There are always so many things on the to do list and back to school adds even more tasks!
Make a memo board to help corral those ideas and chores. This memo board is magnetic and it is a chalkboard!
I picked up this vintage metal tray from the thrift store a couple of months ago and set it aside not knowing what I was going to make with it yet.
I sprayed the tray with primer and let it dry.
I painted the tray with 2 coats of chalkboard paint. To decorate the tray, I picked these Elmer’s Painters Markers from Walmart. They are bright colors with a fine tip.
I wrote “oh happy day” with the white Elmer’s Painters Marker.
To make the bunting, cut fabric triangles. Then, gather embroidery thread and an Elmer’s CraftBond Clear Dual Tip Glue Pen.
Squeeze a glue line along the top of the triangle and stick it to the embroidery thread.
Drape the bunting across the top of the tray and attach it to the backside.
After letting the chalkboard paint set for the recommended time, write your to do list in chalk and attach notes with magnets.
This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #gluenglitter #collectivebias but the project and opinions are my own.
Jerri Rivers says
This turned out super cute!
Oh my goodness, this is just the cutest thing! Love the bunting, great addition!
Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots says
This popped up in a Google search when I was looking for something else…but I love it so much that I had to comment! Link it up to What I Whipped Up Wednesday and I’ll feature it this week! xo
I love this!! Super cute!
Will have to try this soon!
Chrissy @ ForMamas
Wow–what an awesome transformation! I’ve posted about this on our Facebook Fan Page.
Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We hope you’ll join us again this week for another edition of What’s Up Wednesdays!
Mel the Crafty Scientist says
I love this! I don’t know how I missed it, but this is just super-cute! The bunting and chalkboard paint are awesome! : )-Mel the Crafty Scientist
The Shy Bee says
I Love this idea! I’ve been wanting to try that chalkboard paint for a while but I can never seem to find it anywhere! Do they have it at AC Moore or Hobby Lobby? I’ve looked but didn’t see it…..I guess it wouldn’t hurt if I actually asked! LOL! Thanks for sharing!
Miss Char says
What a fun way to celebrate back to school. Thanks for sharing.
That bunting is seriously so cute! I love how tiny it is! And this board is brilliant! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Link Party every Saturday! We would love to have you come back tomorrow and link up some more amazing stuff! 🙂
This is SO cute!
Kelly @ Run With Glitter says
You have been featured this week on the Glitter Blog! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/08/friday-spotlight-featuring-you-8-19.html
what an awesome idea love this I am thinking not only back to school but holidays as well come see what I have shared on my blog at http://shopannies.blogspot.com
Simply Sammie says
Oh how I love this! Loving anything with bunting and the multi uses of this porject. Thanks so much for sharing!
A Lived in Home says
Super cute idea!! Gotta love chalkboard paint! It’s so versatile!
it’s super cute!
Very creative, Tonia!A Happy Day and a Happy Week ahead to you:)Just came by to say hello, to thank you for visiting my blog, and to wish you “Good Luck!” on the $300 dollar Cheesecake Factory Gift Card Giveaway:)
Kelly @ Run With Glitter says
This is GReat! I shared it over at the Glitter FB Page!!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Running-With-Glitter/111774958903316
This is an adorable idea!!!
That is so cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
cheryl @ nefotlak. says
very nice!! great tutorial.
jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas says
Cute project! Easy and useful!
That’s super cute-love that it’s upcycled most of all!
Good Girl Gone Green says
WOW WOW, I love this idea! I never would had thought to do something like that! I am seriously in need of some creativeness!
Beth Adams says
Too flippin’ adorable! This post made me smile. I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays!
I love this! What a perfect way to transform a metal tray! Great idea!!
Amy @ Dealusional says
Oh my gosh, how adorable is that?! So cute, love it!
I really like it!!!!!!!!!!! 😉
Anne @ Domesblissity says
What a fantastic idea Tonia! I see those old metal trays at the thrift shop all the time. I know they’d make a great gift.
Clarissa and John says
Love this! Soo cute!