Place mat Chalkboard

Apr 18, 2011

While I was in Joann’s the other day I was looking at all the Easter items they had for 50% off and found a big stack of pastel pink, blue, green and yellow die cut place mats. I kept looking at them thinking there was something I could do with them and then it came to me… make a chalkboard out of them. So I bought a few of the place mats along with a spray can of Chalkboard Paint. Once home,  I headed to the backyard and sprayed away.

After the paint has dried for 24 hours you need to rub chalk all over the dried paint and wipe it off with a dry paper towel. After doing this you can then write on it. I cut a magnetic business card in 1/4’s and attached one piece on the back of the top, bottom, left and right sides of the place mat using a strong liquid adhesive.

I’m thinking about threading some seam binding in the holes that form the rectangle in the center of the place mat. I think it would make a cute accent to it but not sure just yet. I kinda like it simple too. Time will tell.

Ansley and I are thinking about finding different shaped place mats to paint and hang on a wall in her room. We think this would be a fun thing to have on her walls for her and her friends to write on.

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