I have a great project for you today, it’s easy and it’s cheap! For me it was free because I already had some chalkboard spray paint on hand.
I’d love to take the credit for this project, but a good blog friend was my inspiration for this project.
Patricia from Corn In My Coffee Pot realized that she could turn advertiser’s magnets into magnetic chalkboards! I was so inspired, that I dug out my stash of advertiser magnets.
These were not on my fridge, I had stacked them neatly and placed them in a drawer in my craft station/kitchen island because I knew they were too good to throw out. I gathered what I needed: a sanding sponge to take off the shine, and some Chalkboard Spray Paint.
You can see I’ve been hanging on to this one since 2009!
Most of these came on my phone book.
After a couple of quick coats, I was done.
I had nine square magnets, they’d be great for tic tac toe on the fridge for the kiddos.
I wonder how I ever got along without chalkboards all those years when Jamie was young. I suppose my memory was better then and I didn’t need to leave notes everywhere.
I’ve really become a fan of the spray paint, it leaves such a nice finish.
Look what I received on my porch recently—a new silhouette portrait. It’s petite compared to the CAMEO, but I am in love with it.
The portrait is for 9 inch Silhouette Vinyl.
It’s very simple to operate, a lot like the SD, except it has a pause feature. (because we sometimes make mistakes)
I cut my vinyl out and applied it directly onto the chalkboard paint on some of my magnets.
This is a phrase I recently did for my sister for her wall.
I love this idea of free magnets! Just as Patricia and I had them laying around, I bet you do too! That lady is one smart (thrifty) cookie! Thank you so much Pat for inspiring me! If you’re not a regular reader of Corn In My Coffee Pot, you’re missing out!
Stay tuned for more great news on the Silhouette portrait, I hear they are going to be having a really good deal for Black Friday!