Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Gift idea ~ DIY easily

Hello Everyone! Good Morning!
Glad we are halfway down the week?
Wednesday's are always super crazy in our home. Piano lessons, Pottery, Science/Biology classes.... and in the mean time trying to run to some stores! We live about an hour away from everything that most families need - groceries and such. So when we drive to town and head down the mountain we try to get at much as needed on the one day that we are there!
And because we are most of the time so crazy busy on Wednesday's, Thursdays we are totally pooped and I quickly decided to share a cool DIY with you all!

Well, last week we wanted to give our Pottery teacher a gift for the opening of her new space/studio.

So, this is what we gave her:

We bought a great piece of wood panel from the Craft store (don't forget your coupon ;).

I still had a little bottle of Chalkboard paint (I purchased from Walmart a while back).
Sand the little rough edges... (but should basically already be very smooth to the touch - so ready to use)

I painted 3 layers on the panel and it takes about an hour for each layer to dry.
In the mean time I also painted the edge/sides with my choice of color... off white! Love the contrast there!

(Proficiat is French for Congrats! We say it in Holland a lot!)

When dry I cured the board by rubbing the chalk over the board. (read/follow instructions on the paint bottle).

The chalk board can be wiped when needed when a little bit of water and a tat bit of soap (if needed).

For gift giving wrap it nicely... we love the little bit of rough look with just using packaging paper...

While wrapping make sure you think of the person say a little prayer for the one receiving the gift... and hum 
the song of the Sound of Music -
(It will make you so happy inside  ;)

 Raindrops on Roses and whiskers on Kittens, 
Bright copper cattles and warm woolen mittens, 
Brown paper packages tied up with strings.... 
These are a few of my favorite things. 

Girls in white dresses, with blue satin sashes....
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes...
Silver white winters that meld into Spring!
 These are a few of my favorite things...

Well, and with that I wish you a wonderful Wednesday and Enjoy the day! My kids are waiting at the car - so I gots to run!