Starting today until Christmas Eve, I will be posting some fun Christmas ideas for my 12 days of Pinterest. Pinterest has many amazing ideas from Christmas fashion to Christmas gifts. In the next 12 days you will find some great and unique ideas here, to help take some of your holiday stress away.
Today I am starting with a d.i.y Christmas gift that has been a life savor for me during this Christmas party season. Not only does this make a great Christmas gift, it makes a great gift for any occasion. I have given this gift for birthdays, Christmas parties and thank you gifts. This fun and unique gift will only cost you a few dollars and is easy to make.
Chalkboard paint is around $14 for the tin you see below, and it will last you a long time. I bought my chalkboard paint 7 months ago while planning my wedding. I have made multiple chalk boards, painted labels on mason jars, and have made many gifts and I still have plenty to go.
Chalk-paint will be the most expensive thing you will have to buy, and the glasses are only $1. You can count on me to help you keep a very low budget this Christmas season. You can find any type of glass, coffee cup or even plates at the dollar store to use for your gift. Not only are they a dollar, they also look nice.
Day 1. What you will need:
Chalkboard paint or chalkboard spray-paint. I prefer the paint because it lasts longer.
Glasses: Your choice of coffee mug, drinking glasses, or wine glass. Always give in pairs, 2 or more.
You can simply dip the bottom of a glass in the paint, or spray the chalk-paint on. I prefer to use a paint brush because when you dip a glass it it may turn out too thick and bubble.
Once you have finished painting your glass, let it sit for 30-45 minutes.
When you are done, wrap a piece of chalk in twine or yarn and tie to the handle or them of the glass. If you can afford it, buy liquid chalk, it writes more clear.
I hope you have enjoyed day 1 of my 12 days of Pinterest. See you tomorrow!