Thursday, February 2, 2012

Chalk Board Paint

After seeing so many creative things one can do with Chalk Board paint I decided to purchase some and see what I could do with it.

I took an old serving tray to be my test project

 I used painters masking tape for the edges, and a simple brush

It took two coats and dried within an hour. It was pretty easy to do.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentines Decor

Yarn, Liquid Starch, and a Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter

This is such an easy project for kids, and yet the outcome is beautiful. For older children they can actually cut the yarn themselves, for younger children you might want to pre-cut yarn. The children chose the color yarn and placed it inside the cookie cutter, then with a brush dipped liquid starch onto the yarn. The yarn must be thoroughly covered in starch. It takes about  3 days to dry, and the end result is a heart shaped decoration that can be hung in a window or from a mantel. I got this idea from Disney's magazine