DIY Friday:

May 13, 2011

chalkboard necklace diy - finished!

Happy Friday friends! Cat here {from BrideBlu} with a new diy! Today, I am going to show you how you can make a sweet, miniature chalkboard necklace. This necklace would make for a super fun (any occasion) gift, as you can include just about any message your heart desires on the chalkboard. Some ideas to get the brain cells moving...get well, bff, love, a special date, initials, a sweet simple "hi"!...you get the drift!

Without further ado...let's get crafting!

What you'll need:
  • Rust-oleum specialty Chalk Board spray
  • a bezel pendant (you could find one at your local bead store or even purchase one through Etsy...this or this would do nicely)
  • finished chain
  • a scrap of satin ribbon
  • glue (I highly recommend a tube of E6000, it is inexpensive, amazingly strong and long lasting!)
  • painter's tape
  • newspaper
  • basic white chalk
chalkboard necklace diy - supply roundup

STEP 1: Using the painter's tape, tape your pendant down onto your newspaper being careful to cover any areas you don't want "chalk boarded" with the tape.

STEP 2: In a well ventilated area (i.e. outside) apply 2-3 light coats of "Chalk Board" spray to the exposed surface of the pendant (wait approximately 3-4 minuets between coats). Let dry.

chalkboard necklace diy - taping & chalk spray application

STEP 3: Once the "Chalk Board" finish has had time to thoroughly dry (a couple of hours or so should be suffice), carefully remove the protective painter's tape from the pendant.

chalkboard necklace diy - removing the painters tape

chalkboard necklace diy - fchalkboard application applied and dried!

STEP 4: Tie a bow with your ribbon. Trim ends to desired length.

chalkboard necklace diy - making the ribbon bow

chalkboard necklace diy - trimming the bow
STEP 5: Using your glue, secure bow to top of pendant.

chalkboard necklace diy - attaching the bow

STEP 6: Attached pendant to chain.

chalkboard necklace diy - pre message (a blank slate)

STEP 7: Using your chalk write the message of your choice onto the pendant (using the edge of a brand new piece of chalk will help you write small and clearly).

chalkboard necklace diy - finished!

STEP 8: If you are giving as a gift, place pendant and a piece of chalk into a gift bag (I chose an organza gift bag with a bit of a shimmer in a fun, bright color).

chalkboard necklace diy - finished!

Voila, a sweet chalkboard necklace!

chalkboard necklace diy - finished & modeled
What do you think friends, will you try this? Warning, you may very well become addicted to adding chalkboard finishes to just about anything (that chalkboard spray is really slick and it works on a multitude of surfaces!). xx Cat

22 hello's:

  1. It'd be fun to do this with magnetic paint, too, and have a few little photos you could change out on a whim!

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  2. This is adorable! I love how it can be personalized...and it's so easy!

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  3. that's so cute!! I need to try this!

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  4. This is such a sweet project! I love it. If you wanted to write smaller/more detailed messages, you could use fabric marking chalk, which is quite narrow!

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  5. I'm so making this for my friend and me, we are both teachers :) can't get enough of chalkboard. Thank You very much!

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  6. this is simply the cutest DIY I've ever seen! So easy and so perfect! Nice one, Cat!

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  7. This looks like a REALLLLLY good gift for my friends that are teachers!!!! I must do this!!!

    :)

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  8. This is such a cute idea!!

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  9. AWESOME! I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  10. WAY too cute! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. It looks so cute!! I´ll try to do it :)

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  12. This is adorable, I love it!
    Nathalie

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  13. What a great idea! Love it!

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  14. this is a great idea! thanks for sharing. i am loving chalkboard things now

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  15. Probably one of the cutest ideas I've seen in a while. Yay!!

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  16. omg i LOVE this idea!! why didn't i think of it?? heheh!!

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  17. This idea is funny and so lovely! Thank you!

    Kisses,
    Consuelo

    lisforlovelythings.blogspot.com

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  18. Chciałam zaprosić do siebie na http://ikatijewellery.pl/ :) Czekam na opinie. Mam nadzieję, że się podoba. Pozdrawiam.

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  19. this is so funny
    never heard about the spray named chalk boarded

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