Easy Chalkboard Tags

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These are the drinks that I served at my Daughters 12th Birthday party.

Mason jars are a must for any birthday party, they help with spill control and they are just so darn cute and fashionable!

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I picked up these tags at Michael’s for $1.50, there is 12 in a pack.

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I un-looped the ribbon, turned them over and put a thin coat of chalkboard paint.  Just enough to do the job, since the tags are paper I wasn’t very generous with the paint because I didn’t want the tags to become wet and start to curl.

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I set them in front of the wood stove and they were dry in no time.

I added the ribbon to them again and they were all set for the girls to write their names on.

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Very easy, yet these chalkboard tags make a great addition to your birthday table or food display.

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By the way, the fun drink inside is simply blue kool-aid and 7-Up mixed together.

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Valentine’s Chalkboard and a Cute Mini Bunting

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This is our Valentine`s Chalkboard for 2013. I love this saying, it’s perfect for every member of my family! I have a silhouette file of this saying but I haven`t gotten around to making anything with it yet. I did want to incorporate it somehow into my Valentine`s decor this year so I tried to copy the design of the words as best as I could, freehand, onto my chalkboard.


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Adding this little bunting was a cinch too!

Another Silhouette file – downloading files can be addictive!

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Once cut onto pretty pastel paper from My Minds Eye, I used hot glue to attach each piece

to a string of twine.

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The bunting fills in the chalkboard nicely and it looks so sweet in my kitchen area.

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You can find the wreath here.

And don’t forget about an amazing giveaway I have going on right now.

Enter here, you may with this stunning Miners Tag Necklace.

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See you soon!

A Dining Room Chalkboard

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When I posted my Fall Centerpiece  I had a couple of inquiries about the chalkboard in the background.  This is a project I have wanted to do for a very long time but finding the perfect piece was a little difficult. I searched the goodwill shops for months to no avail. Originally I was looking for something oval with a fancy frame but had no luck. One day I went into Goodwill I spotted this mulit-functional board made up of a white board, bulletin board and note/envelope holder. It was $5.99!

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I couldn’t pass it up, it was the perfect size and I was okay with the clean straight lines.

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I took the backing off and removed the white board, bulletin board and fabric center. I spray painted the frame with white Rustoleum spray paint in a matte finish and I painted the backboard with chalkboard paint.

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Since the backboard was already black, a couple coats of chalkboard paint did the trick.

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I rubbed over the now dry freshly painted chalkboard with white chalk and then wiped it off with a paper towel but  I didn’t wipe it off entirely, I like that school chalkboard look.

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I wish I was more of an artist, but this is the best I could write!

Well, all I had to work with was sidewalk chalk too!!

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I really like the two strips of wood creating dividers on the chalkboard, gives it character and lends it to be used for different things.

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Our dining area is a part of our kitchen so you can see this very easily in the kitchen. If I could only come up with meals for every day of the week I’d be all set, this menu has been up for 3 weeks now -ha, ha!

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