Paint chips are MINI CHALKBOARDS!!
I discovered this one day when I was painting an old ironing board (reveal at some point) with the black chalkboard paint from Home Depot. I had just rubbed the ironing board down with some sandpaper to make sure it was smooth before a second coat and then wiped it down with a rag so I had a fair idea of how the chalkboard felt to the touch.
Incidentally, I had some paint chips on the kitchen counter for some other project and I happened to move them. As I moved the paint chips I thought, 'Hmm.. this feels like the chalk board'. I reached into the drawer, pulled out a piece of chalk, and, yes, wrote on the little paint chips... perfectly. Smoothly. It was a little dream of a chalk board.
So then my mind starting working on how to use these "little chalkboards". One thing I came up with is tags for the Christmas presents. I cut them up into little Christmas shapes and decorated them with ribbon.
A Christmas Tree tag.
Some round ones...
Blue Christmas tree...
A bell shaped tag..
These little chalkboard tags can be embellished to the max if you like. I can only imagine how some of you would put your fabulous creative spin onto these little paint chips.
I bought this Bistro Chalk Marker from Amazon. It works beautifully and if you make a mistake it can be rubbed right off with a damp cloth.
See how neat the writing is with this cool chalkboard pen?
So paint chips are mini chalkboards!
I have some more ideas for these.
What can you think to do with them?
Best Christmas Wishes,
Do you like to wrap presents in brown paper? Or burlap? Check out this post for some CUTE ideas for wrapping presents in brown paper and burlap!
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