DIY: Chalkboard Necklace

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This is a super simple project to do on a lazy weekend afternoon. I made mine for myself because I like invoking Little House on the Prairie with my style choices. Why? I dont know. I have a weird obsession with the prairie, so sue me. If you’re not as into the Laura Ingalls look, this would make a great gift for the teachers in your life.

What you’ll need:

– a bezel pendant or some sort of charm that has a distinct frame around a flat surface

– a chain

– a spool of sweet ribbon

– chalkboard spray paint

– painter’s tape

– E-6000 glue

– chalk

and how it all comes together:

– Lay out some newspaper or those annoying circulars you get in the mail on the weekly that you really wish stores would stop sending you.

– Use your painter’s tape to completely tape over the frame portion of your charm. This will keep the chalkboard paint from getting on this part AND tape the charm down to the newspaper.

– If you’re not already outside or in a well-ventilated area, make your way there.

– Spray paint your charm with chalkboard paint following the directions on the can. You’ll probably want to apply 2-3 coats.

– After the can and common sense tells you the paint is dry, peel off the painter’s tape.

– Unspool a little bit of ribbon and tie it into a tiny bow.

– Use your E-6000 glue to affix the bow to the top of the charm. Press down hard and let this dry too.

– String the charm on to the chain.

– Draw a little something on your new teeny-tiny blackboard and wear immediately, place in a little jewelry bag with a piece of chalk and give it away, or tuck it in your “Christmas Box” to be doled out in time.

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(top photo of Melissa Gilbert and Alison Arngrim on the set of Little House on the Prairie)

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