2.27.2014

A Friendly Craft Swap!

 Hello Visitors!

So a few weeks ago I was talking crafts with a coworker 
{She's a crochet-er! That a skill I never learned!}
and we came up with the {genius} idea of doing a craft swap.
We would each make something for each other and exchange!

So I came up with this simple and adorable craft:

 I found several silver platters at a thrift store. I cleaned and lightly polished them. {I wanted them to still look a little tarnished.}Then I applied two coats of chalkboard paint, and lightly sanded between layers.

After letting the paint cure for several days, I primed it by rubbing a sideways piece of chalk over the whole area and then erasing with a dry rag. {This prevents the first thing you draw on the chalkboard from being burned into the chalkboard.}
 Then I got out my trusty hot glue gun, and attached a strap to hang it with and a few paper flowers.
I wanted to make them into magnets but who knew the platters weren't magnetic?
 Then I wrote this saying on the chalkboard.
It seemed perfect for my crafty coworker!





 I liked it so much that I also made one for my {favorite} aunt!

 I used a chalkboard pen for this one. It is easier to write with and looks neater and crisper, but it is difficult to erase.

I am so pleased with how they turned out! I am already planning my next chalkboard/chalk quote craft. I may be making one for myself! I can never have enough chalkboards! And I may have to find some more craft sway buddies too! Such a fun idea!


 Thanks for stopping by!

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