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Thursday, January 24, 2013

EASY DIY Chalkboard Magnets {Step-By-Step Photo Tutuorial}

So, I've been stuck in bed all week with this nasty flu! But...I wasn't about to let a fever {&I'll spare you the other details...}, keep me from doing something crafty!

I grabbed my trusty craft basket and looked for an easy peasy project I could do...

I found:
* A little bottle of chalkboard paint. (I'm OBSESSED with chalkboard paint - I've painted walls, murals, created framed chalkboards, ect. ALWAYS have some around ;))
* Magnets! (Never throw away those random business magnets you get, they're free craft supplies!)


So, here it is, friends . . . a project SO SIMPLE you can do it from bed {if needed}!


























{After the hour hand has made it's journey around the clock, simply rub chalk across the surface of chalkboard to condition it.}




Hope you all enjoyed this so-simple-a-sick-girl-could-do-it project! ;*)




Wishing you good health & cute refrigerators!,
Brenda




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66 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! Visit me over at greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com

    Kimberli!

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  2. Hi Brenda, such a cute project., even your tissue box.
    Your newest follower, Linda.
    P.S. When I go to comment, your page is too far to the left.
    you can hardly see the followers link.

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    1. Thanks for making me aware of the problem with my left side bar not showing up! I got it fixed now thanks to you mentioning it! ;)
      Have a fantastic day!!
      *Wishing I was at your "Girls Wanna Have Fun Party"!*

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  3. Great post - I did a 6' x 6' piece on my son's toy room wall, so he can play and write on the wall without getting in trouble!! ha/ha PINNED!!

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    1. Thanks for commenting & pinning!! :D
      LOVE that you used chalkboard paint in your son's toy room!! Isn't it the best?! ;) I did the back of my girls' door in chalkboard paint, & painted a huge chalkboard Minnie Mouse on one of their bedroom walls too :) So fun to let kids be creative in a way that doesn't require a Mr. Clean Eraser afterwards ;) Ha!!
      So glad that you stopped by, Jamie! ... Please visit again soon! :o)

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  4. I love this idea!! I always get these awesome magnets but don't really wish for my fridge to be cluttered up with ads but with chalkboard notes, this would be perfect!!

    Just dropping in to return the sweet visit and to follow via GFC:)

    I would also love to invite you to hop over tonight and share this post or any of your favorite posts at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop (goes live at 7pm mst every Thursday)

    Also if you get a chance Jamie @ Love Bakes Cakes and I would love for you to join Let's Get Social Sunday where you can link up your blog and all your social sites (like your Pinterest) to meet new friends and gain more followers:)

    http://www.myturnforus.com/

    Hope to see you there!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, leaving such a lovely comment, & extending those invitations to me too!! I just started blogging this month and it is so wonderful to "meet" such sweet bloggers like you, Evelyn! Thank you for making me feel so welcome as I join this awesome blogging community!

      Will be visiting you again soon for the party later tonight! Your blog is the happening place to be on Thursdays!! ;)

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  5. What a nice idea and a cute tutorial. (Love the use of photos) lol.

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  6. Great idea and it looks so cute! Love meeting new friends. Your newest follower from the GYB hop. :)

    Kathy @ lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

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  7. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing :-)
    Stopping by from Love and Laundry's link up party

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Darby!! Appreciate your comment :)
      Have a terrific weekend!!

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  8. Oh my goh!
    I've got chalkboard paint, some old tile and a weekend ahead of me!
    I'm totally going for it!

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    1. Awesome! :D ... Chalkboard paint + just about anything = a fun & super cute craft!! ;*)
      Have a great weekend, Rachee! :)

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  9. I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

    I especially love the Kleenex box. I hope you feel better soon!

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    1. I'm so glad I did too, fun party! ;) Thanks again for hosting!! :)
      Glad to hear you enjoyed the kleenex box :o) I so appreciate your comment & your well wishes too!
      Have a great weekend, Heidi!!

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  10. It is such a great idea and yes, a lot of magnets of all kinds at home.

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  11. My favorite is the one on the tissue box! I just started a new link party and would love if you would come on over and share your post or social media sites. http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party4/

    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, commenting, & extending the invitation to your party ... see you there soon! ;)

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  12. I'm sort of obsessed with chalkboard paint! New follower!

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  13. Very cute, I'm giggling at the tissue box, it's very cheery though :)

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  14. How cool! I always throw those magnets out! I love chalkboards, now I'm going to have to buy a bottle of paint!! Thank you!!!

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    1. Excited that you liked the idea ;) Your comment made the lit'l project worth sharing :) Isn't chalkboard so fun?! I'm always looking for something else to use it on :)
      Thanks so much for visiting, Rose! Hope you'll stop by and see me again sometime soon!! Have a lovely weekend! :*)

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  15. Those are so cute. I bet you can even make a fun game for kids using those. Kids just love magnets.

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    1. Thanks, Vicky! Great idea ;) Speaking of games, I just visited your blog and how cute was your conversation hearts sight word matching game?! Love it!! You have such a fantastic blog! :) It was a treat to have you stop by tonight! Hope you'll come back again sometime soon!
      Have a fun weekend with your adorable kiddos! :o)

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  16. That's so cute. Hope you're feeling better now. Follwing you via GFC. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ambreen! So very sweet of you!! <3 ... Unfortunately I still have a fever, but it does feel like it's easing up a little. I'll take whatever I can get! ha ;)

      Hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start!! :)

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  17. Such a cute idea! I love chalkboard paint :) Thanks for linking up this post at The Weekend re-Treat!

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Shauna! ...& thanks again for hosting! Great 1st party! :*) Looking forward to returning for more linky fun soon ;)
      Btw, your Chicken Mexican Casserole looks delicious!! Just pinned it ... thanks for sharing! ;) Hope your week gets off to a fantastic start!!

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  18. What a wonderful idea! That is so much better than tossing them, donating them, or stuffing them in a drawer like I've been known to do. Thanks for the inspiration! Hope you are feeling better and keeping your family well too.

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    1. Thanks for visiting me, Jessica! :*) Isn't it great when you can use what you already have on hand to create fun new things?! :) Free crafting is the best!! :D
      Thank you for the well wishes too! Very kind of you! <3
      Have a lovely week! :)

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  19. Ohh... so fun! Thanks so much for sharing. Now I know how to do this!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's GFC and Pinterest. I blog @ Lipoid Pneumonia, Breast Cancer & Petroleum Jelly

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  20. No way, I never would have thought to paint those magnets. Great idea.

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  21. Great way to use turn something that would have been trashed into something useful! I'd love it if you stopped by and linked up at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. http://ajennuinelife.blogspot.com/2013/01/thrifty-to-nifty-thursdays-4.html

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    1. Thanks, Jenn! See you there in a couple days! :) Appreciate the invite! Thanks for stopping by...hope you'll come back & visit again soon. :)

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  22. I love this idea! I'm always saving those magnets and even have family members saving them for me. I think I still have some chalkboard paint too, so I could whip this project up really quickly. Fantastic idea!

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    1. Thanks, Erin! How perfect, sounds like you have everything you need ... Happy crafting!! :*)

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a lovely week!!

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  23. This is such a good idea, I can't believe it never crossed my mind.

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  24. What a great idea!! Thanks for linking this project up at my linky party!!

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  25. What a fun,cute idea. Can't wait to try this out! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Rita! Happy crafting to ya! ;)
      So glad you stopped by!!

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  26. I will never throw away another magnet again...I have a container of leftover chalkboard paint that I was wondering what to do with. Such a cute idea!!! Also, I LOVE your blog name :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Jocelyn!! Gotta love simple crafts made of things you'd normally otherwise toss! :) I'm often in that boat, with leftover chalkboard paint wondering what to do with it ... I end up painting random things - like these magnets! ;*)

      Hope you're enjoying a fantastic week! Appreciate you stopping by! I so enjoyed hearing from you!!

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  27. What a great Idea! I hate just tossing those annoying magnets in the trash hello reuse.

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    1. Thanks, Danielle! So fun to take something annoying and make it adorable! :o)
      So glad you stopped by for a visit!

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  28. Great and easy project. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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    1. Thanks, Holly! ... Appreciate you hosting! It's always fun to link up at the All Star Block Party!! :)

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  29. I'm a little obsessed with chalkboard paint myself! Love the idea.Thanks so much for linking up over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious. Hope you'll be back on Saturday.

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    1. Isn't chalkboard paint just so fun?! Thanks for stopping by. Great to hear from you! See you tomorrow ;)

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  30. So cute, what a great idea. I found you via Talkin About it Thursday. Have a great weekend. Stop by sometime. Susan

    .http://rusticrediscovered.blogspot.com/

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  31. I can't wait to try this!! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Great to hear from you! Happy crafting! ;*)

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  32. I hope you are all better now! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

    Hope to see you again next week!

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    1. Thanks, Kara!! Thrilled to hear that you like the idea! ;)

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  34. Love this idea!!!!!!! Genius

    I just stumbled across you from a comment you left on another blog. You said your husband is from Nebraska! Me too :)

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