Thursday, March 21, 2013

Chalkboard tumblers.

  Its no secret that I'm obsessed with chalkboard paint. And, in my defense, my obsession started way before it was super trendy. Chalkboard paint is my go-to gift idea. I love repurposing old sauce jars with a fun cookie/cake mix inside and cute chalkboard note on the front. Or just one big puppy treat jar (thanks for that idea, mom!). 

  Its also no secret that I love a good glass of wine. I've recently broken out our stemless wine glasses- you know, the ones that have been tucked in the back of our cabinet since our wedding. I've never really known what to do with them. But they are so much less fuss than a stemmed glass. Easier to hold, clean, and less chance of breaking. Since, you know, wine is involved. 

  Anyways, I had been eying my bottle of chalkboard paint and was itching to use it. Honestly, I saw a stemless glass sitting on the kitchen counter and decided to dig the rest out and just do it! {Dear book club- act surprised when I break these out next month? They'll be your favor for the evening!}

Here's what you'll need: tape, chalkboard paint, foam brush, wine glass. 

  The process was so simple, I didn't bother with pictures. 

-I simply taped of a rectangle on each glass to use as a guide- and painted within it. I didn't want the chalkboard surface to be perfectly square, I like the 'messy' look. So I didn't paint up to the edges of the tape- just stayed within it on each glass. I recommend using a foam brush, as it gives a really even coat. I ended up doing about 3 coats on each glass- letting them dry thoroughly between each. Then I conditioned by rubbing some chalk on each and voila! 


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Emily Carnes said...

LOVE these!!! I've seen different variations, and I've even done glitter wine glasses...but the chalkboard is so fun!

Anonymous said...

So cute!!

Emily grapes said...

How fun. You're becoming quite the pro with the chalkboard paint!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Allison said...

I love these!!! So cute! said...

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Whim Wham Life said...

Ok, my mom is cooler than me and has these! I need to make some! xoxo