Wooden Chalkboard Gift Tags

Hello and HAPPY Friday, y’all!

I was hoping to get this easy tutorial posted yesterday but just couldn’t find the time. And would you believe I made this project LAST Christmas?! So this post is waaaaaaay overdue. Are you ready to make some Wooden Chalkboard Gift Tags?

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I love that they are a little gift in themselves… the recipient of the gift can totally reuse the gift tag! 

Here’s what you need:

  • wooden tags (Michael’s)
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Baker’s twine (Target dollar spot)
  • Sponge brush
  • Chalk or chalk pen 

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Lay out some newspaper and paint your wooden tags with the chalkboard paint. Allow dry time and then paint the other side of the tags also. I put 2 coats of paint on each side. After 24 hours of dry time, color both sides of the chalkboard gift tags with chalk and then wipe clean…this will ‘cure’ the chalkboard paint. Add baker’s twine and a chalk name and there you have it! Your Wooden Chalkboard Tags are complete. 

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Do you have any fun gift wrapping tips or tricks up your sleeve? I love to attach an ornament to gifts and even cute pine cones painted with snow paint or glitter :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the Dinner Kit Gift idea I posted about the other day! It’s the perfect gift for neighbors, teachers, friends…and I even attached one of these cute Wooden Chalkboard Gift Tags to it!

Mumford & Sons Chalkboard Print

Hi friends!
I’m so thrilled with all of the new friends/readers/fans Mine for the Making has that I wanted to share a little freebie with you all!

Of course I love Mumford & Sons and of course I love chalkboard art. 

I’m trendy (as Kelli of the LollyJane would say *winks*).
So if you love a good Mumford & Sons song blaring while your mopping the floors or driving the kiddos to gymnastics and you love a good piece of chalkboard art (minus the chalk dust), then you will love this print I made!

I just LOVE it!
What do y’all think? Are you singing along with me? : )
If you love it as much as I do, PIN it!! And then download your free print HERE

This prints as an 8×10 but can easily be scaled down to a 5×7. And remember, freebies are for personal use only.
Just download, print, trim the edges of the paper, and pop into a picture frame! It’s a great gift and a great piece of decor for your own home. 
I think this print works for Valentine’s Day, but it’s also one you can leave up year round (I know I will!).
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{Hope} Chalkboard Print

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh friends.
I have something pretty sweet to share with you tonight. But first, a bit of a “back story,” shall we?
For the past year or so I have been working on stress in my life. Whether it be ridding of things that cause me stress or finding new ways to deal with stress…or to eliminate it completely. Stress is unhealthy…mentally, physically, and emotionally. Some say that stress causes illness such as cancer…or can even prevent fertility. One “exercise” I find that really helps me relieve my stress is to prayerfully read my scriptures. Technology makes this super easy for me… my scriptures are ALWAYS with me on my phone. 
Last night I was lost in my thoughts…which can sometimes turn to stress…so I busted out my scriptures and began to read. Something I really like to do is “thumb” through the topical guide and look for key words of things that I am worried or stressed about. Last night I wanted to read about HOPE. And reading about hope turned into a burning desire to create something…something to remind myself to always be hopeful. Maybe some of my friends need this remind too. 
{download HERE}
“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil” Hebrews 6:19
I hope you like it! 
Feel free to download for your personal use and if you love it, PIN it! : )
Thanks for stopping by tonight, friends!

Happy Handmade Holidays: Wooden Chalkboard Menu

Day four of our Happy Handmade Holidays series! 
Today I have a great handmade gift that’s perfect for almost anyone. It’s a great organizational tool and a super cute piece of kitchen decor.
Wooden Chalkboard Menu
Supplies:
Piece of wood (sanded)
Primer
Chalkboard spray paint
White craft paint
Paint brush
Sponge brush
Vinyl stencil/transfer paper (created using my Silhouette)
How-To:
Paint your piece of wood with primer and allow time to dry.
Spray your primed wood with chalkboard paint and allow time to dry. Do 2-3 coats, making sure each coat is dry before applying another.
Apply your vinyl stencil to the chalkboard wood and remove the transfer paper. I used the word “Menu” at the top of the sign and then the first letter of each day of the week going down along the left side.
Lightly sponge the white paint on to your stencil and allow dry time.
Carefully peal your vinyl stencils off the chalkboard.
Take a piece of chalk, lay it on it’s side and rub the entire chalkboard with it. Wipe clean with a dry rag.
Now the menu is ready for meals to be written on it!
Hang it on a wall or set it on the counter. I love this shabby chic way of organizing dinners for the week!
{If you are unable to DIY a Wooden Chalkboard Menu, I also sell them for $25 + shipping. Just send me an email to Mineforthemaking(at)gmail.}
Don’t forget to enter the Happy Handmade Holidays GIVEAWAY, link up your handmade holiday ideas to our LINKY PARTY, and visit Delicate Construction to see what Michelle is sharing today!
See you tomorrow, friends!

Frame to Chalkboard and Summer Bucket List

Lucky for me, my father-in-law is an avid garage sale buyer…meaning he shops at them often.
Because of this, I often get to pick through what he’s found.

The other day I found the perfect frame…

but it needed a little something.
And by a little something I mean spray paint.

I have a few shelves full of spray paint in my craft nook (and in the garage…not gonna lie). Spray paint makes me HAPPY. I love turned old into new…dull into bright.

I took the frame apart with the help of this guy…

He thinks he’s helpful but really he’s a big baby that wants to curl up in my lap every time I sit or squat down. But this momma is on the go, working on too many projects at one time while entertaining my busy bee 4 year old.
After I took the frame apart, I primed the it with Leather Brown (Krylon) and let it dry. With the dry heat in Arizona, it takes no time at all for paint to dry outside. Then I sprayed the frame again, but this time with Satin Aqua (Rustoleum). After it dried I sanded areas of the frame so that the Leather Brown under the Aqua would peek through. Then I used my dark brown stencil rub and rubbed a bunch into the frame. The final coat of spray paint was a satin clear coat to lock it all in. 
I left the glass and horrible picture out. I spray painted the cardboard backing of the frame with chalkboard paint and gave it a good 3 coats. After drying for 24 hours, I colored the whole thing with chalk, then wiped it down with a dry paper towel (this ensures your chalkboard will work well as a chalkboard). I put the frame back together and viola!
Right now it’s hung in the kitchen/dining room and we are using it as our Summer Bucket List of all the fun things we are planning to do this summer like…
Movies
Bowling
Splash Pad
Root Beer Floats
S’Mores
Camping
We’ve completed most of the list already so we will be adding more. 
Do you have a Summer Bucket List? 
What kinds of things do you have on yours?
I just love how simple and inexpensive it is to make chalkboards. They can be used for so many things… organizational tools, decor, and for educational purposes. 
I hope your week is going well so far! Ours is full of fun summer time activities and we are just loving it!
See you tomorrow, friends.