After a whirlwind week of playing with blog administration stuff, I think everything has successfully switched over and I can get back to the fun part of telling stories. If you are reading this… congratulations. We both made it!! And a huge thanks for being patient and keeping up with me through this transition.
During the holidays, I saw these pots at Target and picked one up to give to a friend.
They come with paperwhite bulbs which I love. Paperwhites always remind me that Spring is just around the corner and the winter grays will be ending soon. I thought this would be a neat gift, especially once I personalized it with a little chalkboard paint.
When I got home, I gathered my supplies:
- Painters Tape
- Chalkboard Paint
- Decorative Scissors
1. Pull off strips of tape and cut them down the center with decorative scissors to get two identical strips with scalloped edges. Do this twice to get enough tape to create a rectangle.
Tip: How big you make the chalkboard area can be determined ahead of time by writing the word you will write in chalk on a piece of paper and measuring how much surface area you’ll need. I guessed on the size I wanted and it ended up being only enough room for a small word. Luckily my friend’s name is short, but lesson learned.
2. Once you have the taped area marked off for painting, put the entire pot in a bag and tape it off so that only the area of the pot you want paint on is exposed.
3. Spray with chalk paint.
4. When the paint is still slightly wet, pull off the tape and let everything fully dry.
5. Rub chalk over the dried paint and personalize.
This was such an easy gift to customize. My only disappointment was that Target was sold out when I went back for more. I’ll definitely pick-up extra next season.
Have you done anything with Chalkboard paint lately? What was the last store bought item you put your own personal twist on? Have you gone back for more of something only to discover the store has run out? It’s such a bummer!