Do you need help getting organized? There is no time like the present. Spring is the perfect time of year to get organized, and we’ve got just the project to help you. Check out this stenciled chalkboard command center. We discovered this project on the blog Gingerly Made. Ginger designed this project using FolkArt chalkboard paint, and stencils from our new FolkArt Handmade Charlotte Stencil line. Make this project and hang it in your kitchen, office, or garage. To see how you can recreate this command center click here.
By Laura – Rethunk Junk
A popular and growing niche in crafting is repurposing old furniture into new and exciting things. There is someone we know who is talented in this area beyond belief, Laura from Rethunk Junk. Laura is a designer who has a special talent for turning old furniture pieces into beautiful works of art. She recently made this awesome wall organizer out of an old headboard. Don’t take our word for it. Read below how she did this, and see the pictures to prove it. Enjoy!
Have you ever painted with chalkboard paint? If not you are definitely missing out. So what are you waiting for, head out to your local craft store and pick up a bottle. The possibilities are endless when it comes to all the projects you can make using chalkboard paint. In this video learn how to make a super simple craft project using Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint. After you’re done watching this craft video, get to work on your own chalkboard paint project. You can watch this video below or click here.
The start of a new year, is the perfect time to get your home organized. We all are guilty of having areas in our home that could use a little help. A great way to organize items in your home is to use organizing containers. Now containers are easy to find, but we have a project that will show you how to make a unique set. This set of organizers that can be used in a bathroom, home office, or a craft room. Kindra Boroff designed these containers, and all the supplies and instructions are listed below.
Have you tried creating craft project with chalkboard paint? Well if you answered no, I’m here to tell you it’s awesome. You can paint just about anything you want with it. I found 5 projects that will inspire you to get out your paintbrushes, and buy some chalkboard paint. FolkArt’s chalkboard paint is pretty amazing! I’ve used it on several projects and find myself painting everything with it. You can use it on paper cups for parties, glass jars for cookies, and even cover your walls with it. We picked projects below that will get your imagination wheels spinning. Happy painting!
- Plaid ® Wood Surfaces – Plaques – Ladybug
- Plaid ® Wood Surfaces – Plaques – Oval
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Parisian Pink, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint – Black, 8 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Moon Yellow, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ – Red, 2 oz.
- Plaid ® Craft Stencils – Value Packs – Home Décor
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Lipstick Red, 2 oz.
- FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors – Wicker White, 2 oz.
Flat brush ¼” – ½”
Stencil brush ¼” – ½”
Black grosgrain ribbon
Ultra fine permanent black marker
- Base coat body of ladybug Lipstick Red and head Wicker White.
- Apply several coats of Red glitter to body of ladybug. Let dry.
- Paint edge of plaque Moon Yellow. Apply several coats of chalkboard paint to plaque referring to bottle for application instructions.
- Apply border element design from stencil around outer edge of plaque in Wicker White. Stencil random elements to ladybug in Parisian Pink.
- Create all dots by dipping opposite end of paintbrush into paint.
- Use extremely dry stencil brush to apply cheeks. Add face details with marker.
- Wrap and glue ribbon around neck of lady bug and tie in a bow. Glue ladybug to oval plaque.
Yay it’s Friday! And you know that means it’s time to get ready to craft over the weekend. If you are stumped trying to think of a project to create, try adding some designs to your kitchen accessories. Melissa from the blog no. 2 Pencil created these painted wooden spoons, and updated these cutting boards. Some of the products Melissa used included Apple Barrel paints and chalkboard paint. All the supplies used in these projects came from Walmart. Get creative in your kitchen this weekend, and spice things up a bit. Click here to see Melissa on her shopping trip to Walmart, and to learn how she designed these awesome DIY kitchen crafts.
Have you crafted with chalkboard paint before? If you haven’t it’s something you should consider. Chalkboard paint allows you to create a chalkboard writing surface on wood, terra cotta or other materials. FolkArt Chalkboard Paint is great for decorating furniture, party favors or gifts. Below we are going to show you how to create a chalkboard surface.
Lightly sand project surface (if needed).
Base-coat with a FolkArt Acrylic Color. Let Dry. Mask off area where you will apply Chalkboard Paint with tape.
Apply 2-3 coats of FolkArt Chalkboard Paint. Let dry between coats. Peel away tape while paint is wet.
Spring is in full bloom, and that means it is time to get outside into your garden. There are so many flower pots out there to buy, but how about making your own? Try crating this chalkboard herb pot. This fashionable decorative pot is one of the Artsy Clay Pots projects by Cathie and Steve. This pot is very simple to make, and you can write whatever you want on it. Create this pot in several different colors, with several different messages. Your flower garden is sure to be a colorful one, with pots like these inside.
- Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- FolkArt ® Chalkboard Paint – Hot Pink, 8 oz.
Hot glue gun and glue
Ribbon and trim
- Working in one direction, paint the clay pot with Chalkboard paint. Allow to dry. Paint a second coat in the opposite direction. Allow to dry. Paint a third coat in the direction you first painted. Allow to dry.
- Season the chalkboard paint by rubbing a piece of chalk over the surface. Wipe and clean and you are ready to write a message.Using Hot Glue Gun Helpers and hot glue, glue ribbons and trims around the top of the pot.