Magnet Chalkboard


This past week on Facebook I shared a picture of the party favors I had been working on for a super sweet girl....


Her birthday party is this Saturday, and I found that I loved working with these colors so much that I wanted to keep the theme going

I started with this metal Christmas sign that I forgot to put away with the rest of my decorations...Christmas decorations can be sneaky like that.....


I painted it with chalkboard paint....


To add her name I used another transfer trick...first I printed out her name in the size and font that I liked.....


Next, I turned the image over and colored in with chalk....



 after that I put the image right side up on the chalkboard and wrote over the words in pencil. I was left with a perfect transfer to paint in her name...


once I got it all painted in, I made some matching magnets... I have done something like this before, you can read about that HERE


So....what do you think?


And because I was having so much fun, and my paints were already out, I painted a fun zebra striped picture for her too....


I had more fun than I should be allowed to, haha! I sure do hope she likes it!

linked to:


These Peas Taste Funny

7 comments:

  1. she is going to love them! i dont know any little girl who wouldnt!!!!! great job!!!

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  2. You're such a sweet friend. These are adorable. She's going to be so surprised. I love the colors. Creative Carmella is definitely a good name for you!

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  3. Great job friend, looks awesome! You are also so creative & come up with the best ideas!

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  4. Oooh, way to embrace some colour, lol. Looks great.

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  5. I love how this is both magnetic and a chalkboard. The colors are great, I love that you are getting braver with the colors. Fantastic as always

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  6. So very cute!! I really love the color. Thanks for sharing with us and for helping us break the 100 mark.:)

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