Friday, December 16, 2011


I promise this isn't a Christmas blog, but it's that time of year and my boyfriend just got his pre-order of that new Star Wars game, so I don't have anything else to do but Christmas DIYs! It seems that the only DIYs I can do are ridiculously easy ones (see Bolo DIY).

Things you will need:
- Blackboard paint
- Paintbrush
- Baubles
- Yup, that's it.

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Rob bought me this blackboard paint for my birthday or for Christmas, or maybe not even for a special occasion. Lay down some newspaper, wet your brush in some water and paint over the surface of the bauble. Don't worry if it's streaky, you will have to do at least two layers anyway.
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You could probably let the baubles dry more effectively by hanging them somewhere, but I just put them out to dry on newspaper. What this means is that the side that is sitting on the newspaper won't dry properly, but you can fix this up with a second coat. Leave the paint to dry for two hours before a second coat.
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My baubles look streaky because I only applied one coat.

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Other things to do with blackboard paint! Labels on jars! And this adorable piggy bank (which I didn't paint).


  1. how cute! what a great idea!!!

    thanks for stopping by my page. =)

  2. Looks so cute.. Very innovative.:)

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

  3. This is such a great idea! love it.

  4. This is such a clever idea :D I just loved it!