Monday, November 4, 2013

DIY Chalkboard Glass

After seeing the awesome chalkboard projects on Pinterest and wanting (soooooo bad) the cute glasses at Pier 1, I decided I would make some! This is such an easy project -I can't wait to make some more glasses and maybe a pitcher.
You will need:
Chalkboard paint (walmart or anywhere)
Painter's tape
To begin:
Tape around whatever shape you want to make. Then tape newspaper on the rest of the glass so that it is completely covered. We don't want paint in the wrong places! It's going to look somewhat like something you would wear in a chemistry lab. Why not, right? The next step is to give the open area a nice coat of paint. Spray evenly, about 3-5 inches away from the glass. (do it outside, of course!!)
Let it dry until it is no longer shiny. (20 minutes or so?) Repeat the process 2 more times, so that you have a nice durable surface. Remove the tape and newspaper when the last coat is no longer shiny. Let dry 24 hours. Before using, with the side of your chalk, completely cover the chalkboard surface with it. This "primes" the surface for use. You are done! I would recommend getting a chalkboard pen, because regular chalk tends to "melt" off when the beverage is cool.


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