2/20/2014

May Arts/ Stampendous Blog Hop!

Welcome to the May Arts/ Stampendous blog hop! If you are just stopping by today, be sure to check out the ENTIRE hop lineup on the May Arts blog

For my project today, I decided to alter this cute little chalkboard for my craft room. My daughter had this chalk board and it was cracked on the wood, so I wanted to doctor it up. You can find these chalkboards at your local craft store and they are fairly inexpensive.

To make this, you will need some of the Essentials from Stampendous. I used the Stack Arts Elements 5 kit. This one matches my craft room perfectly! 

First, take a piece of cardstock and cover the chalkboard leaving the outside wood edges to decorate. Spray the edges with some Spray Adhesive. BEWARE.... THIS IS MESSY! 

Sprinkle some of the mica fragments onto the outside edges where the spray adhesive has been applied. Set aside and let dry.

Next, it's time to embellish! 

I took some pieces from the Stampendous Kraftboard Stack Art Royal Heart Kit and added some glitter.

Next, I tied some pretty bows with my bow-it-all. 

Add the bows to the chalkboard along with a piece of ribbon to use for hanging, and Viola! How quick and easy is that?! This makes an adorable memo board to hang anywhere! 




25 comments:

Betty Heisler said...

Great idea! I love the teal ribbon. So pretty!

Amy C. said...

Cute project! I love anything that involves chalkboards!

Sue D said...

Love how you altered this simple chalkboard frame.

diana fernandez said...

Awesome idea! And what a great way to get some more life out of this cracked chalkboard!

marylouh said...

Very pretty. Great way to re-purpose something that might have been thrown in the trash if you weren't so crafty. "boo-boo's" can be repaired (hidden) by lots of fun stuff. thanks for the idea

Heather Thompson said...

such a cute, beautiful project, I love it! my daughter would love to have something like that.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVELOVELOVE your colors!!! So bright and cheery! Your bows are awesome! I just got a Bow-it-all and am just learning how to make bows with it. So much fun!! May Arts ribbons are perfect for making the bows because all of them are so gorgeous!!! Sorry, got off track! LOL LOVE your chalkboard and I think I may have to craft-steal it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Janis said...

Wow......this turned out fabulous!! Love the colors and your glittered up ribbon bow!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Cassie said...

Awesome project, Emily! I just wanted to stop in and say welcome to the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Team! I'm very excited to be working with you :D

steph said...

This is lovely.

NWFlamingo said...

Very nice. Your daughter will want this back.

Judy said...

What a lovely idea. The fragments on the chalkboard along with the beautiful ribbon really make it pop. Thanks for sharing.

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW wow WOW

I can only imagine the wonderful things your daughter is going to draw on her STUNNING chalkboard Emily ... yes, I said hers, because I am sure she will want it back now and you might need to make another one to decorate your craft room!!!
The colours, sparkle and bows are DELIGHTFUL - LOVE IT!!!
This is a FABULOUS gift that you could make for birthdays, unless all the little girls who come to visit ask for one as soon as they see it :)
THANK YOU for sharing your sparkly inspiration!!!

Katie said...

Great project! Love the sparkly bow with the heart embellishment. And Love the color of the fragments and mica too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

cghundley said...

Wonderful remake!
Love the micro and
the bows are so
pretty.
Carla from Utah

Janet Mack said...

Great colors. I love the glitter ribbon.

Robin B. said...

Such a cute idea! I love the bright colors and those bows, thanks for sharing.

Ravengirl said...

How very cute!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a fun project! TFS!

Laura Strack said...

I love that you repaired a broken frame with art supplies. A man would have just used duck tape! Lol. The frame is darling and your May Art Ribbon bow is darling. Love all the turquoise!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

What a beautiful transformation!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love those mica flakes.

scrappin2babygirls said...

lovely chalk board tfs
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

McStamper said...

Great idea. Love teal.

Lucy said...

This is such a cute idea!

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