I made a cute little chalkboard for Evie yesterday! The chalkboard was made out of a flooring sample from Home Depot! Check it out:
They have a ton of samples in the flooring section and they have a bunch of linoleum samples cut into perfect squares too, for anyone who wants to do some linoleum printing. I just painted it with Martha Stewart’s chalkboard paint (which I got for $3, thank you Michael’s for the 50% off coupon!) and viola! Tiny chalkboard for Evie! Now she can stop asking to play with my vintage one hanging on the wall. The edges of some of the samples even have grooves where the flooring is supposed to fit together where you can store your chalk!
After I took the picture I realized Evie didn’t have an eraser so I made of one those too. I just took a small rectangular piece of foam that I had laying around, glued felt to one side and a piece of cardboard painted black to the other. She just LOVES it! As you can see, she keeps making me draw Yo Gabba Gabba guys, specifically the stuffed ones she has and loves the best. (Omg, stuffed Plex is her best friend until forever.) This couldn’t have been easier, and I’m sure there’s a ton of other things you could add to it, maybe for a teacher’s gift? (I just thought of that right now and I’m so excited! Too bad Evie isn’t in school yet!)
The whole project cost me the price of the paint! The flooring sample was free, I had chalk and enough scraps to make the eraser. Three bucks! You can’t beat that.