Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Super cute idea...


My friend, Jennifer, made these super cute magnet/chalkboards for all the little girls in our Daisy troop. Aren't they adorable?? She painted them first with magnet paint, then added a coat of chalkboard paint on top. Yesterday at the Daisy meeting, the girls made their own magnets and Abbey has been playing with hers non-stop since she brought it home. My friend is seriously crafty! John hung Abbey's board up in her room last night, but he hung it low enough that she could take it down to write on. She's sitting in the floor doing "math" right now. So stinkin' cute!

I found directions last week for making homemade chalkboard paint. There are so many things you can do with it...I'm thinking of trying this soon because that board has me so inpsired. Click here for the paint directions.

*UPDATE*--The chalkboard paint directions are for a very small amount of paint, and therefore a very small project! Try this link for a larger project.

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Cute idea! I had no idea there was such a thing as magnet paint.

chickadee said...

thanks for your comment!
i think colorado has arkansas beat on beauty!

Dee Dee said...

I love magnet paint and chalkboard paint! I redid (sp?) an old chest/cabinet thing for the older girls and used both paints inside the closet door - I think I needed more magnet paint, though - the magnets tend to slide down the board...

Deidre said...

I love this idea - beautiful. Is that just a wood board?

How did they make their own magnets? My girls would LOVE these!

carrie said...

Mer,

So darling! My nieces would love this! Was the chalkboard "base" purchased in that shape? If so, do you know where?

Have a good day!

Stephanie said...

There seems to be a flurry of craftyness in bloggyland. It almost makes me get up enough gumption to do some crafting of my own. Almost. In the meantime I'll just enjoy looking at everyone else's craftiness.

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Love this!