Chalkboard vase is a great gift for anyone

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Between Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Day, we stay very busy this time of the year creating at our home. So this year I came up with a cute and creative chalkboard vase that would be perfect for either occasion. It is simple to make, provides a lot of room for customization, and it is also inexpensive to create as well. And if you love to get your kids involved in creating and crafting, this is one they are sure to enjoy making.

You Will Need:

  • Glass vase (mine was from the dollar store)
  • Chalkboard paint for glass (you’ll find this in a craft store near the acrylic craft paints)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Foam brush
  • Chalk or chalk marker
  1. Once you have assembled all your supplies, use your painter’s tape to tape off the portion on the vase that you will be painting. I did a simple rectangle, but feel free to be as creative as you want.
  2. Next, using your foam brush, apply chalkboard paint to your glass vase.
  3. Let it dry completely.
  4. Apply a second coat of chalkboard paint.
  5. Let it dry completely.
  6. Remove painter’s tape.
  7. At this point, be sure to read the instruction on the back of your chalkboard paint. Mine said to allow the paint to set for four days and then to bake it in the oven to make it washable. Each paint brand will vary a bit, so just be sure to follow the specific paint instructions when you get to this point.
  8. Rub a piece of chalk over the surface of the chalkboard paint to prep the surface before using.
  9. Use your chalk or chalk markers to create a special message to that amazing mother or teacher in your life.

You can then fill this vase with any number of things. I filled mine with one of my mom’s favorite candies, but flowers would be lovely as well. If you give this to a teacher, you could fill it with pencils or pieces of chalk (do they even use chalk in schools anymore?) or perhaps just stick with candy.

Happy crafting!

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