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Make It: Chalkboard Paint

Make It: Chalkboard Paint
Yes you can. Chalkboard paint is ridiculously easy to make. The great thing about making it yourself is the array of colours you can make it in! Do a small project like a message board or go big and turn your kids play room into one big chalkboard! *Update! 1 Cup of latex house paint or acrylic craft paint 1 TBSP of non-sanded tile grout Mix together until there are no lumps. Yes. Paint your surface with the mixture. Let it dry completely. Get some chalk. Draw! And just in case you were wondering… clean up is no problem. I popped my chalkboard into an old frame I had. *Amendment*If you find the chalkboard surface is too rough once dried, sand the surface lightly with a fine grit sand paper, then, using the side of a piece of chalk, rub it across the entire surface of the board. Plaster of Paris Method Hey all. 1 part plaster of paris 1 part hot water 2 parts flat latex paint Combine hot water and plaster of paris mixing well, then add to paint until well combined. Related:  Paint/Stain

Making a vase for on the wall… step one Buy ... - Creative Minds Without Borders Puffy Paint I can't believe I've never tried this project before. It was so easy and fun that I ended up doing it three times this week... first with my own kids, then as a project at my son's school, and then with our music class. I have a little bit of PTSD after working with lots and lots of squirrelly little 4 and 5 year olds. In particular my own kids, who tend to just dump out all the paint, smear it all over their bodies, and then run away screaming. They can engage with art projects sometimes, but it's a delicate trick... figuring out what will draw them in. Puffy Paint 1 c. salt 1 c. flour 1 c. water a healthy squirt of food coloring or tempera paint. Put in squeeze bottles for Puffy Paint Paradise.

DIY Cat Knee Pads (on tights!)... « Jen Loves Kev Do you Remember Rachel Antonoff’s Fall 2011 Lookbook? Well, it was the most darling thing ever. The clothes were of course beautiful, but I couldnt get enough of those cat tights! I have googled “cat knee pads,” “cat tights,” and “cat knee pad tights” like a hundred times. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I also made a pair for Rowan.

Spring Scrapbook Paper Tree Hello fellow crafters! Tristin and I were invited to be today's featured guest blogger over at Everyday Mom Ideas! We were thrilled with this wonderful opportunity, and wanted to share with the readers over there one of our trees from the collection we're currently doing. This second tree is very similar to the first one. (Since this is a guest post on a different blog, and the concept is similar to the first tree.. Thanks, Julia, for having us on your blog!

Home office storage ideas!!! These ideas are from "Better home and gardens" which really inspired me01- Metal cupboard is cool to use magnets02- Cool idea who thought painted cans can be so useful and stylish03- Ofcoz storage boxes are cool you could even pain shoe boxes and use em. (i do that very often)04- Yep hanging things can be functional and at the same time cover a bare wall05- I love this idea. well instead of using a cork board u could use a canvas board and cover it with a fabric or wallpaper and stick a piece of metal and add few magnetics. cool isnt am gonna try that:)06- Suitable for people who sew and scrapboking people:)07- We could uses glass or clear containers to put things like buttons and markers makes it colourful and functional08- Keep a small desk, clutter free and an attach a toothbrugh holder and viola!!! you are done

Recycled Craft Supplies « Recession Home Thanks to DisneyFamily – I‘ve uncovered this recycled post on what to save for craft ideas! One family's trash is a crafting family's treasure! Ideas for extracting great craft supplies from stuff you might be discarding. Crushed Eggshells Parents can dye them with a mixture of food coloring paste (a dab) and rubbing alcohol (3 tablespoons); kids can glue them onto paper to make eggshell mosaics. Packing Material The biodegradable packing peanuts made from cornstarch can be assembled into fascinating sculptures simply by moistening one end of each piece with a damp cotton swab (the moisture melts them and makes them stick together.) Here are some other crafting ideas…I keep a list going on my Recession Home, Recession Proof Pinterest Page… Milk Jugs! I’ve found a plethora of Milk Jug Ideas, that I’ve pinned onto my Pinterest board. Milk Jug Catch Milk Jug Storage Milk Jug Planters Egg Crates! Cardboard egg crates have a WONDERFUL opportunity for crafting projects.

Attempting Aloha: How to Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint - DIY Aloha! Today I'm going to teach you how to make your very own chalkboard paint. FROM SCRATCH! Here's what you will need: Dry Non-Sanded Grout (purchased this huge tin at our local City Mill hardware store for $1.50...this will probably last me forever) Acrylic craft paints - White, Black, and Bright Magenta (Apple Barrel line by Plaid, found at Wal-mart) NOTE: Our craft stores here on the island are somewhat lacking, so I wasn't able to find anything perfectly matching Honeysuckle. Measuring spoons and cups Mixing cup or bowl Paint brush or stick to stir Step 1) Measure 1.5 teaspoons of the non-sanded grout and put in your mixing cup (this is very dusty, so please do this in a well-ventilated area). Step 2) Pour in 1/4 C. of the Pepto Bismol Bright Magenta craft paint. Step 3) Add 1.5 teaspoons of white acrylic craft paint. At that point, I really liked the color, but I was going for perfection, and I had the Pantone website up and was trying my very best to match what I saw on the screen.

custom repaired TOMS Don’t judge me for the well worn state of my TOMS…they are so comfortable. I’ve been wearing them for a few weeks with a hole in each – right where my big toes hit. I wasn’t ready to part with them. I’ve been wanting to do a little repair, but it had to be easy and fast. So, I shared the table with a few little people. They created Jedi masterpieces…I gave my shoes a makeover. I don’t have the slightest clue how to sew new fabric on TOMS, but I do know how to spread glue with my fingertip. Supplies: TOMS with holes from your big ole’ big toesSemi-thick fabric that already has a hemmed edge (I used an apron I got for $1.00 at a flea market, I also opted for dark fabric so it stays clean looking longer)Iron-on denim patch (the kind for holes in jeans)Sewing glue (or fabric glue)A really good pair of scissors 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Well, hello cuties.

UpCycled Window Shutters - DIY Inspiration Posted by on fredag, mars 16, 2012 · 6 Comments Open your eyes to the possibilities of upcycling old shutters into new awesome creations. I’ve gathered a pick of 10 inspiring and doable DIY projects (most with link to DIY tutorials) to show you there’s no need to shut the door to shutter futures anywhere. Hope the ideas will inspire some scrap hacking action! Shutter Wall Olive & Love made the shutter wall in the pic below: DIY TUTORIAL – HERE! Shutter Coat Rack Old shutters and some hooks is all it takes to make your own shutter coat rack: Shutter Head Board Blogger Whitney of ‘Create Love Grow’ made the yellow head board in the pic below: Shutter Bulletin Board The Crafty Nest features a DIY Shutter Bulletin TUTORIAL – HERE! Shutter Store Window Decor Shutter decor in Paul Smith SoHo Store Windows were snapped by The Elegant Thrifter Shutter Wall Display Shutter Sidetable Shutter Screen or Room Divider Some high gloss paint in grey and black achieves a modern feel. Good Luck!