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?