August 7, 2013

10 Chalkboard Ideas! {Blog Hop + Giveaway}

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Today I'm participating in a FUN blog hop with 9 other creative bloggers! If you click on any of the pictures above, you'll be taken directly to that tutorial. We'll be doing this every month, which is very exciting (if you ask me!). And, today we've come up with 10 chalkboard ideas in honor of (the fast approaching!) back-to-school time.


My tutorial is easy-as-can-be! I've got a few quick steps to make your own chalkboard labels. I've used them in my craft room, but they'd also be great for organizing the heaps of school supplies you're about to acquire!


All you need to get started is: 
Black contact paper
Scissors 
Corner-rounder (optional)


1) use the grid on the backside to cut your contact paper into equal sizes 2) round the edge with a paper corner-rounder 3) apply to the surface of your choice (I chose these cute dollar spot magazine holders)

See? Easy as can be! I used my chalk-pen to label the contents of each box.



These magazine holders are usually super inexpensive and, surprisingly, hold a lot!



You can see my framed cork board in the background. And, this is officially my LAST teaser before I share my craft room with you! :)

NOW...we've got a FUN giveaway for you for your own chalk supplies from DecoArt. Yay! Enter below:

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25 comments:

  1. The best thing about back to school is having the house to myself.

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  2. The best thing is getting to meet my families and students that I will get to work with! I love B2S time!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  3. there is just nothing like brand new school supplies.....empty notebooks, sharp fresh pencils, new pens, cool markers.....drool!

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  4. The best thing about back to school is shopping all the deals that are so plenty at this time of the year!

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  5. Yay for back to school!!

    Kebbielovesken at gmail dot com

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  6. The best thing about back to school is to know that Fall is coming .. yes, we all love fall weather in our family, tho we enjoy our summer as well :-)

    ghalim at yahoo dot com

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  7. The best thing about back to school is getting new clothes for school.

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  8. The best thing about back to school is getting new clothes and tax free weekend.

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  9. I love it-- yep I do! I need to make some of these pronto!

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  10. The best thing about back to school is being able to clean my house without my babes always being underfoot.

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  11. My favorite part of back to school is the first day of school. Everyone is so excited about the new year, uniforms are neatly pressed, shoes are still new looking and school supplies are crisp and clean! Each year since pre-k I have picked my kids up for ice cream on their first day. I love hearing about what they loved and what they are most excited about.

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  12. Love these Emily! I am on the hunt for black contact paper now!

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  13. Well since I have a college student and a HS senior I'm gonna say my favorite part of back to school is getting them out of bed before noon :)

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  14. My favorite thing about back to school is new school supplies.

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  15. The best part for sure is new schoolsupplies! And making some too!
    http://kraftmint.com/2013/08/09/stationery-back2school-diy-supplies/

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  16. I could use these in my sons room! He needs some serious organization help!

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  17. These are super cute Emily! They look great in your space :)

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  18. I absolutely love chalkboard paint!

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