Update: Linking up this previous post with WhisperWood Cottage blogspot for her fun Chalk Talk party...cause you all know that I'm just nuts about chalk board paint. Be sure to hop on over and check out how creative the other bloggers are and be sure to tell Amy that Roberta sentcha!
Somebody Stop Me! Because I sure as heck can't stop myself...that is...from painting everything with chalkboard paint ;) Last week I was all excited about painting labels and I was so motivated to find these pens:
Chalk Ink® Markers produce a chalk look without a chalk mess. They are versatile and write on multiple surfaces. Non-toxic, water and pigment based. They clean off most non-porous surfaces with water and a soft cloth.
You all should have seen me when I found them in Michael's...I was doing the happy dance in the isles...especially since I had a 50% off coupon! So now I'm finding all sorts of surfaces to paint on to make the holidays special.
First up...I found these plastic jars with screw on lids at Dollar Tree and so of course I had to make up some more chalk board labels...cause I'm Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs...
Just love how sharp these Chalk Pens write...now I need to practice my penmenship...lol Another great idea I had was to paint chalkboard covers for some address books and calendars. To help keep my family members organized, I printed out all the addresses and birthdays onto labels and then adhered them inside of the books for them. This is something that I do for myself every year and I've blogged about how I go about it here in this post.
These two-year planners with the plastic covers are on sale at Michael's right now for less than a buck. You don't have much of a selection for the covers...so by painting them with the chalkboard paint they become a blank slate...pun intended ;}
You can make them even more special by actually making a gift of the pens and the agendas and that way the recipients can personalize them any way they want.
As you can see, I've amassed quite a collection of tins here...everything from empty oatmeal containers, chips canisters, nut cans (making lots of party mix here ;) and even the empty cocoa canister...have all been painted with the chalkboard paint. Then as I make up the treats for Christmas I will place them in these cans for my boys to take home. They can wash off the chalk pen and re-use the tins for anything that they desire or need to store once they have eaten up all the Cuckoo Cookies, Oreo Balls and Vanilla Cream Balls ;)
Today, I am linking up, once again with Toni of A bowl full of lemons. blogspot for her Totally Organized Tuesday link party. Be sure to hop on over and link-up your blog posts and share your organization tips, get some inspiration and get a jump-start for your next organizational project.
Also linking up this post with Sandy's Organizing Mission Monday as she requested so be sure to hop on over and check out all the other fun organization ideas:
Re-cycling and making things festive with chalkboard paint is getting me really excited for the holidays. I know...sometimes it is the simplest things that do it for me!!! How about you...what is getting you all excited for the holidays?