Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gift Idea Wednesdays: Chalkboard Mug



I really love chalkboard paint. Now that I have it in spray paint form I kind of want to spray everything in the house and make it a chalkboard. This can't be normal.

So to focus my chalkboard spray paint trigger happy self, I am presenting a new gift idea with only 59 days until Christmas!

This is a really easy gift to throw together, and you could totally make several at once. Remember to tell the person that you gift it to that it is hand wash only!

I used a mug that I already had, chalkboard spray paint and painter's tape.



I got out my trusty spray paint box.



So, basically tape off the mug, spray it, let it dry before peeling off the tape and you are done!

I made a quick mug rug to include in the gift, but did not do a tutorial for it. It is basically a hot pad for your mug. It is just rectangles of fabric with a piece of fleece in the middle. If you want to make one, here is a good tutorial: The Split Stitch

Anyways, the chalkboard mug could be for anyone of any age.

You can write notes to a special someone:



Reminders for yourself:



Or bring out your artistic side:



Make it for someone awesome and spread the joy of chalk.

**As you can see, my paint line is not perfect where I peeled off the tape. Remember that nail polish remover and a q-tip will alleviate this. So pretend I did that and it looks flawless, okay?

31 comments:

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

ahhhhmazing :) I love this! I have been obsessed with chalkboard paint for awhile. I am going to try this now.. and will probably add it to my 10 under $10 series! woohoo!

Unknown said...

OMG this is so cool. I am definitely making these for all the little ones in my family for Christmas.. :)

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Nishana said...

Awww... I love this. Great idea.

Btw, thank you for stopping by and following us. Returning the favor. Hoping to see your around very often.

Michelle said...

What a clever idea, I haven't had the pleasure of using chalkboard paint yet, but am dying to try. Thanks for stopping by space :)

Gena said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog! This is a great idea!!!

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Heather Nelsen said...

Hi Renee! That is so cute!! Thanks for stopping by! I'm following you back! http://notesfromthenelsens.blogspot.com/

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

Oooooooh! I like this! Thanks for the idea!

Candice said...

What a fun idea...great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back :)

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Veronica Lee said...

How clever!! Love the idea!

Hi! I'm a new follower of your lovely blog.
Have a nice day!

That's Life said...

CUTE! I have a ton of extra chalkboard paint. I think I now have a new project. Thanks for stopping by and following. Love your blog and I am now following back!

Babblings and More said...

SO CUTE!!!
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Mandi @ Southern Gnome said...

What a great idea. Perfect for a teacher.
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Tina @ Mamas Like Me said...

What an adorable idea! Thanks for stopping by Mamas Like Me! Following you now :)

Ellen said...

What a great teacher's gift idea for the holidays!

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ibshell said...

I WANT, I WANT!! Gotta make my whole family these so we only use one a day...thanks for the practical and great idea ;)

Kayle said...

CREATIVE! & I'm loving it! <3333

- your new follower!

Mom Fashion World said...

That's an awesome idea.
I like those mugs!

Thank you very much for your comment!
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So see you around.

LC said...

Terrific idea!

Chasing Rainbow said...

I like it, my kids would love it too.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am a new follower.

Have a great week!

Katherines Corner said...

How fun Renee, I had no idea it came in spray paint form. What a fun idea to do a mug. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Thanks for visiting my blog today giving you a follow back.

Elegant Economies said...

New follower! Love this idea! Just bought the paint....trying to decide what to spray!
Audrey

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. You have so many creative ideas. I look forward to reading more.

Leigh

maiylah said...

such a cool idea! LOVE it!

thanks for the follow; followed you back :)

Sherry said...

Cute! I love this! Great for holiday gifts. Following you back.

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

So great!! never thought of a mug...love :)

Lina
Fancy Frugal Life

Rebecca said...

Love this!!!! Totally awesome. i didn't even know they sold chalk spray in a can. I need to buy this and can totally think of a million things to make all chalkboard-y ..lol..Thanks so much for sharing

Anonymous said...

Great idea!

Blissful & Domestic said...

What a fun idea1 I love it!

Blissful & Domestic said...

just pinned it:>

Shop N Mom said...

Great idea for all those advertising mugs. I can make a matching set!