Saturday, March 26, 2011


Late last night I was thinking of chalkboard paint again. :)  For a long time I’ve been really thinking about  brown chalkboard paint.  So it hit me – why not chocolate colored chalkboard?  Then I thought about Easter and Chocolate Bunnies!  But I don’t have access to a jigsaw {got to get one soon!} so I’m not able to cut out a wooden one for now.    Bummer!   Just as I was getting ready to call it a night I thought about my chalkboard tags!  They were made from cereal boxes and turned out really well.  I wrote myself a reminder {because sometimes I forget things} went to bed and finished off the box of cereal this morning for breakfast!   
You can see more chalkboard projects where I got my inspiration – Martha Stewart!  I had to adjust the recipe since I was not using a full cup {like I did for my Turquoise potion! That went on and on and on}

Here is what I used:
Cereal box
Colored Chalk
Burnt Umber Acrylic paint  {2 oz.}
Non-sanded Grout  {2-1/2 teaspoons}

Mixed  my potion: the non sanded grout with the burnt umber acrylic paint. Mix it well!
I cut the box down one side of one corner and opened it up.  Then I sketched a bunny out with chalk.  Cut my bunny out!

Since I tend to like to do more than one piece when I am using the paint, I decided this chocolate bunny needed something to nibble.   So I sketched a Hershey kiss shape and cut it out!

   So here they are with one coat of chocolate chalkboard paint!
And don't freak out if they buckle.  Because they will.  They will flatten out once these puppies are dry!  Trust me here.  
I usually paint 3 coats.  Once dry you need to cure it.  Take a piece of chalk and rub it sideways all over your creation!  Take a very slightly damp cloth {or paper towel like me!} and wipe it off.  I like to do this twice.   

Okay - my Chocolate Chalkboard Bunny is finished!  My bunny and the Hershey kiss are chilling on my daughter's wall.  {I would show more of her room but  - she needs to tidy up a bit!}  And I am having so much fun with the chalk. Thinking here I need some more colorful chalk!  Working on that next!  :)

Next up - One Ugly Brass Thingy. My Goodwill find for the day - $1.99.  It is going to be ORBed big time!  Meantime I am heading to the kitchen for some serious chocolate smack down!  Chocolate and milk !  {Life is Good}   Sweet dreams to all   :)   

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  1. I love this! I keep seeing so many crafts painted with chalkboard paint everywhere and I love how you've incorporated this into the Easter holiday!

  2. @Melissa Thank you Melissa! It is fun stuff! I'm having lots of fun experimenting with it

  3. Wow- those turned out darling!! I didn't know you could make your own chalk paint!! I guess I have to start reading Martha! Lol!! I love your sweet bunny- thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  4. That's a wonderful idea. The bunny is so cute & I love the chocolate theme ; ) Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday. Have a great week!

  5. Wow - such an awesome idea & they're sooo stinkin cute! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. hiya visiting from debbies newbie party and your newest follower too this project is so cute i love your use of that chalkboard paint potion , tfs and hope to see you at mine soon

  7. @LocalFunForKids
    Thanks for hosting Local Fun For kids! What a great idea for a party and I love seeing all the great projects!

  8. @Courtney ~ French Country Cottage
    Thank you so much Courtney. I really enjoy your Feathered Nest Friday party. Such wonderful talent posting there and I'm learning and enjoying! I look forward to it every week!

  9. @emilysnan
    Thanks so much! I'm a new follower AND a fellow coffee lover! Your post decorating the coffee is just what I needed! I've been storing (hoarding) jars and I can't wait to try some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  10. That is really cute and clever. I am doing a chalk board project as we speak. Thanks for joining my newbie party. have fun!

  11. @⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜
    Thank you and thanks for your newbie party. I'm so enjoying all the awesome posts and meeting new people. Great party!

  12. @⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜
    Thanks! Can't wait to see your project! I saw a little taste of one on your blog - love the colors!

  13. Wonderful blog - so happy to have found you at the Newbie party. I'm your newest follower.

  14. Mimi! I love it. I am inspired to move into the Blog scene. I have been following quite a few that I believe you would like. I love chalkboard paint. We painted one entire wall in our house with it and everytime we had visitors everyone loved, loved to draw on it. I found that bright colored pastels worked better and looked better than the chalk. I am also a big fan of chalkboard markers. I have a lot of painted chalk areas in my classroom and I have found the chalk markers to be less messy for the children and very cool looking. They come in a variety of colors. I am so happy to see you being the creative person that I always admired and was inspired by. Keep on being "Messy Mimi"! I guess I will be "Anonymous" until I decide where to post all my stuff. I hope you know that it's me...the one who loved the scalloped hems!
    Love, Cathy

  15. @Anonymous
    I know who you are :)- and so talented that I can't believe you don't have a blog yet! But then again, you have to be so busy and I have to warn you - it is very addicting! But Cathy, you could reach so many people! And they are all so kind and encouraging. You already make such a huge impact with all your amazing work Please start one. Please! I will be your very first fan.! Just start a "test" one - That's what I did and it's good to have one. I try things on it first and if it works I put it on my messy mimi! Let me know when you do! And I would love to hear which ones you think I might like- there are so many out there and it gets a little confusing. It will take me some time to get where I want but you already have so many amazing things that you have done, been involved in,that people will flock to your blog! GO FOR IT! I can't wait to see it! :) Keep me posted
    And yes - I love the chalkboard paint too! I just bought some bright sidewalk chalk at Dollar Tree! You are right - I hope to work with that soon! And would love to see you!


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