Making Fun Chalkboards

I’ve seen the fun chalkboards everyone is making around the blogs and I wanted to make one, too. I was at a gift shop that had a standing, ceramic rooster that had a flat spot with a chalkboard! I loved it. I thought and thought and went all around the house looking for something that had a flat enough surface to paint with chalkboard paint. I found a few things.

I found this banjo style straw hat. It has a flat enough surface. However, since it was straw I couldn’t paint directly on it so I cut out an oval from cardboard and painted it and then glued it on the hat. See here.

IMG_0284 (600x800)

My granddaughter, Faith, sleeps over a lot since her mother works nights and takes the bus to school from here. I leave her messages on the chalkboard straw hat! How fun is that?
I put the chalks around the rim of the hat and it stays on the kitchen counter.

IMG_0292 (800x600)

I used Rust Oleum Chalkboard paint.





I have something else to show you that I painted with chalkboard paint but that’s for another post.
Have you been having Summer Fun? If so, what? Swimming, boating, fishing? My brother bought a new boat. Can’t wait to see it and go out in it.

Happy Summer, people.


Parties I love to visit!

At the Picket Fence
 Tidy Mom

google ad

Flannel Gift to make

Flannel Gift to make
Fabulous Flannel Gifts to Make

Easy Fleece DIY

Awesome DIY Cork Projects