Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"C" is for Chalkboard Valentines #2

Craft: chalkboard valentines #2

 This second version uses fabric covered chipboard coasters and chalk paint to create a fun valentine:

I used lightweight cotton fabric printed with tiny red hearts and mod podge to adhere the fabric to a chipboard coaster then painted a chalkboard circle space for kids to write their messages:

The first version below was done with paint and floral shaped chipboard for my girl's classmates:

I applied the same concept to this set except I used printed fabric for the border, added a heart lollipop to the cello package and tied with red polka dot ribbon:

All ready to go:

Here's how to make fabric chalkboard valentines:

1. Use 4" circle chipboard coasters, lightweight cotton fabric and matte mod podge:

2. Cut a piece of fabric to fit coaster shape plus a little extra.
Apply mod podge to coaster, press fabric smoothly in place then apply more mod podge on top of fabric:

3. Once dry sand off excess fabric for smooth edge:

4. Trace circular shape (I used a ribbon spool) that's just smaller in diameter than the coaster:

5. Paint chalkboard inside tracing line:

6. Drill hole for ribbon hanger and chalk string:

7. Attach string and chalk:

8. Add ribbon hanger.
I also taped my son's name to the back with a message:

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  1. So cute! Where did you find the chipboard coasters? Wait a minute - I could use REAL coasters!

  2. You think up the cutest ideas and they're all so doable!

  3. That's such a cute idea! I might have to do this for some of the kids in my Sunday school class.

  4. Super cute!! I love that you attached a bit of chalk to them - great idea!

  5. Super darling! Love it!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft