Hi! I’m Sarah, from Coffee & Cabernet, and I am beyond thrilled to be Jen’s guest blogger today on Tatertots & Jello! (Did I really just write that sentence?!?)
I’ve been an avid TT&J reader for quite some time and I still can’t get over how many fun, unique and gorgeous DIY projects she brings to us every week. To personally share with her audience is such a treat and an amazing opportunity. Many, many thanks, Jen!
As I’m sure most of you can relate, several of my projects stem from a desire to run a clean, beautiful and organized home.
Projects that help me accomplish one — or all three — of those things are my favorite kind. What’s even better? A craft that is easy AND inexpensive! If those criteria sound good to you, I think you’ll love the little creation I’m sharing today.
I’d been trying to conjure up the perfect memo board for my kitchen — a place to jot down to-do’s, shopping lists or fun little messages. I wanted it to be cute and different but also versatile; I wanted to be able to move it around from place to place as I pleased. (Sometimes it’s better if your shopping list isn’t on display for anyone and everyone to see. Am I right?) After a bit of brainstorming based on supplies I had around my house — always an inexpensive approach – I came up with this cutie-patootie, cork-framed chalkboard made with self-adhesive chalkboard vinyl!
This project is simple.as.pie and uber-functional. And, because it’s made from chalkboard vinyl, you can stick one just about anywhere: the refrigerator, a cabinet, an office wall, inside a locker…
What you’ll need:
- non-adhesive cork roll/shelf liner (If you can only find adhesive cork roll, just leave the paper on the back! Tip: Anything thicker than the shelf-liner type crumbles considerably at the edges when cut.)
- adhesive chalkboard vinyl (I love the Silhouette Chalkboard vinyl but for this particular board I cut a piece from a large peel-and-stick chalkboard by Wallies.)
- stencils for frame shape (I used scrap cardstock.)
- stencil(s) for pattern (adhesive label, painters tape, etc)
- spray paint (Paint pens and permanent markers also work, though you will see marker strokes.)
- glue, scissors, pen/pencil
9 simple steps:
2. Using your stencil for the outer edge, trace your frame onto the cork and cut it out.
3. Apply your stencil for painting a pattern onto the frame.
4. Spray paint the cork frame and, once dry, remove the stencil.
5. Trace and cut out the same shape from your adhesive vinyl.
Final Tip: I use chalkboard marker on adhesive vinyl. It writes super crisp, doesn’t smudge once dry and erases with just a touch of water.
And there you have it…my little twist on an otherwise ordinary adhesive chalkboard!
BUT WAIT…I have one last thing up my sleeve. I was SO excited about guest-posting on Tatertots & Jello that I created a fun spring printable just for you! A few flowers and a pretty frame and you’ve got yourself a beautiful little spring display. Enjoy!
It was a blast sharing with you today and I’d love to see you around Coffee & Cabernet sometime soon. Again, I’d like to give a huge thanks to Jen, not only for her continued inspiration but her enthusiasm for showcasing other bloggers — what a treat this was!!
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Thanks Sarah!! I love your Chalkboard Memo Board. And the Spring Printable is awesome!
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Have a Beautiful Day!
PS — We got home from our vacation yesterday and I am hard at work at a big DIY project. I am so excited to share it!!