3 Tutorials That Will Have You Lettering Chalkboards Like a PRO

Chalkboard lettering made easy
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Okay, show of hands… How many of us have sat down with chalk in hand in front of our new DIY chalkboards, ready to start lettering, only to realize that our chalkboard lettering skills stink? This morning at about 4:30am while I was surfing the webs –because that’s what I do when I wake up waaaay too early and I don’t want to get out of bed and my iPhone is within reach–I spotted a genius tutorial on Indie Craft Parade that shows how to letter like a total pro. Continue Reading

How to Make an Almost FREE Headboard

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to certain pieces of furniture I can be extremely fickle. For instance, my bed. I see a new headboard I want at least every other day. Could this be the answer to my indecisiveness?  

A chalkboard headboard! Easy to create and just as easy to change. All it takes is a wall covered in chalkboard paint, some chalk, and a little creativity. I love that it can become as simple or as  intricate as you’d like. Continue Reading

How To Remove a Greasy Stain

created at: 05/18/2010

PHOTO: ApartmentTherapy

Don’t you just love it when you hear about a cheap and easy solution to a common problem? Think about it, a greasy stain can ruin a favorite shirt or pair of pants faster than you can drop a piece of greasy pizza in your lap. But hold on, don’t toss it in the Goodwill pile just yet…All you need to do is rub common, white school chalk into the stain and launder as usual. Continue Reading

Make a Deep Thought….Bubble


LOVE this idea from ReadyMade: A deep thought chalk bubble. Think best in bed? Paint one above your headboard. How about while sitting on the toilet? Paint one above the tank. To create a deep thought bubble of your own, you’ll need a few things. Here they are:

  • sand paper
  • spackle and spackling knife
  • painter’s tape
  • paper, pencil, copy machine
  • small paint roller
  • chalkboard paint

To read more about the project, head on over to ReadyMade.  Continue Reading

How to make sidewalk chalk out of eggshells.

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

Okay, so sidewalk chalk isn’t exactly the most expensive thing in the world, but why buy it when you can make it? And out of eggshells no less! (Mr. Wizard would be so proud.) The procedure is simple and the supplies are minimal to say the least. They include:

  • approximately 5 eggshells, sans the egg part, of course
  • 1 teaspoon of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of very hot water
  • food coloring
  • a mortar and pestle arrangement or a bowl and something with which to mash

To see how it all goes together, follow this link. Continue Reading