Thursday, 17 January 2013

DIY Chalkboard Frame

Yesterday My Mom and I were trying to think of Decoration ideas for a Baby shower we're doing. We have made many trips to the dollar store while planning this event, and she happened to randomly pick up this cheap plastic mirror. I think it was like 1.25, but how would we incorporate a mirror into baby shower decor? Well, my brain started thinking...and I came up with the idea of a chalkboard frame (Well, technically I got the idea from Pinterest). Since I had some chalkboard paint on hand, and a nice sturdy piece of cardboard, I got to work. I broke out the mirror in the middle, and cut out a piece of cardboard to fit in the mirror. I then painted it with several coats of chalkboard paint, let it dry (thoroughly), and then rubbed some chalk over the board and then rubbed it off again. I carefully slipped it into the frame, and rubbed some more chalk over the surface, then rubbed it off again. (It's very important to rub chalk on and off of the board to get the surface ready)

This project was super easy and fast to make, not to mention seriously inexpensive! I think I spent a total of about 3.00 on the supplies, and about 15 minutes of time (I used a hairdryer).
Well, that's my DIY for the week :)
I hope you guys liked it! I think it will make a nice addition to the shower.

~ Emma-lee
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