I was SOOO excited for this month’s Pinterest Challenge that I got it down a few weeks early! When I saw these chalkboard chargers Jen made from Tatertots and Jello they immediately went on my to make list! (pre-pinterest so I just pinned it last week)
I kept my eye out for cheap chargers and finally found some this summer.
I found these “gold” chargers and sanded them down so they’d be easier to paint.
I sprayed a really this layer of chalkboard spray paint. then another, then another and another… I’ve found that lots of thin layers works better than a few thick layers. since there will always be a plate on the chargers I didn’t bother spraying the center every time…
All stacked up and ready to go!
And onto my new favorite tool, chalk pens!!! I got 8 different colors, and I see collecting a few more colors in my future, like orange and purple for Halloween!!! Lego Boy took right to it- such a fun art project while I’m cooking, then enjoy them while eating!
I get my artistic talent from my mom, she is the original queen of pretty much everything in my family! She and my dad were over for dinner so I wrangled her into writing on the chargers for a special first day of school treat for everyone! (she has WAY better handwriting than I do!)
How cute is this kindergarten plate??? you can see that the center isn’t as thick, or as well done as the outer edge of the charger.
All the kids got into it, but the BOYS really loved it! They even started painting two colors together to create “new” colors! So inventive!
Mom did a great job on the grade chargers for the kids first day of school dinner! We used school terminology along the bottom, each of the kids favorite subjects!
Husband even got one… Yup, he’s working on his 4th degree in the evenings right now!
And of course those special days, BIRTHDAYS!!! Or special WEEKS if you party like we do… Baby Boy turned 11 months old the day school started! It was a big day/night for our family!
Our special dinner was Sweet Strawberry Crepe’s with buttermilk syrup (recipe coming this week)
And yes my kids can’t seem to eat without TOUCHING their food- gross I know- we’re working on it…
So have you made anything pinterest inspired lately? Come over to The Pinterest Challenge round 12 and link up what you’ve been up to! Don’t forget there is an amazing prize package and don’t forget to check out what each of the other pinheads have created this month!