Monday, January 14, 2013

"C" is for Chalkboard Valentines

Craft: chalkboard valentines

Easy to make chalkboard valentines from chipboard cutouts, a little paint and chalk:

I added a ribbon hanger for the kids:

A red stack for the boys:

The chalk wipes off super easy with a cloth:

And I secured a small tag onto the backside with my kids names:

All wrapped up and ready to hand out:

We could've wrote each classmate's name on the chalkboard but I decided to leave the boards blank to make it easier for passing out in class.

This would be a great non-candy alternative for Valentine's Day but we did sneak in a few tootsie rolls:
Here's how to make the chalkboard valentines:

1. Purchase chipboard shapes, I bought these at Michaels on super clearance, $.10 for a 5 pack.
Trace a circular shape for the chalkboard center:

2. Paint the white scalloped outer edge using white high gloss enamel:

3. Paint black chalkboard in the center circle:

 4. Add pink and red dots:
(I used the base of a marker to get the circle shape then went over with a paintbrush.)

5. Add ribbon hanger and tie chalk to household string.

6. Add label to back if desired:

7. Package in cello bags with or without candy, see pic above.

I'm linking up to:
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Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
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inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now


Art and Sand said...

These are too cute. I can't believe it isn't January 15 and you already have the Valentines ready. I am usually making them on February 13.

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

I absolutely love these! How cute and original.


Maria said...

Oh how cute!!!! I love this idea, they look so adorable!

Just Simply Live said...

Cutest thing I ever did see

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

So cute! Great idea! I'm pinning this to my Valentine's board.

T'onna @ Submarine Sunday

Tulip TrueAim said...

Those are so easy and cute. I love alternatives to candy. Thanks for sharing! Pinned and I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!

McKenzie Guymon said...

What a cute idea! I am pinning this for later!