Madigan made... mini chalkboards.
I'm thrilled about all the feedback from earlier this week about my blog tips and Valentine's wreath. Thanks so much! This post is not nearly as exciting as those two, but I hope you'll like this simple idea.
These frames were a quick little project I made for the craft fair I went to last November.
Confession: I was worried I would not have enough crafts for a table... and I thought these would fill a lot of space. (and if you check out the pics of my table, you will see I ended up with more that enough stuff!)
I picked up several small frames on clearance and spray painted the frames in fun colors.
Then, I sprayed the glass in each frame with a few coats of chalkboard paint. (And 'primed' each one with chalk. Just read the instructions that come with the paint and you'll see what I mean.)
The frames felt like they still needed something, so I adhered coordinating paper to the back of flat glass gems (like the glass eyes I made in October). I glued the gems to the corners.
I thought they were kinda cute. You could display a quote or message somewhere (kitchen, bedroom, office etc). But I did not get much interest in them at the craft fair. I'm not sure why.
Is the chalkboard trend 'over' already? Or was it just that the fair was not very crowded...?
What do you think?
Cute? or "Been there, done that"?