Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Made It!

I'm excited for another Monday Made It! This last week I have been busy crafting different things :)

So this last week I tagged along in my friend's class at Joanns to do some chalk paint projects. I just wanna say I love this stuff! I decided to do a base coat with black then the teal on top of it. 

I started with this crate and sanded it down: 
 Then painted it black.
 After waiting it for it to dry, I added the second color.

After letting it both dry, you can sand it to get any type of look you want.  Then add a coat of the wax, let dry and buff to shine. Here is how it turned out:

Since my paint was taking longer to dry I decided to add a second project. This magnetic chalkboard.

 I used some chalk markers to create this: Great for a first day picture. Since the chalk paint wipes off with water it is great! I can also use this for a message board afterwards since it is magnetic.

So y'all know the cheap dollar flip flops, well I decided to change them up a little bit.

 First I took off the straps:
 Then I forgot to take pictures, but I took a fabric quarter and cut two 4"strips.  Then I cut two shorter 3"straps. I sewed the two sides of the fabric together with right sides together then flipped it inside out.  I first put in the shorter two straps and made a loop and knotted them at the bottom.  Then I took the longer strap and put it through one hole and knotted it. I then pulled the strap through the hole and tightened it as necessary.  Knotted and done.

So when I saw the cute little magnets that Teaching in Flip Flops made, I knew I had to make them! I gathered my supplies: glitters, marbles, magnets and modpodge:

I took the marbles and added mod-podge to the bottom. Then I sprinkled them with different colors of the glitter.

 Finally I added a magnet and voila:

Also I am super excited because I found a co-op in my area that does a basket of half-fruit/half veggies.  It's only $20 and they do it every week. This week I got all this: Broccoli, avocados, cantaloupe, grapes, lettuce, nectarines, tomatoes, kiwis, limes and bananas. Now to find some awesome recipes to make all this week. Anyone have some good recipes?


  1. Chalkboard paint is the best. I too have created many chalkboard things and always love the end result!
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  2. Wow - some great made its there - I love the flip flops!
    Growing Little Learners

  3. All of your fruits and veggies are good on their own-- yummy!

  4. We have been looking for a co-op deal like that! We've been visiting the farmer's market in the mean time. Those look great!

    First Grade Stampede

  5. I totally love all your ideas! I think the flip flops are my favorite though. This would be fun for my girls to do this week. We use to always make something fun for the fourth.

    Renee at The Science School Yard

  6. I love all of your ideas! I especially love the flip flops. My girls and I would always make something for the 4th. Might have to pick up some pairs!

    Renee at The Science School Yard

  7. I LOVE your message chalkboard!! You did such a great job! I feel like I need to make one! Let me just add it to my ever growing to-do list ;)

    Mrs. Masters’ Kinder Love