Friday, January 4, 2013

Handmade Holiday Gifts

Now that the holidays are over and the gifts are unwrapped I can share a few of the ones I made this year. I found this idea on pinterest -- chalkboard mugs! Although it was a little harder than I thought it might be. I carefully used painters tape to tape off a section of the mug where I wanted the chalkboard area to be, covering the rest of the mug with plastic wrap to protect it. Then I handed them off to my husband, Jeff, who's handier with spray paint than I am. He gave them each a few coats of chalkboard spray paint. Then,  I carefully peeled off the tape and plastic wrap and touched up any mistakes with an exacto knife. To prime the area for chalk, you need to scribble all over it with chalk first and then wipe it off. Now they were ready to gift.. I added in some chalk in a little cello bag along with coffe or hot chocolate and some cute marshmallow snowmen and a candy cane! 

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