For this occasion, I made a little chalkboard globe to carry my message.
First, I gathered my supplies:
- a globe I purchased at Home Sense (I liked the wooden base and metal frame on this one and it was only $14.99)
- Martha Stewart chalkboard paint in black (I already had this on hand from my chalkboard clipboard project)
- paint brush and little paint pot
- chalk (not shown here, but I purchased mine at IKEA)
I began by disassembling the globe in order to paint it more efficiently...
As I painted, I tried to keep the paint along the lines of the globe. I did not want paint lines that were running in all directions. Starting at the top, I simply brushed downward in straight lines. As it turned out, the paint dried beautifully and the 'lines' were not an issue.
I gave it several good coats, allowing each layer to dry thoroughly before adding the next layer. When I thought I was finished, I moved into different light in order to see if any of the original blue or yellow was still showing, and then touched up those spots.
It is a good idea to 'condition' the paint with chalk before using. This simply requires you to colour all over the paint...
I made sure that I had covered the entire globe well.
Next, just wipe all the chalk off of the globe...
Love the little dusting of chalk that results from all that colouring!
After reassembling my globe and writing my message of Thanksgiving, I created a little display at my front entry.
It was a quick, fun and easy project to complete and now I can use it over and over for different messages!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone...