Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How about some chalkboard hearts?

Last Fall I added bits of cork to lots of my projects.  In these winter months I've become obsessed with chalkboard.  Who knows what the spring will bring.

I've had these little Valentine heart ornaments for a few years.  
I decided they needed a change!  
I started with some primer.  
Well, actually I tried to paint them without the primer first, but the paint just wouldn't stick without it.  
Lesson learned. 
After a coat of primer, I put on a couple coats of chalkboard paint.
After drying and a little doodling, here are the little cuties...
I like that I can put whatever messages I want on them.   
Wouldn't it make a perfect little valentine for a teacher?!
 
I painted one white and added some mod podge and glitter...just to see how it would look. 
I think I really like them this way too!
I think I'll be making some more glitter ones, too!

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16 comments:

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Very cute idea!
Jo-Anna

melismama said...

Very cute idea, but I will admit, I did like them originally also.

Marissa said...

SUPER cute, I don't think I've ever seen V-day ornaments....I'll have to look around and see!

Courtney @ A Diamond in the Stuff said...

Love love love them!!! I would love for you to link them up over at Time to Shine Tuesdays! http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

Cute!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I have those little heart ornaments too. I also have a ton of paper mache hearts that I think I will now paint with chalkboard paint! I even have some of those cool chalkboard markers. Great idea! I think EVERYTHING should be painted with chalkboard paint! LOL

Cheryl said...

Wow! What a great idea...thanks for sharing!

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

Those turned out so cute, I may have to try this!

V said...

I like the fact that they are the typical red, pink and white Valentine colors yet still look great.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Soo cute! I love me some chalkboard paint! Love that you hang them.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I love this idea!! the black hearts are unexpected and classy!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

oh this is such a cute idea!! If you ever have a chance I'd love for you to link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com oh & p.s come enter my giveaway for an inspirational dog print :)

AllieMakes! said...

Those are beautiful! I love them!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie. I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
alliemakes.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

What a fun idea! Chalkboard paint is the best! Would love for you to come and visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Courtney @ A Diamond in the Stuff said...

Thanks for linking up at Time to Shine!!! I featured you over @ http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/

HOMEmomMADE said...

you so can make a few to use year round, my aunt has a tree she decorates montly on her front porch. She'd love these!!!

Feel free to stop by and link up to my Make & Share 1st edition Fridays if you like.~ Christy

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